Ding Dong first opened in 2013 at Ann Siang Hill has since relocated to Amoy Street since 2016. Believe it or not but this is my first visit here. The restaurant offers innovative dishes that meld familiar and traditional flavours of Asian cuisine with innovative plating, and modern, progressive culinary techniques.
Ding Dong has launched 18 new exciting dishes to its ala carte menu and specially curated by newly appointed Head Chef, Miller Mai and his team, under the tutelage of Executive Chef, Ryan Clift, as well as an equally inventive cocktail programme by Group Bar Manager, Joe Schofield.
We are excited to check out the dishes that are served that night.
Kuih Pie Tee, Singapore Chilli Crab S$15.00++
We started with crispy tart shell Kuih Pie Tee filled with Singapore Chilli Crab. The crab meat added sweetness to the filling and making the dish tasty with the chilli gravy.
Tuna Tataki – S$18.00++
Refreshing tuna tataki served with calamansi sorbet, avocado sauce, edamame and ikura on a bed of cucumber carpaccio slices. As much as the calamansi sorbet is refreshing, I would rather have it separately with tuna tataki.
Stuffed You Tiao –S$16.00++
Otah Otah sandwiched in between the charcoal you tiao and kaffir lime mayonnaise to complete the taste. This reminds me of the youtiao with mayonnaise but it has been further improvised with otah otah. This is best to enjoy while it is hot.
Pad Thai Quail, Watercress Salad and Firm Beancurd-S$16.00++
The quail is marinated with spices and deep-fried to a crispy and served with firm beancurd along with the watercress salad. Some said the sauce is too heavy but I think it surely goes well with alcohol drinks.
Beef Short Rib-S$38.00++
My favourite dish and I would recommend to order this when you are here. But wait a minute. The sous vide beef short rib is prepared using classic Peranakan ingredient, Buah Keluak topped with wingbean salad. Generous serving of buah keluak sauce is truly enticing. And it is a successful combination!
A rendition of Malay with Western flavours I would say. The crispy and moist duck leg confit served with creamy satay sauce and ketupat in cubes. The gravy is best to go with a bowl of white rice. This is how locals enjoy their savoury dishes.
Barramundi served with Thai sweet & sour sauce and green papaya slices.
Everyone was so excited when this is served. The beautifully curated Durian Alaska made with in-house durian ice-cream and pandan sponge coated with smooth torched pandan meringue. And take a closer look you will find a thin layer of biscuit at the bottom with housemade durian kaya. Oh boy! Every bite is extremely awesome! I can have it all by myself.
Expect surprises when the dishes are served as the chef here are so talented and creative in curating their menu.I would say more hits than misses here to experience the modern twist cuisine.
Address: 115 Amoy Street
Monday – Saturday 12:00PM – 3:00PM | 6:00PM – 12:00AM
(Closed on Sunday)