Nestled right in the iconic Rendezvous Hotel in the Bras Basah strip is the Straits Café, where diners will be able to enjoy the taste of the region without having to break the bank and leaving Singapore.
Taking inspirations from the flavours of Penang, Melaka, Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, Straits Café -which was only certified Halal in 2018 -aims to be the destination for Straits delights.And it’s not just the food that takes inspiration from the region, the decor is influenced as well.
The restaurant’s interior boasts a myriad of bold colours and geometric accents, generous use of marble and wood furnishing, and several decorative highlights such as rustic Chinese baskets, vintage enamelware of tingkat (a tiered lunchbox that can pack several food items), plates and mugs reminiscent of those used by the Nonyas, as well as quirky display pieces.
Under the leadership of their head chef who has had training from the acclaimed Malaysian chef, Chef Wan, the restaurant is also slowly introducing Middle-Eastern flavours through dishes such as their Moroccan Chicken.
The Middle-East has always had an influence on some of the Straits dishes such as beef rendang, an iconic Malay dish.