13 Duxton Hill
NileGuide Expert tip:
Don't miss the Bak Chor Mee pasta
The 'karaoke' bars of Duxton Hill are fast disappearing, and in their wake several funky little restaurants are opening up. One such establishment is the Wok and Barrel. This minimalist whitewashed bistro dishes up modern Singaporean home-cooked dishes with a twist (wok) and pairs them with an interesting selection of craft beers (barrel).
Chef/owner Madam Tan is famous for her nasi lemak (coconut rice), and you also shouldn't miss the Beef Rendang Pizza, or the Bak Chor Mee pasta – tagliatelle tossed with melt-in-the-mouth shredded five-spice roast pork – a modern twist on the hawker centre favourite.