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Hot Skillet Prawns (Dinner)

$38.00 · 25 Reviews

Grab a seat on the cobblestone courtyard at Artichoke and pull up your pants for the most exciting Middle Eastern-inspired cuisine you'll find in town, complete with a great soundtrack. Chef Bjorn Shen holds nothing back with creations like Crab Toast ($16) with chicken crackling and trout roe. Confused? So is Burppler Terence Ong, who loved the fluffy brioche buns and sweet blue swimmer crab mixed with tzatziki. "You can never go wrong with fried chicken skin." Burppler Kristen Yeo likes the Green Harissa Prawns ($38) too.

Photo by Burppler Julius Lim

tiger king prawns with delicious sauce!! sauce tastes like creamy thai curry with herbs. not too sure if it’s worth $38 but i must say, they give fresh and big prawns!

If it ain’t broke don’t change it. I was duly impressed when I had this previously and that opinion still stands. A sinfully rich coriander, green chilli and split cream sauce sees huge, succulent, smoky prawns submerged in them. The individual elements are excellent, but I’m still not entirely convinced they go hand in hand. Nevertheless, utterly delicious.

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Taste: 3.5/5

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I find it similar to Thai green curry with huge crunchy prawn.
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Find out more at https://www.sgfoodonfoot.com/2019/11/artichoke-middle-road-least-authentic.html
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Artichoke
161 Middle Road
Singapore 188978
Tel: +65 63366949
Nearest MRT: Bugis (DT Line, EW Line), Bencoolen (DT Line, EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun:
Hang Time: 4pm - 6pm
Dinner: 6pm - 945pm
Sat-Sun:
Brunch 1130am - 245pm
(Closed on Mon)

From the seafood corner and new to the menu, there’s the Cuttlefish Shawarma ($25) that’s cooked through over a mangal grill and drizzled with a chicken fat dressing. For a burst of flavours, look no further than the Green Harissa Prawns ($38) made with a sambal of an herb and chilli blend. Carnivores are not left behind as the Steak of the Day, in this case, the Australian Black Angus rump cap, is seasoned slightly before going over a woodfire grill till medium rare; served with a Middle Eastern pesto and the punchy Toum, a garlic meringue made with whipped egg white, oil and salt. Last but not least, there’s the chopped Lamb Ali Nazik ($34), a traditional kebab from Turkey that comes with a bed of eggplant mash. This is the absolute sinful dish that tastes oh-so-good with the buttery and oily goodness from the butter chilli oil.
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From the seafood corner and new to the menu, there’s the Cuttlefish Shawarma ($25) that’s cooked through over a mangal grill and drizzled with a chicken fat dressing. For a burst of flavours, look no further than the Green Harissa Prawns ($38) made with a sambal of an herb and chilli blend. Carnivores are not left behind as the Steak of the Day, in this case, the Australian Black Angus rump cap, is seasoned slightly before going over a woodfire grill till medium rare; served with a Middle Eastern pesto and the punchy Toum, a garlic meringue made with whipped egg white, oil and salt. Last but not least, there’s the chopped Lamb Ali Nazik ($34), a traditional kebab from Turkey that comes with a bed of eggplant mash. This is the absolute sinful dish that tastes oh-so-good with the buttery and oily goodness from the butter chilli oil.
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Artichoke Singapore
Address: 161, Middle Road, Singapore 188978
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Love the ambiance here, opted for the al fresco dining.

To start off our 5 dishes meal, its the Hummus Musabaha ($10) from the appetiser section. Ordered it with the Turkish Bread ($4.50) to thoroughly enjoy the dish. It was a very good plate of hummus except that there were mention of burnt miso but there were no trace of it at all. 🤔 But still swept the whole plate clean 👌

Secondly came all three as seen in the picture. On the bottom is under the Vege section, Fried Cauliflower ($20). We felt it was too oily and too much going on despite it tasting not bad. Personally, I liked the rice popcorn to give that crunchy texture to the rather mushy dish. Would not order it again unfortunately.

The Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder ($42) was extremely good. Love the gaminess flavour from the lamb with its tender meat soaked up in the soup. It came with a plate of onions sprinkled with sumac and two sauces which I forgot 😅 Eat it together with them!

And my personal favourite, the Green Harissa Prawns ($38). This dish was such a delight with the split cream and harissa flavour combining to create an absolutely delicious sauce (reminiscent of green curry) 🤤 Ordered another bag of the bread to sweep up all the goodness. There were 5 medium-sized prawns that came along with the dish and sadly, its just like any other regular prawns. Felt that they weren’t seasoned enough.

Had their dessert as well (new on the menu!), which is on my next separate post. Do read it to see if it is worth the extra calories on your next visit! 😉

After all, this was 1 place on our list for a long time to try some (not-so-traditional) Middle Eastern cuisines.
Tucked away in a green corner, this was a great al fresco dining place away from the high-rise buildings.
We knew their green Harissa prawns were a must-order and for good reason. Not so much about the tiger prawns but the sauce was the hero of the dish. Tasting like a green curry with mild spiciness, the split cream added an addictive creaminess to the sauce. Best to soak up the sauce with their tasty bread.
Loved their bread that came in paper bag, fresh with a thin crunchy crust. We had 1 bag served with our hummus and Iraqi-spiced mushrooms which was a great starter. And we ordered another bag to go with the green Harissa prawn sauce.

Helmed by chef-owner @bjornshen, @artichoke_sg is a Middle Eastern-inspired restaurant that will surprise your taste-buds with the right mix of flavours from the East and West. Did you know that he was actually one of the judges for last year’s @masterchefsg?

The huge prawns had a firm and succulent bite, indicating their freshness. All thanks to their green harissa sauce, this dish managed to pack a powerful punch in flavours. I love it so much that I dip my steak in it too 🙃.

P.S. Glad that I'm here finally 😌
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Surprisingly, despite the red meat galore in front of me, my favourite dish was the Hot Skillet Prawns ($38++) - in my opinion, this is pricey. BUT the plump prawns & delicious green harissa flavours more than make up for the splurge. We used the extra bread we had left to greedily soak up the delicious zhup. Very drool worthy - I would order this again on a fancy night out.

Thanks Bjorn & Sheena for hosting us, & Burpple for the invite! 💕

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