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Med@59JCT
18 reviews
Med@59JCT is a venture born from Natalie's and Al's passion for food & wine and for Joo Chiat. They are both long-term residents of Joo Chiat and have contributed to and witnessed first-hand the evolution of what is today one of the coolest neighbourhoods in Singapore. Their first experience was launched in 2021 with Med@59JCT, a private dining concept centered around Al's Mediterranean culinary heritage and the beautifully renovated Peranakan shophouse they inhabit.

What Guests Say

4.9
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76 reviews

We had a wonderful few hours learning to cook and bake some Spanish classics with Al. Super friendly vibe, relaxed atmosphere and informative…myself, my wife and my parents enjoyed getting busy in the kitchen an...

Ewen Cameron Smith

Friendly host and great food!

Tan Kit Yong
Booked: Tapas@59JCT

Al was very friendly to open his home for a lunch, and patiently explained each dish and alcohol that he served! We had a better understanding of cultures born out of food, and not to mention Al's cooking was fa...

Cephas

Our group absolutely enjoyed the experience with Chef Al and Natalie. They were great hosts, provided a cosy cooking environment and delivered a unique private dining experience. It was a wonderful afternoon spe...

Aaron Chia

I came across Med@59JCT while searching for a unique Father’s Day gift for both my husband and dad. We were not disappointed - and in fact, came away with not only a culinary and gastronomic experience, but also...

Jeanette Wang

The host was very knowledgeable, his house was beautiful and i felt at home while dining. Food was of course fantastic!

Fel

Thank you Chef AI for our family lunch today. It’s was really delicious. We will be back again soon !

Koh

House tour n sharing about collections of the house items makes the tour v interesting. Alfresco gathering at rooftop is awesome experience. Food is fantastic.

Serena sim

Helpful Questions

What are some popular cultural experiences in Joo Chiat?
Some popular cultural experiences in Joo Chiat include visiting the Peranakan Museum to learn about the rich Peranakan heritage, exploring the vibrant streets lined with shophouses showcasing unique architecture and vibrant murals, and indulging in authentic Peranakan cuisine at local eateries.
Are there any noteworthy historical landmarks in Joo Chiat?
Yes, there are several noteworthy historical landmarks in Joo Chiat. One of them is the Katong Antique House, which houses a vast collection of Peranakan antiques and artifacts. Another landmark is the Church of the Holy Family, a beautiful Catholic church known for its stunning architecture and historical significance.
What are some must-visit food destinations in Joo Chiat?
Joo Chiat is famous for its diverse culinary scene. Some must-visit food destinations include Kim Choo Kueh Chang for their delectable nyonya rice dumplings, Sinpopo Brand for their innovative modern interpretations of traditional local dishes, and 328 Katong Laksa for their renowned laksa, a spicy noodle soup dish.
Does Joo Chiat have any unique shopping experiences?
Yes, Joo Chiat offers unique shopping experiences. Visitors can explore the various Peranakan-themed shops and boutiques that sell beautiful traditional garments, accessories, and handicrafts. The area is also known for its charming independent bookstores and specialty shops, offering a diverse range of products.
Are there any outdoor activities or green spaces in Joo Chiat?
While Joo Chiat is predominantly a heritage and cultural district, there are a few outdoor activities and green spaces to enjoy. East Coast Park is nearby, offering a vast recreational area with cycling paths, barbecue pits, and beachfront activities. Marine Parade Community Club also has a rooftop garden where visitors can relax and enjoy panoramic views of the area.
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