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Pidgin Kitchen and Bar: Southeast Asian cuisine with a twist

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Fancy ‘Razor Clams Tau Suan’ or ‘Bak Kwa Mac & Cheese’? If so, check out the latest new dining addition on Dempsey Road, Pidgin Kitchen & Bar. This new restaurant dishes out quirky original creations inspired by popular Southeast Asian food.

Pidgin which denotes a unique language that is a fusion of many languages, and is representative of Pidgin’s cuisine that is a blend of varied influences. Using loads of imagination and western cooking techniques, Pidgin’s dishes preserve the original sotheast asian flavours but in a new refreshing package. Step into the industrial chic Pidgin Kitchen and Bar, the personalized service here even extends to Pidgin’s own handmade crockery. A 14.5 feet imposing bar welcomes guests to imbibe on its craft beefs and cocktails.

Pidgin Kitchen & Bar Interior

Pidgin Kitchen & Bar Interior

Some menu highlights for the adventurous diners include Chicken Rice Arancini ($8), carnaroli rice-cooked in chicken fat with oozing scarmoza cheese centre and added sweet garlic chilli jam dip, Bak Kwa Mac & Cheese ($20) with savoury-sweet penne and pork belly bak kwa and Razor Clams Tau Suan ($20), which is savoury with clam dashi, split mung beans and dough fritters. It’s not sweet like the Tau Suan dessert.

Pork Bone Tea

Pork Bone Tea

Other interesting dishes you don’t want to miss are the Lobster Wonton Capellini ($26), Canadian live lobsters stuffed into plump fried wontons topped with Chirozo slices tossed in lobster oil aglio-olio style,  Bak kut teh inspired Pork, Bone, Tea ($24), American style marinated premium pork ribs slices with tea-smoked beef bone marrow in favourful garlic and pepper jus, Acidic-sweet Foie Gras ($28) sitting atop crisped tau pok skin with rojak sauce and pineapple. Crab Otak Croquettes ($12), ‘Sup Tulang’ like Lamb Meatballs ($12), Kampong Chicken Sambal Eggs ($12), Indonesian-style Corn Perkedel Fritters ($8) with fried Japanese sweetcorn and chorizo and Quail Consomme (15), pressured cooked chicken feet, quail and dried scallops in French style clear broth. Take on local favourites like Spicy Achar Pickles ($6), Oyster Egg ($19) and Frog Legs ($19).

Lobster Wonton Capellini

Lobster Wonton Capellini

Finish your meal with rose syrup spin Bandung Panna Cotta ($12) served with rhibard and sesame crunch, the Kaya Toast inspired Kaya Bread & Butter Pudding ($15), buttery French brioche with raisins, homemade coconut and egg jam with Hojicha Milk tea ice cream, ‘Milo Dinosaur’ Version 2.13 ($15), the ultimate Milo treat or Osmanthus Creme Brulee ($12) with lychee sorbet.

Kaya Bread Butter Pudding

Kaya Bread Butter Pudding

Pidgin Kitchen and Bar also serves up a list of cult spirits, craft beers and cocktails. Try their signature cocktails with Asian slur like Calamansi Mai Tai ($28), Flower Power ($22) with Benedict Dom, Absinthe, Osmanthus infused Vermouth and and exotic Masala Apple Strudel ($20) that has even chai and egg in its mix. If you are a beer and wine lover, there are 10 artisanal beers including locally brewed Jungle Beer ($15) and more than 100 old and new world wines nicely categorize by flavour profile to help you better pick the wine you would like to try.

Pidgin Kitchen & Bar
7 Dempsey Road, #01-04, Singapore 249671
Tel: 6475 0080
Opening Hours: 12pm to 2:30pm & 6:30pm to 10:30pm (Mon – Sat)

Author: Rebecca Tan
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