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Try These Dining Perks At Your Favorite Food Haunts In Singapore

Exclusive perks you can enjoy with the Travel to Dine Singapore initiative of American Express and BDO

For many Filipinos, Singapore is a staple go-to destination—whether for business or leisure. And who doesn’t love jetting off to the Lion City—as it’s an exciting convergence point of different people and diverse cultures.

And where there’s rich diversity, there’s bound to be amazing foodie finds—from authentic dishes to fusion delights.

Singapore may be smaller than most popular tourist destinations, but it goes big on the variety of experiences it offers. And every year, thanks to this cosmopolitan city being a “melting pot" of cultures, there’s always something new to try.

Here, we share some of the most exciting dining destinations and exclusive perks you can enjoy with the Travel to Dine Singapore initiative of American Express and BDO.



Gardens by the Bay

Established in 2012, Gardens by the Bay, located right at the heart of the city, has become a favorite destination of families and curious travelers looking to take the perfect snap. And while here, delight in the brilliant city skyline by dining at Pollen.

Chef Herman Lim presents a menu of unpretentious yet sophisticated Mediterranean dishes, using classic French techniques that aims to highlight each seasonal produce at its finest.


When dining at Pollen, don’t forget to sample the baked salmon, duck confit, and beef short rib. American Express Cardmembers can enjoy complimentary dessert and coffee or tea with every two-course a la carte ordered for lunch and dinner.


Basque Kitchen by Aitor

Amoy Street

Amoy Street is one of the famed avenues located within the CBD district, noted for its endless dining establishments. Though a new kid on the block, Basque Kitchen by Aitor—a one Michelin Star restaurant—has become one of the defining establishments breathing new energy to the food community in Telok Ayer.

The best time to make a reservation at Basque Kitchen is dinnertime, as Chef Aitor Jeronimo Orive’s brilliant and masterful palate truly shines in his menu of traditional Basque dishes, elevating Asian ingredients through modern techniques.

Choose from their bestsellers such as the Axuria lamb, grass-fed Wagyu, and the wide selection of fresh seafood. For every experiential menu ordered for dinner, American Express Cardmembers can enjoy a complimentary beverage tasting.



Dempsey Hill

Dempsey Hill is a posh neighborhood that caters to the young crowd who knows how to live it up. Bringing together modern concepts in an old-world setting, Dempsey Hill–with its rich history–becomes a fascinating stage for restaurants that promise a unique dining experience.

Here, discover hidden gems like Bincho @ Min Jiang, a modern yakitori restaurant that transports you to a bygone era. Led by Executive Chef Asai Masashi, Bincho @ Min Jiang serves up simple yet incredibly refined dishes, marrying the chef’s proud Japanese heritage and his mastery in French technique.

Delight in the complimentary house pour for the whole table with a minimum of four (4) paying diners when you pay using an American Express Card.



Little India

No place is as vibrant as Little India in Singapore. Every corner is a feast for the senses with its colorful street artwork, exotic knick-knacks decorating the open stalls, and the aromas of delicious spices wafting through the streets.

Campbell Lane in Little India is a particularly interesting draw for tourists, because it is here where you’ll find MeatSmith Little India, a delicious pit stop that brings together Indian flavors, Southeast Asian influences, and European style cooking.

Surprisingly, this culinary curiosity is led by Filipino Chef Kurt Sombero, who brings forward his wildly playful palate and skills to the table. Surprise your taste buds with MeatSmith’s array of sumptuous picks such as its smoked slow roasts, suckling pig biryani, pork cheeks, beef ribs and chicken tandoori.

With an American Express Card, you can enjoy a complimentary dessert with every two (2) mains ordered.



Jiak Chuan Road

Though found on the corner of Jiak Chuan Road in Chinatown, Esquina by Chef Carlos Montobbio, a restaurant known for its phenomenal Spanish cuisine, feels completely at home in the famed food district.

With its wide windows that open up to the bustling street to its cozy, rustic interiors, you’re invited to sit back and take in the full experience. At night, the two-story restaurant quickly fills up with foodies seeking to satiate their cravings.

They often order the favorites such as the beetroot pickled and roasted burrata with smoke walnuts and horseradish ice cream; the uni and lobster paella, and grilled Spanish octopus in corn sauce with chimichurri and chorizo oil.

A must-have also is the BBC, a sinful dessert that weaves the textures and flavors of banana, beer stout ice cream, and warm caramel sauce.

Do not pass the offer to use an American Express Card to avail a complimentary suquet (exclusive dish) with every tasting menu ordered. 

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With Travel to Dine Singapore, unlock new experiences and discover new worlds through delicious dishes crafted by the country’s most talented.

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The American Express Travel to Dine Singapore runs from December 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020, and is available only for American Express Cards issued in the Philippines.