King George’s Ave, Unit 01-02, Singapore 208561
Tel: (+65) 6293 1204
Up-and-coming Jalan Besar has added another to its fold with The Refinery. The ground floor of this 3-story building is cram-packed with young hipster Singaporeans munching on yakitori and using chopsticks to pick out fat salted-egg onion rings and fries nestled in little brown bags. The floor above houses a cocktail bar manned by ex-Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall bartender Eugene Chua. Now back to those fries – they’re actually poutine –a finger licking gooey mess of fries topped with onions, gravy and cheddar cheese. What this place may lack in total Japanese authenticity it makes up for in fun atmosphere.