The Centrepoint is one of the huge shopping malls on Orchard Road, where you should not just pass by without stopping because there are hundreds shops and fantastic restaurants located in there. Here are 5 restaurants among them that is recommended to try when visiting The Centrepoint.
- Ollie Kitchen & Bar
This restaurant is pretty new in the F&B industry. It is opened by a group of Taiwanese friends who have spent years in Singapore. This interesting restaurant is named after one of the owners’ beloved puppy who had passed away. Even though it is not a big restaurant, Ollie Kitchen & Bar has an impressive menu.
Their specialty is gourmet burgers. Many people has complimented their burgers to be just perfect with a half-pounder cooked over the grill and tucked between two brioche buns filled with caramelized onion red cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise dressing. More than this, Ollie Kitchen & Bar has awesome coffee. Their baristas are skilled at making cappuccino.
Location: #01–33M The Centrepoint 176 Orchard Road, Singapore 238843
2. Chicken up
Chicken Up is an authentic Korean restaurant since 2010. They offer variety of delicious Korean dishes that have been popular among Singaporeans, such as those fried chicken that was treated to a 12-hour marinating process following their special recipe. Some other specialties that you should try at this place are the Snow Squid, Doritos chicken, and even Melon Bingsu for dessert.
Location: #01–33H The Centrepoint 176 Orchard Road, Singapore 238843
3. Dapur Penyet
This restaurant is owned by Edy Ongkowijaya, who is considered as the first person to introduce ayam penyet, or flattened fried chicken, to Singapore. For him, this dish fondly remind him of home. Dapur Penyet has been well-received by locals. For those who are unfamiliar with ayam penyet, it is a traditional way of flattening the chicken or to tenderize it.
To maintain the authenticity of this dish, Edy uses all Indonesian spices; these dishes are served with special sauces that bring out the best elements. All the fresh material are also treated with special attention.
Location: #01–59/60/61/62 The Centrepoint 176 Orchard Road, Singapore 238843
4. Souper Tang
Souper Tang has been a famous Malaysian food chain which specializes in nourishing Chinese herbal soups. Its first outlet in Singapore is at The Centrepoint. The owners have a strong foundation and wide knowledge about Chinese herbs; therefore, they decide to bring it a step further by opening Souper Tang in 2009 to make these soups on a table.
They serve very tasty food made by experienced chefs. One of their must-try dishes is the Souper Tang Signature Soup, which is a huge pot of goodness filled with conpoy (dried scallop), shiitake mushrooms, cordyceps flower, fish maw, and American ginseng slices. Some of their other signature dishes are Home Braised Pork Belly in Rich Dark Sauce, Pandan Mantou, and Homemade Caramel Ginger Beancurd.
Location: #02–52 and #02-K01 The Centrepoint 176 Orchard Road, Singapore 238843
5. Ministry of food
For locals or those who are regulars to Singapore, Ministry of Food is not a strange name at all. This restaurant brings out the mass culture of Japanese and Western cuisines. Some of their best Western offerings are Italian-inspired thin-crust pizzas, American flame-grilled steaks, grilled chicken and lamb, etc. Besides, their Japanese signature dishes are so delicious as well, such as Sukiyaki and Toji dishes, Unagi Hot Stone, or popular dessert such as The Matcha Imo, the Ichigo Daifuku, and Hokkaido red pean paste and juicy strawberries.
Location: #02–53/54 The Centrepoint 176 Orchard Road, Singapore 238843
Written by Linh Tran