Meat may be a common ingredient found in many dishes across a variety of cuisines, but to see them smoked and perfected, you’ll have to visit American-style barbecue joints which have their recipes on lock. Below, we list five hotspots in Singapore where you’lll be thoroughly satisfied with the hearty BBQ eats they have to offer.
With a name like that, you know you’re gonna get well-fed at The Beast. Larger groups should go straight for the aptly named Feast Like A Beast Platter which comprises glazed pork ribs, grilled cajun chicken, truffle mash, andouille sausages and more. Otherwise, safe choices include the Country Fried Steak, St. Louis Maker’s Mark Glazed Ribs and Pulled Pork Tacos. ‘Nuff said.
For speciality smoked meats of premium quality, one only needs to head down to The Quayside’s ever-popular Decker Barbecue. And that’s mostly thanks to a custom-built smoker from Dallas, Texas and a super secret spice rub, two key players in allowing Decker to bring locals that authentic Texan dining experience. Get a taste of its signatures such as the Rib Plate featuring pork ribs with slaw, as well as the mouth-watering wagyu brisket.
It’s an understatement to say that this Southern-inspired joint is big on hearty grub, as sharing platters on the menus across their humble outlets entail lamb chops, suckling pig biryani and even 14-hour smoked brisket and pork ribs. So whether you’re craving for traditional American BBQ eats or a unique, fusion-style barbecue meal, MeatSmith has got your back.
Priding themselves on being an American-style BBQ smokery, Red Eye Smokehouse offers tender smoked meats from Tuesdays to Sundays, until sold out. That means you should always head there early (and hungry) for options such as the Duroc Pork Ribs, USDA Angus Beef Brisket and Angus Beef Ribs. Pair those with the refreshing craft beers available in-house, and you’ll find yourself a feast to remember right at the heart of Jalan Besar.
Utilising only US beef, Smokey’s BBQ at Joo Chiat Place specialises in brisket, short ribs, as well as your classic, all-American burgers bursting with flavour. But also feel free to try their homemade Smoked Beef Chili Nachos and the signature pulled-pork sandwich Chux Hog; it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll leave this place stuffed to the core.