CreatureS featured on TimeOut Singapore – August 2016 National Day Issue
CreatureS is proud to be featured on the August issue of TimeOut Singapore which shines a spotlight on Mod-Sin cuisine aptly for Singapore’s upcoming National Day! We are alongside Wild Rocket, Labyrinth, The Quarters, Xiao Ya Tou, Ding Dong and Slake for this feature – all with a common theme – that the restaurant is locally owned and homegrown!
A big thank you to the editorial team at TimeOut Singapore for the fine feature and also to writer, Yawen for the wonderful angle of the story! We deeply appreciate it!
“Dennis and Kok keong Chong have done quite well for themselves with their first venture, CreatureS. Born from the pair’s love for hosting house parties and private dinners, the cyan-walled joint on Desker Road is pretty much an extension of their home: it’s stocked with fresh bouquets, eclectic alternative music, immaculate furniture and good food.
Kok Keong, responsible for the diverse menu (Dennis is the restaurant Director), isn’t formally trained. Instead, he relies on intuition and his memories of growing up in a Peranakan household. ‘Guys were not allowed in the kitchen, so I only remember how the dishes taste,’ he adds. Cooking from recollection also shows through in a few travel-inspired options on the menu.
The Chongs liken Mod-Sin cuisine to a language that can bridge different cultures. They believe that infusing flavors into foreign recipes, or vice versa, desmonstrates the versatility of local cuisine – it should be more expansive and not only about hawker food, they say. Because for CreatureS, Mod-Sin is about presenting a contemporary take on the exhastive tastes and aromas of the Singapore everyday. ”
“Order this – Ah Gong Fried Chicken and Ah Ma Noodles ($23) – perfect for when you want something extra gratifying, diet be damned. Inspired to make his own version of fried chicken after returning from Taiwan, Kok Keong took the liberty of adding garam masala and a side of chinchalok (a paste made from fermented krill) mayonnaise. The dish comes with a serving of la mian in an aromatic mix of light soy sauce and shallots.”
Award-winning modern Asian atmospheric dining enclave in Singapore.
Savour comfort on a plate in a habitat for creatures of habit. An uninhibited milieu built with an obsession for making life blissful. A modern-day restaurant set in the culturally rich conservation area of Desker Road. Our hearty east-meets-west nosh comes with a twist – and without the MSG. Comfort food with an Asian flair while staying true to the origins of the dish – all to remind you of home and Eden, away from home.
120 Desker Road,
Singapore 209 639
Tel: +65 6291 6996
Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Sunday: 12.00 noon –10.00 p.m.
Last Order: Lunch – 3.30 p.m. Dinner – 9.15 p.m. Bar – 9.30 p.m.
Friday / Saturday: 12.00 noon –11.00 p.m.
Last Order: Lunch – 4.30 p.m. Dinner – 9.45 p.m. Bar – 10.30 p.m.
Closed on Mondays.