Private home dining and secret supper clubs have been trending in Singapore over the past couple of years with diners looking for a more exclusive and unique experience .
Grandma secret recipe, aspiring home cooks and chefs have been coming out to prepare meals for those lucky enough to chope a seat.
This is not a last minute dining option and waiting lists could stretch out for months, but your patience is rewarded with some of the most novel dining experiences in the city.
Some menus cost $80 to $100, with some unexpected dishes.
Here’s some we tried that’s definitely worth waiting for.
One Kind House
75-year-old Mdm Ng spends her retirement days entertaining both tourists and locals that book a meal or cooking class ($99) through Airbnb Experiences.
As you enter the house, you will notice the nostalgic feeling of 60s kampung vibes. and a diverse menu, her plat du jour differs day by day, but one thing is consistent – she uses only the freshest, cleanest ingredients from her urban farm. There are a few classic favourites that are constant including Fish Laksa, Mee Siam and Ulam Vermicelli.
What’s more, Mdm Ng makes duck egg kaya from scratch, which you don’t find any more in Singapore.
Join her as she aims to bring the kampong spirit back Her gates are always unlocked to welcome anyone to explore.
Address: 1 UNITY STREET [S] 237983 PARK HOTEL CLARKE QUAY
Date: 23 – 25, 30 – 31 December
Time: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Price: $66++ per person (without pairing) Add additional $50++ per person for Cattier Champagne Flight Pairing (a glass of Brut Icône, Dry Rosé and Brut Premier Cru)
Contact: +65 9112 3002 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: One Kind House
Dearborn Supper Club
Boasted by a rich resume, Christopher Kong has already worked at Waku Ghin, a two-Michelin-starred restaurant, where he worked the teppan grill for a year. This was after working in the kitchen of Guy Savoy for two years before moving to New York to work with chef Daniel Humm at The Nomad.
His open kitchen located next to the single dining table, can accommodate a maximum of eight diners as he prepares right in front of you. Such close interactions really allows me to understand the thought and process of his food.
A 6-course menu cost S$138, quite pricey . If you are a heavy meat eater, you be disappointed since he mainly focus on greens, grains and sustainable seafood.
Address: East, Singapore
Price: 138 SGD / Person for 6 course menu.
Web: DearBorn Supper Club
Ownself Make Chef
Residing in a 3 room HDB in Commonwealth, Shen Tan offers a intimate and cosy experience for diners. No stranger to Singapore’s food scene, she have worked in kitchens of Wok & Barrel, Ujong and Revolution Coffee in the past.
Named the queen of nasi lemak, She Tan offers local Singaporean cuisine with a twist.
Her seven-course dinner includes Majulah Singapura Lor and Fry Me To The Moon to name a few.
Her two signature dishes include the Nasi Lemak – which she patiently cooked by steaming the rice twice which results in fluffy texture with coconut fragrance.
Her next dinner is on April 25, 2020, and focuses on all things fatty.
Address: East, Singapore
Price: 99 SGD / Person for 8 course menu.
Web: Ownself Make Chef
Ben Fatto 95
Nested in a semi-detached house along Paya Lebar Road, 36-year-old chef Lee Yum Hwa, a ex line cook from Artichoke, welcome us from the outdoor kitchen at the back of the house with great esteem. He’s been stoking charcoal fire his self made grill which he put together using cinder blocks to prepare us sourdough to start our course.
If you like pasta, you will find all manner of shapes and sizes serve with generous portion. His signature is a pocketed pasta folded around a filling of mascarpone and Grana Padano served with a butter sauce. There’s also the trofie al’ pesto, a handmade pasta dish that requires deft hand movements to get right.
Chef Yum is offering dinners for six to 10 people on weekdays, weekends and public holidays and next available dates are in May 2020.
Address: 95 Paya Lebar Cres, Singapore 536179
Price: 4 course menu range from 60 SGD to 80 SGD per person. Min 4 pax, max 8 pax per booking
Contact: Message him on Instagram @benfatto_95
Web: Benfatto 95
Division Supper Club
Held in a ever changing secret location own by other people in Singapore, Division Supper Club motto is “to change is to stay the same”
Born in Singapore to a Japanese-Chinese mother and Lebanese father, chef Tariq Helou spent time in Switzerland training at various Michelin-starred restaurants. His unique creation refuses to be defined by a singular culture or nationality and you can taste that mix heritage coming across in every dish.
CHIJMES was their first location and since then, has relocated to a small space in Fortune Centre. Tariq works with Japanese ingredients to create dishes like lamb saddle with merguez jus and white asparagus as well as snow crab ojiya, a crab bisque porridge. His philosophy is to stripe away elements rather than add, leaving out anything superfluous. Through his technique and passion to deliver impactful flavour that controvert the description of each course.
There are still seats available for December 2019 so grab yours quick.
Address: Secret location
Price: 150 SGD
Contact: Message him on Instagram @division_sg to book
Web: Division Supper Club
ANDSOFORTH is something unique. Deeply influenced by London’s and Berlin’s underground dining sub-culture, creator Stuart Wee and Emily Png venture out and develop this interactive theatrical dining experience company, consisting of actors, set designers, chefs, costume designers, illustrators, copywriters, scriptwriters/producers, lighting designers, sound scape artists who aspires to make out-of-the-world immersive dining experiences in Singapore.
The location is always kept secret and revealed on the day of the dinner in the form of clues via SMS. Like actors in a a play, you”ll be lead from one room to the next as the story unfolds. From The Imaginarium of Disco David to Alice in Wonderland, each experience is different. You can check out their site to see what’s on this week.
If you are not too fussy about the food but wanted a truly unique experience, do book them quick as slots are running out as we speak.
Address: Secret location
Contact: For corporate or events bookings: email@example.com For all other enquires: firstname.lastname@example.org
Price: $108 – 128 SGD per person. Age requirement on certain shows.
Last but not least, Fussy Duck, owned by ex google Chef Raj offering modern European cuisine with some Indian influences. He has worked in professional kitchens for over 13 years including under Daniel Boulud in New York and at MBS. His place can host up to 8 person per night and only open for weekends. You can select the 5 course meal at or a vegan 6 course menu at $99 / person.
The couple’s three-bedroom apartment is beautifully decorated in turquoise, teal and brass. Their open kitchen concept allows guests to steal some cooking secrets while waiting to be served.
The menu was more classical French, with a slight indian touch, like palak paneer-inspired risotto in his newer menu to reflect his heritage. It is flavourful and presented quite arfull. The vegan menu actually taste better than the meaty ones. While he cooks, his wife shower us with hospitality with banter and laughter.
Address: RiverEdge, 21 Sampan Place, Singapore 436593
Price: 5-course set ($80 per person)
Contact: SMS 9014-6386 | email@example.com
Web: Fussy Duck