We’ll be the first to admit - hearing the word ‘smokehouse’ drums up a whole lot of excitement for the carnivore in us. Thoughts of juicy, smoked meats slow-cooked over smouldering wood-burning heat are enough to set anyone salivating in anticipation. But wait, it’s not often that we chance upon a halal smokehouse in Singapore, do we? Enter Cherry & Oak to please any halal smoked-meat lover!
As a restaurant specialising in artisanal wood-smoked cuisine, Cherry & Oak digs deep into our Asian roots by offering Asian dishes in its menu with a modern and refreshing flair. In fact, we will be hard-pressed to find any other halal Asian smokehouse that has successfully united traditional salai style (slow-cooked meats) with our local Nasi Lemak Bakar!
Did you know that the type of wood logs fired to smoke all their food is the inspiration behind the restaurant’s namesake? Cherry wood imparts flavour and colour whilst oak wood maintains the temperature in the smoker - that’s where the name Cherry & Oak was born!
Cherry & Oak’s signature dish is their 12-hour smoked brisket which features a robust beefy flavour with smoky notes infused with cherry and oak wood. In their latest dish - Baby Dutch Brisket Pancakes ($25) - you will find their iconic smoked brisket atop a pillowy, savoury pancake along with a poached egg to boot. The tenderness and juiciness of the meat when fused with the fluffiness of the baby dutch pancakes make for a mouthwatering combo!
After being smoked for 12 hours, the fatty, ‘point end’ of the brisket which faces the fire of the smoker’s firebox usually becomes burnt. But nothing goes to waste at Cherry & Oak, as these ends get cut into cubes, soaked with sauce and then returned to the smoker till it is well-caramelised. What results is Burnt Ends ($29) - an intense flavour bomb with contrasting textures that is crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Pair this with their Nasi Lemak Bakar and you will have an amazing fusion dish on your hands.
If you are feeling indulgent, why not try out their tomahawks? On Tomahawk Tuesdays, these massive bone-in, exquisitely marbled cuts of meat will be discounted! A 1.6kg Black Angus tomahawk will go for $138 (U.P. $158) while a 1.3kg Wagyu tomahawk will be priced at $188 (U.P $208).
End your meal on a sweet note with the Pulut Hitam Panna Cotta ($8). If you love traditional desserts with a twist, this rich and creamy black glutinous rice porridge with coconut milk will hit all the right spots!
Freshly-served oysters waiting for you to dig in! Credit: Cherry & Oak
Seafood lovers, you are not left out! Cherry & Oak has an exciting array of seafood proteins which have been lovingly given the same smoked treatment as their meat counterparts. And on Seafood Thursdays, you can enjoy 10% off on all seafood items!
So make your reservation and come down with your fellow foodie friends and family for a taste of artisanal wood-smoked cuisine in a warm and cosy environment! Cherry & Oak is also available for delivery and pick-up via this link.
Cherry & Oak
Halal status: Muslim-owned
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11 AM - 10 PM (Closed on Mondays)
Address: 93 - 95 Owen Road, Singapore 218907
Contact number:9119 4074
Delivery & pickup: Click on this link
Dine in: Reservations can be made via their website. Pre-order for Tomahawks and Whole Irish Duck can be made through the reservation platform as well.
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