When the news hit last week that Sing, a casual, Singaporean-inspired restaurant would open in the neighborhood, the exact location was not known. Now Revive Development has announced that SING, Inspired Tastes of Asia, will join BB’s Café, Aladdin Mediterranean Cuisine and Pop & Pan at its development at 34th and Ella.
Revive invited the public to preview some of Sing’s signature menu items this past Sunday, December 17th at the center’s celebration of fellow tenant Surfhouse’ 50th Anniversary. Sing is scheduled to open this spring.
Operating partner Cuc Lam is a former restaurant reporter for the Houston Press, while partner Jerry Lasco owns Max’s Wine Dive and the Tasting Room, as well as the Boiler House in San Antonio.
Lam told the Chronicle that the menu will feature dishes such as Bak Kut Teh (pork bone noodle soup traditionally served in Singapore and Malaysia), laksa (spicy curry coconut noodle soup found in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand), Indian chicken tikka masala , Char Kway Teow (flat rice noodle stir fry popular in Malaysia and Singapore), as well as small bites such as lemongrass pepper ribs, mango shrimp spring rolls and roti prata (fried Indian flatbread).
“Throughout my life I’ve had a love affair with Asian food with its exotic flavors and intense spices,” Lasco told the Chronicle. “When I visited Singapore, I felt like I had reached foodie nirvana. All of the dishes that I crave from China, Vietnam, Thailand, India and Malaysia were brought together in one beautiful place. Sing is our tribute to Singapore, the great melting pot.”
Lam said that more than 90 percent of the menu items are gluten free.
Monica Danna with Revive told The Leader that Sing will be on the end cap of the center closest to the boot shop and that it will be more of a to-go spot, although there will be tables and chairs for dine in.
“They will have their own app,” said Danna. “They are calling it NextGen dining.”