Well-loved in the local dining scene for its innovative and playful take on traditional Asian cuisine, modern Southeast Asian restaurant Ding Dong turns its gaze inward for a brand new menu lineup. Drawing inspiration from childhood favourites, the culinary team led by new Assistant Head Chef Miller Mai, under the guidance of Chef Ryan Clift, carefully curates a menu that integrates familiar yet modern textures, bound to tug at nostalgia.
“Ding Dong’s signature style is all about putting our unique spin on traditional flavours, and serving up the dishes in a fun and unexpected way,” says Chef Miller. “For these new dishes, I challenged myself to explore the flavours I love, before recreating and enhancing them in a refreshing way, to offer our guests an elevated dining experience,” he adds.
Celebrating local food culture
Chef Miller brings onboard a fresh perspective to Southeast Asian cuisine, offering diners 14 exciting creations, delivered with sophistication and finesse. Be prepared to take a trip down memory lane with a celebration of local dishes, as well as other familiar favourites from Vietnam, Thailand and the rest of Asia.
Guaranteed to impress, start off with the Crispy pork trotter, spiced vinegar from the Sharing Plates, a seemingly modest dish. Requiring an intricate preparation across two and a half days, the tender meat paired with a house-made spice vinegar sauce sends your tastebuds tingling. The Grill pork spare ribs, peanut sauce – a twist on quintessential Malay street food, satay – captures the aromatic punch of a perfectly executed chargrill method.
From the Bigger Plates, spice things up with the Lobster tail, tom yum broth, sriracha crab cake – a combination of sweet, firm lobster flesh and tangy tom yum broth, or opt for a vegetarian alternative, the Cabbage roll, shiitake mushroom, cellophane noodle, both fitting for a light yet comforting lunch.
Other new items on the Cold, Sharing and Bigger Plates include Boneless beef shank, rice noodle, lemongrass dressing; Scallop Ceviche, thai mango, kuih kapit; Rendang beef brisket bun, turnip omelette, pickle cucumber; Yam ring, asparagus, poached egg; Duck breast, kumquat compote, bok choy; Pork collar char siu, pineapple salsa, chicharon and Tuna loin, green papaya, sweet and sour sauce.
The perfect sweet finish
Staying true to Ding Dong’s dessert menu, Chef Miller offers three new desserts that delight with intricate textures.
A popular local dessert, chendol, receives a Ding Dong do-over in the Coconut snow, pandan jelly noodle, gula melaka ice cream. The house-made pandan jelly noodles, coconut meringue, coconut infused shaved ice, and the smoky sweetness of gula melaka make for absolute satisfaction. An ingenious creation, the Ginger lime parfait, sichuan pepper crumble, lychee sorbet, incorporates a diverse blend of flavours from tangy, to sweet, to a gentle lingering spiciness, to create a bold dessert.
A fun play-land at Amoy Street, Ding Dong upholds its unwavering quirky, modern approach towards traditional Asian cuisine. The newly revamped menu aims to bring diners closer to home, adding a special touch to the familiar flavours that are close to the heart.
Valid: Monday – Saturday, from 12.00pm – 3.00pm
At SGD28++ per person, savour two of Ding Dong’s innovative and delicious creations. Simply add on SGD10++ to complete your dish on a saccharine note with a dessert. For diners who are looking a special mid- day treat, top up an additional SGD10++ for a glass of wine, prosecco, beer or mocktail.
Glitterbomb Ladies Night
Valid: Wednesday, from 8.00pm – 11.00pm
For the fashionably late ladies in the house, Ding Dong introduces Glitterbomb – the distinctive midweek ladies night with free flow pink prosecco every Wednesday from 8.00pm – 11.00pm. For just SGD50 nett, get fuzzy with three whole hours of free flow fizzy and enjoy a complimentary plate of carbon-battered prawns from Ding Dong’s kitchen. Burn it all off with a live DJ taking over Ding Dong’s decks and bust a move or two.
Date: Saturday, 18 March
Time: 12.00pm – 4.00pm
Every third Saturday of the month, Ding Dong brings to you an exciting brunch experience – Ding Dong Weekender: Brunch, Beats and Beyond! Priced at SGD100++, enjoy a five-course brunch menu of mod- Asian dishes and a 90-minute free flow on a selection of drinks. Add an additional SGD50 for all-day free flow. Show off your disco shimmy with music by a live DJ and indulge in retail therapy with exciting vendors selling products, ranging from clothing to design knick-knacks.
Ding Dong Singapore
115 Amoy Street