Ottoman Turkish Delights at Bussorah Street is a delightful Turkish bakery and confectionery. It was one of the places we stopped by when we did a walkabout of the Singapore Kampong Glam area during the December holidays. There were many folks like us walking about in the area near the Sultan Mosque. Local tourists, discovering new places which we had hitherto not noticed before.
Taking a break from local and western food, we decided to have Middle Eastern food takeaway for lunch recently. Pistachio Grill is a Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant on level 2 of Wheelock Place. It is a restaurant we had visited before.
Pistachio Restaurant is a Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant on level 2 of Wheelock Place. It is a fairly new restaurant, having opened in July 2019. The layout of the place looked vaguely familiar. I believe this was the space that used to be occupied by Bangkok Jam sometime in the past. We were at the Pistachio Grill for lunch recently.
Artichoke Restaurant by Bjorn Shen needs no introduction. It became even more well-known during the recently concluded cooking contest, Masterchef Singapore 2018, where chef owner Bjorn was one of the judges. Artichoke is located on the grounds of the yellow building that used to be a church, but is now used as an arts space dedicated to photography, known as Objectifs. The restaurant is in the small single storey building that is hardly visible from the road. It is a good idea to use the bright yellow building as a navigational landmark if you are not familiar with this area.
Chef Wan’s Kitchen is a new restaurant at the Esplanade Mall. The Esplanade Mall is the retail and f&b section of the Theatres by the Bay complex (also known as “the Durian”). It is a convenient place to go for a meal or drink just before or after catching a performance or concert at the Theatres by the Bay. The person behind the restaurant is celebrity Chef Redzuawan Ismail, also known as Chef Wan. Another Singapore restaurant associated with him, the halal Asian cuisine, buffet-style restaurant, 1 Market by Chef Wan at Plaza Singapura had closed in 2016. For more information on the 1 Market and reasons for the closure, read Straits Times article: 1 Market by Chef Wan closes its doors.
(Note: We believe the outlet has closed)
Levant Singapore is a restaurant in Watten Estate serving Middle Eastern cuisine. Along the stretch of restaurants along Greenwood Avenue serving mostly Western fare (and a few Japanese restaurants), Levant stands out as the one that is quite different.