Ranked no. 10 on #Asias50best and no. 59 on the #Worlds50best Restaurants list, as well as having been pinned with a MICHELIN Star, it’s little wonder “Burnt Ends” remains one of my all-time favourite restaurants in Singapore. Even friends who visit from overseas have this place on their must-try list, which is why a small group of us ended up there for a slap-up feast a few days ago.
We chose the “Chef’s Select” which means we left it to Chef Dave and his team to decide what we get fed. I prefer this arrangement nowadays as I feel it is the best way to try more items from their menu. Moreover it’s fun due to the element of surprise. All you need to do is let them know how hungry you are a.k.a. how much you are willing to spend (the gauge is between $180++ to $250++ per head) and of course, do inform them if there is anything you don’t eat as well. Then sit back, relax, order a cocktail and/or a glass of wine and be prepared to have your socks knocked off.
I loved all the food that came our way that night - from the classics (if these items were ever to be removed from the menu, it would trigger a riot for sure) to the new stuff dreamed up by the Burnt Ends team. Admittedly, I still have my favourites from this collection of greatness. They would be the meltingly-soft Onglet Steak served with bone marrow, burnt onion sauce and watercress salad, the Burnt Leek in burnt butter sauce plated with roasted hazelnuts and black truffle, the caviar-topped “Steak Frites” and the juicy Jamaican Chicken with lime crema. All of these were exceptional to the nth degree.
From amongst the onslaught of fabulous desserts that came our way, the tiramisu ice-cream puffs and sourdough ice-cream embellished with white chocolate and freshly shaved black truffle were the two that had us the most awestruck.

What. An. Epic. Meal. Truly,