Ryan Clift, chef at The Tippling Club, Singapore.
RYAN CLIFT TIPPLING CLUB, SINGAPORE
Chef Ryan Clift's Tippling Club, in a former army barracks, is one of Asia's top 20 restaurants. See tipplingclub.com.
WHERE'S THE BEST TABLE IN SINGAPORE?
Restaurant Andre - after the Tippling Club, of course - a 30-seater in a 19th-century terrace offers a French-style degustation exploring themes such as texture, memory, salt and artisan. See restaurantandre.com.
LOCAL FOOD DISCOVERY OF THE PAST YEAR?
Murtabak at Adam Road Food Centre. Look for Raj, his stand makes the best: it's basically roti made to order, stuffed with lamb, onions and egg and then fried, with a bowl of really intense curry sauce, best consumed with its partner in crime: beer!
WHAT IS SINGAPORE'S BEST-KEPT FOOD SECRET
No secret, really: if you like seafood go to Long Beach restaurant and have their chilli crab. It's amazing! See longbeachseafood.com.sg.
WHERE DO YOU GO FOR A BIG NIGHT OUT?
A few cheeky drinks in Chinatown at Jigger & Pony or 28 Hong Kong Street, Club Kyo for more drinks and cool tunes, then finish at Zouk with the best international DJs. Then when the sun comes up, the Newton Circus hawker centre for a big bowl of laksa. See jiggerandpony.com; 28hks.com; clubkyo.com; zoukclub.com; newton-circus.com.
FAVOURITE INDULGENCE IN SINGAPORE?
Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant is ridiculously good. Book in advance. See imperialtreasure.com.
WHAT'S HOT IN THE CITY RIGHT NOW?
WHAT SHOULD A VISITOR AVOID, FOOD-WISE?
Even dodgy-looking street vendors are safe, thanks to Singapore's strict food hygiene laws. Best avoid anything you can get back home.