Where Chefs Eat: Tippling Club’s Ryan Clift

Chef Ryan Clift & Denise

Tippling Club has been on the cutting edge of modern gastronomy in Singapore and its food continues to astound and delight diners, including our very own Makan Kaki Aun Koh. Helming this exciting, innovative restaurant is this week’s studio guest chef/ owner Ryan Clift, who is representing Singapore this very weekend at the Margaret River Gourmet Escape, creating a dinner at gorgeous winery Vasse Felix.

I had to ask, when Chef Ryan’s not jetting about, what and where he likes to eat in Singapore. Here’s what he had to say…

Click here for his food recommendations!
Click here if you want to hear us chat about Tippling Club & the Margaret River Gourmet Escape 2015.




So where in Singapore does an accomplished chef like Ryan Clift eat?

His current favourites include Burnt Ends just off Keong Saik Street for Modern Australian Barbeque. Chef David Pynt is a friend and an amazing cook and the flavours you get at his restaurant from his oven and charcoal are incredible. He always uses what’s in season and the menu changes regularly. So with great produce and great charcoal, your dining experience is always something pretty special. It’s the kind of place you go and just let Chef David take care of you and you can go nuts getting full on all the delicious morsels he puts in front of you. For more on Burnt Ends, check this out!

There’s also FOC on Hong Kong Street, which in Chef Ryan’s opinion, gives us the best representation of Spanish tapas in Singapore, they’ve managed to capture a very authentic Catalan vibe and there are two distinct menus you can choose from – a classic selection of tapas or a more avant garde, modern take on tapas.

FOC Restaurant
40 Hong Kong Street
Open Daily for lunch & dinner, except for Sundays.
Saturdays serves Pintxos Brunch
Tel: +65 6100 4040

Chef Ryan also confesses to being a Chilli Crab addict and he used to have it twice a week. His all-time favourite has always been Long Beach at Dempsey because he finds it the most consistent.

Long Beach @ Dempsey
25 Dempsey Road
Open Daily: 11am – 3pm / 5pm – 1am

You can’t live and work in Singapore and not fall in love with chicken rice and for Chef Ryan, the wildly popular Maxwell food centre icon Tian Tian does it for him.

Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice (天天海南鸡饭)
1 Kadayanallur Street
Maxwell Food Centre
Open daily except Mondays: 11am – 8pm
Tel: +65 96914852

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