Contrary to popular belief, Chinese food can be romantic too. Chopsuey Cafe on Dempsey Hill does some classic Asian dishes with a twist –think of it as classy zi char. And the place is breathtakingly beautiful too; high ceilings, black and white colonial style decor and a view looking out to vast greenery create a lush and relaxed ambience.
The great thing about Valentine's Day falling around the Lunar New Year season is diners get to order off the special celebratory menu. For a healthier, refreshing take on yu sheng, Chopsuey does a version with kale, radish, blueberries, ocean trout and a sour calamansi dressing.
Other dishes to try are the Lemongrass and Lime Poached Barramundi, which is light and fresh and the Truffled Rice Chicken ‘Sausage’ filled with Jasmine and glutinous rice and bacon and drizzled with truffle oil.
Don't miss the bespoke seasonal cocktails Lucky Puppy, which is a blend of Monkey Shoulder whisky, Martini Rosso and Cointreau, as well as Hanky Panky, which is a blend of Hendrick’s Gin, Martini Rosso and a dash of Fernet Branca.
Chopsuey Cafe Dempsey Hill, Block 10, Dempsey Road, #01-23, Singapore 247700 (tel: 9224 6611).