Arguably one of Singapore's only Caribbean restaurants, this place is all about the rum and jerk chicken.
Chris Morris—who hails from Trinidad and Tobago—runs Singapore’s first Caribbean resto. The décor of the two-story establishment is homey and rustic, featuring raw unfinished walls, and mismatched vintage tables and chairs. It’s a great place to chow down on well-spiced and filling Caribbean recipes like jerk chicken and goat curry served up in generous portions. Plus, there’s a variety of sweet easy-drinking rum-based cocktails.
The buzz: Restaurant owner Chris Morris—who hails from Trinidad and Tobago—brought in London-based celeb chef Hasan Defour to consult on the menu at Singapore’s first Caribbean resto. The laid-back joint is on a really happening Chinatown stretch, right by izakaya Mariko’s and cocktail bar The Cufflink Club.
The vibe: The decor of the two-storey establishment is homey and rustic featuring raw unfinished walls, mismatched vintage tables and chairs, plus an antique Peranakan door fixture. The ground floor’s a restaurant, and the second floor’s a comfy lounge. Both spaces are relaxing hangouts, with cool reggae beats (thankfully, not played too loudly) and airy surrounds.
The food: Well-spiced and filling Caribbean classics served up in generous portions. There’s a fiery curry goat with rice and peas ($26) as well as some sweet-savory jerk chicken with textures of sweet potato ($24). Plus, lighter bites such as the Paradise Salad ($12), a refreshing mix of tomato, mango and rum dressing, which you can soup-up with jerk chicken ($3 supplement) or prawns ($5 supplement) for a full meal.
The drinks: A variety of rum tipples like the Jamaican rum punch ($16), a potent combination featuring rum and 7-Up, and the rum julep ($19), comprising rum and lime. There are also some wines, from Piper Heidseck Brut ($26/glass, $130/bottle) to easy drinking new world house pours such as Indomita Varietal Sauvignon Blanc ($11/glass, $65/bottle).
Why you’ll be back: Besides having a monopoly on the market for Caribbean food in Singapore, the setup of the place is truly inviting.