Don Quijote

The more accessible cousin of their original Lorang Kilat outlet at Upper Bukit Timah (which has since closed), we cityslickers were thrilled when the folks from Don Quijote decided to bring their tasty tapas dishes closer to us. Try the meatballs with apple sauce and pine nuts, as well as the Rabo de Toro (a hearty oxtail stew with carrots, potatoes and garbanzo beans), which are great. And the Arroz Negro (squid ink paella studded with seafood) is simply outstanding. Plan a few visits—you’ll need them to get through the tapas and paella menu.

Have you tried the Paella Especial Don Quijote? It’s one of I-S Magazine’s 50 things to eat in Singapore before you die (2010).