65 Tras Street, Singapore 079004
Tel: (+65) 6221 4698
May May (from ‘mei mei’) is little sister to traditional Peranakan Blue Ginger nearby, though conversely May May is all modern fusion S.E Asian. The space is light minimalism, a theme which carries through to the food with dishes tasting healthy yet packed with flavour. Take the May May Bossam which uses compressed watermelon instead of pork to add to your lettuce and spicy sauce wrap, and the Cured Mackerel with avocado, radish and shallots – all very “clean eating”. Fried Cauliflower is a winner, too – a simple dish of chat masala cauliflower and tamarind pear that has me Googling similar recipes to try at home. We favour the appetizers over the mains, so order up a bunch to share: Confit Potatoes with bacon and dashi, or Slow-Cooked Squid while you sip on Japanese craft beer. Be warned, though: desserts are the business so miss them at your peril!