Spanish food and sake really do make a good pairing, and chef-owner Pepe Moncayo, formerly of now-defunct Michelin-starred Santi, proves that point at Bam!

Recently expanded to two shophouse units from its original one, the Spanish restaurant and sake bar serves an intriguing omakase menu (from $128), where chef Pepe serves up eight unusual courses of Spanish-inspired cuisine paired with a thoughtfully selected parade of sake.

A Touch of Spain & Sake: Bam! - Bam!'s Bar corner

Bam!’s bar corner

Expect dishes like Catalan sea cucumber ($48), pork noodles and sake; padron peppers, sesame, bonito flakes ($12); and scallop, coco bean de paimpol, chicken combs and softbones ($38). Chef Pepe is particularly chuffed by his use of sea cucumber, which he cooks with a blow torch. “Many other Spanish chefs don’t even know about this,” he likes to say.

Cold capellini with uni and sakura ebi at Bam! Tapas Sake Bar

Cold capellini with uni and sakura ebi

Located in a pre-war shophouse, this slick establishment with a stunning open kitchen, dark wood decor and over-sized prints of retro movie stars is an excellent spot for discreet yet sophisticated dining.

A Touch of Spain & Sake: Bam! - dark wooden decoration with a bar corner

Interior of Bam!

A la carte menus and set lunches are also available.

38 Tras Street. Tel : 6226 0500

Cover : Seating corner of Bam!
This was first published in Wine & Dine’s January 2017 Issue, ‘Restaurants’.