The Spot is an all-day dining café, restaurant, bar and cigar lounge in one right in the heart of Singapore’s Downtown district. Despite its casual appearance, don't expect standard bistro fare. The kitchen is helmed by Lee Boon Seng who's cooked at one-Michelin-starred Osia and at Curate alongside visiting Michelin-starred chefs – and he's definitely picked up a thing or two.
There's creativity and finesse in his cuisine that's described as contemporary European in its approach but Asian in feel thanks to the use of regional ingredients, particularly in the sauces. Think pan-fried red snapper ($28) served in a green curry emulsion and torched eggplant and local skate ($25) that lies on a bed of pearl rice risotto covered in a coriander broth that evokes familiar memories of fish soup elevated through technique and novel combinations. The pork cheek barbecue ($26) is another winner. Thick slices of pork jowl are marinated and grilled bak kwa style and plated with potato mousseline and Chin Kiang vinegar caramel.