From Greek to Lebanese, we have you covered!
Mediterranean food is unique and flavour, and brings a different feel to the typical Singaporean dinner table. The best part is, their staple diet includes lots of vegetables, wheat, fruits, beans, and other healthful ingredients, which is why Mediterranean cuisine is often lauded as being the most healthy in the world.
Read on to find out where are the best Mediterranean food in Singapore:
1. Original Sin
This place serves some of the most sumptuous vegetarian meals such as the spinach and zucchini lasagna and the popular Magic Mushroom. Try their Cannelloni verde to get your taste buds dancing! The signature dish feature rolled sheets of pasta in a perfect harmony of sautéed silver beets, artichokes, potatoes, Parmesan, and a béchamel sauce. Because of its cosy and private settings, it’s an ideal place for a romantic date. We reckon their tasty menu is going to sweep you off your feet even more than a flower bouquet would from your significant other.
Original Sin is located at Blk 43 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-62
2. Badoque Cafe
This Halal establishment is home to a host of different cuisines around the world, but their Mediterranean offerings takes the cake. Some of their signature dishes include their Shabsouka and Lamb Shank. The warm and cordial hospitality of their staff may lure you in, but the palatable and mouth-watering menu items will be the reasons you keep coming back for more. They have two outlets and it’s often brimming with people so if you’re heading here on weekends, it’s best to secure a reservation in order not to be disappointed.
Badoque Cafe is located at 300A Bedok Rd, and No. 246 Upper Thomson Rd
3. Blu Kouzina @ Dempsey
This classy Greek restaurant used to be located oddly between a motorcar showroom and a wine retailer along the Bukit Timah drag, off Old Holland Road. Despite the unique location, it didn’t stop diners from driving all the way there to get their Greek food fix. Now that they’ve got their customers hooked, their relocation to Dempsey means there is no stopping foodies from heading down for a meal. Blu Kouzina is famous for their Spanakopita, which is a filo pastry with a sensational spinach filling.
Blu Kouzina is located at 10 Dempsey Road (Blk 10), #01-21
1. Urban Bites
If you’re looking for a vegetarian place that serves Lebanese vegetable wonders, then you should definitely try the Fatoush and Tabouleh salads in Urban Bites. Couple them with soft Lebanese bread and you won’t even think about ordering a meat platter. Another great perk is the affordable prices. The set meals start at a low price of $10 which is amazing, considering the quality and authenticity of the dishes served.
Urban Bites is located at 161 Telok Ayer Street
Middle Eastern Cuisine
1. Pita Pan
Stuff your belly with the best falafel and pita bread in Singapore, and you’re ready for a night out on the town. The scenery is beautiful, and the meals presented – scintillating. Here, you can take your pick from a wide selection of pita breads, falafels, wraps, Mediterranean salads, soups, and other Middle Eastern vegetarian delights.
Pita Pan is located at 2 Bay Avenue, L1-87, Bay Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
The intimate setting of this Persian influenced restaurant is the cream of the crop when it comes to satisfying your cravings for Persian or Iranian food. They serve everything from charcoal-grilled meat, prawn kebabs, and shah pasand chicken to refreshing desserts like baghlava and faludeh shirazi.
Shabestan is located at 80 Mohamed Sultan Road, #01-13 The Pier
1. Sofra Turkish Café & Restaurant
This is one restaurant that doesn’t need special introducing. Sofra probably serves every Turkish dish you can think of, but some of the crowd favourites you should definitely try are the Mussaka, Adana Kebab (served on a sword), and Izgara kofte! Top it off with a steaming cup of Turkish coffee.
Sofra is located at 100 Beach Road , #02-42/44 Shaw Tower, Shaw Leisure Gallery
2. Derwish Turkish Mediterranean Restaurant
For more of an ethnic vibe, feel free to visit the place where the kebabs are amazing, the baklava as sweet as cherry pie, and the apple tea simply delightful. Hint: If you’re feeling adventurous, try the the Künefe. This pastry dish is both crunchy and juicy, and makes for an unforgettable dessert.
Derwish is located at 60 Bussorah St
3. Alaturka Turkish & Mediterranean Restaurant
The rustic charm of this Turkish restaurant will open up your appetite and the refreshing salads and mezzes are going to have you craving for more. The Turkish mint tea is a must have, especially for sensitive tummies, and this will prepare you for their famous Karisik kebab, which is a selection of juicy and grilled meats served with spicy rice and sautéed vegetables. Yummy!
Alaturka is located at 16 Bussorah St
4. Amirah’s Grill Restaurant & Café
Although the prices at Amirah’s can be quite hefty, the impeccable flavours of the food do the price justice. For something more affordable, we recommend going for their set meals. Must-try items include the falafel, lamb chops, and hummus!
Amirah’s is located at 14 Bussorah St