Po: Singapore’s Culture, Heritage and Cuisine
Pioneer of Mod-Sin cuisine, Chef Willin Low, has opened Po, a refined restaurant which presents modern-day Singaporean flavors.
The restaurant is housed in The Warehouse Hotel, which is deeply rooted in heritage and local culture.
The award-winning chef-partner puts a focus on celebrating Singapore flavors. Through Po, he takes a more traditional approach that enhances local classics with premium ingredients and takes great care to make many elements from scratch.
Chef Willin works alongside Executive Chef William Lim, previously from Violet Oon’s National Kitchen.
Other small plate highlights include the charcoal-grilled Iberico Satay, which is marinated in spices for 12 hours and served with a freshly grated pineapple and peanut dip, a tangy traditional twist. Po’s Ngoh Hiang also shines a light on an underappreciated local staple, featuring a handmade crispy beancurd skin wrapper with five spice pork filling served with homemade sambal, sweet sauce and lotus root crisps. The Barramundi Salad was inspired by local yu sheng or raw fish salad and is a tangy, spicy interpretation featuring locally farmed raw barramundi.
Chef Willin’s culinary programming for the hotel encompasses not only Po’s menu but also the breakfast, bar snack and in-room dining offerings. The breakfast menu in particular has been shaped to reflect Willin’s favourite local comfort foods to start the day including Singaporean Congee, a soothing Cantonese rice porridge, and Po’s Signature Bak Kut Teh, a robust eight-hour Sichuan pepper broth with tender US prime pork ribs.
Guests dining at Po will also be able to sample craft cocktails from The Warehouse Hotel’s Lobby Bar. Representing its incarnation as an 1895 warehouse, known in Asia as a godown, are rustic infusions that transport you to the heart of the old spice trade such as the Madame Butterfly roselle tequila, watermelon, rosé, kaffir lime salt, soda – and Barbarella with hibiscus gin, elderflower, rhubarb and Earl Grey tea. These are supported by a curated selection of Asian craft beers, spirits and fine wines.
The Warehouse Hotel
320 Havelock Road, Robertson Quay, S169628
T: +65 6828 0007
Photographs by: The Warehouse Hotel