1Market by Chef Wan

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Chef Wan pays tribute to the Peranakan heritage this March with timeless recipes inherited from his grandmother. Ten traditional Peranakan dishes have been added to the buffet spread at 1Market, and only available for a limited time. So for this month, there will be more offerings at the usual prices! Through this Peranakan fair, he aims to preserve and also introduce his guests to a rich heritage.

– taken from the press release dated 10 March 2015.

1Market is known to offer a variety of dishes, and most prominently, fresh seafood. With the addition of a few Peranakan dishes, we’ll let the pictures do the talking.

Different kinds of cooked meat being freshly sliced when you make your order:1Market by Chef Wan, Plaza Singapura Singapore reviewed by Projectweekends1Market by Chef Wan, Plaza Singapura Singapore reviewed by Projectweekends
J: You can choose how rare you want your beef to be. This is medium. The variety of sauces offered are also quite special. I recommend the rendang one!

1Market by Chef Wan, Plaza Singapura Singapore reviewed by Projectweekends

Black Pepper Crayfish1Market by Chef Wan, Plaza Singapura Singapore reviewed by Projectweekends
G & J: This CRAYMOTHERFISH is the bomb! Pardon our language. We are still drooling here as we type. Help yourself to infinity servings. Very fresh meat, crunchy and fragrant black pepper taste. A sprig of parsley just completes this dish. What’s best? You don’t even need to dirty your hands!

Traditional Nonya Laksa1Market by Chef Wan, Plaza Singapura Singapore reviewed by Projectweekends1Market by Chef Wan, Plaza Singapura Singapore reviewed by Projectweekends
G & J: The al dente rice noodles were cooked to perfection, and the broth was just the kind of spicy we like. Indeed it lived up to its “nonya” name. The only thing that was missing is the good ol’ cockles!

Rojak
1Market by Chef Wan, Plaza Singapura Singapore reviewed by Projectweekends1Market by Chef Wan, Plaza Singapura Singapore reviewed by Projectweekends
G & J: The “youtiao” was not as crunchy as we hoped, so make sure you quality check them before committing to an entire plate. Novelty lies in the fact that you can actually add in your own ingredients and mix it up yourself. No more stingy rojak uncle and auntie!

Satay
1Market by Chef Wan, Plaza Singapura Singapore reviewed by Projectweekends1Market by Chef Wan, Plaza Singapura Singapore reviewed by Projectweekends
G: They have chicken, beef and mutton to offer. Pretty good. Try to get them when they’re fresh out of the grill. They taste the best then!

1Market by Chef Wan, Plaza Singapura Singapore reviewed by Projectweekends
J: BBQ stuff are all generally good. The prawn shells were really hard to remove though. Not sure if it’s caused by the lack of freshness of the prawn or the BBQ process.

Sushi
1Market by Chef Wan, Plaza Singapura Singapore reviewed by Projectweekends
G: There are better things to eat here than sushi, really.

Kueh Pai Ti
1Market by Chef Wan, Plaza Singapura Singapore reviewed by Projectweekends
G & J: This was good. Crunchy cup and ingredients added in tasted pretty legit, like the ones you normally order at hawker centres.

Peranakan Sop Sayur Asin1Market by Chef Wan, Plaza Singapura Singapore reviewed by Projectweekends
J: One of the signature soups of Peranakan. It is very appetizing so start off with this before moving on to other food. The broth was sour yet refreshing, with a hint of assam taste.

Fresh flower crabs1Market by Chef Wan, Plaza Singapura Singapore reviewed by Projectweekends1Market by Chef Wan, Plaza Singapura Singapore reviewed by Projectweekends
G & J: We did not manage to try the crabs because we were stuffed by then. But how can you go wrong with crabs?

Dessert Corner1Market by Chef Wan, Plaza Singapura Singapore reviewed by Projectweekends
G: Good news for all chocolate fountain lovers. They have this delicious looking device with creamy chocolate splashing. Grab the marshmellows and berries and stake your claim, I say.

1Market by Chef Wan, Plaza Singapura Singapore reviewed by Projectweekends

Photo with the man himself. Chef Wan!1Market by Chef Wan, Plaza Singapura Singapore reviewed by Projectweekends

He really is quite friendly and talkative. If you meet him while dining there, take the opportunity to learn a thing or two about tasty Peranakan dishes!

Overall, we will definitely go again, just for the crayfish.

Check out their official website and Facebook for more updates. They change menu almost every month! We heard April is a Thai affair.

Prices:

Buffet Lunch:
(Mon-Thur) $37.45 for adult, $22.15 for child
(Fri-Sun & PH) $44.50 for adult, $28.05 for child

Buffet Dinner:
(Mon-Thur) $51.55 for adult, $26.85 for child
(Fri-Sun & PH) $56.30 for adult, $30.40 for child
* All prices are nett. Child must be between 6-12 years old.

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Address
Plaza Singapura
68 Orchard Road #04-45 to 49
Singapore 238839

Opening hours 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm

Tel: 65 6341 9159

* This is an invited tasting by Brand Cellar and 1Market.

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Worth Trying!

Average Cost per pax: $37.45 for lunch, $51.55 - $56.30 for dinner.

We recommend: Black pepper crayfish, nonya laksa.

  • Taste
    8
  • Ambience
    9
  • Service
    7
  • Location
    8
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