Chef Liyana Kwan has been leading Pagi Sore to the top of Singapore’s food ranks for over a quarter-century, but she and her son are as dedicated as ever to keeping things fresh and progressive, while also displaying a deep respect for culinary traditions. Pagi Sore’s restaurant at Far East Square is the guiding light for contemporary Indonesian food in Telok Ayer, and there is no better place to take the pulse of Indonesian cuisine in Singapore.
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You can have the authentic Indonesian Flavour and Taste. The plain rice packed in banana leaf is something special that you have to have when you eat at this restaurant.
Food was good. Service was okay can still improved for the better
Since 1989, Pagi Sore have strived to present something unique on Singapore’s food scene, balancing authentic Indonesian tastes and traditions with international influences and their own innovations. At Far East Square in the Downtown Core, Pagi Sore continue to develop new taste and texture combinations, calling on Chinese culinary techniques and other external influences to present Indonesian flavours in intriguing ways. Pagi Sore on Telok Ayer Street is also somewhere for socially-conscious diners, as a chunk of their profits go to numerous charities and social initiatives with whom they’re closely involved.
To get back to food, however, Pagi Sore is quite distinct from just about every restaurant in Singapore. On the one hand it offers the most authentic and tastiest incarnations of Indonesian standards to be found in the Downtown Core, from a rich beef rendang to giant prawns fried in pungent, spicy sambal sauce. On the other hand, this Telok Ayer Street stalwart is also the place to get a glimpse of contemporary Asian dining at its most progressive, with dashes of international influence, new ingredients and rediscovered ancient techniques frequently employed. The spectacular spread can be overwhelming, so we recommend sharing one of Pagi Sore’s catering or banquet menus, with which you get a little taste of everything.