We came for beer after work, but we ended up having a wonderful dinner.
Our sunny island isn’t exactly a hotspot for beer connoisseurs but we have much to thank for the recent, much-appreciated influx of bars that specialise in craft beers. Conveniently located at the historic Duxton Hill, SG Taps supplies the perfect spot for a cheeky midday pick-me-up or a casual after-work pint.
SG Taps is a specialist of craft beer in Singapore. 20 types of beer on taps are always available. But what was amazing were the Japanese-Local fusion food.
Vegetable Terrine 彩り野菜のテリーヌバクテー風味
with Bak Kut Teh flavour
Our hot weather did not justice to this terrine that melted within minutes of serving.
Only Eg Omelette
100% Plant Based egg
Couldn’t say I liked this but it’s vegetarian faux omelette. Need I say more.
Trippa With Focaccia トリッパのトマト煮込み フォッカッチャ添え
Simmered beef tripe with tomato. Served with focaccia
The last time I had this was at Pinotxo in Barcelona. The tomato stew was a bit sweet and very Japanese stew tasting, if you know what I mean. However the bee stripe was so tender. This beef tripe stew brought back so much memories of the trip to Spain. The focaccia did not go well with the stew, would prefer some toasted baguette please.
Laksa Pizza ラクサピザ
Shrimp and clam with Laksa flavored paste
Instead of tomato sauce, laksa paste is used as the base sauce of the pizza. It is topped with clams and shrimps that were juicy and fresh.
Jackfruit Gyoza 揚げ餃子(ジャックフルーツ)
Fried dumpling with vegetable filling
The gyozas were fried to perfection and the jackfruit filling would confuse your palate that you are eating a meat filled dumpling. Yes, it’s that convincing. The accompanying soy sauce added more dimension to the gyoza with its citrusy tang.
Beef Sirloin Steak サーロ ンステーキブルージンジャーソース
with blue ginger sauce
Good steak, but this wasn’t the right place of mood for steak. I loved the very Japanese style galangal infused soy sauce instead of the usual steak sauce.
Arabiki Sausage 粗挽きソーセージ
Japanese style juicy sausage
The sausage simply exploded in your mouth with juiciness.
Renkon Chips 蓮根チップス
Lotus roots chips
They ran out of gobo chips, so I went for renkon (lotus roots) instead. Delicious.
Four Cheese Pizza 4種のチーズのピザ
Gorgonzola, Camembert, Mozzarella, Chedder
I enjoyed how thin and crispy the dough of the four cheese pizza was, and despite overloaded with cheese, it wasn’t overwhelming in terms of greasiness or saltiness. A very good cheese pizza indeed.
Mentaiko Spaghetti 明太子スパゲティー
Spaghetti with cod roe sauce
It was meant to be shared, but I ate it all up. There was only a small ball of spaghetti that has been mixed with a creamy mentaiko sauce with a couple of slices of chorizo.
Nacho Chips ナチョス＆サルサ
with Salsa sauce and creamy cheese
The only miss for the evening, perhaps the only thing that was unadulterated and I didn’t enjoy it before too.
We came for beer but we were so impressed with the grub. The owner, Hirose Norihito-san, has lived in Singapore for more than 10 years. Together with Chef Makiko, they take inspiration from our local cuisine food and recreate it with a Japanese spin.
Service was excellent, and you can sample the beer on taps before ordering like at an ice cream parlour. The food speaks for itself and I would be coming back again for sure.
13 Duxton Hill #01-01, Singapore 089597
Tel : +65 6904 8474
Visited Jun 2023
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