Man at His Best

Cheek By Jowl's Must-Tries Before You Lose Track Of The Year Again

We're serious.

BY Lestari Hairul | Jan 17, 2017 | Food & Drink

Barramundi with leek, bonito butter and caramlized onion.


There’s a tendency, among certain establishments, to present a smorgasbord of meals featuring exotic ingredients. Doesn’t matter how they fit into the overall taste of the dish, the stranger and the cooler sounding it is the better. And the result is more often than not a confused mess.

There’s none of that gimmicky rubbish at Cheek By Jowl. Following its takeover of the space that once housed Sorrel in Boon Tat Street, Chef Rishi Naleendra steers with a deft hand. The ingredients have been chosen purposefully, and everything from texture to flavour profile makes perfect sense.


Coconut laksa leaf ice cream with pomelo and green chilli.


Five snacks and five courses will set you back SGD88++ for dinner, not a bad deal for such quality food. The pickled sardine nestled in a briny broth and the dessert featuring a laksa leaf ice cream were especially impressive. What a treat.

Cheek By Jowl is located at 21 Boon Tat Street. For reservations, contact 6221 1911.