16 Oct 2012 • 3 reviews • 1 follower
Tucked away in a peaceful little corner on the 2nd floor of Clifford Centre, I have to say one who isn't familiar with Raffles Place might find difficulty locating this gem as I initially did. But trust me on this; this restaurant is worth the little hunt. Besides the clean and comfortable air-conditioned environment, Platypus Test Kitchen also offers an extensive menu of quality pastas, salads, soups and now risottos menu. A great lunch time fix for any hearty Mediterranean craving. What I have tried so far: Sun-dried Chicken Pesto Pasta (penne)- This dish calls for me, it is terrific. I love the tangy taste of sun-dried tomatoes and its overall nutty aroma. I reckon the ingredients to make this dish at home would be on the pricier side, let alone cooking and preparation time yet Platypus prices it affordably at $13.50. The only request I have and wish they could improve on would be to replace the current chicken cut with breast/lean meat instead. The current ones contain skin and I don't fancy.Seafood Risotto- I guess this is a rather new dish on the menu? It contains prawns, mussels and squid. Really creamy and rich. Each spoonful of arborio rice melts in your mouth, bursting with flavour. The garlic isn't overpowering and the rice isn't too mushy. It sits in between perfection. Service could use more efficiency and promptness though; I waited 20 minutes for this.I have been here twice (will be returning again soon enough). I also noticed that they have recently added on new dishes to their menu! Like, Angry Chicken Ragu? If I could, I'll love to try them all in a heartbeat.