There’s a lot to like about Filipino culture from their warm company to their wild celebrations and not to mention, their crazy good and delicious food. For most Singaporeans, the only Filipino food you may know of is the popular Jollibee. However, there is much more to the Pinoy food culture here in Singapore. Aside from joints at Lucky Plaza There are many other places in Singapore where you can experience the joy of true Filipino food.
Lechon, which is similar to Chinese roasted suckling pig, is one of the Philippines’ most popular dishes. Although both versions are usually served whole and only on special occasions, you can get your fix at Don Lechon, a small shop in Katong that serves a killer variety of lechon rice dishes. A serving of The Chopped Lechon, which comes with a generous portion of crispy roasted pork, a dome of white rice, and an irresistible vinegar-soy dipping sauce, is a good place to start. To step things up a notch, be sure to try the Lechon Sinigang, which is a spicy, thick broth with heaps of chopped lechon, white radish, long beans, kangkong, and eggplant.
Location: 511 Guillemard Rd, #01-52, Singapore 399849
Opening Hours: 12.00pm-9.30pm (Mon – Sun) | Delivery
My Kusina is a Filipino restaurant that not only serves a wide variety of food and alcoholic beverages, but also provides free karaoke for customers to sing their favorite songs. Aside from the classics like Lechon Kawali and Crispy Pork Sisig, the Seafood Mixed Grill ($48) and Grilled Honey Pork Ribs ($12) are two of the other common dishes to share. My Kusina, which is open until 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, is the perfect meal to celebrate the weekend!
Location: 19 Kampong Bahru Rd, Singapore 169348
Opening Hours: 12.00pm-11.00pm (Mon – Sun) | Delivery: Grab
Family-owned and operated Kuya’s Kusinang Pinoy is located in a peaceful part of Bugis, just across from the National Library. Here, hearty dishes like the Bulalo Special, a collagen-rich broth with buttery bone marrow, are offered. The Sizzling Pork Sisig, a crackling snout-to-tail pork mix sprinkled with lime juice and chilli flakes, is another popular dish to go for. Finish with a glass of cooling Mais con Hielo (corn based dessert) and you’re ready to go. This place is perfect for a guilt filled weekend lunch.
Location: 420 North Bridge Road #01-06 North Bridge Centre, 188727
Opening Hours: 11.30am-7.30pm (Sun – Fri) | Delivery
Comida Fiesta Restaurant at Expo is a fusion of Spanish and Filipino cuisines that caters to visitors from the Far East. Among their vast menu of meat dishes, people tend to order dishes like Lechon de Caraway and Spanish Chicken Wings. Longsilog, a popular rice dish with chicken sausage and a sunny side up egg, or Sisiglog, which is exactly the same dish but with minced pork, are also good choices if you are looking for something basic and hearty.
Location: 404 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428998
Opening Hours: 11.30pm-2.30pm, 6.00pm-10.00pm (Tue – Sun) | Delivery: Foodpanda
We’re not sure about you, but when it comes to Filipino fare, Clarke Quay is the last place that comes to mind. Nonetheless, we completely understand how some Filipino food works wonders pairing with pints of beer which are utterly addictive. Enjoy the Adobo, a tart, sticky, and salty meat mixture served alongside steaming garlic rice, or the famous Kare-Kare, a dish drenched in a thick peanut sauce. As recommended down a pint of San Miguel Drink to wash it all away.
Location: Blk D, #01-08 Clarke Quay, River Valley Rd, 179023
Opening Hours: 12.00pm-1.00am (Mon – Sun)
With this list we hope that one of these weekend lunches you will take the time to explore the wondrous world of Filipino cuisine here in Singapore.
This article was first published on Must Share Good Things.