1 Keong Saik Road
Tel: (+65) 6223 5001
Don Ho is now open for dinner-only on Keong Saik Rd (the entrance for which, as any socialite will know, is always through the back door). This spot is positively buzzing. Don Ho is the sister outfit to Loloku and the well heeled and high heeled have already descended. The decor is every luxe nomad’s dream – tropical prints, low lighting and mirrors galore. The bar is prominent, perfect for lingering chats over cocktails while the seating curves around the L shaped restaurant with prime seats overlooking the open kitchen.There are two seatings (6.30 -815pm and 8.30pm till late) and the cuisine is Australian sharing plates separated into Land, Earth and Sea categories. Favourites include the Crispy Eggplant ($12) wedges of crispy fried sweet caramelised eggplant, Grassfed Black Angus striploin (120g $22), Ash Cured Ocean Trout Pastrami with Mustard Cream and Trout Roe ($16) and Zaatar Flatbread ($14) -impressively large discs of flatbread liberally sprinkled with blackened zaatar and served with homemade labneh. If you mean business plump for one of the family style mega-dishes – a whole Baby Suckling Pig (advance order needed. 4kg for $280) or the Cote De Boef with Chimchurri sauce (1.3kg $148). For dessert there’s Baklava or saucy Chocolate Pudding ($10 each) or instead sip your sweets at the bar in the form of a heady cocktail like their Coco Bongo ($18) of Reyka, St. Germain, fresh passion fruit, elderflower and vanilla syrup.