Those who frequently visit the charming neighborhood of Katong you would be familiar with Awfully Chocolate Bakery & Cafe and Sinpopo Brand.
If you haven’t heard yet, the latter has moved to Tangs Orchard, with a new (and very different) concept instead — Superman speakeasy and grill.
Founded by the owners of the Awfully Chocolate and Sinpopo Brands, Supperman Speakeasy & Grill is a dining concept created by a young team of talented chefs, bartenders and restaurateurs.
You can find the restaurant in the conservation store along Joo Chiat Street (formerly occupied by the Sinpopo brand), with both outdoor and indoor seating options, perfect for dates and larger groups.
In lieu of traditional desserts and entrees, diners can expect high quality grilled meats beside specially cured wines Y creative cocktails — very appropriate, given its location.
Before moving on to the main events, you can choose from a selection of headlines such as the Caesar Dinner ($18), Smoked Camembert ($18)or the Grilled Foccacia and Wine ($15, tasting portion shown above)fresh charcoal grilled bread served with beef love butter and a taster portion of House wine (S$5 per full glass).
We couldn’t get enough of the indulgent, creamy beef fat-infused butter, which we gleefully mopped up on focaccia.
Steak takes center stage here at Supperman’s.
Fans of Argentine beef, which produces some of the best-tasting steaks (tender and less fatty, with a deeper flavor) must try Argentinian grain fed 100 day Black Angus Ribeye Steak (S$38)a 300g portion of steak cooked medium and served with anchovy butter.
Smoky and chewy, with a distinctive meaty flavor and beautifully charred crust, this was certainly a solid steak that I wouldn’t mind having for myself.
But if you prefer to change it, alternatives include The Tomahawk (S$118, for 2-3 passengers)) stewed and charred Whole Rib ($48)or the Angus Top Blade ($32)which is served with chimichurri and grilled corn.
Otherwise, don’t miss the Superman Grilled Half Chicken (S$28)a surprisingly memorable main that left me feeling some kind of way.
The chicken is placed in an aromatic bay leaf brine, before being grilled over an open fire. The result? Incomparably tender and juicy meat, with a subtle sweetness accentuated by a squeeze of lemon. I also immediately zeroed in on the wickedly addictive crispy skin, so, so right.
Combine your main dishes with side dishes such as Creamed baby spinach (S$14), stir fry Rice pilaf ($12)and the unique Macaroni with Ragu of Lamb and Cheese (S$16)composed of tender pieces of lamb, rigatoni cooked al dente, brie goat cheese with honey and panko.
As much as I enjoyed the funky flavors (which may be a bit of an acquired taste for some), I would have preferred the cheesy sauce to be much thicker and creamier, texture-wise.
the side that you have to The order, however, is Broken potatoes with beef fat (S$14)Homemade crispy potatoes with garlic, chives and fluffy on the inside.
End the meal on a cheerful note with “the best cocktails of the Orient” such as the rum cocktail. Don Vanilla ($23) with hints of citrus and berries, or the fun name Shoddy Men’s Balls ($21), a bittersweet, sweet, tart, and dangerously drinkable plum whiskey cocktail.
Those who prefer something more dessert-like can try Supperman’s version of an espresso martini, the creamy and decadent Kopi Peng ($21).
Teetotalers need not worry: the options on the non-alcoholic cocktail menu they are equally attractive.
You have a date night coming up, a group gathering with friends you haven’t seen in centuriesOr just need to unwind after a stressful week with steak and cocktails?
Superman Speakeasy & Grill is the Place to be!
Reservations can be made here.
Superman speakeasy and grill
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📍 458 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427671
🕒 4pm–11pm (Tuesday to Sunday), closed on Mondays
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I would gladly abandon you for dessert.