We only have one Earth, so we need to take care of it or we won’t have a home to live in. That is why it is important for us to commemorate Earth Day on April 22—an annual event celebrated since 1971, this year’s theme is “Invest in Our Planet”, and it encourages everyone to incorporate sustainable practices in our daily lives and help combat climate change.
In Singapore, many restaurants have joined this movement by creating innovative menus with Mother Earth in mind. This means going beyond sourcing for sustainable produce and making a conscious effort to limit food waste, provide meat-free options and invest in eco-friendly materials. We highlight five establishments at the forefront of sustainable dining practices on the island.
Modern European restaurant Kausmo challenges food norms that cause unnecessary food wastage. Dishes here showcase thoughtfully sourced ingredients, including sustainably sourced seafood, fresh secondary cuts of meat, and ‘ugly’ and oddly shaped vegetables—each part of the vegetable or animal finds a part to play. “We want to show that ingredients not ideal for retail can be perfect on our plates,” shares restaurant manager Chew Shian.
The kitchen works around the availability of produce, and that is why there is no fixed menu. However, diners can still anticipate well-loved signatures such as wild fish congee with preserved plum. Through its delectable offerings, co-founder and chef Lisa Tang demonstrates how lesser-loved produce are as palatable as its popular counterparts. Book here.
Kausmo, 1 Scotts Road, 03-07, S(228208),+65 8126 8538