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Fah Thai Magazine Jul-Aug 2018

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HAPPENINGS SINGAPORE

HAPPENINGS SINGAPORE MALAYSIA KUALA LUMPUR CULTURAL FLAVOURS Multi-cultural Singapore is blessed with a natural infusion of cuisines, which are directly influenced by the country’s different races. Celebrating that heritage is Folklore, which presents a menu of nostalgic dishes reflective of the major racial cuisines of Singapore. When the hunger pangs hit for a taste that’s uniquely Singaporean, make a stop at this establishment housed at Destination on Beach Road. The brainchild of local chef Damian D’Silva, Folklore carries a menu that’s populated by signature Chinese, Malay and Indian favourites. The chef’s Eurasian- Peranakan heritage also shines through in his dishes, all of which are prepared passionately with traditional and artisanal cooking methods. The dishes here are practically made from scratch, with no short cuts or compromise. D’Silva even makes it a goal to help preserve Singapore’s culinary heritage, which is evident by bottles of house-made sauces and mixes along with complimentary recipe cards, which encourages home cooking. Open daily, 12pm-2.30pm; 6pm-9.30pm, Level 2, Destination, 700 Beach Road Singapore, parkhotelgroup.com/en/ destinationbeachroad/folklore SPOTLIGHT Pan-American Influence The rich diversity of cultures and cuisines found along the Pan-American Highway serves as the inspiration behind Panamericana, a bold new bar-grill destination housed at the Sentosa Golf Club. Opened by veteran bar consultant Julian Serna, the 6,000 square feet eating and drinking destination sits on a prime spot in the renowned golf club, set against the panoramic backdrop of the Singapore Straits. Executive Chef Mathew Woon has developed the grill’s signature “farm-to-fire” repertoire of succulent grilled whole meats, fresh seafood and regional street food. The focal point of the kitchen is a brick-encased asador, a traditional pit where whole meats are grilled in plain view. The menu is predominantly populated by a mixture of small and big plates, all of which celebrates the diverse cuisine on offer at Panamericana. But the outlet is also an ideal place for sundowners thanks to the large and breezy 100-seat terrace overlooking the lush golf course. Open 12pm-11pm, Wednesday to Friday; 9am to 11pm, Saturday and Sunday, 27 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa Golf Club, panamericana.sg SPOTLIGHT Fight Time After his controversial defeat to Jeff Horn in July 2017, Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao will once again step into the ring in Kuala Lumpur. Not ready to hang up his gloves yet, the former WBO Welterweight champion will face Argentinian boxer Lucas Matthysse for the WBA Welterweight Championship in the capital city of Malaysia in mid-July. But the 39-year-old boxer will have his work cut out for him against the younger Matthysse. The defending champ has already notched up an impressive record of 36 knockouts in his 39 victories of his professional career. Pacquiao though has the talent to get it done and despite dividing his time with his senatorial duties in Philippines, is still considered one of the world’s best fighters. 15 July, Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil, fightofchampions.com RAISING THE BAR The Tippling Club has carved a reputation for its progressive cuisine and unique cocktails in the region. Under the lead of chef/owner Ryan Clift, the outlet has already notched up an impressive list of accolades under its belt including being named 11th best bar in Asia by Asia’s 50th Best Bars 2017. With a mixture of fun and inventiveness, Chef Clift and his team have managed to deliver a dining experience that combines modern gastronomy with a fresh and playful perspective. Tippling Club features a bar, dining and an upstairs private dining room and regardless where patrons chose to dine at, they are guaranteed a sense of excitement and a touch of theatre with every dish and cocktail served here. Proof of that can be seen in some of the more unique offerings available at the Tippling Club like Dreams & Desires, the world’s first edible cocktail menu made with gummy bears. Open 12pm-12am Monday-Friday; 6pm-12am on Saturday, 38 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore, tipplingclub.com 106 107