Paying homage to the orang laut community which is translated to sea peoples, the food at laut utilises mainly seafood, without any poultry dishes in the menu. Each plate out from the kitchen celebrates South East Asian flavours with produce sourced locally or around the region. The lunch menu is priced at $29 per pax and it comes with a 3-course meal that includes a soup of the day and a choice of coffee or kombucha. There are a total of 3 choices in each of the starters, mains and desserts, and will be good if you go in a group of 2-3 to try out all the dishes.

The starters we got include the Wingbean Salad and Bergedil, the former is inspired by the Thai som tum which has ingredients of vermicelli and green mango to bring flavours of sweet, sour and spicy from each bite. It was such an enjoyable starter that the small portion was not enough for me. The latter is a potato ball that contains madras curry oil and fried shallots. The mains arrived shortly after with the Pao Fan and BBQ Fish Soup, with the rice grains cooked in a fish bone broth with prawns from Ah Hua Kelong, oysters from Ubin and crispy mackerel roe to replace the rice krispies and give it an umami touch. The BBQ Fish is an interpretation of the BBQ stingray but grilled fish belly is served with a homemade sambal, pickled vegetables and fried egg over a bed of blue pea rice.

Desserts were in the form of Tart Limau and my favourite Pisang Laut, a shell shaped fried tapioca with banana in it. Overall, the dining experience was so good that I am making plans to return for the ala carte dinner menu that has more dishes and bigger sharing plates.
✨ laut
📍 17 Stanley Street, Singapore 068736
🍴 [Self Funded]

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