Featuring a blend of Japanese, French, Korean and Mexican cuisine, Kilo Kallang is where you’ll have both a fun and fascinating dinner affair
You know what I love about a good party? It brings people of all sorts together, without judgment or pretense; it just works. Kilo knows a thing or two about this, in more ways than one.
Don’t worry, this isn’t gonna be about me raving (not literally) about the brand’s club space, Kilo Lounge. Lest you’re not familiar, Kilo is also a restaurant franchise that even has an outlet in Bali, with its flagship Singapore restaurant in Kallang’s Ture Building (this is also where you’ll find the BBQ-friendly – and another one of my personal boogie spots – Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, also owned by Kilo).
Like the Kilo brand’s general philosophy of mixing together a bunch of different, but, fun ideas, the Kallang restaurant does the same with its off-kilter Asian fusion cuisine. At Kilo you’ll find curveball creations like sea urchin with matcha cream, ravioli with sake butter, beef tartare with kimchi; it’s an absolute circus of flavours and the chefs at Kilo are the ringmasters.
Party on the floor, party on your palate
I get my fun from a few core things – techno music, lucid company, and ingredients that make each other sing. For instance, I’m no fan of gazpacho (what is cold soup even?); but Kilo’s rendition converted me with the addition of chunky, subtly-briny Boston Bay mussels. Likewise, tacos aren’t my go-to comfort food, but if all tacos were like Kilo’s – with almost-creamy and gamey beef tongue slathered in sweet apple miso slaw – I’d be eating them every day.
And who would’ve thought I’d willingly fill myself with lentils of all things? Kilo’s Atas Lentils, however, has the milky texture of risotto, made even thicker with the addition of a poached egg that, although I was reluctant to poke was worth it, though.
Kilo recently revamped its menu with some additions, but kept its signature squid ink rice on the menu, and for good reason. The black, ink-stained grains are slightly charred and have an almost toasty taste, and they complement the juicy yet crispy baby squid and pop-in-your-mouth salmon roe. A perfect sharing dish, this one – unless you’d rather be greedy.
In five words or less…
Flavour party in your mouth.
Kilo Kallang, Level M Ture Building, 66 Kampong Bugis, Singapore 338987, p. 6467 3987. Open Mon-Sat 6pm-12am.