Pagi Sore has been around in Singapore for 25 years, but chef Liyana Kwan and her son Park Tan make sure this award-winning Indonesian restaurant continues to push culinary boundaries. Housed inside the Amara Hotel on Tras Street in Tanjong Pagar, Pagi Sore is the standard-bearer of high-quality Indonesian food in central Singapore and a socially-conscious champion of Indonesian culture and community welfare.
Established in 1989, Pagi Sore has always been driven by the desire to provide uniquely authentic food in an area of Singapore where competition is stiff, and that is still the case for their popular restaurant in Tanjong Pagar (housed in the Amara Singapore on Tras Street). For founding chef Liyana Kwan, this does not only mean employing the traditional Indonesian techniques and ingredients, however, but pushing the envelope by researching techniques from other cultures and developing complex taste combinations based on various influences. Pagi Sore also support many social initiatives and charities, including their own campaign to help ex-offenders reintegrate into the community.
Let’s get back to the food, though. One prevailing feature at Amara Singapore’s Pagi Sore is the employment of Chinese cooking techniques to present purely Indonesian flavours in unique ways. Having said that, traditional Indonesian classics are still to the fore, and if you’re looking for the best authentic beef rendang in Tanjong Pagar you should head straight to Tras Street. It’s hard to choose from Pagi Sore’s vast selection, so we strongly recommend planning a group outing and sharing one of their group banquet menus to get a taste of everything.
The selection of food is very good. The food are delicious. My favourite is the fish head curry and tahu goreng. The staff is very professional. Service is excellent. We had a wonderful dinner.
Our tables had been prepared before we arrived. It was all smooth. Foods were really great, slightly on the pricier side as compared to other Indonesian restaurants, but well worth the money in my opinion.
Unique taste! Great Indonesian food! A little crowded though during pick lunch hours but good quality food and generous portions. The staffs at the store are friendly and prompt. Good ambience. Won’t feel bad revisiting them again.