Daily: 10:00 - 22:00
Delicious at Scotts Square will be Malaysia's E&O Group's first establishment in Singapore. The menu features a mixture of Asian and Western fare that includes Nasi Kerabu, Ayam Pencik, Duck Confit Spaghettini with Sundried Tomatoes and Coriander, Thai Beef Salad and various desserts.
Must Tries: Rustic mushroom soup, spicy crabmeat linguini, nasi kerabu with ayam percik
There are a few good reasons to visit the new Scotts Square. It offers an upmarket shopping experience, as well as a fine mix of dining options such as Wild Honey, Crystal Jade Kitchen Restaurant, Kazumi, Murukin and the popular Delicious.
Delicious has a huge fan base in Kuala Lumpur and Penang, and the opening of the restaurant at Scotts Square marks its first foray into Singapore. Its menu features a mouth-watering array of Western meets Asian favourites such as pastas, salads, and desserts.
The design of the local outlet features fresh and relaxing turquoise coloured walls and furniture, and décor pieces such as birdcages to give it that quirky look.
For starters, try the rustic mushroom soup with garlic bread ($6.00) and spicy buffalo wings with blue cheese dressing. The former had to be one of the best we’ve ever had. If you like your soup thick with loads of mushroom bits, you will love the soup here. The buffalo wings were decent with distinct cayenne spiciness, but the chef could certainly go easier on the oil as there was so much of it, it glistened under the light.
When the spicy crabmeat linguini ($15) arrived, we were slightly surprised at the portion – it was huge. Tossed with roasted cherry tomatoes and arugula, the pasta was close to perfection with thick and delicious sweet sauce and generous servings of crab meat. Definitely one of the better versions around.
One of the restaurant’s signature dishes is the nasi kerabu with ayam percik ($12). You could probably share this with a friend and still have leftovers. A popular Malay chicken dish with chicken, the spicy coconut gravy with homestyle flavour was a winner in every way. However, the salted egg on the side was too much.
At such a central location, we must say this is one of the more value-for-money restaurants that offers such generous portions. And the best word to describe the food here is perhaps, “Delicious”.
When you name your establishment Delicious, you really ought to live up to the name. The food at Delicious is anything but delicious.
On Saturday night, we made a reservation for 6 for Sunday brunch through HGW and were pleasantly surprised at how easily we got our reservation. That should have clued us in to how our experience was going to turn out.
On Sunday morning, my fiance and I strolled up to Delicious and were appalled to find nobody in the establishment at all. Zero, zilch. And the restaurant had been open for half an hour already. Not wanting to be the ONLY ones in the restaurant (and therefore the Suckers), we attempted to go to Wild Honey and to convince our fellow diners to go there instead. But WH was too packed.
So down we went to the forlorn Delicious to eat. But given that it was completely empty (save for a clueless Japanese couple who'd walked in just before us), we were too embarrassed to announce that we'd booked the table for 6 and just sat down.
I ordered the Hainanese Chicken Chop, my fiance the Caesar salad, and friends had the pastas.
Presentation of food - not bad. Pseudo fancy-shmancy with big white plates and small food.
Taste - Not good.
Chicken Chop - fancy looking but no real taste. My chicken chop also came with a generously sized piece of foil, probably left over when they re-heated the food or something. Thank goodness I didn't bite into it.
Caesar Salad with chargrilled chicken - chicken was way overcooked and rubbery
Smoked Salmon Angelhair - Pasta had not been cooked in salted water and was completely tasteless. Sauce lacked something and was very average
Spicy Crabmeat Linguine - Not well cooked. Very average.
To top it all off, the service was not good. We were told that we could use a UOB card to pay to receive a 1-for-1 discount. But after the card had been swiped, the bill didn't reflect the discount. On enquiry, we were told that because it was Father's Day, the discount didn't apply. Had we known about that, we would've used another card to pay instead! All the waitress did to salvage the situation was to say "Whoops!".
Seriously poor service. In short, we will never go back. And perhaps you shouldn't bother trying this either.
I had a fairly good experience with the food served in this restaurant. I must say their portions are generous as oppossed to most other restaurants which serve similar food with almost a similar price. The duck confit pasta was light and tasty and definitely a rare item that I have come across. My cousin ordered the crab pasta which was also delicious especially with the perfect amount of spice! We ordered the caesar salad and added the chargrilled chicken and I must say that it was tender and yummy...The highlight was the sticky date pudding with the vanilla ice cream and butterscotch sauce was certainly a treat to die for... It simply topped off everything!Despite being super full, we ended up ordering another set of that. In other words, I would visit this restaurant again!:)))