Potato Head Folk.
By Tracey Wang
Singapore’s iconic Chinatown is worth a stop for top-notch dim sum and Instagram-worthy heritage alone, but for something decidedly more mod, hotfoot it to quirk-chic burger joint Potato Head Folk.
Potato Head Folk
36 Keong Saik Road
+65 6327 1939
Brought to you by the hospitality and entertainment group behind the internationally acclaimed ‘Potato Head Beach Club’ in Bali, the four storey Art Deco building pops with Oz artist David Bromley’s colourful bird and butterfly motifs.
Divided into four levels with a variety of dining experiences in mind, the first floor is anchored in the kitchen, serving up a multitude of delectable gourmet burgers, cocktails and homemade sodas, set up so that guests can interact with the kitchen before grabbing their meal to enjoy out on the pavement tables. The Honky Tonk, featuring buttermilk fried chicken and hot sauce or the James Brown, featuring cod fish fingers and mushy peas, when served with a side of Naughty Fries, the carb lovers favourite smothered in spiced bearnaise and hot beef chilli or the Cracka Lacka Corn featuring charred corn on the cob sprinkled with lime and brioche crumbs, will well and truly hit the spot.
If you’d prefer table service amidst eclectic vintage furniture, curated art pieces and loud works of wall art, head on up to the dining room on the second floor. For an intimate evening with friends, seated in leather couches, served by bartenders behind marble top bars, then the third floor, Studio 1939 Lounge is where its at. And finally, for a true taste of the tropics, nibbling on eats finished on hot coals washed down with a tiki cocktail, this bohemian rooftop oasis will offer a unique vantage of the heritage houses of Singapore juxtaposed against modern skyscrapers.