If you are part of the American and Korean entourages in Singapore for Tuesday's summit, do not worry about feeling homesick over food.
The Sunday Times has rounded up eateries serving American and Korean food, with Korean chef Sun Kim - group executive chef of Meta restaurant in Keong Saik Road and Kimme in Amoy Street - giving suggestions on Korean food.
As for where to get hearty American fare, managing director Eve Felder and fellow American, associate professor Michael Sanson - both from The Culinary Institute of America in Singapore - give their suggestions.
EUNICE QUEK'S TOP PICK
Luke's Oyster Bar And Chophouse on Gemmill Lane for its selection of fresh oysters and hearty portions of meat, sides - my favourite is the lobster mac and cheese - as well as the desserts.
1 Luke's Oyster Bar And Chophouse
What: Run by chef-owner Travis Masiero, the menu here features oysters, kale salad, creamed spinach and Grandma's Apple Pie. The place is also well-known for its jumbo lump crab cakes, prime rib eye and Kurobuta pork chop.
Where: Outlets at 22 Gemmill Lane and 03-02 The Heeren, 260 Orchard Road; open: Gemmill Lane - noon to midnight (Mondays to Saturdays, closed on Sundays); The Heeren - noon to 10.30pm daily
Info: Call 6221-4468 (Gemmill Lane) or 6733-4813 (The Heeren) or go to www.lukes.com.sg
2 Cut By Wolfgang Puck
What: Ms Eve Felder's favourite items at the popular steakhouse include the bone marrow flan, beef tartare, Maryland blue crab cake, USDA ribeye and creamed spinach with fried egg.
The one-Michelin-starred restaurant is also known for its buzzing bar with a variety of gin-, whisky-, tequila-and rum-based cocktails.
Where: B1-71 Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue; open: 5.30pm to midnight daily
What: The hip American restaurant's branch at One Fullerton has lovely views of Marina Bay to accompany its wide selection of American comfort fare, such as Philly cheesesteak sliders, Momma's chicken and waffles and the To-Die-For Burger, which includes wagyu chuck blend patty, cheddar and lettuce. What hits the spot for Prof Michael Sanson is the M&M's milkshake for "a taste of home".
Where: 01-06 One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road; open: 11.30am to 2.30pm (weekdays), 5pm to 1am (Mondays to Thursdays), 5pm to 2am (Fridays), 11.30 to 1am (Saturdays), 11.30am to 11pm (Sundays)
What: Another late-night favourite for chef Kim is Shinmanbok, with its comforting pork-rib hangover stew. The casual eatery offers a variety of options from tteokbokki to the quintessential Korean barbecue.
Where: 116 Neil Road; open: 6pm to 7am daily
Info: Call 6536-3424
3 Auntie Kim's Korean Restaurant
What: A hidden gem for chef Kim, where the dishes are all housemade and good for those who want a taste of home. There are set menus for barbecued meats, stews and rice, as well as kimchi dumplings, mul-naengmyeon (cold noodle soup) and ginseng abalone porridge.
Where: Outlets at Alexandra Retail Centre, 460 Alexandra Road and 265 Upper Thomson Road; open: 10am to 10pm daily (Alexandra), 11.30am to 3pm, 5.30 to 10pm daily (Upper Thomson)
Info: Call 6274-3383 (Alexandra) or 6452-2112 (Upper Thomson); or go to www.auntiekim.sg
4 E!ght Korean BBQ
What: This Korean barbecue restaurant's highlight is its Mangalitsa pork. Order the Four or Eight Colours set, in which the pork belly comes in a variety of flavours from curry to red pepper paste and miso.
The Flower Pork Set features pork belly, streaky pork neck and pork jowl. Beef cuts as well as Korean stews, such as beef kimchi stew and army stew, are also available.
Where: E!ght Korean BBQ outlets at 02-79/90 The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street; and 04-20/21 Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road; open: The Central - 11.30am to 2.30pm, 5.30 to 11pm (daily); Shaw Centre - 11.30am to 2.30pm, 5.30 to 10.30pm (weekdays), 11.30am to 10.30pm (weekends and public holidays)
Info: Call 8692-1188 (The Central) or 9018-9212 (Shaw Centre); or go to 8koreanbbq. com or https://bit.ly/2Jmhfey
5 SBCD Korean Tofu House
What: If Korean barbecue is not your thing, head to SBCD Korean Tofu House for a hearty tofu stew. Add on meats from bulgogi to spicy grilled chicken, and pork belly tofu kimchi to your stew to complete your meal.
Its outlets also recently launched three Italian-inspired flavours, including Baked Bolognese Soontofu.
Where: Outlets at B1-01/02 Tanjong Pagar Centre, 7 Wallich Street, and 01-114 Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard; open: 11.30am to 10pm daily
Info: Call 6386-6441 (Tanjong Pagar) or 6873-6441 (Millenia Walk); or go to sbcd.com.sg
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