Think of Meatsmith Little India outlet as everything you love about the original – charred, smoky hunks of meat and more – but with a spicier spin. The open-air corner restaurant right by the bustling streets is brimming with fresh ideas and flavour. Start your meal with oysters ($4.50) covered in a cinnamon tomato gazpacho to jolt your senses awake. It prepares you for heavier dishes such as the veal brisket chapati ($14) topped with pickled and chipotle sauce as well as fall-of-the-bone tender lamb ribs with barberry and mint ($20).
For bigger groups, opt for the platters ($75 for two/$195 for four/$495 for eight to ten), which come with green mango slaw, biryani and naan – and are sure to leave you absolutely stuffed and rolling out onto the road. Alternatively, the Kerala beef rib ($45) comes in a hefty portion that's good for two to share. The beef ribs are rubbed in black curry spice and smoked for five to six hours, imparting so much flavour to the succulent slab of meat. Pair it with a bowl of crab biryani ($14), a lighter version of the Indian staple cooked with garlic butter instead of ghee and topped with tobiko, lemon juice and fresh herbs.