As 2014 draws to a close & we near the season of feasting, you might be looking for a good place to visit for a good splurge. Our Makan Kaki Aun Koh is back with this recommendation: Helmed by British Chef Ryan Clift, who was at the leading edge of molecular cuisine when he first arrived in Singapore, The Tippling Club started out at Dempsey Hill but has since relocated to 3 beautifully refurbished shop houses in Tanjong Pagar. In Aun’s opinion, Chef Ryan is a creative genius in the kitchen who has really honed and developed his skills as a chef and continues to use scientific techniques, not to show off, but to truly make the food better and tastier.
The menus at The Tippling Club are ultra-modern, intelligent and witty and the first thing you’ll encounter when you walk in is the bar, which serves a whole array of delicious tipples, including exquisite hand-crafted cocktails and really tasty bar snacks. Venture further in and you’ll find the dining room, which offers lunch, and 2 multi-course dinner tasting menus, the classic or the gourmand, with which wines and cocktails are paired. A Vegetarian menu is also available.
You’ve got to check out The Tippling Club’s website for full details on menu items and gorgeous photos! But of all the dishes served, here are a few of Aun’s favourites:
This is an astonishing piece of culinary wizardry, in which Chef Ryan re-imagines beef tendon, via his scientific techniques, as a crispy-crunchy keropok-esque snack. The texture is light, fluffy and novel, yet the flavour is all there.
Another of Aun’s favourites is this chicken curry in a glass yogurt jar, that’s essentially a rich, creamy, custard-like dollop of pure flavour. Just a little spoonful gives you the complete satisfaction of a whole chicken curry meal. Incredible.
Cheesecake served in a humourous, witty way: as little pills in a medicine bottle. Each pellet is tiny, but tastes completely like a decadent slice of real cheesecake!
The Tippling Club
38 Tanjong Pagar Road
Tel: +65 6475 2217
Mon-Sat 6pm till late
Mon–Fri 12pm – 12am
Sat 6pm – 12am
Note: the tasting menus at The Tippling Club change seasonally, so do check with them what’s currently being served.