Hawker fare paired with cocktails?

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Yes, you read the title right. You can now marry your favourite hawker fare with cocktails thanks to Revamp Cocktail Bar who has collaborated with popular ban mian China Whampoa Home Made Noodle to give diners a new experience. 

Now available in the CBD, you can have delicious and affordable local offerings such as ban mian, abalone mee and wu xiang in an elevated restaurant and bar setting with little price difference from the original hawker stalls at Whampoa and Geylang – but with the additional restaurant service where jumbo prawns can be peeled for customers and a complimentary bowl of crispy fried fish skin comes with certain premium dishes.

Mr Boo Jing Heng, co-owner and Head Bartender at Revamp Cocktail Bar, said, “This challenging period for local F&B businesses is a chance for us to innovate and think outside the box to see how else we can improve the dining experience for our customers. Our collaboration with China Whampoa Home Made Noodles brings in familiar and delicious local fare that many crave as a pre-drinks meal. Now, they can slurp down a bowl of hearty noodles and go for quality drinks paired with an Asian-style platter that serves as the perfect bar bite, all in one place.”

A range of signature handmade noodles takes over the “revamped” food menu with undeniable hawker charm. Bestsellers include Home Made You Mee with Crayfish, thin springy noodles tossed with sauce, vegetables, mushrooms, a handful of homemade meatballs and crowned with generous servings of fresh crayfish; Tom Yum Home Made You Mee, the fragrant hot and sour broth tinged with the sweetness of prawns and clams; and Abalone Mee Hoon Kwey, soft and silky hand-pulled noodles buried beneath a mouth-watering display of seafood and minced meat.
The Fire Breathing Dragon

To commemorate the collaboration, a brand new dish called The Fire Breathing Dragon was launched and it is a potent amalgamation of seafood and alcohol. Traditional homemade ban mian is paired with fresh lobsters, scallops and meatballs, infused with flaming brandy and topped with a splash of crispy ikan bilis, fried shallots and sliced mushrooms. This dish is exclusively available at Revamp Cocktail Bar.

“We have always prided ourselves on offering a comfortable and affordable restaurant and bar experience for diners in the CBD, with good food and drinks to bring people together. I believe that our latest partnership provides even more options for our customers and opens new doors for both collaborators. It is a sign of more interesting things to come for the local F&B scene with reinvention and rejuvenation at the forefront,” Jing Heng added.

Pair the exquisitely fashioned cocktail menu with a hearty serving of wu xiang which is both nostalgic and familiar, yet strikingly ingenious when paired with cocktails. You can customise the wu xiang platter from the selection of items such as spring roll, prawn roll, ngoh hiang, Chinese sausage and wanton. A crackling of beancurd skin fried to a crisp and an explosion of meat and seafood flavours make wu xiang a perennial favourite for Singaporeans and now, this hawker staple can be enjoyed as a bar bite alongside Revamp Cocktail Bar’s range of classic and signature cocktails, or even champagnes and wines.

So whoever said that local hawker food can’t be paired with cocktails? Go on and give your tastebuds a surprise treat the next time you’re in the CBD! 
Revamp Cocktail Bar 
61 Tanjong Pagar Road
Singapore 088482
Tel: +65 9050 5303
Opening hours:
Mon-Sat, 11am to 10.30pm (last order 10pm)
Closed on Sundays
Happy Hour:
Mon-Sat, 11am to 7pm

Images: Revamp Cocktail Bar

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