Charcoal BBQ Bliss

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Man. Meat. Fire.
If these words appeal to you in the most visceral way, you’re gonna love this week’s recommendation!


Choice cuts of meats expertly cooked by chefs on custom charcoal grills, finished with the freshest of herbs and seasonings… Intensely delicious food infused with smoky notes that can only come from a perfectly prepared barbeque…

This week, Makan Kaki Shermay Lee shares with us a restaurant that takes all things charcoal-grilled to a whole other level. Burnt Ends can be found in the hipster enclave of Keong Saik Road, but there’s nothing faddish about the food they serve here – grilling up the freshest produce on specially-designed grills is what they truly excel in. Chef Dave Pynt trained with one of the best – acclaimed self-taught chef/ cool grilling contraption inventor, Victor Arguinzoniz of famed Spanish restaurant, Etxebarri in the Basque region of Spain. Indeed, the spirit of Burnt Ends stays very true to Chef Victor’s style, with grills that can be raised and lowered to control the cooking process, according to the different produce at hand.

Shermay’s favourites on the menu include the blue-black steak, which is charred to perfection on the outside, yet gloriously bloody on the inside. The rareness of the steak might be off-putting to some, but for meat-loving purists, this is a dish worth drooling over.


Another gorgeous dish is the grilled fennel with a creme fraiche dressing, drizzled with orange oil. It’s fresh produce like this and the interesting, layered, flavour & texture combinations that elevate things beyond your ordinary BBQ and keep diners coming back for more. Believe us when we say reservations are a MUST. This place is almost always PACKED! Space is limited at its mostly bar counter seating, but if you are in a party of 6-8 persons and lucky enough to get a reservation, then the single dining table is yours, for a minimum spend of $100 pax.


By the way, Burnt Ends was recently voted #30 in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 and you can read more about it at!

20 Teck Lim Road (Off Keong Saik Road)
+65 62243933
Opening Hours
Lunch: Tues – Sat 11.45am – 2pm
Dinner: Mon – Sat 6pm till late
Closed Sundays

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