Singapore's Duxton Hill: Where to Eat

October 21, 2012 3:00 PM

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Singapore's Duxton Hill: Where to Eat

In a city packed with eat streets, hip Duxton Hill is emerging a firm favorite with Singaporean diners, thanks to its well preserved shop houses, paved streets, laidback vibe plus central location smack bang between the Central Business District and Chinatown. "I like places with an interesting history," says French businessman Olivier Bendel, referring to the district's storied past as slum peppered with opium dens and brothels. "It was love at first sight." In fact, Bendel loved the area so much he opened three outlets there (L'entrecôte, Sabio and Le Petit Cancale), launching Duxton Hill's emergence as a dining destination. Other restaurateurs have now joined him. Here's a selection of what's on offer.

L'entrecôte This Parisian-inspired steak and frites joint is set in a minimally embellished shop house where the focus is rightly on the food, not the décor. Kick off with the homemade duck foie gras terrine then go for the entrecôte doused in a mustard-accented "secret sauce," served with all-you-c...

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