The UTW (“Under Ten Words”): Laidback second-storey Peranakan-inspired bar with a dose of naughty funk.

The must-orders (if any): Tuna Tartare Bruschettas, Respite

Summary: The group behind Taiwanese bar concept Five Ten launches a Peranakan-inspired bar along Boat Quay, named after their mother. It’s all purple paint-splattered walls, watermelon floats and cheeky cocktail ideas in this laidback, funky joint, and the drinks range from the Hello Kitty (e.g. the frothy Murmurs in Purple) to the potent (e.g. Respite). The food selection – including Five Ten’s signature braised pork rice bowl – is currently small, but expected to expand. Prices are nett.

The bourbon-based Respite ($15).

Murmurs in Purple - Bee Bee'sThe gin-based Murmurs in Purple ($15).

Tuna Tartare Bruschettas - Bee Bee'sThe mother spicy, poké on toast-esque Tuna Tartare Bruschettas, which are “spiced with ginger flower, basil and more Peranakan favourites” ($7).

Grade: High B3, but has promise as a comfortable and affordable chill-out spot once the food menu is developed more fully.

Bee Bee’s
55A Boat Quay
Singapore 049844


Shawn is a full-time lawyer based in Singapore. Neither a professional critic, blogger nor photographer, Shawn is simply somebody who loves food and luxury hotels very much and (likes to think that he has) a quirky sense of humor. When Shawn is not premature ageing and turning his hair further grey due to stress and vicious deadlines, he is somewhere spending an exorbitant amount of money trying out new dining places and hotels.

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