Featuring Scaled by Ah Hua Kelong, Cicada
nat xn
nat xn

Had their grilled miso cod capellini, and I liked it. Somehow, the cod had a fragrant buttery, almost creamy taste to it. The capellini itself was tasty but it was a tad too salty for me, and I felt some parts were saltier, as if it was poorly mixed. The cicada sling was a refreshing drink.

A must order is the beer-battered white bait. It was addictive to me and I can stop having the crispy bait dipped in wasabi Mayo. Note the wasabi Mayo isn’t for everyone.

Staff were attentive and friendly, and the dining atmosphere was beautiful.

These two mains shared between two. Would advise not to choose this pairing because it was too jelak and there was no respite from the heavy flavours of both mains. But each dish in itself was exquisite. For the pasta, the nori cream was unique, though it’s very cloying. The chilli crab risotto is too much to have in one sitting, and the sous vide egg (to be mixed in) didn’t help. But the chilli crab sauce and the crab was great.

Service was good, we were welcomed by a sprightly staff who explained to us the concept of Scaled and staff were generally attentive. Service was a tad slow, but that’s probably because the place was packed (on weekday lunchtime!)

Overall it was $91 for two starters and two mains. On the pricier side, but I think the food (esp starters) just makes the cut for being worth it.

I loved the combi of curry mussels with mantous - curry was like what the staff said “a mix of Indian and Chinese curry”, the mussels were sizeable and fresh, and the mantous were absolutely perfect! Really crispy on the outside and fluffy and fragrant inside. The curry can be a bit richer, or pack a bigger punch with its spices.

nat xn

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