amie hu •
06 Jul 2014 • 25 reviews • 12 followers
Bistro Soori is a fusion restaurant with a modern concept with immense pride in their attention to detail in every dish. This thoughtfulness exudes through their food which diners can enjoy through the melange of flavours.
My choice for starters was the seared US scallops that was doused with a good deal of mango miso puree with sprigs of salad made of mango salsa and frisse. I enjoyed it tremendously because the scallops were so fat, juicy and fresh! The beautiful searing of the scallops made it even more enticing.
Another starter dish that impressed us was the pan-seared foie gras that was accompanied with caramelhead apple, mixed greens drizzled with balsamic reduction sauce. The foie gras can be described to melt in the mouth instantly. I know this delicacy is surrounded with controversy, but well, it was really good and well appreciated.
This is my main course of linguine pasta soaked in cream sauce, lobster, spinach, parmesan with seasoning from herbs basil and chilli. The sauce tasted really special and one of its kind, with a waft of coconut milk in its fragrance. The pasta was cooked al dente and the lobster was also very fresh - peeling it from its shell was effortless.
This is the slow roasted chicken breast with portobello confit, arugula rocket salad, pistachio with truffle vinaigrette to dress. While the chicken was really tasty and well-marinated, I wished it could be a little more crispier and succulent. Not a fan of rocket salad either, but the portobello mushrooms did stand out despite not being the star ingredient of the dish.
The risotto with scallops, prawns, yuzu and parmesan garnished with Thai basil was much appreciated as well, a little on the savoury side and generally really enjoyable. I liked it the most out of all the main courses.
My favourite time of every meal is the desserts: this was my first choice of desserts (actually, I was tempted to get all of them for myself) with a classic dark chocolate lava cake, berries syrup and good ole vanilla ice cream that everyone loves. The lava cake was really cold on the outside and flows beautifully when sliced open, with very rich dark chocolate. Oh, I can't continue describing it without craving for it right now.
This was my choice of dessert ultimately because I was attracted to the seared vanilla pudding and salted caramel elements which I knew would be a surprise because my imagination had limits on how it would unfold. While it was slightly sweet, the vanilla ice cream and almond flakes that accompanied it neutralized the cloying tastes and I simply loved this. Desserts must be one of Man's best inventions.
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