The Secret Behind Singapore’s Latest Craze: Pop-up Restaurants
by Steph Spencer | December, 2012
Singapore is a hotbed for foodies and word is getting around about its latest culinary craze. Pop-up restaurants are, well, popping up all over the place.
You have to play your cards right to gain access to one of these exclusive underground dinners. Most happen only once in a blue moon, the schedule entirely the prerogative of the chef and host. You have to be plugged into the scene to find out about them, and that’s where social media plays a big role.
Take Lolla’s Secret Suppers, which is organized via a Facebook group. When a dinner is announced, members of the group can reserve a spot — you need to act quickly since the group has over 2,000 members — and participants receive an email a day or two prior to the event with the details of the dinner’s venue.
Each pop-up restaurant has its own flavour, and Khana Commune has a homier vibe that has you enjoying home-cooked meals prepared by a freelance journalist and her mother right in their home.
The Secret Cooks Club adds an interactive twist to the proceedings by having guests participate in the preparation of the meal, which often has an inventive theme.
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About the Author
Steph Spencer is a freelance travel writer from Canada who has been held captive by the travel industry for over 14 years. An incurable smart aleck, notorious purple fanatic, hat person, and ukulele player of questionable abilities, Steph explores the geeky side of travel on her blog A Nerd At Large, and dispenses random quirkiness on Google+ and as @ANerdAtLarge on Twitter. She truly believes that anything is possible with enough determination and copious amounts of chocolate.