Author: Alex Chua
If you want a romantic dinner for two, or have friends from out of town and want to introduce them to a quality meal with an unforgettable scenery, take them up the hills to Spuds & Aprons. Overlooking the Harbourfront precinct and Sentosa Island, Spuds & Aprons, previously known as the Jewel Box, had a re-branding effort 2 years ago. Updated with new interior, new logo and a refreshed menu, Spuds & Aprons showcases a style that is more reflective of a modern, chic casual dining restaurant, transforming into a one of the choice destination for reconnecting with loved ones over a communal meal, with a magnificent backdrop to boot.
Ready for some spud-y action? Check out some of the must-try eastern & western cuisines install for this season!
Singapore Chilli Crab is probably one of our most prominent National dishes, so naturally this dish entices me dearly. Presented with the chili crab stuffed in crisp roasted potato skins, the Chili Crab in a Tux is a playful rendition from the familiar mantou bun as the dipper for its precious chili crab sauce. Moderately spicy and quite addictive, this appetizer gives a well-textured, flavorful bite.
The highly recommended Sweet Potato Fries with Sea Salt & Japanese Curry Mayo truly deserves its place in the menu. The curry mayo dip is insanely irresistible, and with the crunchy, lightly-salted sweet potato fries, there is no doubt for its popularity.
Next up comes the main dishes. Featuring BBQ Baby Rack Ribs, Gorgeous Beef Guinness, Oven Roasted Mustard Marinated Chicken and Pasta Vongole, I am too spoiled with choices on which ones are my definitive favourite. But if you would to push me to the wall, I would pick Pasta Vongole – with its excellent white wine sauce, the dish gives off a whiff of exquisiteness and the pasta has the al détente quality.
My friends prefer the BBQ Baby Back Ribs, and for good reason. Slathered with succulent sweet BBQ sauce, the ribs are tender and robust in flavour.
What would go wrong with a Jar of Happiness? Absolutely nothing, just sinfully deluxe. Balancing the sweetness profile to perfection, I particularly love the ultra-smooth ice cream and mixed berries.
Do you know your Chempedek? A local variant of its cousin fruit of jackfruit, the Chempedek Bread and Butter Pudding goes surprisingly smooth together. Yet another well-balanced dessert in its sweetness level, Spuds & Aprons definitely tickles my fancy for more desserts. Just be sure that you’ve ordered this one at when you’re here!
Good food, good vibe, with a gorgeous scenic view, what more could you possibly asked for? The trip up the hill to Spuds & Aprons, 100m above sea-level, is definitely well-worth it!
Spuds & Aprons
Faber Peak Singapore, Level 2
109 Mount Faber Road, Singapore 099203
Author: Alex Chua