Around the World in 18 Restaurants in Singapore

A pandemic has brought international travel to almost a complete halt. While leisure travel may not yet be possible, we can still experience the culture and cuisine of many different places of the world, and even pick up a few foreign phrases. We can virtually travel around the world in 18 restaurants in Singapore.

It has been said that air miles and passports are among the most useless things in 2020. Border closures and travel restrictions have meant that plans for holiday abroad had to be shelved. We are urged to be local tourists by visiting Sentosa or Pulau Ubin. However, since we spend most of our time and money eating when we travel for holidays, visiting restaurants in Singapore representing the cuisines and cultures of various holiday destinations may actually come quite close to our traveling experience.


We can plan to eat around the world without leaving Singapore. It can be an interesting itinerary. Imagine flying up to Bangkok, Thailand and then to North East Asia before going down to the Southern Hemisphere. We will cross the major oceans of the world and be transported to six continents in our virtual round the world trip. So here is our Around the World in 18 Restaurants Itinerary.

Thailand

Yhingthai Palace

Yhingthai Palace

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We start our Around the World in 18 Restaurants trip at Yhingthai Palace Restaurant, which serves authentic Thai and Thai Chinese cuisine. The restaurant has distinctive Thai motifs and the waitresses are in traditional Thai dress. If not for the smattering of Singlish you may hear, you can easily believe that we are dining in Bangkok. Read more.

Yhingthai Palace Restaurant
36 Purvis Street #01 – 04
Singapore 188613

Tel: +65 6337 1161

Opening Hours:
11:30 am – 2 pm
6 pm – 10 pm

Nearby Stations: Bugis, City Hall, Esplanade

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Hong Kong

Tsui Wah

Tsui Wah

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The next stop is a real foodie destination – Hong Kong. We can get our fix of the popular milk tea and simple but delightful crispy bun with condensed milk at 翠華 Tsui Wah Singapore. Read more.

翠華 Tsui Wah Orchard
260 Orchard Road, #02-02 The Heeren
Singapore 238855

Tel: +65 6250 9270

Opening Hours 10:30 am – 11 pm0

Nearby MRT Stations: Somerset, Orchard

翠華 Tsui Wah Clark Quay
Block A, #01-03 Clarke Quay
3 River Valley Road,
Singapore 179020

Tel: +65 6250 9270

Opening Hours:
Sat, Sun: 11 am – 10 pm
Mon – Fri: 11:30 am- 2:30 pm ; 5:30 pm- 10 pm

Nearby MRT Stations: Fort Canning, Clark Quay

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China

Birds of a Feather Cafe

Birds of a Feather Cafe

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From Hong Kong, it is a short flight to Chengdu. Birds of a Feather Cafe in Amoy Street may be a good representative of a contemporary cafe in China. It looks chic and trendy, has a well stocked bar and serves Western cuisine with Sichuan influences. Read more.

Birds of a Feather
115 Amoy Street
Singapore 069935

Chope Reservations

Tel: +65 6221 7449

Opening Hours
Mon-Wed: 10:30 am – 3p m, 5-11pm
Thu: 10:30 am – 3 pm, 5p m – 12 am
Fri-Sat: 10:30 am – 12 am
Sun: 10:30 am – 10pm

Nearby MRT Station: Telok Ayer

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Korea

Chang Korean BBQ

Chang Korean BBQ

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The next stop in our Around the World in 18 Restaurants trip will be Chang Korean BBQ, which serves delectable and authentic Korean cuisine. With a blend of traditional and modern dishes, it offers a well-rounded and authentic experience of a BBQ restaurant in Korea. Read more.

Chang Korean BBQ
71 Loewen Road #01-01
Singapore 248847

Chope Reservations

Tel: +65 6473 9005

Opening Hours: 12 noon – 3 pm; 6 pm – 10 pm

Website


Taiwan

Fong Sheng Hao 豐盛號

Fong Sheng Hao 豐盛號

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One of the must visit places in Taiwan is Shilin Market. We can now have a taste of the charcoal-grilled breakfast toast sandwiches and milk tea of Shilin Market fame at Fong Sheng Hao 豐盛號 in Paya Lebar Quarter. Read more.

Fong Sheng Hao 豐盛號
10 Paya Lebar Road, #B2-04
Singapore 409057

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Tel: +65 9757 8550

Opening Hours
Mon-Thu: 7.30 am – 9.30 pm
Fri: 7.30 am – 9.45 pm
Sat: 8 am- 9.45 pm
Sun: 8am – 9.30 pm

Nearby MRT Station: Paya Lebar

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Japan

Suju

Japanese Restaurant Suju Mandarin Gallery

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Japan has a fantastic culinary scene. We can get a glimpse of it here with many good restaurants from Japan opening branches in Singapore. One example would be Suju. Originating from the Nagano prefecture of Japan, Suju Masayuki 酢重正之 focuses on the basics of Japanese food culture such as miso and shoyu. Read more.

JW360° Suju Masayuki Restaurant!
Jewel Changi Airport Singapore
78 Airport Boulevard,
#01-223/224/225 (Nearest Terminal:T1)
Singapore 819666

Tel: +65 6243 2466

Opening Hours: 11:30 am – 10 pm

Nearby MRT Station: Changi Airport

Suju Masayuki Mandarin Gallery
Mandarin Gallery 333A Orchard Road #04-05
Singapore238897

Tel: +65 67377764

Opening Hours: 11:30 am – 10.30 pm

Nearby MRT Stations: Somerset, Orchard

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Australia

Boomarang

Boomarang Bistro & Bar @ Robertson Quay

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We go to the Southern Hemisphere for the next leg of our Around the World in 18 Restaurants adventure. Boomarang is a cafe, bistro & bar which serves Australian cuisine. It is also a spot for live sports viewing, especially for Australian Football League fans. Kangaroo meat and Australian draught beer on tap are key attractions. Read more.

Boomarang Bistro & Bar
60 Robertson Quay
#01-15 The Quayside
Singapore 238252

Tel: +65 6738 1077

Opening Hours: 6 am to 10:30 pm

Boomarang Bistro & Bar
52 Circular Road
Singapore 049407

Tel: +65 6536 4990

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri 6 am to 11:30 pm
Sat-Sun 7 am – 11:30 pm

Nearby MRT Stations: Raffles Place

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Argentina

Bochinche

Bochinche

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From Australia we crossed the ocean to South America to get a taste of Argentina. Bochinche offers hearty Argentinian dishes, drinks and wines. Read more.

Bochinche
115 Amoy Street #01-02
Singapore 069935

Chope Reservations

Tel: +65 6235 4990

Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 12 pm – 2.30 pm  |  6 pm – 10:30 pm
Saturday: 11.30 am – 3 pm  |  6pm – 10.30 pm
Sunday: 11.30 am – 3 pm
Closed on Mondays

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Mexico

El Mero Mero

El Mero Mero

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From Buenos Aires, Argentina we head North to Mexico. El Mero Mero serves a vibrant selection of flavours from various regions in Mexico. Many of the ingredients used in the dishes are sourced directly from Mexico. Read more.

El Mero Mero
30 Victoria Street #01-20
Singapore 187996

Tel: +65 6337 1377

Chope Reservations

Opening Hours: 12 noon – 10:30 pm

Nearby MRT Stations: City Hall, Bras Basah

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USA

Clinton Street Baking Company

clinton street bakery singapore burger

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New York, New York – perhaps the city that always spring to mind at the mention of USA. There are few eateries in Singapore that reminds us of New York more than Clinton Street Baking Company, a classic American restaurant with bakery which first opened in NYC’s Lower East Side. Read more.

Clinton Street Baking Company Singapore
31 Purvis Street
Singapore 188608

Chope Reservations

Tel: +65 6684 4845

Opening Hours:
Mon-Thu: 8:30 am -6 pm
Fri-Sat: 8 am – 9 pm
Sun: 8 am – 6 pm

Nearby MRT Stations: Esplanade, City Hall

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UK

Bread Street Kitchen

Fish & Chips Gordon Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen Singapore

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Our virtual round the world adventure continues with a trip across the Atlantic to the United Kingdom. We had actually gone all the way to London to eat at Bread Street Kitchen. While we can’t travel to England, we an still get the Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen experience right here in downtown Singapore. Read more.

Bread Street Kitchen Singapore
Bay Level, L1-81
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
2 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore S018972

Tel : +65 6688 5665

Opening Hours:
Mon – Wed: 11.30 am – 10 pm
Thu – Fri: 11.30 am – 11 pm
Sat: 8.30am – 11 pm
Sun: 8.30am – 10 pm

Nearby MRT Station: Bayfront

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France

Bistro du Vin

Bistro du Vin

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Our next destination is across the English Channel – France. Bistro du Vin with a native French chef and its array of traditional dishes from all across France is an authentic French bistro. The ambience is typical of a bistro in Paris. We can easily believe that we are dining in Paris when we are in Bistro du Vin. Read more.

Bistro Du Vin
1 Scotts Rd, #01-14 Shaw Centre,
Singapore 228208

Tel: +65 6733 7763

Opening Hours: 11 am – 2 pm; 6 pm – 10 pm

Nearby MRT Station: Orchard

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Germany

Frieda

Frieda

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Next stop – Frankfurt, Germany. Frieda, named after the daughter of the Kempinski brand founder Berthold Kempinski, serves authentic German fare such Wiener Schnitzel, Pork Knuckle and Pretzel Dumplings as well as German lager and wines. Read more.

Frieda
Capitol Piazza, #01-87 and #01-K1-K2
Singapore 178905

Tel: +65 6715 6873

Chope Reservations

Opening Hours:
Lunch from 11.30am to 2.30pm
Dinner from 6pm to 9.30pm

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Spain

Gaig

Gaig

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Food is a big part of life in Spain and that is one of the reasons why the country is such a popular travel destination. Gaig restaurant is run by the same family as its Michelin-starred namesake in Barcelona. It serves traditional Catalan dishes and offers great Spanish wines. Read more.

Gaig Restaurant Singapore
16 Stanley Street
Singapore 068735

Tel: +65 6221 2134

Chope Reservations

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 12 noon – 2 pm, 6 pm – 9.30 pm
Closed on Sun

Nearby MRT Stations: Tanjor Pagar, Telok Ayer

Website


Portugal

Tuga

Tuga Dempsey

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From Barcelona, it is a short trip to Lisbon, Portugal. Tuga allows us to experience Portugal through its food, wine, music and art. Read more.

TUGA Portuguese Restaurant Singapore
Dempsey Hill, Block 8 #01-15
Singapore 247696

Tel: +65 8129 9122

Opening Hours: 11 am – 11 pm

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Greece

Blu Kouzina

Blu Kouzina

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Picturesque Greece also boasts an abundance of delicious food made with fresh fine ingredients. Blu Kouzina is a great place for a top notch Greek dining experience. Read more.

Blu Kouzina
10 Dempsey Road
#01-21
Singapore 247700

Tel: +65 6875 0872

Chope Reservations

Opening Hours:
12 noon– 3 pm; 6 pm – 10 pm

Website


Turkey

Arkadas Cafe

Arkadas Cafe

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Our penultimate stop in our Around the World in 18 Restaurants journey will be at the intersection of Eurore and Asia – Turkey. Arkadas Cafe is started by someone who had been the personal chef to eight Turkish ambassadors over 22 years. Eating at Arkadas Cafe should be almost as good as eating in Turkey. Read more.

Arkadas Cafe
1 Fusinopolis View, #01-02, Sandcrawler
Singapore 138577

Tel : +65 6466 9918

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Africa

Kafe UTU

Kafe UTU

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The last stop in our Around the World in 18 Restaurants Itinerary is Kafe Utu, styled as “Singapore’s uniquely African café and lounge”. It has a diverse offering of African cuisine with dishes from Liberia to Kenya, Morocco to Nigeria. Read more.

Kafe UTU
12 Jiak Chuan Road
Singapore 089265

Tel: +65 6996 3937

Opening Hours:
Wed-Fri: 10 am – 10.30 pm
Sat & Sun: 9 am – 10.30 pm
Closed on Mon & Tue

Naerby MRT Station: Outram

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