Kim’s Singapore Seafood Woks its Way to Dubai
A culinary institution of Singapore for over 60 years and a go-to for residents and visitors alike, Kim’s Place opened in Dubai as Kim’s Singapore Seafood in the heart of the thriving Al Seef promenade. Offering the City of Gold a taste of the Lion City with quintessential ethnic favourites, the Singaporean eatery officially opened its doors on 13th August, in partnership with Warner Brothers for the premier of the summer blockbuster movie, Crazy Rich Asians.
The film’s adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s book not only reveals the over-the-top lifestyle of Singapore’s elite, but also highlights the country’s traditions and culinary experiences, where even street food vendors receive certified Michellin Star ratings. Is there a better way to introduce the UAE to the mouth watering dishes? Even jetsetters can’t wait to dig in and taste famous delicasies such as Chilli Crab, Hokkien mee and barbecued sambal fish
Setting the paramount for authentic Singaporan meals masked in a modern setting, the new opening’s menu offers an explosion of flavours and colours that can only be achieved with old-school cooking techniques for that dose of nostalgia in every bite.
Starters include Salted Egg Fried Fish Skin, Fried Prawn Paste Chicken Wings, and soups like Hot & Sour Soup with shredded chicken and Braised Superior Soup with Crab Meat. There is also a variety of fish cooked to differing flavours and styles, along with a long line-up of prized signature mains that include Singapore Chilli Crab, Steamed Shell Scallops with Garlic, Black Pepper Lobster, Crispy Cereal Prawn, Sambal Kang Kong and a variety of beef and chicken dishes as well as omelettes.
Dubai is well versed with Asian cuisine, particularly that of the Japanese fusion variety. We are excited to shift the pace of how Asian cuisine is perceived and to give this Singapore favourite an international future with Kim’s Singapore Seafood. The wide choice of aromatic flavours and carefully curated cocktails will make a big impression on experience seekers and food lovers. Our aim is to offer premium league dishes at an affordable price point so diners don’t feel they need to break the bank for a good night out,” said Sameer Purain, Managing Director of Spice Quay Restaurant LLC.
The new eatery and bar promises authentic Singaporean food as well as an extensive menu of signature drinks infused with authentic South East flavours, such as coconut pandan jam, galangal root, ginger sheet, basil and elder flower. The chic interiors seats up to 166 guests, who are in for a unqiue and memorable culinary and cultural experience amidst murals, peranakan design, and botanical walls.
A tribute to the original institution of classic Asian fare, which has been wowing customers since the 1960s for frying Hokkien mee and pioneering other Singaporean delicasies, the Dubai outpost will serve legacy dishes that have been refined over the years from father to son. There will also be new additions to the menu to appeal to a regional tastes, whilst still preaching the philosophy tightly woven by the the original threads spun at the Singapore branch- enduring values, heritage and concept.
Kim’s Singapore Seafood is the maiden venture of up and coming Spice Quay, the dedicated food and beverage division in the Middle East of family-owned Uptron Group of Companies. Spice Quay aims to bring new concepts and dining experiences that are currently unfound in the UAE.
Steller service, high quality traditional meals, a full-service bar, and pristine views of Dubai Creek are deemed to make the restaurant a ‘go-to’ for natives and fans of the food and culture. Kim’s Singapore Seafood is strategically located in one of the city’s most monumental heritage sites, revamped to appeal to the new age, epitomising the restaurant’s classic yet contemporary persona.