10 Scotts Road
Tel: 65 6738 1234
Concierge.com's insider take:
Can't stand the thought of braving crowds and brutal heat to sample Singapore's famous food stalls? Street-food style has taken up residence indoors at the Grand Hyatt. Set aside a large amount of time (and stomach space) to eat your way through the offerings, from cult favorites like yam cake with prawns to a range of Indian dishes to local favorites like popiah (summer rolls with braised turnip, prawns, boiled eggs, and peanut) and ayam santan curry, a Malay chicken dish with fresh coconut milk. Not all the local fare will appeal: The sour plum juice and cheng teng, a warm herbal syrup with dried fruit and fungus, are a bit too funky for many Western palates. But the homesick can also devour perfect pancakes, authentic burgers, and Australian sirloin. The dining room, designed by Japan's Super Potato, draws an energetic vibe from its mixture of natural elements like rough-hewn stone and dark wood with playful wall sculptures made of brightly colored glass bottles. Food is served buffet-style from chef-manned stations for Chinese, Malay, Indian, and Western fare; there are also a lengthy dessert bar and a fresh fruit-juice station. The reasonable prices draw hotel guests as well as office workers who dine at long tables or in semiprivate rooms.
Open daily 6:30 am to midnight.