Singaporean cuisine is diverse and contains elements derived from several ethnic groups. The smaller ethnic groups make up small percentage of Singapore – a considerably small percentage – Indian, Spanish, Portuguese multicultural cuisines do impress many foreigners in Singapore.
We curated a list of 5 best ethnic restaurants in Singapore that you have to try. Each offers a rich melange of multicultural and authentic ingredients, spices and textures that long permeated the island, the country’s multicultural society and rightfully so.
Being one and the only Portuguese restaurant in Southeast Asia region – BOCA is so beautifully decorated with their national icon, Andorinha.
Nestled at Bukit Pasoh Road, BOCA invites diners to enjoy their popular Bacalhau a braz and Authentic Portuguese egg tart, probably some of our most memorable dishes tried at BOCA . It speaks so much about the Portuguese cultures.
The advantage about dining at BOCA is that it runs specialized concierge services such as birthday celebrations and corporate meetings too.
They are having Super BOCA promotions at $10+ for Sangrias and Beers on every Sunday, Monday and Tuesdays.
Catalunya is uniquely designed like a glass-encased dome dining place. With inspirational cocktails like The Dark Side and a delectable spread of Spanish tapas such as Jamon Iberico Croquette and Famous Suckling Pig, Catalunya embraces the ethnic background of Spanish cuisine.
You will be able to find the essential elements of Spanish food, evoking with familiar flavors and traditional traces.
Good news! Weekend Brunch with Passion at Catalunya is happening this year again! With over 30 authentic Spanish dishes including free flow jamon and churros, AND a chance to win complimentary dining vouchers via our monthly bingo game, it’s definitely one of the top 10 brunches that foodies would have to try in 2016! Check it out here.
Delhi Restaurant lives up to its traditional and rich multicultural heritage of the city, Delhi.
Being known for its Indian gourmet, the restaurant focuses into fine dining segment, with familiar Kashmiri and Mughlai dishes. One of their signature and authentic dishes will be Mix Grill Sizzler – it is introduced during their inception.
A significant part about Delhi Restaurant is how they keep the friendship well between good food and their patrons. Very impressive.
Run by Executive Chef Javed Ahmad, who dedicated constant efforts into re-engineering its fine cuisine, dining at Punjab Grill is indeed an epicurean journey.
While their food is scaled with other multicultural influences, Punjab Grill’s cuisine retains its original influence from Bombay, Gujarat India. Epicurean dishes like their Molecular Gastronomic Lassi and Patiala Shahi Fish Curry are excellent.
Diners can able to select from a robust spread of small cold plates and small hot plates. With a beautiful showcase of cultural influences from Argentina, BoCHINche dishes out tapas-style Argentinian food with bursting and hearty flavors.
I remembered about their special cocktails like Spicy Lolita. Top favorite and authentic Argentinian food from BoCHINche will be their Creamed Spinach and Provoleta Cheese. It says so much about good textures and tastes.
BoCHINche is one of these five ethnic restaurants that I will definitely bring a foreign friend to dine along. Nevertheless, each of them is entailed with good traces of authentic and traditional ethnic food. Every restaurant’s dining ambience is unique, showing a lot about its own ethnic group.
Do check out for BoCHINche’s Tuesday Free Beer with every Chimichurri Burger $29++ from 5.30 to 8.30pm (Asahi ½ pint only) and Wednesday Complimentary Provoleta Cheese with Happy Hour Drink from 5.30 to 7.30pm!