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What to Eat at Somerset International and Local Flavors

What to Eat at Somerset: International and Local Flavors

Even as a local, I’m still fascinated by our city’s tapestry of flavors. And Somerset is one of the best places to experience these!

With tantalizing aromas wafting from hawker stalls and exquisitely crafted dishes served in fine-dining establishments, the culinary landscape at Somerset is a true melting pot of cultures.

Let’s explore Somerset, a Singapore neighborhood with many restaurants where you can enjoy various global cuisines.

Hainanese Pork Chop

Recommended spot: Han’s Cafe


Address: TripleOne Somerset, 111 Somerset Road, #01-11/12 

Contact details: +6567086753

Operating hours: 8 AM to 10 PM, Sunday to Saturday

Price: SGD 16

Hainanese Pork Chop is a beloved comfort dish in Singapore, featuring a thick, juicy pork chop breaded and fried until golden brown. 

The pork chop is smothered in a rich and savory gravy made with onions, garlic, and a blend of spices, adding depth to each bite. The dish is typically served with steamed rice and vegetables.

Han’s Cafe is known for its expertly prepared Hainanese pork chops, using high-quality ingredients. The gravy complements the tender pork chop, while the steamed rice and vegetables provide balance to this delicious meal.

Pro tip:
Ask for the gravy on the side when ordering Hainanese pork chop at Han’s Cafe. Doing this will allow you to control how much gravy you have on your pork chop. 
If you like a lot of gravy, you can ask for extra.

Bursting Meatball Noodles

Recommended spot: GO Noodle House


Address: 313@Somerset, Orchard Road, #B3-37/38 

Contact details: +6563635323

Operating hours: 

  • 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM, Sunday to Thursday
  • 11:30 AM to 10 PM, Friday to Saturday

Price: SGD 15

The bursting meatball noodles at GO Noodle House is a popular dish many enjoy. 

The meatballs are juicy and flavorful, bursting with savory goodness with every bite. Complemented by a fragrant and delicious broth, this dish boasts a rich and umami-filled flavor profile. 

A mix of herbs and spices adds depth and complexity, perfectly balanced by the perfectly cooked noodles. Together, these components create a satisfying culinary experience.

Pro tip:
Consider ordering the dish with add-ons like extra meatballs, vegetables, and soft-boiled eggs.

Swiss Rösti

Recommended spot: Marché Mövenpick 


Address: 313@somerset, Orchard Road, Level 1 Discovery Walk

Contact details: +6568344041

Operating hours: 

  • 10 AM to 9:30 PM, Sunday
  • 11 AM to 9:30 PM, Monday to Thursday
  • 10 AM to 10:30 PM, Saturday

Price: Starts at SGD 11

Rösti is a traditional Swiss dish made from grated potatoes fried to a golden-brown perfection. It’s a hearty and satisfying dish typically served as a side but can also be enjoyed as a main course, making it perfect for a cold winter day.

Marché Mövenpick’s Swiss rösti is a must-try for anyone seeking an authentic taste of Swiss cuisine. Their rendition is crafted with authentic ingredients and traditional methods, resulting in a culinary masterpiece. 

Pro tip:
Order the Swiss rösti with various toppings like sour cream, sausages, and fried eggs to experience its different flavors and textures.

Char Siu Truffle Shoyu Soba

Recommended spot: Tsuta


Address: 313@Somerset, Orchard Road, #01-17 313

Contact details: +6596505495

Operating hours: 11:30 AM to 10 PM, Sunday to Saturday

Price: Starts at SGD 15

Tsuta’s char siu truffle shoyu soba is a Michelin-starred ramen dish. The rich truffle-infused shoyu broth features Hokkaido kelp, shiitake mushrooms, and black truffle oil, while the tender char siu is marinated in a secret blend to add savory notes.

A perfectly seasoned ajitama egg (boiled egg cooked for ramen) cooked to soft-boiled perfection enhances the dish’s richness.

The thin and chewy noodles are crafted from a special flour blend, providing a delightful contrast. The dish is completed with the refreshing crunch of bamboo shoots and spring onions.

Pro tip:
After a night out with friends, char siu truffle shoyu soba is the perfect dish to gently ease your body back into balance. The rich and savory broth helps to settle your stomach while the chewy noodles soak up any lingering alcohol. 
The tender char siu boosts energy, helping you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Just remember to eat in moderation to avoid feeling bloated.

Slipper Lobster Linguine

Recommended spot: Privé Somerset


Address:  313@Somerset, Orchard Road, #01-28

Contact details: +6567760777

Operating hours: 10 AM to 11 PM

Price: SGD 26

Privé Somerset’s slipper lobster linguine is a delicious pasta dish made with slipper lobster (crayfish) sauce.

The sauce features onions, garlic, wine, tomato sauce, and a blend of herbs and spices for a complex flavor. 

The texture of the linguine pasta is just right, and it complements the tender slipper lobster meat and velvety sauce excellently. Fresh herbs are added for a pop of freshness and flavor. 

Pro tip:If you’re a fan of spicy food, ask for some chili flakes or chopped fresh chili to add to your slipper lobster linguine. You could also squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the dish to enhance the flavor of the sauce.

Beef Rib Stew

Recommended spot: Masizzim


Address: 313 Orchard Road, #B3 – 02

Contact details: +6565095808

Operating hours: 

  • 11 AM to 9:30 PM, Sunday to Thursday
  • 11 AM to 10 PM, Friday to Saturday

Price: Starts at SGD 23

Masizzim’s beef rib stew is a flavorful dish with high-quality beef ribs braised in a secret sauce for several hours. 

The result is a tender beef stew with a rich and complex flavor. The beef, onions, garlic, and other ingredients infuse the sauce with a rich, umami flavor.

The dish is typically served with rice, kimchi, and vegetables to soak up the delicious sauce and provide a refreshing contrast to the richness of the stew.

Pro tip:
Masizzim offers a variety of side dishes that complement the beef rib stew. Instead of sticking to the standard rice, kimchi, and vegetables combination, experiment by trying different pairings. 
For instance, pairing the stew with japchae (glass noodles) for a chewy contrast or with tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes) for a burst of flavor.

Honey Butter Chicken

Recommended spot: Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory


Address: 313 Orchard Road, #B3 – 04 05

Contact details: +6565098364

Operating hours: 

  • 11 AM to 9:30 PM, Sunday to Thursday
  • 11 AM to 10 PM, Friday to Saturday

Price: SGD 34

Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory’s honey butter chicken is a deep-fried dish coated in a delightful honey butter sauce. 

The chicken is marinated in a blend of spices and herbs and then fried to crispy perfection. The sauce is made with honey, butter, and soy sauce, adding a sweet and savory glaze to the chicken.

This dish is popular for its unique combination of flavors. The chicken is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, while the honey butter sauce adds a decadent richness that makes it truly irresistible.

Pro tip:
Consider pairing the dish with a Korean beer or soju (sometimes called Korean vodka). 
The crispness and bitterness of a Korean beer will help to cut through the richness of the honey butter sauce, while soju provides a smooth and refreshing contrast.

Beef Combination Pho

Recommended spot: Mrs Pho Kitchen


Address: 313@somerset, Orchard Road, #01-16

Contact details: +6596445077

Operating hours: 11 AM to 10 PM, Sunday to Saturday

Price: SGD 13

Mrs. Pho Kitchen prepares a delicious soup with sliced beef, brisket, and beef ball in a secret recipe beef broth that they boil for 12 hours. The result is a rich umami broth that will satisfy your taste buds. 

This dish is served with al dente rice noodles and fresh herbs like cilantro, Thai basil, and bean sprouts to give it a refreshing and aromatic touch. 

The beef combination pho is a must-try dish at Mrs. Pho Kitchen, offering a harmonious blend of succulent beef cuts and rich flavors that will transport you to the streets of Vietnam.

Pro tip:
Customize your pho to your liking since it’s a versatile dish. Ask for extra herbs, adjust the amount of chili sauce, or add a squeeze of lime to enhance the flavors.

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