Tied down with work and can’t travel overseas? In need of a short break? Looking for a good staycation in Singapore? Pamper yourself with a memorable staycation at the new Andaz Singapore today. Designed to reflect the unique cultural scenes and spirit of Singapore, Andaz Singapore not only offers uncomplicated service designed to accommodate guest’s personal preferences, it is also essentially a food paradise.
Conceived as the culinary hub of the hotel, Alley on 25 is Andaz Singapore’s all-day dining venue, which aims to recreate the fluid and spontaneous experience of Singapore street dining — in the sky. Alley on 25 consists of seven individual shophouse-inspired venues — one bar, one lounge and five restaurants — each specialising in a particular style of preparation. I’ll be sharing more of their restaurants in my blog
Auntie’s Wok and Steam
Steamed Eggplant // $14
Tofu was really soft and silky, drenched with flavourful Szechuan dressing. It wasn’t as spicy as I thought but the tip of your tongue gets numb as you continue eating. Very enjoyable!
Crispy Organic Cucumber // $9
The cucumbers were crunchy and refreshing but it was a tad too spicy for me. If you can take spicy, this is the dish for you!
Ma Po Silken Tofu // $30
Again, the tofu was really soft and silky, soaked with a well-balanced mapo sauce. This goes very well with a bowl of rice!
Jiao Zi Dumplings // $12 for 8pcs
The dumpling skin had a great texture, and they were very generous with the fillings. Tiger prawn and chicken fillings were a great combination. Paired with the sauce, the dumplings were legit addictive!
Double Boiled Beef Short Rib Noodle
This bowl of comforting noodle was delicious. Broth was very flavourful, beef short ribs were tender and juicy. Nothing much to complain about this dish. One of my favourite over here! A must-try!
Japanese Fruit Tomato
Even though this dish might sound very simple, it was well-executed. Tomato was really sweet and juicy, and it went very well with the subtle sourness from the balsamic vinegar. Finished with some pine nuts to give the tomato a crunchy texture. I love it!
Kurobuta Pork Chop
The pork chop was well-marinated and flavourful, but I thought it was a little too tough for me. The Fuji apple puree was divine, not overly sweet and goes very well with the pork. Fried Fuji apple chip on top was amazing as well.
Smoke & Pepper
Diver Scallop // $15
The scallop was not too bad, fresh and well-seasoned. It was also relatively tender without the sauce overpowering its freshness.
Black Angus Beef Skewer // $35
This was my favourite dish over here! Beef was well-grilled to achieve a subtle BBQ flavour. It was also tender and juicy. Highly recommended!
Spiced Fish Burger
The bun was well-toasted but the patty didn’t work for me. It was too salty! Fries were really good though. It was crispy and well-seasoned!
The Green Oven
Violet Eggplant // $20
The eggplant was really soft and melty. It was also very flavourful. I don’t usually eat eggplant but I’m more than willing to finish the entire bowl all by myself!
Pandan (Level 2)
Pandan Chiffon Cake (Pandan/Bandung/Chocolate/Banana/Durian/Coconut/Black Sesame) // Small – S$4.50 / Medium – S$12 / Large – S$32
This has to be the best day of my life! The chiffon cakes were really delicious. Each flavoured chiffon cake was soft, moist and very addictive! I ate everything except the durian-flavoured one (not a fan of durian, but everyone who ate it loves it). I can really travel all the way from home just to buy this platter of goodness. Must-try!
Nearest Mrt Station: Bugis
Location: 5 Fraser Street, Singapore 189354
What To Order: Auntie’s Wok and Steam, The Green Oven & Pandan
Hotel Rating: 4.5/5
Food Ratings: 7.5/10
Written by: Yong Wei Kai (Follow me on Instagram @yongweikai or @sgcafehopping)