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2 Handy Road
#01-11/12 The Cathay
Singapore 229233

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12:00pm - 01:00am

12:00pm - 02:00am

12:00pm - 02:00am

12:00pm - 01:00am

12:00pm - 01:00am

12:00pm - 01:00am

12:00pm - 01:00am

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Often when there is an attempt to evolve the traditional fare, be it by upscaling it or infusing it with other existent concepts in cuisine, a grey area forms. Therein lies the risk where a concept can become dismissible without care, which was one that FrapasBar took boldly with its re-imagined French tapas selection and profound risottos.
Located just along the seams of The Cathay where the original Saveur used to be, a centerstage bar display, dim lighting and black marble tabletops make for a casual evening dinner with a flair
1️⃣ Sophia’s Risotto ($24) - I gotta tell you, when two of my favourite things to eat in the world coalesce, I might just fall prey to the old biased routine that judges simply based on whether its a standalone winner or a complete fucking disaster. In the case of Sophia’s Risotto combing otah-otah and risotto along with generous chunks of crab meat and mackerel, I’m proud to qualify it in the former category
2️⃣ Saveur Pasta ($9) - for a namesake dish hiding comfortably in the corners of the menu, this minimal serving of dry capellini wasn’t exactly a contender for a signature
3️⃣ Seafood Bouillabaisse ($16) - traditionalist fare made compact might have some setbacks, just saying
4️⃣ Salmon Tartare ($9) - this classic combination of salmon and avocado was made surprising with the addition of pickled ginger and honey
The tapas are not an essential order despite the place having “Tapas” in its name, but do come here for the Sophia’s Risotto.

Wouldn't have gotten this if I hadn't notice the basil panna cotta within the dish. Sadly the panna cotta was a little harder than expected. Crumble was like digestive cookies, and strawberry confit was just.. strawberries. Would recommend skipping desserts here given the many options for desserts nearby.

I guess because the rest of the dishes fared quite well this risotto kind of paled in comparison, lacking somewhat in flavours and dimensions. But it was a super generous portion, about two times what you'll get at a posh Italian restaurant, for those looking to fill up with carbs.

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Tiny morsels that pack a punch of flavours. Would do better if the insides were packed with soft mash potato rather than shreds though. They have a crabmeat option for the croquettes too.

Really worth it for the price. Cubes of sashimi-like salmon beautifully plated into what looks like a garland. Even came with petals so it deserves an A for aesthetics.

So Frapasbar recently added dons to their menu, available during lunch hours up til 5pm. This was the priciest of the lot (steak itself would've been $16) but still a rather decent bowl with generous portions of meat. Just don't expect gourmet steak for the price you're paying.