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Image: Rhubarb Le Restaurant

If you have not tasted rhubarb before, try Rhubarb& ($18). At Rhubarb Le Restaurant, the red stalks of the vegetable are served with rhubarb sorbet – both pleasantly perfumed with rose syrup – plus vanilla ice cream and crumble.

The Duxton Hill restaurant has a menu that is small but big on taste. There are just six choices each for appetisers and mains, and five desserts. Each dish has a one-word name, such as Salad, so it is very easy to decide what to order.

I choose Squid ($26) and it is cooked just right, succulent and bursting with the stuffing of quinoa and diced chorizo, while the pepper piquillo froth adds flavour.

Where: Rhubarb Le Restaurant, 3 Duxton Hill

Open: Noon to 3pm (weekday), 7 to 10.30pm (weekday and Saturday), closed on Sunday

Info: Call 8127-5001

This article was first run in The Straits Times newspaper on October 21, 2014. For similar stories, go to http://www.straitstimes.com/premium/singapore. You will not be able to access the Premium section of The Straits Times website unless you are already a subscriber.