Platypus Cantina has left an indelible mark on Singapore’s culinary scene, and its recent relocation to CityLink Mall from its original spot on East Coast Road demonstrates its readiness to cater to a larger audience of both locals and tourists. With a menu that draws inspiration from Mexican cuisine while incorporating local flavors, this gastro bar has taken the city by storm.
Beyond its Mexican-inspired dishes and extensive selection of wines and spirits, the new location boasts more spacious dining areas, including private rooms and alfresco spaces, designed to create unforgettable experiences for guests during special events and occasions.
Platypus Cantina’s journey began in 2009 as Platypus Test Kitchen, a passion project situated in the bustling Central Business District. It initially attracted diners with its pasta dishes and Mediterranean-inspired creations. Over time, the venture transformed into Platypus Lobster Shack & Food Bar, captivating patrons with its affordable gourmet lobster rolls and delectable rice bowl creations.
The team further expanded by introducing Platypus Kitchen at Bugis Junction, providing a comprehensive dining experience centered around exquisite pasta and Mediterranean cuisine. However, it was the emergence of Platypus Cantina in the vibrant surroundings of East Coast Road that truly captured the hearts of locals. The gastro bar swiftly gained popularity by introducing a fusion of creative cocktails and an extensive menu of Mexican-inspired delights. While embracing innovation, Platypus Cantina remained true to its roots, preserving popular mainstays and signature drinks that had won over the local community.
At the new location, Platypus Cantina offers its delectable Quesadillas with Braised Tempeh topping, flavorful Pulled Pork Carnitas, and juicy Beef Carne Asada to a broader audience. The Pollo Asado Chicken and various vegetarian options serve as delicious alternatives.
The gourmet treats include the Mac ‘N’ Cheese Platter and Tomatillo Rice Bowls, which can be customized with various toppings such as Spiced Beef Rendang, Glazed Asian Pork Belly, or Tempeh. For those seeking warm and cozy options, the Adobo Style Mutton Stew, Beef Caldillo Soup, and the crowd-pleaser Ale-Guajillo Seafood Soup are perfect comfort meals.
The gastro bar also serves a variety of tacos to satisfy even the most discerning palates.
Platypus Cantina offers a range of tapas, perfect for communal eating as the adage goes that food is better shared. From the fiery and succulent Angry Chicken Wings to the crispy Beer Battered Shrimp Poppers, each bite is a gourmet delight. Crowd favorites include the Char-Grilled Truffle Beef Cubes, Colorado Calamari Rings, Mexican Soft Shell Crabby, and Flame-Charred Baby Octopus.
Known in the East for its extensive selection of Margaritas and Micheladas, Platypus Cantina continues this legacy at its new site. The establishment has developed signature drinks like the Hell’s Angel Spicy Margarita, the Micheladas, which blend various sauces, aromatic spices, fiery chilies, and luscious fruit purees, and the Classic Dark & Stormy, a blend of El Dorado 12-year-old rum, handcrafted ginger syrup, and a hint of lime.
The Platypus Cantina Experience transcends excellent food and drinks. The venue’s Instagram-worthy presentation elevates the dining experience to new heights, creating unforgettable memories for guests. With different seating zones, including charming alfresco spaces and private rooms, Platypus Cantina offers a warm and inviting ambiance where guests can celebrate milestones, host company gatherings, or engage in networking events.
Platypus Cantina’s evolution from a test kitchen to a full-fledged gastro bar represents a significant milestone in Singapore’s culinary landscape. By continuously influencing and elevating the local culinary environment with its Mexican-inspired cuisine, great cocktails, and dedication to providing a memorable dining experience, Platypus Cantina leaves an enduring mark on the vibrant city.
More information at https://platypuscantina.net/