Chef Wan is proud to announce the launch of his first-ever a la carte concept, Chef Wan's Kitchen! With 35 years of experience in the culinary industry, Chef Wan is regarded as a luminary, and loved by all for his bubbly personality. Throughout his career, he has served royalties, sultans and celebrities across the world. Now, he has dug into his treasure trove of recipes, passed down from his grandmother to his mother and then to him, and is showcasing authentic heritage Asian and international dishes at his new restaurant.
The Bibik Neo's Laksa (S$15.90) is Chef Wan’s favourite childhood dish, cooked by his grandmother on special occasions. Whenever Chef Wan hosts laksa parties for international celebrities, this is his signature go-to. Of a delightful coconutty creaminess, or described as "lemak" in Malay, the piquant gravy is made from a unique blend of spices, grinded fresh prawns and coconut milk.
A beloved dish of Chef Wan, Cik Aini's Mee Rebus with Prawn Fritters (S$15.90) is a dish that Chef Wan had served to the royal family of Brunei, and it earned much praise from them. This rendition is Chef Wan's way of paying tribute to his mother. To support her family and bring up all her children, Chef Wan's mother made a living selling mee rebus for 31 years. This will be the first time Singaporeans will enjoy this unique dish, which is served with premium crunchy and flavourful prawn fritters.
Another favourite of the Brunei Sultan is the Chef Wan's Oxtail Soup (S$17.90), which follows Chef Wan's very own recipe. Simmered and boiled for many hours, the oxtail soup is enlivened by a winning medley of spices. The oxtail promises gelatinous goodness!
Two other dishes that Chef Wan has regaled royalties and his celebrity friends with are Prawn Curry with Pineapple ($21.90) and Lawar Salad (S$17.90). Another cherished recipe by his grandmother, the Prawn Curry with Pineapple is a famous Malaysian-style curry, loved by many Peranakan families in Malacca and Singapore. The pineapple adds a slight sour flavour to the spicy curry.
A must-have staple in any traditional Balinese feast, the Lawar Salad is made with a potpourri of ingredients, from garlic to red chillies, fried shallots, long beans, limes, palm sugar, desiccated coconut, fresh turmeric, black peppercorns, and many more. Chicken breast, candlenuts and jackfruits are tossed into the mix. This dance of sweet, savoury, spicy and tangy notes is sure to wow all gourmands.
Continue the indulgence with Chef Wan’s Selangor Beef Rendang (S$22.90), which boasts a tender, melt-in-your-mouth texture. Of a smooth consistency, the gravy, enhanced with a blend of aromatic spices, will leave diners wanting more.
During his travels in Morocco, Chef Wan learnt the secret to whipping up traditional Moroccan dishes. The Moroccan Harira Lamb Meatball Soup (S$17.90) is made with chickpeas, coriander leaves, ginger, onions, parsley, tomatoes, tomato purée and turmeric. The superbly tender and juicy lamb meatballs are stewed for many hours, and they soak up the goodness of these ingredients.
Also bursting with exotic flavours is the Moroccan Chicken Tajine (S$19.90). The succulent chicken is served in a traditional earthenware pot.
Chef Wan’s Kitchen is nestled in the bustling Esplanade, and its national significance and beautiful sea view make it a fitting place for the chef to showcase dishes dear to his heart. During special occasions such as National Day and New Year’s Eve, his guests can also enjoy the parade of fireworks while tucking into his creations.
About Chef Wan’s Kitchen
Welcome to Chef Wan’s Kitchen. A beloved TV personality known for his effervescent personality, Chef Wan is a culinary stalwart with 35 years of experience under his belt. For this venture, he has dug into his treasure trove of recipes, passed down from his grandmother to mother and auntie and then to him, and curated the best ones. Embark on an epicurean journey and relish the exotic flavours of Peranakan, Moroccan, Javanese and Spanish cuisines with Chef Wan!
8 Raffles Avenue,
#02-14 Esplanade Mall,
Monday to Sunday
12.00PM – 2.30PM
5.30PM – 10.30PM
Contact no. +65 63974911
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