The Sampan is a three-storey restaurant and bar located at Boat Quay. The restaurant offers an Asian twist of cuisine. The restaurant has recently revamped their menu, which is helmed by their new Head Chef Ahmad. Diners can opt for outdoor dining by the river side or indoor air-con area at level 1. You can opt for private dining area on the second or third floor that overlooks Singapore River and Marina Bay Sands. It has a perfect spot to enjoy the fireworks during New Year Eve.
We kick start our dinner tasting with Emping crackers followed by appertizers.
Next, we have 2 types of salads. Spicy and Tangy Singapore Salad S$14.00++ and Crispy Thai Beef Salad S$15.00++. I prefer the Singapore Salad that comes with a refreshing taste with flavourful spices in it. The improved version of old school rojak I would say.
They also offer Grilled dishes including Fresh Local Seabass with asian soya sauce glaze and potato puree S$21.00++ , Charred Chicken with mango sambal and steamed rice cake S$19.00++, Whole Baby Chicken with tomato sambal Aubergine S$22.00++ and Beef Cheek Rendang with grilled vegetables and steamed rice cake S$26.00++.
As for the desserts, we had the Local Coconut Pudding with coffee tuile and charred bread ice-cream S$13.00++, Thai Sticky Rice with mango slices and mango sorbet S$13.00++ and Pandan Pancakes with vanilla ice-cream and palm sugar syrup S$13.00++.
< We were told that the ice-creams are made in-house and surprisingly it was smooth in texture and taste wise was flavourful. My favourite of the night was the Pandan Pancakes with vanilla ice-cream. Diners also can order alcoholic drinks from the drinks menu. They have interesting cocktails such as Mango Chilli Smash S$17.00++, L&L S$17.00++ and many more. You can seek for suggestion from the service staff based on your own preference.
The Sampan offers quite an extensive selection of Asian dishes. For those who are working nearby, they are offering 2-Course Set Lunch Menu at S$13.90++ and 3-Course Set Lunch Menu at S$17.90++. If you are looking for a local twist, check out this place with a nice view at the outdoor dining. I wouldn’t mind coming back for the dessert though.
Address: 63 Boat Quay
Tel: +65 6732 1698
Monday – Friday 11:30AM – 2:30PM | 5:00PM – 12:00AM
Saturdays 5:00PM – 12:00AM
(Closed on Sundays)