Experiencing the most romantic dinner in Singapore

Want to experience the most romantic dinner in Singapore?  Well, you have chosen an ideal destination for the most romantic excursion ever in your life.  Singapore offers plethora of opportunities for couples enjoying their holidays.  But, to select the most romantic dinner spots, you must be familiar with the city.  To make your task simpler, we would like to suggest some of the best places to experience the most romantic dinner ever in your life in this article.
Well, this list is not prepared by a novice, but some choosy travel journalists, therefore, we are a hundred percent sure that these are the best places to enjoy a romantic dinner in Singapore.  The list is prepared keeping a holistic experience in mind, rather than just the outlook, ambience or the surroundings.  Quality of food and service standards was a major concern for our research team.  However, we don’t claim that the order is according to the quality standards, as we have given them in a random order. 

Restaurants, according to ambience
If you talk about ambience, then, we have chosen three places for you viz. Dempsey-Hill, Halia Restaurant in Botanical Gardens and the Jewel-Box in Mt. Faber.  These are the best places, we recommend as far as surroundings and ambience is concerned.  Though, these places are slightly inaccessible, and you need to hire a taxi to reach there, but you would be thrilled to experience the ambience there.  

Restaurants with the best views of the city
Another exciting romantic dinner destination is at the sixty ninth story of Swissotel the Stamford and it is known as Equinox Restaurant.  For a nice view, Jewel-Box is good, because it is located at a certain height.  However, if you want to have the best landscape view of the Singapore skyline, you should choose the Cliff located in Sentosa Spa and Resort.  

Restaurants according to specific foods and dishes
For food lovers, Hai Tien Lo, maybe an ideal destination that has a modern setup and a great view.  To enjoy the lush green tropical look and natural surroundings, you may approach Flutes at the Fort, which also provides delicious food made by some of the best foreign chefs.  If you want to enjoy some of the most exotic menus that include fresh garden vegetables with vibrant tropical colors, then head towards St. Pierre.   If romance is on your mind, then you should choose Desire.
For amazing views, the Lighthouse Restaurant at the Fullerton Hotel Singapore is the best.  Besides the warm interiors, this luxurious restaurant offers an amazing waterfront view and exquisite food.  It is rated highly and recommended by the visitors for the overall experience.  Once you are there, we recommend you to place an order for seafood risotto.  We are sure you wouldn’t have eaten such a wonderful seafood risotto ever.  LaBrezza restaurant at St. Regis Hotel is the best for Italian food.  It offers some of the most exotic Italian dishes such as buratta and cavatelli with lobster. LaBrezza wins hands on, on both food quality and service.

Outdoor dining
If the romantic outdoor dining is your choice, a visit to the La Cantina at the Changi Village Hotel will prove to be the best romantic evening with treetop sea views.  However, you are supposed to reach there well before 7 PM to book an early cocktail for you that will bring you the exciting view of the sunset as well.

Best Singapore Desserts

Everybody likes to have a sweet ending to their lunch or dinner by tucking into a mouth-watering dessert or pudding. And as far as Singaporeans are concerned, most of them have a penchant for desserts, ice-creams, and other sweet dishes. Singapore is a melting potpourri of cultures and you can taste an assortment of sweets items that the ethnic Chinese, Malayans, and South Indians have made popular since the time of their migration to Singapore.

The names of the sweet offerings and dishes are real tongue-twisters and you might have a hard time pronouncing most of them but all your worries will melt away the moment you roll your tongue over them. So the next time you’re in Singapore, extract time from your busy schedule to dig into steamed cakes, Cendol, Fritters, Grass Jelly, Tutu Kueh, and Chinese Sponge Cakes.

Bubble Tea
There’s nothing that can compare to a hot steaming cup of tea or coffee to jumpstart your morning. When you’re in Singapore, take a break from downing those routine cuppas with Bubble Tea. Join in with the locals by sipping rich, creamy tea that is ice cold from a plastic cup. Flavourings such as tapioca seeds, hazelnut milk, and blueberries are added to make it more invigorating. You can ask for bubble tea without milk. It is called ‘Bubble Tea’ because of the froth that develops when preparing the mix in a blender or cocktail mixer.

You can find tea shops serving Bubble Tea almost anywhere and everywhere in Singapore. You can drop in for a cup at Sweet Talk or Koi Cafe.

There are many versions of Cendols available in Singapore and each one characterizes the distinct flavour of the region from where it originated. So you’ve Indonesian Cendols, Malaysian Cendols and Thai Cendols. But all the variants essentially contain ice shavings topped with a generous dose of noodles garnished with pandan and thick syrup of fresh palm sugar. This melange sits on a fluid base of coconut milk (or sometimes condensed milk). Don’t shirk from the noodles but fill your mouth with them for a heavenly experience.

Cendol is available in almost all food hawker stalls but if you want to have a special treat, go to the Tekka Market in Little India.

Grass Jelly
Grass Jelly is actually a Chinese herb belonging to the Mint family of plants. It is called ‘Chin-Chow’ in Chinese which means eternal grass. The herb is boiled thoroughly to get the characteristic black, opaque and wobbly slab which is tasteless in itself. It is actually used to flavour drinks or eaten after garnishing it with shaved ice topped with sugar syrup. Grass Jelly works as an immaculate antidote after a heavy dinner or lunch and is very refreshing when the weather is very balmy in Singapore during the summer season.
You can savour Grass Jelly at Koi Cafe in 1-16 People’s Park Complex or at Gogo Beanz at 1, Bedok Road.

Durian Sweets

Durian is a fruit that is typical to Southeast Asia and is known for its pungent odour. The fruit is quite large and the fleshy part has an aroma that some find revolting and others overpowering. Singaporeans really revere this fruit and it is used for flavouring ice-creams, puddings, soufflés, and even taken in raw form. The flesh is so succulent and juicy that you can scoop it out and eat the same.

Taste durian delicacies in People’s Park Centre in Chinatown and also along a string of stalls at Geylang.

Tutu Kueh

It’s a specialty pastry that is a favourite with Singaporeans. It is made by pouring hot and steaming rice paste peppered with powdered sugar in specially made moulds. The dough is stuffed with sweetened pistachios, almonds, coconut pieces or peanuts. Best had with a cup of hot tea or coffee, Tutu Kueh is available in shops that lines Haig Road Putu Piring in the Malaysian section of Geylang.