Open fire kitchens are hot among new Singapore restaurants

Wood and charcoal impart a smokiness to food, adding a layer of flavour, which explains why barbecues and grills are so hot everywhere.
Wood and charcoal impart a smokiness to food, adding a layer of flavour, which explains why barbecues and grills are so hot everywhere.PHOTOS: NY VERDEN, MRS PHO HOUSE, GRIGLIA OPEN FIRE ITALIAN RESTAURANT, THIRTY SIX BREWLAB & SMOKEHOUSE

SINGAPORE - Open fires are heating up the restaurant scene here, with at least seven restaurants specialising in wood and charcoal cooking opening in the last four months.

They range from Western grills to a modern Indian concept to a Vietnamese eatery offering hotpot and grilled dishes.

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