Soyka Rest: A cosy Singapore-style restaurant in Russia worth visiting

On a food tour across South-east Asia a couple of years back, the founder of Vezhlivie Ludi restaurant group, Valentin Kyziakin, was impressed by Singapore’s hawker food scene and wanted to bring some of the tastes he discovered back to Russia, where he would open a Singapore-style food establishment.

With the help of Evgeniya Lazareva, the founder and lead designer of Singapore design firm Hot Design Folks – she has lived and worked here for over six years – the interiors of Soyka Rest came to fruition, with various features of Singapore culture adorning the space, including Peranakan ceramics and colonial-inspired and tropical motifs.