Foodies hankering for Australian-style barbeque can make a beeline for Burnt Ends instead. Located just down the street from Esquina, this unpretentious restaurant has a Michelin Star to its name, and is famous for its deliciously smoky meat dishes.

If you’re in the area during the day, check out the cafes in Chinatown. Pastry connoisseurs can experience Western pastries with a Singaporean twist at Keong Saik Bakery. For uniquely local tastes, we recommend trying their butter char siew (barbecued pork) buns and their kueh salat (glutinous rice topped with pandan and coconut milk pudding) cake. Flor Patisserie—located in the Duxton neighbourhood— is an alternative pit-stop for dessert lovers, with its delectable Japanese-style pastries, tarts and pies.