Food Scoops: Private Home Dining Experiences And Places in Singapore | The Most Popular Ones To Check Out Right Now

Dining out is no longer limited to restaurants these days. There are increasingly more chefs who venture into private home dining, and here are some of the hottest private dining experiences in Singapore right now.

Wala Pizza Private Dining
Chef Jenna is crazy over pizzas. Head here if you love pizzas and the creativity of Chef Jenna is amazing. Wala Pizza was only established in 2021 and Jenna is a self-taught pizza chef with a Food Science & Nutrition background. The location of Wala Pizza is in Chua Chu Kang, and at S$158 per person, a typical menu consists of a starter, petite basil garlic pizza, main pizzas, dessert with gelato. You can expect about five main pizza slices with different and distinct flavours, where Jenna curates the flavours based on your booking selection and preferences.  [Read more here…]

No Burn No Taste
One of those private dining spots where the waiting list is impossibly long, I really enjoyed my meal at NBNT and as its name suggests, Chef Sam has a philosophy that food does not taste good if it is not burnt. For about S$185 per person, you get to expect a 10-course Umami BBQ Omakase in an alfresco private terrace patio with dishes like lychee smoked umami crab, spencer gulf king prawns with burnt sambal cream, smoked waygu steak and spicy iberico pork satay. I enjoyed every dish. 

劉府私房菜 Liu Fu Si Fang Cai
Located in the east in Joo Chiat area, I like  劉府私房菜 as Chef Henry elevates Singaporean dishes and injects his own unique twists on dishes we are familiar with. Think prawn paste pork belly (har cheong nan ru pork), black garlic chicken soup and an unassuming but delicious Teochew mustard vegetables with pork belly.  This is one of my favourite private dining meals as the flavours are strong and punchy. Priced at S$135 per person for about 7 dishes.

Zuzu Kitchen
Another pizza centric private dining concept, Zuzu Kitchen is helmed by Chef Julien Li, an accountant by day and pizza connoisseur by night, which started in 2021 featuring flavours from Chef Julien’s hometown of Mauritius. Expect different styles of pizza like Neapolitan, Montanara and Pizza Gourmet with unique flavours inspried from Chef Julien’s travels and heritage background. 7-course home dining Pizza Omakase is priced from S$75 per person where the location is along Amber Road.  

Roof Terrace BBQ 
A private dining on an open rooftop in Joo Chiat, Roof Terrace BBQ is quite a unique private dining experience in Singapore where the meats are barbecued in a traditional kamado grill using lump wood charcoal and oak firewood. Expect a variety of smoky meats and sides in traditional Texas BBQ style. Complimentary soft drinks, coffee & tea and fruits & dessert. Priced around S$75 per person 

Tinoq Private Dining
By celebrated make-up artist Tinoq Russell Goh, Tinoq Private Dining is housed in a HDB estate in Tiong Bahru and it is the private dining spot to head to if you are a fan of Peranakan food. There is only one seating a night in the living room, which fits between 8 to 10 persons. At S$120 per head, some of the highlights for us is the Bakwang Kepiting, Nyonya Chapchye, Beef Rendang, Ngor Huang and the delicious Fried Yeefu noodles with mushrooms.

Lynnette Seah Kitchen
As an acclaimed violinist, this is another private dining spot for Peranakan food run by Lynnette Seah. Housed in a HDB estate in Tiong Bahru, the menu is classic Peranakan dishes where you can make your selections from the dishes online prior to your visit. At S$120 per person, it includes a seven-course meal, inclusive of one dessert. The remaining six courses is up to your own preferences and pick, which has to include one vegetable option. Highlights for me are the Crab Bee Hoon and Sugee Cake. [Read more here…]

Lucky House Cantonese Private Kitchen (陶然居)
Our latest update of this popular private dining is that the next availability is in last quarter 2019. Does it make sense to reserve almost ten months ahead for a meal? Apparently so. Lucky house remains one of the few private dining at the moment which focuses on Cantonese cuisine. Chef Wong’s place is a private property along East Coast Road, where he prepares his dishes over rustic charcoal such as his signature roast duck. There are two seatings per night which fits about 10 to 12 persons in each room, where an 8-course meal is priced at S$130. Other highlights for me include the Crayfish Omelette and Concubine Chicken. [Read more here…]
Ownself Make Chef
Run by homegrown Chef Shen Tan, the venue of Ownself Make Chef takes place in a HDB flat in Commonwealth. The menu is quintessential Singaporean, with themes on the menu like aPORKalypse, Sinfully Seafood, Majulah Singapura Lor!, Rice To The Occasion, and Lock Stock & Broth. The dishes are quite a creative take of Singapore dishes, where you can expect the likes of Uni pork rice bowl, Pork rendang with scallion pancakes fried in lard, Laksa suckling pig with lard sambal and Bacon ice cream sandwich. This is from the aPORKalypse which I tried.

Ben Fatto 95
Home made Italian pasta? The last  I heard, the waiting list for Ben Fatto 95 by Chef Yum Hwa is at least a year where his creations are inspired by regional Italian cuisines. The set menus focus on different types of pasta,  priced from S$70. Some of the handcrafted pastas include Tortelli, Cappellacci and Tagliolini all’ Uovo. Flavours of the pastas are very fresh and clean overall, though I feel that portions per course can be slightly more. If you cannot wait that long, head to Forma to try his pastas instead. 

Ampang Kitchen
Penang style Peranakan food? Located at a landed property in Bukit Timah, some of the signatures at Ampang Kitchen include the prawn noodles (which is only available for lunch), rojak and cendol. Dishes are prepared from scratch, with lunch priced at S$70 for six dishes, while dinner is at S$140 for nine dishes.

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