Singapore’s Folklore – found the second floor of the Destination Hotel on Beach Road – offers an unbridled experience to food lovers of all stripes. Showcasing a myriad of east meets west flavours, this stylish restaurant offers guests a dining experience that does not disappoint. The aim here is to represent the harmonious mingling of cultures in the city-state, and Folklore does that in a particularly delicious way. Chef Damian D’Silva invites you to experience the fusion of flavours of his heritage at his labour of love, Folklore in Kallang, just moments from the CBD.
Singapore’s Folklore tells the tale of cultures joining forces and mingling with one another, existing peacefully and side-by-side. Essentially, Folklore is about storytelling and it tells the story of Singapore, a place that’s packed to the brim with ethnicities from all over the world. The food at this Kallang restaurant is representative of the city’s diversity, its openness and its relationship to the past. Folklore is a restaurant for Singaporeans, for travellers and for anyone willing to try something new.
Folklore restaurant is the brainchild of Chef Damian D’Silva, a Singapore native whose mixed Peranakan and Eurasian heritage has inspired the cuisine on offer at this restaurant. This Kallang restaurant offers seasonal menus with a bounty of flavours from all over the world. Decide from delectable options like sambal buah keluak fried rice, hati babi bungkus(traditional Peranakan meatballs), pork leg with salted vegetables, or singgang, a special Eurasian seafood dish. There’s a whole lot more to try at Singapore’s Folklore restaurant, so head to Destination Singapore Hotel on Beach Road to find them. Reserve ahead to avoid disappointment.
Good place to bring friends from abroad and to introduce them to #peranankan food. The balance of spices is perfect. Might be spicy for those who are not used to chilli.
We love the food especially the desserts . The Sambal Buah Keluak Fried Rice, Kueh Kosui and Baked custard with pudding are really good. However, the 4 Angled Bean Salad is too spicy. The staff is friendly and efficient.
Great food and place, some dishes are too spicy but shiok! The place interior looks very nice ad cozy. Will introduce to friends and Definitely will visit again.
A business lunch with a big group of clients. Perhaps due to peak hour, the dishes came later than expected. Overall the food was really delicious
Overall food quality was ok but: Buffet selection was limited thus not really worth the money. Not all of the food items were ready at the start of dinner. There was no station for the chendol and I had to ask the staff whether it was being served. There was no indication that customers had to place an order for the chendol. Seems like the staff are not familiar with the ingredients for chendol as mine arrived without any gula melaka. Had to wait for another 5 minutes to get it added to my dessert. Soup selection was good though. I don’t think I will be visiting this place again for Peranakan food.
Our reservation which was confirmed at Quandoo did not come through at the restaurant. That said, food was pretty good and reasonably-priced. Thank you Folklore.
There were some excellent dishes, including the buak keluak fried rice and the Assam fish. The beef rendang was a bit too spicy for me. We also enjoyed the pulot hitam.
second time back at this place and food was good as usual, especially the chap chye. however they were short of staff and made the dining experience somewhat disappointing. hope they can improve on that.
V good food. Favor is v unique. Serving of food & service was good except dessert time we hv to wait 20 mins for it.
Food and deserts were very good. Nice ambience. Good value set lunch. Service needs to be improved, as staff seemed untrained and were unfamiliar with the menu.