Chef Wan’s Kitchen is the latest addition to the list of awesome new Halal
restaurants in Singapore’s food scene. Chef Wan is a Malaysian star chef and a TV personality who is well known and loved by everybody, with a bubbly and vivacious character lights up the room. Following the closing of his previous restaurant – 1 Market by Chef Wan, he has taken plenty of care in planning this one.
Chef Wan’s Kitchen is an a-la-carte restaurant, compared 1 Market’s buffet-style servings. The dishes served are from authentic Asian and international cuisines, from Peranakan
, to Moroccan
. Many of the dishes have been influenced by Chef Wan’s own past experiences serving the elite (royalties, sultans
, and celebrities) and his family recipes. Head Chef Ungku Jaffar also brings along his proficiency from having worked in multiple luxury hotels.
The restaurant is located on the second level of The Esplanade
, one of Singapore’s most famous tourist and entertainment hubs. It also overlooks the gorgeous Marina Bay Sands, so mouthwatering Halal food isn’t all that they are offering!
Chef Wan’s Kitchen serves up some of the best Halal dishes in Singapore, which is why you cannot miss it, especially if you’re looking for wonderful new food places to try. Here are some of the must-try dishes at Chef Wan’s Kitchen and a little bit about their history and flavours. The dishes are all hearty and filling, which makes them great to be shared with your loved ones at this family-friendly restaurant.
Bibik Neo's Laksa (S$15.90):
Scrumptiously sweet, spicy, and tangy, this creamy gravy made using a unique blend of spices, grinded fresh prawns and coconut milk. As Chef Wan’s own personal childhood favourite and go-to dish, the recipe was passed down by his beloved grandmother.
Cik Aini's Mee Rebus with Prawn Fritters (S$15.90):
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The humble Mee Rebus
has an intriguing rag-to-riches story of first being the source of income for Chef Wan’s mother for 31 years to receiving rave reviews when served to the royal family of Brunei
. This delicious dish is served with special crunchy prawn fritters as well.
Chef Wan's Oxtail Soup (S$17.90):
This delectable slow-cooked oxtail soup is another favourite of the Brunei Sultan
. The gelatinous goodness of the oxtail
and the perfectly spiced soup is like nothing you’ve ever had! When we had this dish, the meatball was slightly undercooked, but the kitchen kindly redid the dish for us. Needless to say, it was delicious!
Prawn Curry with pineapple (S$21.90):
Loved by many Peranakan families in Malacca
, this delightful Malaysian-style
spicy curry has a slightly sweet and sour taste from the pineapple.
Lawar Salad (S$17.90):
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The Lawar Salad is a traditional Balinese
dish that is a staple in any authentic feast. It is made using a long list of ingredients which come together perfectly in flavours of sweet, savoury, spicy and tangy.
Chef Wan's Selangor Beef Rendang (S$22.90):
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Beef Rendang is an authentic Indonesian
dish that features melt-in-your-mouth beef cooked in a gravy of aromatic spices and coconut milk.
Moroccan Harira Lamb Meatball Soup (S$17.90):
Chef Wan learnt the secrets to his authentic Moroccan dish during his travels there. The soup is made using chickpeas, turmeric, ginger, onion, parsley, and coriander, which is absorbed by the juicy lamb meatballs by slowing stewing it for hours.
Moroccan Chicken Tajine (S$19.90):
Another famous Moroccan dish, the Chicken Tajine
is a mouthwatering mix of exotic spices and flavours, and is also cooked in a traditional earthenware pot.
Chilled Coconut Custard (S$5.90):
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A dessert that will complete your dining experience is the Chilled Coconut Custard. If you're a fan of ondeh-ondeh
, then this dessert is perfect for you because it tastes like a mixture of both. Creamy, delicious and filling, it's perfect to be shared with your partner.
Alright, which dish has caught your eye? Keep it in mind and order it when you're visiting the Chef Wan's Kitchen. Also, remember to capture the memories in photos against the beautiful Marina Bay Sands backdrop!