Middle-Eastern with a Crazy Singapore Twist

Listen to this week’s delicious episode here!

This week, our Makan Kaki Chef Anthony Yeoh of Cocotte & The Provision Shop shares with us one of his favourite places if you want an unusual, unforgettable and yes, absolutely delicious meal…

Artichoke is an amazing restaurant run by Chef Bjorn Shen that showcases a fresh, exciting menu of Middle-Eastern inspired dishes. These are an evolution from the traditional and you’re going to be tasting flavours in combinations so wild and different, your tastebuds will be singing. For example, instead of your regular cucumber Tzaziki, you’re gonna get something else like beetroot Tzaziki, which is really yummy.

But for the ultimate taste experience, Anthony recommends you try the Lambgasm (yes, Chef Bjorn also comes up with interesting names for his interesting flavour combinations!). Why? You will be in ecstasy eating this slow-roasted whole shoulder of lamb. So tender, it can literally be scrapped off the bone with a spoon, the lamb is shredded and then crisped up and served on a giant platter along with pita and an assortment of Arabic condiments, so you can build your own little sandwiches. Be warned: the garlic sauce is particularly addictive.

Another must-try dish is the Fried Chicken (seasoned with Lebanese spices). Deep-fried, then coated in a ridiculous honey glaze and sprinkled with spring onions, this dish is juicy, crispy and sticky sweet. So, so good!

You can’t go to Artichoke without finishing off the meal with a fun popsicle (Chef Bjorn’s latest project) from the new Neh Neh Pop range. Anthony is partial to the Strawberry Pockie – featuring strawberry ripple ice cream, white chocolate dip & strawberry Pocky, all on a stick.

Other awesome flavours to try are the Mango Sticky Rice – coconut rice pudding ice-cream, fresh mango chunks, white chocolate dip, toasted coconut flakes and rice crispies AND the Rocky Road – milk chocolate ice-cream, marshmallows, toasted almonds, dark chocolate dip, pop rocks, Fruity Pebbles and Nerds.

Judging from the pictures and descriptions, you know you’re in for a fun, casual, delicious and surprising time at Artichoke. Just be prepared for the Brunch queues. But believe us when we say the wait is SO worth it!

161 Middle Road (Waterloo Street)
Sculpture square
Opening hours:
Tues – Fri: Dinner
Sat: Brunch & Dinner
Sun: brunch
Reservations: 6336 6949 (Tues – Sat from 3pm)

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