Thanks to my ex-colleague, I finally got to try The Ship Restaurant & Bar in Shaw House.
The Ship Restaurant & Bar is really difficult to locate. You will need to cut through the 3rd floor of Isetan and walk all the way to the back.
I thought such a hidden restaurant will be quite empty but the restaurant was packed with a queue of people waiting to get in.
I think heritage definitely plays a part in The Ship Restaurant & Bar’s popularity. This restaurant was open by sea-men in 1977 which means it has been around for more than 45 years.
I like the nautical-themed decorations, but I wonder if the food is any good.
The menu consists of many classic Western dishes that you can expect to find at any self-respecting Western restaurant, perfected over the years.
Hainanese Pork Cutlet [S$20.90] is one of the signature dishes here. The pork cutlet is perfectly crispy on the outside yet so tender on the inside. Doused with sweet and sour vegetable sauce, this is the stuff of childhood memories.
This restaurant is supposedly quite famous for its Fish & Chips [S$17.90]. The pacific dory fish fillet is fresh, I didn’t taste any metallic taste. It’s nicely crispy with firm flesh inside.
The Oxtail Stew [S$28.90] is one of the best I have ever had. I got 6 huge pieces of oxtail, each braised till fork-tender, served with chunks of potatoes and vegetables.
The Ship Restaurant & Ship is one of the only restaurant in Singapore that still serves Bombe Alaska [S$19.90] commonly known as baked ice-cream or baked Alaska.
The base is a delicious cake, topped with peaches and vanilla ice-cream and finished off with a thick coat of meringue. The flambé only torches the outside coat of meringue, which is how they keep the ice-cream inside from melting.
The cinematic effect was not as spectacular as I hoped but the combination of cake, peaches, vanilla ice-cream and meringue makes it a rich delicious dessert.
The Ship Restaurant & Bar
Address: 1 Scotts Road, Shaw House #03-16/17/18, Singapore 228208
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday: 11am – 2.15, 5pm – 8.45pm; Friday – Sunday 11am – 2.15pm, 5pm – 9pm