The latest food trend in Singapore: Setting food on fire
By Nicole-Marie Ng
There’s something about watching food burning right by the table that tantalises the taste buds. It could be the melodic sizzling or the waft of smoke in the air but watching these 12 dishes burn ignited the hungry pyromaniac in me.
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1. Shin-Sapporo Ramen – Fire Ramen
Available only at the Orchard Gateway and Century Square outlets, the Fire Ramen ($15.80) is an amazing fiery spectacle. Flaming garlic oil is is poured over the bowl of Tonkotsu Ramen and imparts a smoky, charred taste.
Address: 2 Tampines Central 5, #B1-10/11 Century Square, 529509
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2. Lokkee – Flaming Pineapple
Chinese New Year might be over but that doesn’t mean you can’t still huat with Lokkee’s Flaming Pineapple ($28). The pineapple contains chunks of braised beef that have been tenderised by the enzymes of the pineapple, helping the meat to melt in your mouth.
Address: 68 Orchard Road, #03-01, Plaza Singapura, 238839
3. Carne and Caipirinha – The FireBomb Pasta
Carne and Caipirinha is a Brazillian Churrascaria that serves 14 different types of grilled meat as a part of their buffet. For an additional $10, you can also try their “FireBomb” Carbonara Pasta.
The flames help melt some of the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and the alcohol used imparts a sweetness to the dish. Read our full review here.
Address: #01-50, Sunset Way Residence, 106 Clementi Street 12, 120106
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4. Atmosphere Café & Bistro – Flaming Pizza
Atmosphere Cafe’s Flaming Pizza ($14.80) is your regular ham, mushroom and cheese pizza set on fire with a touch of alcohol. Don’t miss their 3D-art coffee while you’re there!
Address: 321 Alexandra Rd, #02-01 Alexandra Central Singapore, 159971
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5. Catalunya – Baked Fish in Sea Salt
Known for a theatrical dining experience, Catalunya does not disappoint with this Baked Fish in Sea Salt that has been set on fire. Part of their Weekend Brunch menu, fire up your weekend with great food, freshly squeezed juices and pumping beats from their in-house DJ.
Address: 82 Collyer Quay, 049327
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6. Henri Charpentier – Chocolate Dome
A triple threat, Henri Charpentier has three different dishes that they set on fire right in front of diners. Our pick of the prettiest and best-tasting dessert goes to the Chocolate Dome ($29). The chocolate sphere is filled with a chocolate parfait biscuit of fraise d’amande and fresh berries.
Address: 9A Dempsey Rd, 247698
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7. Dancing Crab – Flaming Moonshine Tiger Prawn
Louisiana cajun style seafood has become extremely popular in recent years. Part of the TungLok Group, Dancing Crab is one of the best cajun seafood restaurants around. Aside from the Combo Bags that are filled with an assortment of seafood, make sure you don’t miss the Flaming Moonshine Tiger Prawns ($8 per 100g).
Cooked in moonshine, a highly distilled spirit, the prawns absorb all the flavour of the alcohol, making the prawn heads especially slurp-worthy.
Address: 200 Turf Club Road, #01-20/21 The Grandstand, 287994
8. Yantra – Raan-e-Yantra
A fine dining Northern Indian restaurant, Yantra puts an unexpected spin on traditional Indian dishes. The Raan-e-Yantra is a tender leg of lamb that has been marinated with a secret blend of spices. Before serving, the dish is flambéed with fennel flavoured rum.
Address: 163 Tanglin Rd, #01-28/33 Tanglin Mall, 247933
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9. Shashlik Restaurant – Baked Alaska
After a brief respite, Shashlik is back under new owners who aim to keep the heritage of the restaurant alive. The menu still retains old favourites including the classic Baked Alaska with a whipped cream exterior that is set on fire, leaving the edges slightly burnt. When you cut into this messy masterpiece, you’ll find a generous amount of ice cream and cake.
Address: 545 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238882
10. Majestic Bay – Bay’s Signature Kopi Crab
Set aflame by coffee liquor, Majestic Bay’s Kopi Crab is a crab dish unlike any other in Singapore. Made with three different types of coffee beans, the rich earthiness of the coffee sauce will have you licking your fingers in glee.
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, #01-10 Flower Dome Gardens By The Bay, 018593
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11. Milagro Spanish Restaurant – Crema Catalana
The Spanish Creme Catalana is similar to the French Creme Brulee but Milagro steps things up a notch by setting the dessert on fire. Grand Marnier alcohol keeps the flame ablaze and helps caramelise the sugar to form a hard sugary crust.
Address: 181 Orchard Rd, 238896
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12. Mr and Mrs Maxwell’s – Crepe Suzette
Said to have been invented by a fourteen-year-old assistant waiter, Henri Charpentier, in 1895, Crepe Suzette is a classic dish well-loved throughout the world. A sugary crepe is doused in Orange Liqueur and set ablaze, caramelising the sugar and creating a thick syrupy sauce.
Address: 28 Ann Siang Rd, 069708