Rempapa is multi-cultural, serving the flavours of the Chinese, Peranakan, Eurasian, Indian and Malay kitchens.‘Rempah’ is Malay for spice paste while ‘Papa’ honours Chef Damian’s reputation as the ‘Grandfather of heritage cuisine’.
Chef DamianD'Silva's Personal Contribution
Between 1997 and 1999, Damian worked in Italy and France where he acquired a foundation in European cooking. However, he knew his calling lay closer to home: in flavours he grew up with and which were close to the hearts of his fellow Singaporeans.
Through a succession of celebrated restaurants over two decades, Damian’s tireless advocacy now resides at Rempapa, where he seeks to connect with the young by making heritage food relevant and exciting to them.
Rempapa Bridges Time toConnect Generations
A Space for Present and Future
The design expresses the diversity of Damian’s cuisine and highlights his Eurasian and Peranakan heritage in an impressionistic idiom. It also displays a forceful presence tempered by a demeanour of comfort and welcome, mirroring the chef’s personality.