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16 Jiak Chuan Road
Singapore 089267

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Sunday:
Closed

Monday:
Closed

Tuesday:
12:00pm - 02:30pm
06:00pm - 10:30pm

Wednesday:
12:00pm - 02:30pm
06:00pm - 10:30pm

Thursday:
12:00pm - 02:30pm
06:00pm - 10:30pm

Friday:
12:00pm - 02:30pm
06:00pm - 10:30pm

Saturday:
12:00pm - 02:30pm
06:00pm - 10:30pm

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Food here was exceptionally good albeit extremely small servings and a tad salty! We had 3 starters and 3 main course! @esquinasg only disappointment is that they do not serve their famous cheese cake during lunch time.

Starter
Thyme and onions bread $12 very similar to cruffin (hybrid of a croissant and a muffin) dip with paprika butter. 👌 I have tried many good buttery croissant so I do not think this is outstanding.

Grilled Sucrine lettuce 🥬 $14 this simple vegetable dish was surprisingly good, largely attributed to the cider vinegar, fine herbs yoghurt and crunchy macadamia nuts 😍👍

Chorizo Iberico croqueta $8 😍👍love at first bite, a snack made with mashed potatoes that filled with cheese and Chorizo Iberico and fried until crispy on the outer layer with creamy smooth filling inside and went well with the piquillo pepper mayo sauce.

Main course

Grilled Spanish Octopus 🐙 $28. 😍👍This succulent octopus tentacle dish is paired with Sweet corn sauce, chimichurri and chorizo oil. 

Spanish Suckling Pig Belly $32 Love the crackling skin and fatty belly, it taste like crispy ‘sio ba’ served with rhubarb and Apple chutney, mulled wine jus and shiso. 😍👍

Sea urchins lobster rice Paella $34 👌
No Lobster added it just the taste with Hokkaido Uni, Saffron aioli and sugar snap peas. We didn’t like the combination and the burnt bits of rice with Uni and pair with the creamy sugar snap peas. (very similar to the bottom layers of burnt claypot rice eat with with Uni and mayo)

The differing textures and flavours is such a joy to savour at the end of a meal where you get the slight bitterness from the ice cream, sweetness from the bananas and finally a savouriness from the salted caramel. It’s almost like a celebration in your mouth when you combine all of the components together.
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✨ Esquina
📍 16 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089267
🛵 https://eats.oddle.me/menus/esquina-at-home
🍴 [Not sponsored]

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If there is one iconic dish that defines Spanish food, besides the paella, it has to be their octopus dishes and here at Esquina, they execute it excellently. The slices of grilled octopus sit on top of a chorizo broth which you pair it with a serving of smoked potato. The addition of the smoked potato gives it that touch of creaminess and the smokiness of it complements well with the aroma from the grilled octopus, providing a multitude layer of flavours in your mouth.

If there are words to explain my dining experience in Esquina, they are bold and hearty flavours, excellent execution with the charred grill bits and overall, an excellent meal.
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✨ Esquina
📍 16 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089267
🛵 https://eats.oddle.me/menus/esquina-at-home
🍴 [Not sponsored]

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IThat got me thinking whether Spanish food really lacks exposure or the flavours just doesn’t resonate to the mass. Because of the right timing, I managed to get a reservation at Esquina, a restaurant that has been on my wishlist for the longest time, for a weekend lunch sitting during Restaurant Week. The ala carte menu at Esquina is very focused on a few food items and categorized into snacks, soil, sea, land and desserts, which is easy for new diners to decide what to order and for regulars to try out different food items with each visit. After the meal, Spanish food took a whole new meaning for me and it got me wanting more, and dare I say, one of my best meals for this year.

For starters, we were presented with four plates starting with the thyme and onion bread that’s served with an onion & paprika butter (pictured). The bread was almost croissant-like, with a crispy layer on the outside and a chewy texture inside, paired with a butter spread that complements it so well. Next, we were served with one of Esquina’s signatures, the chorizo iberico croqueta, a snack made with mashed potatoes that’s filled with a cheese and chorizo iberico mixture, breaded and then deep fried. It was truly divine from this one-biter. Rounding off the snacks is the iberico pork jowl served with pickled pear and a “soil” dish of slow baked sweet potato. A recommended dish from some of my friends that falls under the soil category of the ala carte menu is the Cauliflower which I’m glad that we ordered it to share as the grilled cauliflower forms the base with cauliflower couscous and topped with Serrano ham and Manchego cheese is so comforting and rich in flavours that you will keep going back for more.

Stay tuned for the next posts for my review on the best dish that I have had from Esquina and a dessert that totally wowed.
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✨ Esquina
📍 16 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089267
🛵 https://eats.oddle.me/menus/esquina-at-home
🍴 [Not sponsored]

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Chef very graciously gifted me w this dish after he had learnt that there was a small hair in the manchego. Really appreciate the gesture

They use Amalfi lemons which are fragrant, juicy and sweet. There's lemon flavours coming from all directions, be it the ice cream, the foam, the cake or the zest. It is sour, but it isnt overpoweringly so due to a layer of white chocolate underneath the lemon ice cream which is barely perceptible.

The "rocks" were white chocolate as well if I understood the staff correctly, and the cake was brushed w vodka giving it an additional pleasurable dimension.

Overall, very safe option and nothing too crazy.

What u expect actl. Nothing special, dark chocolate was not v sweet. Bread was v crunchy. I guess it's more a surprise if u didn't know what the ingredients are

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