Singapore, Singapura (Sanskrit: सिंहपुर, literally Lion City)
I come from a country that revolves around eating. Like many Singaporeans, I only started cooking when I left home, and when I couldn’t bear spending ££ I didn’t have on a mediocre meal any longer. I’ve eaten the most sophisticated and interesting meals of my life in humble, unassuming places like the Singaporean hawker centre. That’s where I’ve been happiest eating, where I almost always spent less than a tenner.
That’s why I’ve decided to start Lion City Kitchen. I want to create a homely, relaxing space for up to 10 guests each month where they can take their time, meet new friends and share a delicious and decadent five or six course meal without costing an arm and a leg. At each supper club, I want to carve out a culinary story with a no-nonsense, no-compromise approach, bring you the big bold flavours I remember, confuse you with the sheer range of variety but leave you happy, full and surprised at the end.