New Dishes at Ding Dong: Modern style x traditional taste at 23 Ann Siang Rd, Singapore 069703

I had the pleasure to try out the new dishes on Ding Dong's menu one fine day for lunch and I'm happy to report that Head Chef Jet Lo and Chef-Owner Ryan Clift of Tippling Club did not disappoint. It's always a bit tricky when you take old familiar Asian favourites and try to come up with something refreshing, because palates might resist change if not coddled and persuaded along.

We also tried some delicious cocktails by Silas Lee, Head Barman of Ding Dong, working in
collaboration with Tippling Club’s Head Bartender Kamil Foltan to concoct magical potions like the Stylo Milo ($20), a dessert-style cocktail of Hakushu distillers reserve, green chartreuse and Milo concentrate served in a crumpled green cup. I totally dug the Ca Phe Sua Da 3 ($21) made with Vietnamese coffee, VSOP cognac, Amaro and agave nectar and the Ding Dong Sour 2.0 ($20)! In those cocktails you'll find ingredients like jackfruit, pi pa gao, ba kwa, yuzu.. all Asian flavours incorporated into alcohol.
For food we've tried a medley of items, all delicious and prepared with the finest attention to details. First we had the Vegetable ‘Kon Lao Me’ ($18) – a rendition of the traditional noodle dish from Chef Jet’s hometown, Sabah in Malaysia, that substitutes noodles with shredded root vegetables, and served with sliced Mangalitsa pork imported exclusively from Hungary. Next, the savoury 'Nan Ru' Pork Ribs ($17) combines both red and white fermented bean curd with a ginger and apricot sauce that's made in-house. 

We also tried the Spicy beef salad with bittermelon, asparagus & tamarind ($19) and Asam pedas salt water barramundi with okra & baby eggplant ($22). Both were really light, refreshing and perfect for lunch. 

What's more, there's a Lunch Promotion now, where for $25++ per person you get to have 3 dishes from the menu that changes monthly. Top up an additional $10++ for a glass of wine or Suntory premium malt.

Ding Dong has managed to stay on top of the dining scene with fresh, new variations on Asian dishes drawing from the young but talented Chef's background and family history. For something more of a exploratory dining experience and less of the 'I need to feel stuffed with carbs and curry' type of meal, go to Ding Dong.
Ding Dong
23 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069703
Mondays to Fridays: Noon - 3pm, 6pm - midnight, Saturdays 6pm - midnight
Closed on Sundays
+65 6884 6884

Thanks to Bless Inc Asia and Ding Dong for the invite!

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