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One can’t discuss Singapore without mentioning the country’s mouth-watering cuisine. To make things even better, these restaurants serve up high-end renditions of the city’s signature dishes.

Chatterbox at Mandarin Orchard

Known for the most expensive chicken rice in Singapore, many fans head to Chatterbox for their version of the local favourite. The aromatic rice cooked in flavourful chicken stock pairs perfectly with the tender chicken, along with the garlic, chili, and soy sauce on the side. Online reviews are mixed as to whether the dish is worth the price tag at Chatterbox, but it’s definitely worth a visit if you’re in the mood for a fancier take on the well-loved chicken rice. Apart from that, they have other dishes like lobster laksa too.

Chatterbox at Mandarin Orchard
333 Orchard Rd, 238867
6831 6288
Sun – Thurs: 11am – 10pm
Fri, Sat: 11am – 2am

National Kitchen by Violet Oon

For an upscale take on homely local dishes, pay a visit to National Kitchen at the National Gallery, which is best known for their authentic Peranakan cuisine. The restaurant offers a variety of local dishes such as Dry Laksa, Ngoh Hiang, Hakka Abacus Beads, Fish Head Curry, Beef Rendang, and the iconic Chili Crab. With nostalgic local flavours that’ll be a hit with the young and old, this would be a great restaurant to book for a fancy family dinner.

National Kitchen By Violet Oon
1 St. Andrew’s Road, #02–01, National Gallery, City Hall Wing, 178957
9834 9935
Daily: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm

Restaurant Labyrinth

Every dish at this establishment is so artistically presented that you’d wonder how they can make even the most simple boiled eggs and teh tarik combination look fancy. (Hint: it’s actually teh tarik creme brûlée and pana cotta encased in egg shells!) Restaurant Labyrinth is famed for inventive, deconstructed takes on local favourites like the Hainanese curry rice with a ball of chicken covered in squid ink, and the oyster omelette that’s rendered almost unrecognisable with sous vide-style eggs and oyster foam.

Restaurant Labyrinth
8 Raffles Avenue, #02-23 Esplanade Mall, 039802
6223 4098
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Which of these dishes would you want to try? Let us know in the comments!

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