Hidden away in the green environs of Dempsey Hill, Jam by Siri House is an eclectic eatery serving up craft cocktails and modern takes on Asian comfort food. The restaurant is part of Siri House, a lifestyle concept that boasts an art gallery, retail shop, and showroom for Thai luxury property developer Sansiri. Everything about this spot is colourful and quirky from the eye-catching interiors to the innovative shared plates on the menu.
The dining room manages to pull off opulence and casual comfort at the same time with cushy armchairs upholstered in bold patterns, huge hanging chandeliers, and Asian-inspired floral prints. Grab a seat at the bar on one of the swivelling bar stools or sink into silk cushions on one of the sofas, benches or armchairs. As soon as you sit down, a server will arrive with a drinks trolley so you can order up house cocktails like the negroni with Thai red tea or the scotch with honey and citrus.
The menu was designed for sharing, so you’ll find plenty of small plates like the soft shell crab bao, Hokkaido scallops with yuzu truffle vin, and cauliflower with gochujang sauce, chicharron, and toasted sesame. Larger plates include the handmade pappardelle with crustacean cream, tiger prawns, and blue mussels and the soy-braised Iberico pork cheek with pickled savoy cabbage and black fungus. Save room for desserts like the Chocolate & Bananas with coffee and chocolate mousse, cocoa crumbs, brûlée banana, and roasted banana ice cream.
Jam is the F&B branch of Siri House, which aims to be a multi-functional space bringing together art, design, retail and food. Stop by the showroom to see the latest development projects by Sansiri, hit up the art gallery to experience regularly rotating exhibitions by contemporary Asian artists, then shop for funky homewares and fashion in the retail shop. Afterwards, treat yourself to a few drinks and a fun and playful meal in the restaurant.
The set lunches are great value, as they start at $38++ for three courses including one small plate, a pasta or a main, dessert and tea or coffee. For $50++ you get four courses including all of the above but with both a pasta course and a main course. Jam also does a great cocktail hour from 3pm to 7pm Tuesday to Friday, which includes trolley cocktails at just $12++ and the cocktail of the month for $16++.
Jam at Siri House, Blk 8D Dempsey Hill #01-02, Singapore 239672. p.+65 9667 0533. Open daily 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6pm – 10pm