As you all must be knowing that I have this large Singapore Moms community on my Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. We all regularly bond with each other on these platforms and we all love to meet in real life too that’s why there are meetups, photoshoots and events that I organize with my moms. Venue is one of the biggest hurdle and we are always on the lookout for something cool, something that serves awesome food. Today, let me write about one of the newest and happening place that I found – It’s 79 After Dark ! Its name is quite intriguing and the food is delicious. Read on.
What is 79 After Dark and where is it
It’s located on 79 Circular Road and a part of its name comes from it. Secondly, it’s open till 3am daily and the name represents Boat Quay’s vibrant ambience which comes alive after dark. So 79 After Dark. Interesting, isn’t it?
79 After Dark serves a rich blend of Indian-Chinese Cuisines paired with refreshing cocktails. It’s a brand new restaurant sitting in Boat Quay’s most iconic building.
The cuisine at 79 After Dark is also known as Indo-Chinese or Indian Chinese or Chindian is an Indian adaptation of Chinese cooking techniques and seasonings.
It’s location is very convenient and in the heart of Singapore’s CBD. That makes it an attractive place for all – working professionals, tourists and people who visit that area for shopping and other purposes. It’s open till 3 AM and serves fresh food based on your order. According to me, this makes 79 After Dark very tempting. Now, we don’t have to curb our hunger for yummy Indian and Indochinese cuisines, you see! This restaurant and bar is ideal for a date night, business meetings, special occasions, private parties or a regular weekend hangout.
Urban and vibrant – 79 After Dark is an airy and fun place. The sitting arrangement puts you at ease and it’s conducive to enjoy food while bonding with friends and family. I liked that hot red color. There is an outdoor sitting area too for people who would like to soak in the hustle bustle of Boat Quay. The interior is focused around a combination of sensual red and deep blue with gold, wooden and artsy accents in an ambient lighting.
The menu is really really extensive. You get huge variety of choices in vegetarian and non-veg dishes. Should I say, you name the dish and they have it?! Their choice of drinks and spirits is also quite exclusive. Let me make you drool with pics of what we had.
I am quite particular about the taste of the starters. It sets the tone of the entire lunch or dinner. Starters at 79 After Dark make big impression and loved the taste of Veg Manchurian Dry and Veg Platter that we had. The quantity is good and you can heartily enjoy them.
Veg Manchurian tastes perfect with that Indian-Chinese flavors. It brought back memories of my home town Mumbai’s Veg Manchurian. Veg platter is something worth to go for too especially those soft and fluffy Dahi Kabaab taste heavenly. Meat lovers should give justice to their non-veg platter definitely that consist of Chicken Tikka, Ajwaini Fish Tikka, Seekh Kebab and Galauti Kebab.
We took time to go through the menu and choose what we wanted to eat. You will be spoilt for choices here. Want to find what we ate? Here is the list. Quite long…We ordered North Indian and Chinese both types of mains.
- Veg Jalfrezi
- Paneer Sizzler
- Paneer Makhani
- Butter Naan
- Veg Hakka Noodles
- Veg Schezwan Fried Rice
In a nutshell, we LOVED the mains. I was secretly hoping that Veg Jalfrezi should be better than some places where I have eaten it before. Thankfully, 79 After Dark’s Veg Jalfrezi is tasty, moist and is a good mix of veggies.
Paneer Sizzler was truly a surprise. It came sizzling hot and satisfied our tastebuds with its charred aroma and taste. Do you see the smoke coming out in the above pic? So fresh…
This is the favorite combination of all. Am I correct? When we have kids with us, Butter Naan and Paneer Makhani must be ordered. Paneer cubes were luscious and not too spicy as well. Kids loved it and we too. Butter Naans were very fresh. Not that leathery texture at all.
We were getting full already but how to resist what do you see in below picture? Veg Schezwan Fried Rice was a delight for taste buds. We were looking for that typical chindian taste and I must say we GOT it.
Next time I am going to order full-on Spicy Veg Schezwan Fried Rice. This time we wanted kids to have all the dishes so we asked them to prepare less spicy. Chilli Chicken, Manchurian, Momos, Kungpao Chicken, Szechwan fried noodles are just some of the signature Chinese-Indian dishes available in their menu. You should try them when you visit 79 After Dark.
Desserts and Drinks:
Our tummies were about to burst already with all the yummy food that we gobbled down. But a cheese cake never hurts right? Rasmalai, Vegetarian Chocolate Brownie are some other options for you to consider.
Complementing their menu packed with spices and fiery flavours, 79 After Dark offers power-packed beverage menu with a focus on their speciality cocktails such as Tom Yam Yam & Sherkan as well as attractively priced Liquor & Spirits. Happy Hour promotions are also available from opening till 9pm daily.
This urban hangout place offers an even more relaxing atmosphere on weekends with live DJ and al fresco dining options where you can take in all the action of Circular Road.
Worried about Parking? Fret not. 79 After Dark even provides complimentary Valet parking services for guests (with minimum spending)
Our verdict: Do visit! It’s a cool hangout place right in the heart of the city where you can have fun time over delish food and drinks.
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