This story was first published on October 14, 2021, and updated on March 9, 2022.
With the abundance of food and beverage options available on Sentosa Island, it is understandable if you can never seem to decide on where to dine. Not only are there cafes and restaurants near the beaches, but there are also more choices at Resorts World Sentosa as well as Sentosa Cove. There is just too many to choose from and we are spoilt for choice.
And that is why we’ve asked the team at Tatler Singapore to share their go-to dining spots when they are out and about in Sentosa, whether it is for a staycation with the family or a day at the beach with friends. Read on to find out where your next gastronomic experience can take place.
When it comes to a truly exceptional dim sum experience, we can look no further than Cassia. Located in Capella, and in the heart of the southernmost point of continental Asia, the multi award-winning Asian restaurant really does not get it wrong. A splendid way to start my mornings on the island, dim sum chef Chow Nga Ming’s steamed morsels of sustenance really make the most important meal of the day extraordinary.
At once savoury and, dare I say, sweet, their signature steamed prawn and chicken siew mai-s—that are topped with abalones—are the obvious choice. But it is a fortifying bowl of double-boiled chicken, fish maw, scallops and flower mushroom broth that really seals the deal; the perfect respite for the chilly northeast monsoon we are currently facing.
And at this point, after another two rounds of wok-fried XO carrot cake with Chinese sausage and scallops, my body is ready to be lulled into a food coma and tenderised at the hotel’s Auriga spa. Typically, before I leave the island, I always return to the restaurant after my two hour massage to reward myself with Chow’s chilled mango cream with pomelo and sago, and if I am really lucky, I will also get to enjoy the restaurant’s best kept secret: his osmanthus jelly that is not on the menu.
—Adriel Chiun, Branded Content Editor