A partnership between Ebb and Flow Group and Tung Lok Group
Hidden behind a fridge at a Circular Road kopitiam
Psych yourself up for adventurous dishes that feature crocodile feet and penis as the main ingredients
Get ready for the resurgence of The Dragon Chamber, now better than before. Hidden behind a fridge at a Circular Road kopitiam, this speakeasy restaurant and bar marks a new partnership between Ebb and Flow Group and Tung Lok Group.
"Dragon Chamber is for people who are looking for an adventure around every corner and want to push the boundaries of traditions and Chinese food. We focus on embodying the rebellious spirit of creation rather than just making food that sells," said Norman Hartono, Creative Director of Ebb and Flow Group.
The Dragon Chamber is more than just a Chinese restaurant where guests come to dine and then leave. Right off the bat, it offers an immersive experience; one that’s filled with intrigue. Arrive at the unassuming kopitiam and enter The Dragon Chamber through the glass fridge door; you must decide if you dare to make the perilous journey into an otherworldly realm.
Once you have made the bold decision to do so, you will be plunged into a world that is reminiscent of Chinatown gambling dens and secret society hangouts. The walls are covered with artwork from local and regional artists such as Sabotage, Mister Tucks and Riandy Karuniawan, referencing past and recent Chinese traditions.
The Dragon Chamber is for diners who are looking for a culinary adventure at every turn. Dare to step into a restaurant that pushes the boundaries and traditions of Chinese cuisine? Overseeing the kitchen team is Chef Wong Meng Ooi. The 37 -year-old started his love affair with the culinary arts from an early age, and has over 20 years of experience under his belt.
The generously portioned dishes are presented communal style. There is Dragon Mountain (S$88 / $138), which is a treasure trove of fried whole lobsters, tossed with crispy garlic, crushed fermented soybeans, sliced chillies and Sichuan peppercorns.
A luxed up version of the trendy chicken and waffles dish is the Firecracker Chicken and Maple Fritters (S$16 / S$30). Diced chicken are deep-fried till golden brown and topped with chopped dried chillies, cashews, chives and Sichuan peppercorn. Crispy you tiao fritters drizzled with maple syrup are served on the side for that extra crunch.
Then, brace yourself for dishes that will push you past your comfort zone. The Dragon Claw (S$55) is a showstopper fit for the brave — the foot of a Singapore-farmed crocodile is soused in braised herbal sauce and perched on a bed of kale. The bold will be rewarded with amino acids and potassium, which help to prevent heart disease. Follow that with D*** Soup (S$30), which features crocodile penis in a chicken- and pork-based soup that has been double-boiled for six hours.
Loyal fans of The Dragon Chamber will be delighted to know that there are also returning favourites. The new and improved Wagyu Truffle Beef Hor Fun (S$32 / $58) showcases wok-fried flat noodles in a moreish truffle gravy. The noodles are topped with exquisite slices of A4 Kagoshima wagyu, crispy deep-fried hor fun strips and poached egg.
Drawing inspiration from the multi-faceted flavours of Asia, the fresh and innovative bar is giving classic concoctions an Asian makeover. The intoxicatingly imaginative oriental cocktails served pay nostalgic homage to traditional ingredients used in Asian cooking such as tea, Chinese five spice and gula melaka. All syrups and infused liqueur are thoughtfully curated and made in house.
Kickstart the evening with a devilishly good Asian-inspired tipple Land of the Rising Sun (S$22). The special cocktail features bourbon infused yuzu, elderflower liqueur, fresh lemon and egg whites. Enjoy signature cocktail classics that have been given a unique spin such as the Earl Grey Old Fashioned (S$20) and Pink Elixir (S$22).
For beer drinkers, the bar offers a range of craft beers and ciders including Dragon Chamber exclusive in-house labelled beers, Dragon Pale Ale (S$11) and Summer Sesh Ale (S$11) in a collaboration with local artists Mister Tucks and Sabotage respectively.
Need somewhere quiet and spacious for group gatherings? Rendezvous at the private dining area, which seats 21 guests, or the VVIP area, which holds up to 5 guests.
About The Dragon Chamber
The Dragon Chamber is not just a Chinese restaurant, but an immersive experience. The speakeasy restaurant and bar is for guests who are looking for an adventure and want to defy the boundaries of traditions and Chinese food. It embodies the rebellious spirit of creation, rather than just making food that sells. It holds the conviction that food is an artform, one that lives and dies the moment you start eating it and when you finish it. At The Dragon Chamber, such moments are amplified.
Venue: 2 Circular Road, Singapore 049358
Restaurant: Tuesday – Sunday 11am - 2.30pm & 5pm – 10:30pm
Last Order for Food & Drinks: 10.30pm
Closed on Mondays
Private Dining: 21