The Horse’s Mouth

The Horse’s Mouth


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May 11, 2018

Horse's Mouth is a secret Japanese drinking den in Singapore's Orchard area. Go here for inspired cocktails, expert bar staff and delicious ramen noodles.

Behind a door, which lies behind a curtain, which hangs in a ramen shop in a shopping mall in Singapore, resides Horse’s Mouth, a Japanese-style drinking establishment that serves drinks that are just as intriguing as the bar’s location itself.

The decor at Horse’s Mouth is very geometric in design – from the wood paneling of the bar to the funky light fixtures and the angular chairs. In-keeping with the subdued and mysterious ambiance of the venue, there is even a wall designed to look like it is overflowing with library books, and the lack of seating (only 22 seats, to be precise) heightens the fact that this is a bit of a closely-guarded gem in the Orchard area of the city.

Cocktails at Horse’s Mouth are mixed by a talented bar staff using a range of premium spirits, and the list is devised much like that of a food menu – broken down into starter, main course and dessert. On the starter list, the Salsa With Chips is a must-try – tequila, cherry tomatoes, pepper, balsamic vinegar, lemon, sugar, bitters, salt and pepper. For main course, maybe you can try the Hainanese Chicken Rice – chicken grease mezcal, ginger liqueur, lemongrass syrup, lemon and chilli – and finish up your “meal” with a Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwich: rum, vanilla syrup, half and half, peanut butter, strawberry jam and toasted bread. Horse’s Mouth also serve heady Japanese beers, sake, mocktails and green tea, alongside a menu of wagyu beef, sushi and ramen from the shop through which you first entered.