8 FANTASTIC FEASTS THAT CAN BE SHARED BY FIVE (OR LESS, IF YOU ARE HUNGRY)
We a love a good share platter, piled high with delicious eats. Phase 2's five-people-or-less rule is the perfect excuse to indulge in these.
We told you which were the coolest hang out spots for your party of five (or less, but no more, because #staysafe and follow the rules please #kthxbye).
Now, here is a list of the best eats if you are heading to the island with your crew, squad or fam. These meals are delicious, huge and packed with yummy things — no better excuse to round up the gang than to head on over and try one of these.
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The island's 'go-to' spot for fabulous, fresh seafood. They only serve top quality, and the best way to sample their variety is via the share platters. The Cold Seafood Platter ($109.95) and Chef's Platter ($289.95) are good for two (as mains) and four or more (as appetisers). The former gets you steamed Boston lobster, yellowfin tuna, freshly shucked oysters and more. If you prefer your seafood grilled or expertly cooked, the Chef's Platter includes grilled Boston lobster, king crab legs, baked oysters with onions & gruyere and several more delicious morsels. The alfresco, quayside spot is also hard to beat.
Valid till 31 Dec 2020
The beach club that started it all, and the OG spot on the island to kick back with a group of friends, relax on daybeds and have some beachside fun. There is enough on the menu to keep hunger at bay. The Seafood Platter ($148) is a worthy share plate that goes with the seaside vibe, Everyone can dig into the whole, cracked Maine lobster, snack on oysters, prawns, clams, smoked octopus and served with a yuzu mignonette and marie rose sauce.
Sentosa's newest beach club is the best spot to head with a group of five for so many reasons — the beach, the chill vibe, three pools, daybeds, and their brilliant Balinese and Western share plates. Get either the Mixed Grill Platter of grass-fed striploin, Kurobuta pork chops, baby lamb chops, fat chips and veggies ($58) or the Seafood Platter ($159.80) of Balinese flavours, whereof Grilled jumbo prawns, bamboo lobster, red snapper and squid are served with tomatoes, basil, long beans, and sambal.
Shared feasts need not be all about digging into hefty platters of food, for a more refined upscale feast, head to W Singapore's SKIRT for some of the best quality meats and accompanying sides. Their Grazing menu ($88 per head) is meant for sharing, and need a minimum of two dinners to share. Choose between the Flat Iron Fillet with confit garlic puree or an Iberico Pork Tomahawk with grilled nashi pear and apple tarragon vinaigrette, as mains. There are a bunch of share plates as sides that include char-grilled broccolini, grilled baby gem lettuce and blistered padron peppers as sides. Everything is delightfully charred and perfectly cooked in their custom Parilla grill, and the refined vibe is perfect for a celebratory meal.
If your group of five includes kids, or you are headed to the island with family---Trapizza is hands down the best spot for all of their kid-friendly amenities. Sharing a meal is easy too, they do 16-inch pizzas ($46) that are great for sharing, and if you cannot agree on toppings, you can choose three different flavours. They also serve what is easily the island's most massive burger. The family-style Wagyu Burger ($48) is good for four diners and is truly a whopper. Served with fries and all the trimmings of a top-notch burger.
You could well imagine you are having a meal in an actual Greek taverna, with Mykonos' decor in shades of blue at this breezy, waterside Sentosa Cove' spot. And since good things must be shared, order up their Mixed Grill Platter ($96-$269 depending on how many or how hungry you are) of lamb chops, chicken sausage, gyros shaves, rib-eye steak and minced lamb skewers with all the trimmings (pita, salad, etc.). There is also a seafood version with prawns, octopus, calamari and more — all expertly grilled and flavoured.
FOC on Palawan Beach is where you head with the crew for a slice of Barcelona life; the airy beachside spot has a fabulous menu of Spanish-style eats, and most dishes are good to share. You cannot go wrong with Paella ($56 - $80), they have four kinds that include their signature squid ink and even a vegetarian variety, all of which are available in a large size that easily serves four. Also, they have a nifty concept of making your own D-I-Y beach party platters of 4, 6 or 8 kinds of tapas ($50 onwards) from their exhaustive menu. Options include their famous patatas bravas and the legendary Iberico Bikini Sandwich.
Sentosa's newest Indian restaurant is set in a converted heritage building, the Mess Hall on Gunner's Lane. The vibe is charming, and the food is excellent, in particular their meat and vegetable tandoor-grilled kebabs. The variety is mind-boggling, so order their Mixed Vegetable or Mixed Non-Veg Platter ($35 onwards) which allows you to sample their paneer, broccoli or chicken tikkas. For those going over for happy hour, there is share plate of Tandoori Chicken, Mutton Seekh Kebab, Amritsari Fish Tikka, and Mustard Brocolli served with a free bottle of wine — perfect for sharing.
By Priyanka C. Agarwal
Priyanka C. Agarwal is a writer, communicator and content creator with several years experience in print and digital media. She writes about food, travel, parenting and other adventures. Her work has appeared in the print and online pages of Silver Kris magazine, Time Out Singapore, Her World magazine, The Michelin Guide, The Peak and HungryGoWhere.com, among several others. She is a mother to two tiny gourmands and an experimental home cook who hopes one day, to author her own cookbook.