Food Done the “Olden Way”

07 Jan Food Done the “Olden Way”

 Food is now easily accessible. You can get sushi, pizza, and Dim Sum from the same mall. And with more choices, we want authentic food now.

But what is Authentic food?

“Prepared in the same fashion, with the same ingredients, as the original versions of a dish were prepared in the nation or region of its origin.”

With that, we present to you now 4 restaurants which pride themselves in offering “Authentic” cuisine (or just have a great culinary story to tell).

Eat at 7

Address: Suntec City North Wing lvl 3 #03-316, Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983

Nearest MRT station: Promenade MRT

Opening hours: Mon – Fri 11:30 – 15:00,  17:30 – 22:30 | Sat – Sun 11:00 – 22:30 

Price: $$$$

Here is the most exhilarating collaboration in Japanese Food – taking seven of the most popular food concepts in Singapore. Three Premium restaurant brands are all sheltered under one roof:

1. Maguro Donya Miura Misaki Kou Sushi & Dining (First overseas venture to Sg)

2. Nikunohi (First and only overseas branch in Sg outside Japan, flying beef in from Kagoshima)

3. Nigiro Cafe (Tokyo’s best Caesar Salad)

This is a great move to discern themselves from the seemingly saturated Japanese market over here.

Maguro Donya Miura Misaki Kou Sushi & Dining

In Maguro Donya, the fish slices are amazing. Maguro Donya flies in the whole Blue fin Tuna by their collaboration carrier ANA. Priced at about $50 000, I guess this is only possible for the super successful restaurant that has a fleet of fishing trawlers under its command, not mentioning the sprawling number of restaurants it  owns in densely populated Tokyo. Asides from Chutoro and Otoro slices that Singaporean restaurants usually offer, Maguro Donya serves up the Kamatoro (neck) which is so rare even in Japan, and at an amazingly affordable price!




Nikunohi is a beef restaurant and serves up amazing air-flown beef direct from Kagoshima. The restaurant enjoys long queues in Japan for their tender and fragrant meats!beef


Nigiro Cafe

The young chef in Nigiro Cafe has competed in Iron chef at the age of 26. Its Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad has been touted as the best in a Japanese biweekly magazine!


Pizzeria Mozza

Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-42/46 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 018972

Nearest MRT station: Bayfront

Opening hours: Daily 12:00 – 23:00

Price: $$$

Pizzeria Mozza is the brainchild of Mario Batali,Joe Bastianich, and Nancy Silverton, who are highly acclaimed chefs and have won numerous prestigious culinary awards. Pizzeria Mozza originated from the USA with locations in Los Angeles and Newport Beach. Not surprisingly, this has got to be the place that serves the best pizza in Singapore, in our opinion. 


The pizza doughs here are made scratch and prepared in the traditional way over the wood burning brick oven. The crusts are  chewy but soft; the sauces and toppings are unique, fresh and cleverly thought up. Every combination of toppings on the menu is different but works really well. The thickness of the pizza is just right while the pizza dough is delicious from all the brick-made oven style cooking. Desserts include interesting additions like the Butterscotch Budino and theCaramel Copetta with Marshmallow Sauce. You thought this restaurant just sells amazing brick oven pizzas? Nope! Get ready to be pleasantly surprised.

Paulaner Bräuhaus

Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-01 Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596

Nearest MRT station: Promenade

Opening hours: Daily, 12:00 – 01:00

Price: $$$

Paulaner brewhouses today remain as one of the longest standing and well-established beer breweries worldwide. They hold a strong reputation for top quality, fresh-brewed beer right from their premises. 

So with one of such restaurants (and microbreweries) in Singapore, you can expect the original, and freshly brewed Munich Lager, Munich Dark Beer and Weissbier (wheat beer) all year long! paulaner

Paulaner’s brewing process follows the Bavarian Purity Law, where only four ingredients are used to make our beers: barley or malt barley, hops, pure water, and yeast!  Special beers such as the Oktoberfest bier during their annual Oktoberfest celebrations are also offered on a seasonal basis for guests to see. 

Mr Alex Buchner, a true blue German, is the General Manager and Brewmaster at Paulaner Brauhaus. He often conducts brewery tours for those interested in the brewing.

The restaurant strives to give its customers the ultimate Bavarian experience, from the Bavarian themed interior design to their extensive Bavarian food menu.

paulaner table

Pair your German beers with their signature crispy pork knuckles – that tender and succulent meat with crisp skin, soaked in natural juices of the roasted knuckles, and our authentic homemade sausages – You don’t get more German than this.


BuyaN Russian Restaurant and Bar

Address: 9 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089593

Nearest MRT station: Tanjong Pagar

Opening hours: Daily 17:00 – 00:00

Price: $ – $$$$$

BuyaN is the only Russian Restaurant in Singapore. What makes BuyaN special apart from its Russian owner and the imported goodies from Russia? BuyaN treats everyone equally regardless of the size of your budget. You can spend $30 for dinner or $750 for a caviar full-course dinner – BuyaN does not dictate where you sit. This is also BuyaN’s strategy to survive in the F&B industry: You can order every wine in a single glass and you can buy caviar from 1 gram. BuyaN targets all classes of customers.

buyanWhen it comes to alcohol, BuyaN doesn’t carry normal beer like Heineken. It has only unique beer lik Russian beer and Kazakstan beer and serving as draft beer. BuyaN also helps Russia to bring in alcohol. Because Russia had not been exporting for many decades, Russian vodka and champagne are not famous and sales may not be as high as French ones. However, the prices of alcohol are reasonable – about $50-60. Be sure to visit BuyaN for a unique experience.