Tired of squeezing with the evening crowd for your dinner or looking for a place different from the rest? Here’s one of the best-kept secrets where you can dine to your heart’s delight: Hill V2. Home to the urbanites of Upper Bukit Timah and gatekeeper to Singapore’s peaceful Hillview corner, Hill V2 is an upmarket shopping mall that is an eclectic mix of modern architecture and tantalizing experiences from its food and beverage outlets. We suss out all that is worth your calories so you can focus all your energies on feasting. Read on for our list of the best hunts in Hill V2.
Equipped with an electronic ordering system and decked out in a barn-themed décor, Chic-A-Boo Fried Chicken is no ordinary fast food restaurant. With its succulent and satisfying chicken meat along with its crunchy coating, it is no surprise that we overheard someone saying Chic-A-Boo serves ‘one of the best fried chicken in Singapore’. Between the classic Favourites flavour and the Hot ‘N’ Spicy flavour, we recommend you to go for the Hot ‘N’ Spicy for its fiery, delicious, perfectly-marinated sauce that will be your favourite sort of cheat meal! The Favourites one is decent, but definitely not as amazing as the Hot ‘N’ Spicy ones. Get your 3-Piece Chicken Set, along with two side dishes, a corn muffin and a soft drink at $7.90, and pro tip: add-on $1.50 for a delicious buttery piece of freshly toasted garlic bread. Hill V2, 4 Hillview Rise #02-12 Singapore 667979
One of the more underrated Indian restaurants in Singapore, Curry GardeNn will not let you down with their curries. Hearty, thick and smooth, we swooned so much at their signature Masala chicken curry ($10), which packs a punch in terms of richness in spice and flavour. Their curries are not too spicy, so if you love that edge in your curry, don’t forget to remind the friendly chefs here. Mop up that delicious curry with the free-flow of fresh naan bread – one of the simple pleasures in life! Hill V2, 4 Hillview Rise #02-03 Singapore 667979
It can get a little hot at Hill V2’s open-concept shopping mall, so why not pop into their dedicated ice-cream gallery for some artisanal ice-cream? The ice-cream at Bing Bing is characterized by how intense their flavours is – at least for all the flavours we have tried! A passionate dose of alcohol is in its Rum and Raisin Ice Cream, though a good initiation to Bing Bing would be its unique Earl Grey and Fig Ice Cream that can only be found here. If you’re feeling rich, spend all your cash on scoops and skip the waffles. Hill V2, 4 Hillview Rise #02-08 Singapore 667979
Apparently, if you haven’t tasted Dean & Deluca’s Marble Chocolate Shake with Banana and Vanilla Biscuits, you have not truly experienced heaven on earth. This unassuming, refined gourmet shake does have a hefty price at $8, but it is one I’ll ditch my Starbucks coffee for any day. Velvety-smooth yet light, this chocolate shake is something you cannot un-taste… delicious down to the very last drop! Hill V2, 4 Hillview Rise #01-01 Singapore 667979
Word has it that IO Italian Ozzeria has some life-changing freshly baked traditional Roman Schiacciata Stuffed with Truffle and Cheese Cream ($15) … and we don’t let go of any foodie tip-off, do we? Simply not. This Italian flatbread is a curious average of both crispy and fluffy bread at the same time, a modest complement to the decadent truffle and cheese cream. It is served as a portion good for four. IO Italian Ozzeria provides a chic and family-friendly atmosphere, inspired by the Italian lifestyle that celebrates food, wine, friends and family. Hill V2, 4 Hillview Rise #02-01 Singapore 667979
6. Joyden Canton Kitchen
With an epic diverse selection of Chinese and contemporary Cantonese dishes, Joyden is what we would consider as a fail-safe option for your family get-together. From its signature Soy Sauce Chicken ($12 for a quarter) to the unbeatable Claypot Fish Maw and Prawn with XO Sauce (19.80) down to the ultimate summer-thirst-quencher in-house Iced Hawthorne Apple Juice ($4), there are many crowd-pleasers on the menu. Unfortunately, their inventive Glutinous Rice Stuffed Chicken Wings ($9) are too heavy for our palates and the Custard Buns ($4.50) threatened not to flow. Hill V2, 4 Hillview Rise #02-21 Singapore 667979
Is the bingsu rage over yet? One thing’s for sure, these icy cold milky desserts continue to enthrall Singaporeans and you might not be able to resist Nunuiwangja. They have 8 flavours, including classic Injeolmi and Melon, as well as a bingsu with a local spin on it, Milo! After a long deliberation, we decided on Peach Cheese ($16.90) which faltered a little with its faint milky taste and soggy cheesecake. Given that it is considered a Premium flavour, that is rather disappointing. I would go for the Injeolmi ($12.90) anytime. Hill V2, 4 Hillview Rise #01-08 Singapore 667979
8. Kinsa Sushi
Kinsa Sushi prides itself on its providing a premium Japanese dining experience with modern levitating sushi belts to deliver your juicy sushi bites. What Kinsa is really known for is their mighty fine Wagyu Don ($24.90). Using medium-rare Kagoshima wagyu beef of the A4 Grade, this succulent and generous serving of excellent wagyu don with an onsen tamago will bowl you over in a beat. Their fresh selections of sashimi includes maguro and ottoro, flown regularly from Japan several times a week. Hill V2, 4 Hillview Rise #02-02 Singapore 667979 (Image: Kinsa Sushi Instagram Page) Anything you think we missed? Comment below.
Written by Amie Hu Images by Amie Hu