SINGAPORE (THE NEW PAPER) - I was a teenager when Warehouse Disco was at its peak. Identity checks were lax, and I danced next to drag queens and ah bengs with a cigarette in my mouth.
Ah, those crazy days.
Today, Warehouse Disco has turned into the respectable and gorgeous Warehouse Hotel.
When I ate at the hotel's flagship restaurant Po, I went down memory lane.
And the menu, created by the mod-Sin (modern Singapore) wonderboy Willin Low, is filled with dishes that remind you popular local fare. I found that comforting, even exciting.
The star is the popiah (from $28).
For me, the winning element was the stuffing. The mellowness of the bamboo shoots gave the popiah so much soul.
The do-it-yourself element is fun too, and perfect if you're struggling with conversation.
I loved Po's take on hokkien mee, the carabinero prawns and konbu mee ($32).