Top Tables for March 2023

by Anton D. Javier
01 Mar 2023

This month, we’re crazy over the new menu and chef at Fat Cow, a hidden hangout in the CBD, and the new Sunday brunch at Capitol Kempinski



  • Dishes from the Fat Cow Chef's Table omakase menu
  • Unagi Tamajimushi
  • Chef Shingo Iijima
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Think of decadent wagyu beef and luxurious Japanese cuisine and chances are, Fat Cow will come to mind. In the 13 years it’s been serving up counterside chef specialties and indulgent rice bowls, Fat Cow has built up a loyal fanbase that are sure to love the changes the restaurant has recently implemented. For starters, the establishment welcomes new Head Chef Shingo Iijima, a soft-spoken 37-year-old whose culinary know-how speaks volumes.

With Chef Iijima at the helm, Fat Cow’s Chef’s Table Omakase offerings now focus on classic kaiseki techniques, doing away with OTT flourishes like excessive truffle shavings and edible gold. In the “Tetsu” dinner experience, we thoroughly enjoyed the simplicity and balance of dishes like the Unagi Tamajimushi – a steamed egg custard topped with grilled unagi and uni wrapped in shiso leaf tempura. As opposed to grilling it, the wagyu featured in the Wagyu Yuba To Kokabu No Taitan dish is gently cooked in the broth’s residual heat, pairing well Japanese yuba (beancurd skin) and a yuzu miso.

Another unique take on wagyu beef is through the Kaga Renkon Mochi Ikomi Wagyu dish, which is a lotus root glutinous cake with a wagyu beef filling that’s cooked with sansho pepper and gobo. Chewy, crunchy, and deeply savory, this unique dish is highly enjoyable especially if you’re a fan of contrasting textures. As for dessert, look forward to the baked Japanese sweet potato with vanilla ice cream – a sweet finish to an exemplary meal.

Visit Fat Cow at 1 Orchard Boulevard, #01-01/02, Cameden Medical Centre, Tel: 6735 0308




  • Smoked trout doughnuts
  • Mejaoujim
  • Booth seats at Aniba
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Hidden on the fifth level of Six Battery Road is Aniba, a “chef kitchen and lounge” that will draw you in with its dark and dramatic interiors, potent cocktails, and a menu comprised of bites and sharing dishes that boast modern Middle Eastern flavors. The mastermind behind the menu is Israeli Chef Meir Adoni, who is constantly driven by innovation and his Moroccan culinary heritage.

Start off with a personal favorite: Smoked Trout Donuts featuring flaked smoked trout and medjool dates wrapped in a yeast batter, deep fried, and finished with warm spices and mandarin gel for that perfect sweet and savory flavor combination. The Hamachi and Watermelon Tartare is a refreshing starter that’s given a kick with a kaffir lime oil drizzle and an Asian-style aioli, while the Crispy Fatayer, with Saint Maure cheese, eggplant, spinach, and caramelized onions, paired with a shot of hamusta soup, is all about texture, heat, and the complex flavor of spices.

Don’t miss the Katayef, which is a perfect sharing dish. These folded Lebanese semolina pancakes (with a texture that’s best described as a cakey empanada) are filled with grouper, pine nuts, harissa, cilantro, and preserved lemon. For maximum flavor, dip it in the spicy Thai-style vinaigrette on the side. Finally, the beautifully charred Lady Finger-wrapped Fish Kebab is a flavor-packed dish that’s finished with a curry-scented tomato sauce, charred leek powder, crispy shallots, and basmati rice.

Visit Aniba at 6 Battery Road, #05-03, Tel: 9668 8036




  • Meats, seafood, and sweets galore at the new Tropical Sunday Champagne Brunch
  • Fresh sashimi and seafood
  • Dessert selection
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Here’s an exciting reason to drag yourself out of the house on a Sunday: 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore recently launched the new Tropical Sunday Champagne Brunch. The luxurious affair brings together a wide variety of live food stations, thematic cocktails and Telmont champagne, as well as live musical entertainment.

Seafood lovers won’t be disappointed with the selection here, with an abundance of shellfish and crustaceans ranging from baby lobsters and tiger prawns to blue mussels, clams, and seasonal oysters. Freshly sliced sashimi and sushi are also available to whet the appetite of Japanese food fanatics. The verdant salad stations and charcuterie corner will soon beckon you to indulge in fresh vegetables, jamón, an assortment of cheeses, and smoked fish.

Singaporean and Indian favorites are part of the buffet as well, while fried rice, pastas, and various noodle dishes are sure to satisfy your carb cravings. Make a beeline for the Grill Carving and Roast sections, boasting a succulent selection comprised of Wagyu Beef Hanging Tender, Pork Belly Char Siew, Angus Beef Ribeye, and Pasture-fed Lamb Leg. End on a sweet note and partake in the treats in the Dessert station, with favorites like ice cream, chocolate fondue, cookies, cakes, donuts, and more.

Visit 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, 15 Stamford Road, Tel: 6715 6871