Photo: Jewel Changi Airport

Part futuristic dome, part theme park enveloped in a natural green environment, Jewel Changi Airport is Singapore’s latest and most spectacular icon, and dining there is an enchanting experience that’s almost part fantasy.

It’s no surprise that Jewel has become a culinary destination for foodies, particularly at its topmost level. This is where eight fashionable restaurants – Tanuki Raw, Burger & Lobster, Tiger Street Lab, Herit8ge, Prive, Rumours Bar & Grill, Arteastiq Bistro, and Aloha Poke – are located, serving up a host of eclectic and creative fare within a dazzling paradise garden.

Here, three restaurants to visit at its fifth level for a perfect date night.

 

Go Japanese

Tanuki Raw

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The menu takes a modern approach to Japanese cuisine – one that packs a punch, with prices that are light on the pocket.

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The must-try donburis: Jewel Truffle Gyu ($18, $23 with foie gras), featuring a generous serving of charcoal-grilled US short rib beef slices flavoured with truffle soy and black garlic teriyaki sauce, onsen egg, pickles, and pan-seared foie gras; and the Garlic Teriyaki Chicken ($15.90) – a delicious charcoal-grilled boneless chicken cutlet glazed with garlic teriyaki sauce, with onsen egg, pickles, shio konbu and chives over steamed rice.

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You’re in luck during Happy Hour – craft beers go for $10 per pint from 3 to 7pm, and a bowl of Tanuki’s Jewel-exclusive Prawn Cocktail is only $5 when you order an alcoholic drink.

To sweeten the deal, fresh raw oysters are going for just $2 each from 3 to 7pm daily.

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Over at Tanuki’s The World is Flat bar, try the classic G&T or something adventurous like Vodka Milo ($12 per glass, $45 per carafe).

 

Get down and dirty

Burger & Lobster

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Expect a messy and fun affair, prying lobster meat from the shell and sinking your teeth into thick, juicy burgers. The dining experience isn’t just about the hearty entrees in its compact menu, but the big flavours that it’s known for.

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The Jewel-exclusive, Sambal Glazed Lobster ($65) promises to give you an extra “kick”. Or you can opt for the non-spicy, succulent Original Lobster ($65) that comes steamed or grilled, and glazed with clarified butter or lemon and garlic butter.

The Original Roll ($40) is a definite winner – the toasted brioche roll encases generous chunks of tasty lobster meat slathered in Japanese mayo and chives, giving it a unique salted crunch.

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Take note, burger fans: The Mayfair ($25) and The Hot One ($25) each comes with a perfectly grilled Nebraskan patty for that wow factor. Or go for the vegan option, The Impossible Burger ($20).

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Burger & Lobster will also impress diners with its wide variety of wines, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks.

 

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Quintessentially local

Tiger Street Lab

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There’s no better way to pair the world-famous brew and street fare in style than at Tiger Street Lab – the first global concept by homegrown brand Tiger Beer.

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Expect delectable fare like King Prawn White Beehoon ($18.80), and Tiger beer-infused Crispy Baby Sotong ($15.80). Dine on this special menu by Da Shi Jia, a 36-year-old zi char haven, from now till end April.

If you fancy something light, an all-day bar menu by Timbre X will tease your appetite with Shrimps, Guacamole, and Mango Salsa Flatbread ($16) and Truffle Fries ($10).

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Wash down your meals with a glass of Jewel-exclusive seasonal beer ($13 for 300ml, $15 for 500ml) that changes once every three months. On the tap till end February is the refreshing Shiok Ale, a medium-bodied golden ale with sweet notes of pineapple and passion fruit.

Tiger Street Lab also promotes artists’ works, offering merchandise such as T-shirts and totes created by Singapore designer Amos Ananda Yeo, and South Korean illustrator Mina Kwon.

Here on the fifth level is also where the most Instagrammable spot is – the sprawling Canopy Park comprising numerous one-of-a-kind attractions such as HSBC Rain Vortex and Shiseido Forest Valley that add to the memorable culinary outing.

Visit www.jewelchangiairport.com for ticketing details and opening hours.

 

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