Kin is a restaurant in the lobby of Straits Clan that serves heritage cuisine by Chef Damian D’Silva. The menu is a retrospective look at the origins of their cuisine, showcasing traditional cooking methods, recipes and ingredients that have been left behind. Paired with an inspired beverage offering and genuine hospitality to complement the simple joys of sitting around the dining table with loved ones.
As a young boy, Damian D’Silva’s love for cooking was nurtured by his chef grandfather, whom he affectionately called “Pop”. Some of his fondest memories of food were of Sunday dinners where he sat around a dining table with family and friends. He also recalls a time where dishes were not constrained by culture or racial identity, but rather an amalgamation of recipes brought from foreign lands. Reproduced with locally foraged ingredients and subsequently interpreted by different individuals from diverse cultures, resulting in an incredible colourful culinary patina.
With Kin, Damian endeavours to marry his love for feeding people with his life’s work of preserving heritage cuisine and knowledge of local ingredients, for the generations to come.
Much of the food preparation process involves components that are laboriously handmade from scratch in-house, or procured in limited quantities from a network of traditional makers that Damian has nurtured lifelong relationships with. Some dishes are only available in cadence with a micro-seasonal calendar established through decades of observation by local producers, fishermen and the people who work with them.
Their food is served in a communal format, they believe a mutual sharing of food is an essential part of the dining experience that encourages kinship. While they have a selection of vegetarian-friendly dishes, they are regrettably unable to accommodate other dietary allergies and sensitivities as their dishes are recreated as true to their original heritage recipes as possible.
The newly-launched Hmlet Cantonment is Hmlet's largest and most flexible co-living space to date! 150 custom-designed rooms with co-living spaces like communal kitchens, a wellness studio, outdoor plunge pool, relaxation area and an all-day, in-house cafe, these are created to please any guests.
Hmlet Cantonment was formerly the location of Keppel Primary School before it was converted to the headquarters of Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB).
At Hmlet Cantonment, flexibility is their modus operandi. Whether you’re looking for a staycation or a long-term home, they have all the space, comfort and convenience you desire.
Strategically located near busy Tanjong Pagar and historical Chinatown, with myriad restaurants, bars, and cultural hotspots, Hmlet Cantonment offers a unique juxtaposition between old-school origins and modern design.
Plus, tourist favourites like Orchard Road and Sentosa is just a 10-minute drive away - bringing you even closer to the best of Singapore's culture.
Bar Cicheti, new sister restaurant of five year old Cicheti, is entirely devoted to pasta and wine.
Their small, but confidently executed food menu is complemented by a carefully curated wine list where a selection of adventurous and less commercial labels take center stage. A charming, quaint Peranakan-tiled shophouse located at 10 Jiak Chuan Road is the perfect setting for this new & exciting setting for Chef Lim Yew Aun and restauranteur Liling Ong.
Bar Cicheti is the newest addition to the bustling Keong Saik dining enclave. An extension of sister restaurant Cicheti at Kandahar street, Bar Cicheti presents exciting and thoughtfully prepared pasta dishes alongside a well-curated, globally sourced wine list with a selection of classic craft Italian cocktails.
“There is something incredibly welcoming about popping open a great bottle of wine and indulging in a plate of pasta. Complexity and simplicity all in one sitting. We set out to create a restaurant that would welcome and draw everyone in, regardless of age or culture. Pasta is universal. their guests, Bar Cicheti will offer gluten-free pasta options, as well as many vegetarian dishes too.
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Authentic, approachable and irresistible, the menu at Bar Cicheti reads a focused list of pasta dishes with two seasonal meat and fish selections that will see an update every three to four months. Each pasta dish is prepared a-la minute, and is a culmination of traditional Italian cooking techniques, robust flavours and thoughtfully sourced ingredients.
The uniqueness of Bar Cicheti (aside from its “pasta and wine bar” offering), is its wonderful location along Jiak Chuan Road that lends itself to being the ideal meeting spot / pre-party dining joint for a group night out.
Wine is most certainly not an after thought at Bar Cicheti. Devoted to showcasing small batch producers for diners to discover, only the most interesting wines from boutique, independent vineyards are poured at Bar Cicheti. Worth mentioning as well are Bar Cicheti’s craft cocktails. Made fresh, using only the best liquors and spirits, expect to indulge in a timeless selection comprising classics such as Negroni, Americano, Bellini, Spritz and Spagliato.
Designed by Simone Konighaussen, the 42-seater Bar Cicheti boasts a confidently executed minimalist interior with touches of classic bistro elements that pay homage to 1960s Italy. Taking centerstage is the fully open kitchen where guests have the privy to watch Chef Aun and his team delicately prepare each dish.
The space lends itself perfectly for an upmarket meets casual gourmet experience. For a great night out with friends, allow dinner to continue into drinks at Bar Cicheti by savouring their extensive beverage menu and soak in the wonderful neighbourhood of Keong Siak, Chinatown.
An exciting new addition to Singapore’s night scene, Chikin (meaning “chicken” in colloquial Japanese) is a contemporary Yakitori-bar concept that offers an array of Japanese skewers, small plates and a delectable spectrum of house-infused cocktails.
The second and newest venue by lifestyle group Coterie Dining Concepts, Chikin was conceived with the aim of amping up the Yakitori experience through a package of great food, flavourful, tipples and a buzzing trendy bar setting.
Housed within a conservation shophouse at the up-and-coming Bukit Pasoh enclave, Chikin pays tongue in cheek tribute to Japanese popular culture and consumerism both with its out of the box characterisation of traditional Yakitori and cocktails , and with its affordability.
Boldly defying the traditionally premium price points of its offerings, Chikin believes that delicious Yakitori and well crafted cocktails can and should be enjoyed without breaking the bank.
On the ground floor of this three-storey Yakitori bar is where a long bar and open kitchen sits, guests are greeted with wall-to-ceiling murals sprinkled with iconic Pop Art symbols that are enlivened with neon lights and energetic graphics.
Through a climb up the stairway, the bar opens up to a lounge-like space in a dim-lit dining hall catered for cosy sit-down dining and for larger groups.
Over at the third floor, CHIKIN holds a private room space dedicated for functions and small group gatherings. Access to the private party room is by invitation or reservation only.
At Chikin, the authenticity and art of the Yakitori is preserved as cuisine-trained chefs serve up a mouth-watering selection of skewers and small plates. As its name suggests, the menu carries as many parts of the chicken as you can name: thigh, wing, heart, gizzard, tail, windpipe, neck,with other Kushiyaki (meat and vegetable) options grilled to a smoky perfection over Binchotan, a high quality Japanese charcoal.
Conceptualized by award-winning bartender Sam Wong, Chikin’s drinks menu boasts a bevy of up to 20 different cocktails, with a majority of 15 being house-made signature cocktail infusions. Infused over a period of three to four days, each spirit is expertly formulated with various ingredients to deliver a spectrum of subtle to profound flavour profiles. Just prior to serving, Chikin’s bartenders top the infusions off with carefully crafted ingredients to enhance and balance the cocktails.