In the heart of Kovan, where time slows down and every moment is meant to be savoured, lies alkove—an embodiment of warmth, comfort, and exquisite culinary creations. Since its inception in November 2022, alkove has been a sanctuary for those seeking respite from the hustle, a place to indulge in good food and even better company. Guided by the culinary compass of Michelin-starred maestro Chef Haikal Johari, alkove seamlessly blends the laid-back essence of European culture with the vibrant heartbeat of Kovan.
The recently launched menu is a testament to alkove’s commitment to culinary excellence. After months of meticulous research and development, the menu now boasts a harmonious confluence of French and European flavours, accented with a delightful sprinkle of Singaporean and Asian zing.
Dive into a French-style Bouillabaisse with hints of saffron and a playful dance of Korean Ssamjang. The Seafood Stew boasts prawns, baby scallops, clams, mussels, barramundi, basil, and saffron, all elevated by the rich Korean ssamjang sauce.
Sourced from a local farm, the Barramundi is expertly paired with a symphony of clam and wakame broth, creating a harmonious blend of flavours.
For those who appreciate the artistry in every dish, the Squid Ink Pasta, adorned with crispy baby squid, is a sensory delight—reminiscent of the beloved local favourite, “sotong zai.”
Experience a delightful twist on the classic chicken wings with alkove’s rendition, featuring a French vierge sauce and house-made cincalok, a delightful local condiment.
We have the privilege to explore the nuances of alkove’s new menu, and a few dishes stood out as absolute must-tries:
The Coffee Coconut Affogato is a harmonious blend of flavours that dance on the taste buds. It’s a delightful concoction that seamlessly marries the boldness of coffee with the subtle sweetness of coconut.
The Seafood Stew is a masterpiece, bringing together a medley of seafood flavours with the aromatic essence of saffron. It’s a dish that elevates the dining experience to a whole new level. Undoubtedly a must-try for seafood enthusiasts.
The Duck Confit, with its perfect confit duck leg, risoni, carrot, and duck jus, is a symphony of textures and tastes. It’s a nod to classic French culinary expertise reimagined at alkove.
The sourdough is so delicious that we couldn’t resist taking a loaf home. A must-try for bread lovers!
For those seeking a mid-day escape, alkove has a special treat. From 11.30 am to 3 pm, Monday to Friday, indulge in selected mains complemented by a canapé platter crafted by alkove’s Head Chef, Sufian Zaini, formerly of the 1* Alma by Juan Amador.
alkove’s warm ambience and delectable cuisine continue to make it a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts seeking a slice of culinary paradise. Whether you’re a fan of seafood extravaganzas, delectable pasta, or innovative twists on classic dishes, alkove has something to delight every palate.
Visit alkove at 2 Kovan Road, #01-10, Simon Plaza, S(548008), and immerse yourself in the culinary magic. For reservations and a sneak peek into the menu, visit alkove’s Website. Get a visual feast by following them on Instagram.