Buyan Russian Haute Cuisine & Caviar Bar

Do you seek adventure? Little did you know but it’s right near our doorstep, a Russian restaurant. A vintage $50000 bottle of 1841 wine lives somewhere in the premises that imagines itself in a far flung meadows and seas. Underneath the vintage European look, the menus are entirely modernized and presented on iPads (sadly they are not using Square payment system).
We chance upon the Singapore Restaurant Week special of lunch for $25++. What transpires is a melody of Borsch Soup followed by Herring in cream sauce and a Raspberry shortcake.

A real test of whether the premises are Russian would be whether they serve kvas ($8), a lightly alcoholic malt drink found commonly on the streets of ex-communist bloc countries, a drink of the common man. Heavily sedimented and freshly brewed on the premises. Water of life.

9/10 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089593
Mon–Sat: 12pm – 12am

Zsofi Tapas Bar

Rooftop lofts aren’t just home to pigeons. They are also home to this little hideout of a Spanish bar in Little India. On the second floor, the cool sensuous air beckons you: to set your heart free from the monotony of the concrete city. Now we must begin proper with a communal sharing of Spanish tapas: mega platter ($36.00). Select up to 10 different varieties: patatas bravas, chorizos, tortillas etc to melt your appetizing hearts.

Delighting us even more, every (alcoholic) drink ordered comes with one free tapas. We ended up with a carousel of Sangria ($28), good for 4 glasses. Oh sweet red. It was harmony when paired with our main star, the paella valencia ($36). A healthy dose of Spanish medium grain rice simmered with seafood.

Naturally, we were nourished and it was time to leave the magic of this loft Little India. But who knows, maybe we will be back to meet again.

68 Dunlop Street

Mon–Thu: 5pm – 1am
Fri–Sat: 5pm – 2am
Sun: 5pm – 11am