Western Generally

Western Generally

Just want to "jiak kentang" (combination of "eat" in Hokkien and "potato" in Bahasa Melayu).
Siming T
Siming T

The Beef Carpaccio (S$24.00) was beautifully plated with the yellow egg yolk emulsion, tiger’s milk, flying fish roe and parmesan. Even though the beef was served raw and denatured, there were sufficient ingredients to create a symphony of flavours to bring out the beauty of the protein. And perhaps, this might be one of the few times that I would think that beef could pair well with white wine or cocktails.

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The Beef Bourguignon (S$38.00) was simple, but never dull. During a rainy day, this comfort food could bring warmth through their beef cheeks braised in red wine. The gravy carried depth, but yet brought satisfaction along with the creamy potato puree.

Needless to say, a glass of red wine would complement this dish well.

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It was a considerable amount of time I waited for the Pork Belly Confit (S$26.00) to be served, and the presentation was pretty and vibrant. Just look at the multiple colours represented by the various ingredients!

The crackling was a little thicker than expected, but it was also very crispy. Perhaps it was also thanks to the cooking method that there wasn’t really a layer of fat in between. Well, okay, I might be in denial, because the fat would appear on other parts of the plate.

Overall, this was a decent portion of Pork Belly Confit to me, because any more might make the dish too cloying. Thankfully, there was enough of acidity from the balsamic vinegar and the cherry tomatoes to balance the flavours.

The “Bak Kut Teh” Cubano (S$18.00) was a collaboration between ONDA and Chef Jay, a renowned chef who previously ran the kitchen of CHEEK. Inspired by the confinement diet prepared for his wife, Chef Jay incorporated ingredients such as pork jowl, pork collar, braised peanut & tofu puree, coriander pesto, confit garlic and preserved mustard greens, together with a BKT dipping sauce that comprised Benedictine DOM for extra nutritional goodness.

Though the dipping sauce might be too nutritious if drunk on its own, it actually tasted good when I dunked the cubano into it. I also enjoyed the texture of the puree when mixed with the crispiness of the bun and the layers of various flavours. Well, because it was part of a three-day popup until 18 December 2021, I did hope that I could try it as a regular menu item when craving calls.

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It was the first time that I tried a duck foie gras. At first glance, this S$26.00 dish looked like two slices of cake that also came with sugar-glazed onions and four pieces of baguette toast. As much as innards might not be my preferred diet, this experience was very satisfying because the foie gras tasted really creamy and gentle after being spread evenly on the baguette. The caramelised onions might be helpful to neutralise the taste a bit, but to be honest it was kind of optional to garnish.

Fret not if you would think that the Homemade Duck Foie Gras Terrine came in huge portions, as it could serve at least two persons, with the baguette available as eat-all-you-want. Just be mindful that you would likely have a main course waiting for you after this.

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Available from Monday to Thursday, 5.00pm to 7.00pm, L’Entrecôte offered Fine de Claire Oysters at only S$2.95 per piece (U.P.: S$5.00). With limited stock daily, these oysters were freshly-shucked upon order and tasted really sweet, which was a beautiful contrast from the salt-water that remained on the shell.

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Oysters would probably be one of the most enticing items in the menu to pair with a lovely glass of gin and tonic.

It was interesting to read previous reviews on this item, as I felt that the oysters were fresh and shucked upon order. These Japanese oysters might not be as plump as I would have desired, but they were still very delicious and heavenly.

What really surprised me was the small bottle of Brass Lion Hot Sauce that accompanied the seafood. It had a very potent kick of spice and lime which could be a better substitute of Tabasco sauce. And I wonder if there could be some traces of gin in the sauce… I wonder.

Perhaps it wouldn’t hurt to just check with the crew on the origin of the oysters and when they were brought in. I did my homework and I really didn’t regret sharing this with my drinks partner, thanks to Burpple Beyond 1-for-1 deals.

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The ignorant me just realised that Dancing Crab had been offering lobster rolls for quite a while already. Who would have also known that they specially made their own brioche buns to “kiap” the Boston lobsters?

Going for S$41.80 for two lobster rolls with a serving of fries, a set of this could be an appetiser to be shared by two persons. I would probably have hoped that the brioche buns could be more buttery, but the lighter flavours could just be a nice prelude to all the saucy combos that were more deserving as the star of the meal. And for those who would like something different for the regular carbs, the fries could be upgraded to truffle fries or sweet potato fries with just S$1.00.

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The Steak & Frites (S$22.00) seemed like something good to order here, with 220g of Angus striploin and a large serving of hand-cut fries and some salad by the side.

Perhaps it was owing to the fact that this was a place that also served lots of alcohol, the food were a bit too heavily seasoned with salt, so both the steak and the fries were salty. It was also a shame that the hand-cut fries were not crispy, so it was somewhat more towards the sautéed finish. Having the touch of greens by the side was much appreciated, but I just wondered if the vinaigrette was also too densely-flavoured as opposed to having something to cleanse the palate a bit from all the heavy flavours.

Not sure if it would be possible to ask for less or no salt on the fries. Feeling the salt granules resting on my lips was not the coolest thing of this meal.

Many would have registered the taste profile of brussels sprouts as a bitter vegetable, but the Brussels Sprouts (S$10.00) was a wonderful sharing dish that tasted differently. Sautéed with sea salt until slightly charred, the bitterness was not only reduced significantly, but also sort of transformed to an attractive savoury note. By the way, it kind of drew a resemblance to some perfectly stir-fried kale.

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I would think that the Spicy Prawn Soup (S$12.00) might be the perfect item to order after a night of booze. Being deliciously tangy and rich in tomato flavours, the soup was thick enough to also warm the stomach and whet the appetite a bit. The crunchy fresh prawns would add a nice contrast to the texture of the soup.

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In their Bangers & Mash (S$22.00), there was an assortment of chicken and pork sausages, a generous scoop of mashed potatoes, some greens and some onion rings, making it perfect for sharing or for pairing with a pint of beer (or two).

Although the flavours were really quite average, I would suppose that the dish was suitable for kids or for sharing if one wasn’t picky with the meats and carbs.

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Siming T

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First world problem: What to eat for the next meal?

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