Shashlik's heritage stretches back to 1963, with roots in the legendary Troika Restaurant where Russian recipes were first given a Hainanese twist. Former employees formed Shashlik in 1986 after Troika's closure, and they continue to be a beloved mainstay at the oft-overlooked Far East Shopping Centre. The restaurant serves up Russian-Hainanese fare and is famed for timeless recipes including Borscht soup ($12), beef shashlik ($48) and oxtail stew ($46). But what will keep you going back is the warm service and nostalgic charm.
TRY The oxtail stew ($46), a 36-hour slow braised beef stew that's served with toasted baguette.