Wild Market in Shaw Towers at Beach Road is neither wild nor a market. It is a new concept eating venue that is hard to define. To call it an upscale food court may be a bit unkind. It is perhaps best described as a contemporary food hall, where the old way of buying and eating from different independent restaurants under one roof has become trendy again (such as Picnic, Pasarbella and Timbre+). At Wild Market, besides a full bar, there are stalls offering a varied selection of food from Japanese ramen to French cuisine as well as Penang food and Ceylonese fare.
Wild Market in Shaw Towers is located in the section of Shaw Leisure Gallery that opens up into Nicoll Highway. There is a small al fresco deck facing Suntec City. In the main air-conditioned dining area, it has stalls lined up on one side and the dining tables arranged in rows on the other side of the hall.
Stalls at Wild Market
There are stalls selling bentos of grilled meats and salad, Nonya kuehs, Western fare, and local street food as well as a drinks stall, called Wild Bar. The photos below show a selection of the stalls and the menus of a few of the stalls.
Dinner at Wild Market
We went to Wild Market in Shaw Towers for diner and ordered a French 2 course set ($18.90) from Arome French Bistro, Fried Carrot Cake ($3) from 鼎 and Pulot Hitam ($3.50) from Taman Manis.
Wild Market is a self service venue. Orders are placed at the stalls and you collect the food when you are buzzed.
Arome French Bistro
Arome French Bistro has 2 course set menus at $15.90 and $18.90. Each set allows a choice of a starter or soup and a main course. We opted for the French Onion Soup and the Asian Braised Black Angus Short Ribs.
The French onion soup was of good quality and delicious, as good as any we had tried in full table service French restaurant.
The braised beef was nicely plated – with pilaf rice topping the light broth with braised beef, mushrooms, onions and carrots. The beef was tender with just the right amount of fatty parts. The dish was packed with lots of different flavours and was really enjoyable.
鼎 Carrot Cake came in a rather small portion and looked quite plain. It was quite well fried and had sufficient “wok hei”. It was not bad. They have Salted Egg Carrot Cake. Perhaps that might be more interesting.
The Pulut Hitam from Taman Manis was an interesting dessert. It had a very nice rose scent and and came with small chewy glutinous balls. There was a nutty sweetness in the purplish porridge and the savouriness of the creamy coconut milk gave it a good kick. It was a very enjoyable dessert.
On the whole, we enjoyed our light meal at Wild Market. The space was comfortable and there was a nice range of food available – from affordable gourmet food to local street food. We will return to try more of the food and beverages at Wild Market in Shaw Towers.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Wild Market Food & Bar
#01-27 Shaw Towers,
100 Beach Road
Tel: +65 9247 5319
Opening Hours: 8am – 12 midnight
Nearby MRT Stations: Bugis, Esplanade