Invited Tasting: Chef Wan’s Kitchen (Esplanade Mall)


Recommended Dish(s) to try
  • Lawar Salad
  • Lontong Sayur Lodeh
  • Ayam Goreng Java (Javanese Fried Chicken)
  • Churros Cheese Tart
Contact Information
Address: 8 Raffles Avenue, #02-14 Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802
Contact No.: +65 6397 4911
Nearest MRT Station: Esplanade MRT
How to get there: Show Map
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Price Range (per pax): S$16 - S$30

Opening Hours
Daily: 12.00PM – 2.30PM, 5.30PM – 10.30PM

MY RATING: (3 out of 5)

CHEF WAN's KITCHEN ~ Chef Wan, a singaporean-born malaysian celebrity chef. He has launched his first-ever ala carte restaurant - Chef Wan's Kitchen. He is offering authentic heritage asian and international cuisines. Some of these amazing creations were actually passed down from his grandmother to his mother and then to him. Wow these multi-generational recipes must be so well-loved to last through the generations. They passed through MUIS site audit and are awaiting our Halal Certification. Once ready, it is great for our muslim friends. A great option for colleagues, friends and family gathering with our muslim friends.

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AMBIENCE
Located conveniently at Esplanade. Our famous Theatres on the Bay. A Cozy place with Warm Lightings. Nice place to relax with family and friends after a long day. I like the view by the window where you can even see the magnificent Marina Bay Sands at their windows seat.
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FOOD

AYAM PERCIK (Grilled Chicken in Spicy Gravy) S$18.90 I like that the chicken is tender and juicy. The gravy is not too spicy for me. I think the chicken will be even better if they are marinated to make it more flavorful.
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PRAWN FRITTERS S$3.50/pc I like it that they use big whole prawn to make their prawn fritters. I like to bite through the crunchy layer to get to the prawn. They also include when you order their Mee Rebus.
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CHEF WAN'S SELANGOR BEEF RENDANG S$22.90 The beef rendang is so tender that it just simply melt in your mouth! The rendang gravy (a blend of aromatic spices) is flavorful and have a spicy after taste. I do think it seems a bit on the pricy side.
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AYAM GORENG JAVA CHEF WAN (CHEF WAN'S JAVANESE FRIED CHICKEN) S$18.90 We love the crispy fried chicken! It is very crispy on the outside and so tender juicy in the inside. They also provide you with a slightly sweet dipping sauce with hints of peanut taste. However, I usually don't dip my fried chicken with sauce. Prefer the original taste.
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LAWAR (BALINESE VEGETABLE AND CHICKEN SALAD) S$17.90 Love this dish as a starter as it constrast from all the the heavy rich and flavorful dishes. It is very refreshing with hints of sweet and sour. It is made with a potpourri of ingredients - garlic, red chilies, fried shallots, long beans, limes, palm sugar, desiccated coconut, fresh turmeric, black peppercorns and etc. They also mix in the chicken brest, candlenuts and jackfruits.
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LONTONG SAYUR LODEH S$13.90 My TOP favourite! The gravy is rich and flavorful. It is also not too spicy. The gravy goes very well with the compressed rice.
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CIK AINI'S MEE REBUS WITH PRAWN FRITTERS S$15.90 Wow this dish was actually served previously to the royal family of Brunei and it earned much praise from them. This dish has an amazing story. Chef Wan's mother made a living selling mee rebus for 31 years to support and bring up her children. Hence, Chef Wan also include this dish in the menu to pay tribute to his mother. So heartwarming! I am sure this dish will bring back a lot of his memories. It is unique that they also include their crunchy prawn fritters with it.
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PRAWN CURRY WITH PINEAPPLE S$21.90 Interesting. First time try prawn curry. Love the sweet and fragrant curry. The prawns is big and fresh.
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BIBIK NEO'S LAKSA S$15.90 This is Chef Wan's favourite dish. His grandmother will cook this during special occasions. The gravy is made from a unique blend of spices, grinded fresh prawns and coconut milk. I prefer the gravy to be richer and more creamy. The spiciness is just right for me!
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CHEF WAN'S OXTAIL SOUP S$17.90 Woah this is actually one of the favourite by the Brunei Sultan. The soup is simmered and boiled for many hours. It is full of gelatinous goodness.
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STEAMED JACKFRUIT CUSTARD S$5.90 Feel that the custard is a bit bland. I will prefer it to be sweeter. The custard is smooth.
CHILLED COCONUT CUSTARD S$5.90 Prefer the coconut custard to the jackfruit custard. It is very smooth and creamy. Love the amazing gula melaka that goes with it.
CHURROS CHEESE TART S$5.90 I love the Churros Cheese Tart! After cracking open the tart crust, the creamy cheese will flow out. Oosh. Lava Cheese Tart! Delicious!
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~CONCLUSION~
CHEF WAN'S KITCHEN Located at our famous Esplanade Mall. The window seats can even see our magnificent Marina Bay Sands! Like the laid-back ambience. hey passed through MUIS site audit and are awaiting our Halal Certification. Once ready, it is great for our muslim friends. A great option for colleagues, friends and family gathering with our muslim friends. There were some hits and misses. We enjoyed the Lontong, Lawar, Javanese Fried Chicken and Churros Cheese Tart.
We tried the following:
- AYAM PERCIK (Grilled Chicken in Spicy Gravy) S$18.90
- PRAWN FRITTERS S$3.50/pc
- CHEF WAN'S SELANGOR BEEF RENDANG S$22.90
- AYAM GORENG JAVA CHEF WAN (CHEF WAN'S JAVANESE FRIED CHICKEN) S$18.90
- LAWAR (BALINESE VEGETABLE AND CHICKEN SALAD) S$17.90
- LONTONG SAYUR LODEH S$13.90
- CIK AINI'S MEE REBUS WITH PRAWN FRITTERS S$15.90
- PRAWN CURRY WITH PINEAPPLE S$21.90
- BIBIK NEO'S LAKSA S$15.90
- CHEF WAN'S OXTAIL SOUP S$17.90
- STEAMED JACKFRUIT CUSTARD S$5.90
- CHILLED COCONUT CUSTARD S$5.90
- CHURROS CHEESE TART S$5.90

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