by Eric Ripert, chef at Le Bernardin, NYC
"In the middle of Chinatown, this is not a fancy place at all. I ate a great dish of crab toasted in black pepper sauce." Details 39 Smith St.; 011-65-6221-3822.
My Humble House
"I had a tasting menu at this trendy place owned by Singapore’s celebrity chef Sam Leong, but what I remember most is the shrimp dish with Chinese mustard sauce on one side and creamy wasabi mayonnaise on the other." Details 27-29 Esplanade Mall, 2nd Fl., 8 Raffles Ave.; 011-65-6423-1881.