SINGAPORE RESTAURANT

Longtail Asian Brasserie & Bar

This casual-chic venue dishes out classic Asian plates with a modern twist that pair perfectly with Asian-inspired cocktails made from tropical ingredients like ginger and kumquat.

The buzz: Named after SE Asia's iconic long-tailed boats, this new spot is the latest addition to the chic dining scene at Customs House.

The vibe: With a buzzing atmosphere and stunning views of the bay, Longtail is already popular with the after-work crowd. While the décor was designed to replicate a contemporary European brasserie, it has distinctly Southeast Asian accents, with wood panels, bamboo and an aquamarine color scheme. Tables spill out for al fresco dining.

The food: Southeast Asian street cuisine with dishes hailing from Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. Asian favorites are given a modern twist, like tender slices of grilled pork shoulder with sticky-sweet tamarind sauce and unctuously sticky rice ($14), light bites like the super spicy, tam mak hoong, a Laotian papaya salad ($14), and heartier dishes like massaman lamb shank with peanuts and sweet potato ($21.50). To end on a sweet note, try pang pen, a towering combo of bread cubes, syrup, milk and crushed ice.

The drinks: Asian beers (from $10) or luscious cocktails, like kumquat mojitos ($16) and the passion cairpirinha ($16), an addictive fusion of cachaca, passion fruit and lime. There’s a happy hour from Monday to Saturday, 4-8pm, with 50 percent off beers and mojitos.

Why you’ll be back: This laid-back scenic spot serves up seriously tasty Asian bites and lush happy hour cocktails.

Venue Details
Address: Longtail Asian Brasserie & Bar, #01-03 Customs House, 70 Collyer Quay, Singapore, 049323 Singapore
Phone: 6532-1319
Website: www.longtail.sg
Area: Marina Bay
Cuisine: Asian
Open since: December, 2013
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am-11pm
Nearest trainRaffles Place
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