If it's authentic Singaporean street food you're after, head to Gourmet Garden in Agincourt, a no-frills food court where six bucks gets you a styrofoam container of salty "seafood" noodles. But if it's stylish tapas-style takes on Pacific Rim fusion with a focus on a certain city state, look no further. And where else will you find an Australian chef – Alec Martin, ex of Gingerboy of Melbourne, mate – on a street named Oz?
Best: single-bite Son-in-Law Eggs, runny soft-boiled eggs daubed with sticky-sweet chili jam, Thai basil and fishy prik nam pla; delicate cubes of deep-fried tofu with chili salt; vegan curry laksa soup with slippery rice noodles and crunchy Asian veg; a spin on classic Hainanese chicken, here skin-on slices of poached boneless breast over jasmine rice and barely pickled cucumber splashed with house-made soy, ginger and Sriracha-like hot sauce; signature deep-fried sea bream – an entire crispy fins 'n' all fish – in garlicky sweet 'n' sour sauce sided with cabbage slaw, finished with dragon fruit "dice"; banana fritters in green pandan batter with pickled rhubarb and house-made red-bean ice cream; to drink until the liquor licence kicks in, minty mock mojito spritzers.
Complete dinners for $30 per person, including tax, tip and a mocktail. Average main $12. No reservations. Licensed. Access: three steps at door, washrooms in basement.
Updated Aug 12, 2015