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.
Great food, highly recommend the beef cheeks. Gulam Melaka desserts was very good as well. Soup, I had the duck previously, and the balls soup this time, both were great!
Brought a friend from Thailand to Folkflore and she really enjoyed the fantastic peranakan food. Awesome place to bring friends from overseas to enjoy local food
every dish was superb! the buakalak fried rice was the best and is a must have! great service too! the only downside was that there was not enough parking in the hotel itself so we had to park next door.
Simple restaurant setting but food quality and taste was best-in-class! I loved the Peranakan cum Eurasian flavours and compliments to the chef. I would certainly return!
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.
My second time here, first time had a few hits and misses, so does this time. Service need to be improved Babi Assam - Must Order Buah Keluah Fried Rice - Not as good as the previous time I came Noodle of the Day - Like Hokkien Mee. Nice but tad salty 4 Angled Salad - Must Order BBQ Sambal Stingray - Not worth the price of $40++ Sambal Squid - Spicy Goodness Ngoh Hiang - Don't Order Curry Capitang - Not bad Seafood Otah - Must Order Chap Chye - Not Bad Kueh Kosui - Hit and Misses Kueh Bengkah - Must Order Sago Gula Melaka - Hit and Misses
Went there on a Saturday evening. Folklore didn't disappoint. Eurasian hubby said this is the best Eurasian after his granny's cooking. I agree. Honest food, good portion and earnest service. Well done!
Interesting food selection available. food taste close to what grandma would have done. We liked the buah keluak fried rice, sambal sweet potatoes leaves and ngoh hiang. the fish "flakes" was a little disappointing though. Overall, we enjoyed the food.
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.
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.
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.
The food never ceases to satisfy. The Prawn with Pineapple was so delish, I had to stop myself from slurping it all up, and the Kueh Kosui was simply the best!
Fantastic good with great desserts. The food is reasonably priced and definitely worth the price. Service is generally good but some how we had a long wait for our desserts.
Really good food but be prepared to wait. The food does take awhile to be cooked. Highlight was the Pulut Hitam dessert with longan and the chap Chye.
Food is interesting and good, staff is friendly and professional, the decor and ambience is nice and appealing, and Destination hotel is easily accessible. Would come back again.
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.
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.
The food was good but not great. Could be because we over-ordered and took home doggy bags they were kind enough to pack for us. The best was the wing-bean salad - very sedap!
Food was excellent & enjoyed the food thoroughly. Was a party of 9 and the service staff was average though & not as attentive as expected .
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