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Wild Rocket


Mod Sin chef reinvents Singaporean comfort food

What's it all about? Chef Willin Low reinterprets the street food of his youth with a contemporary cooking style that has become known as Mod Sin (modern Singaporean).

Where is it? Perched on a hill in leafy Mount Emily Park, Wild Rocket reflects its tranquil surroundings with a Zen-like dining room modelled on a traditional Japanese teahouse. The furniture and fixtures, including the striking installation of wooden batons, are all made by local artisans.

What to eat: The street food hawkers of Singapore's bustling stalls are the inspiration, but there are also nods to Western cuisine in dishes such as chilli spanner crab linguini and 48-hour beef short ribs with kailan (Chinese kale), shiitake and mash. Get a taste of everything by ordering the omakase menu, served at the central chef's table.

Other ventures: Low has built a mini empire of restaurants in Singapore including gourmet burger joint Relish and the laid-back bar Wild Oats.

Bonus point: Low was a corporate lawyer for many years with his own practice before swapping the courtroom for the kitchen.

On the pass

  • Willin Low

Style of food

  • Modern Singaporean

Standout dish

  • Roast seabass with chai poh (dried radish) confit and congee