You may have eaten on a cruise, ship, or ferry, but how about on a tongkang? Imagine the excitement when we found this last surviving pair of tongkangs berthed on the banks of the Singapore River serving food and drinks.
To retain this part of history, the last two tongkangs left in Singapore has been restored to its form glory with refurbishing costing over a million. What is now present is The TongKang Colonial Bar & Restaurant – one tongkang housing a gin bar, the other serving exquisite colonial cuisine.
The food served is influenced by traditional cultures of our forefathers, with cuisines of that suggest a blend of old English and Indian flavours. The old English lamb and kidney pie ($18) was very satisfying. Beneath its crumbly pastry crust is tender kidney evenly stewed in an addictive sauce that would go very well with the crust.
TongKang Colonial Bar & Restaurant
3D River Valley Road, #01-06 Clarke Quay (Opposite Hot Stones)
Tel: +65 6333 4986
Opening Hours Daily: 12pm–2.30pm, 6pm–1am