Daily: 07:00 - 22:30
The Glasshouse serves an array of cuisine, ranging from Local, Thai, Western to Malaysian. They have an attractive setting to dine in and will certainly satisfy your taste bud.
Located at Hotel Fort Canning, this beautiful enclave made of glass overlooks the luscious surroundings of greenery that one finds in the countryside despite being so closed to town.
At a recent tasting, I had the chance to try some of their specialties.
The Mixed Seafood Pie Tee was a flavourful opening treat consisting of shrimps and scallops stuffed into the little "pie tee" shell.
I also tried the Crispy Beancurd with Raw Mango Salad which I found to be a little too zesty.
From the main course I tried the Laksa, which had a very strong coconut flavour to the dish but was filled with generous portions of chicken and fish cake.
An interesting rendition of a local delight though had to be the Fried Mee Siam with Boston Lobster. The mee siam is deep fried and so is the bouncy piece of half lobster that comes with it.
For desserts, I tried the overpoweringly sweet Bubur Cha Cha and I would recommend going for the Tau Suan, which has a more balanced flavour.
What sells at The Glass House is more of the ambience. It is hard to find such a setting in Singapore. With fashionably designed hotel rooms, it makes a perfect excuse for a staycation.
Saw some newspaper / online reviews on this which made the place seemingly quite intriguing, so I decided this should be a good spot for an early Father's Day's lunch / tea, plus Dad drives so all the more perfect to get to this ulu hotel.
The place was empty when we arrived at 3pm, and in fact, it was my first time being asked 'who are you looking for' when I enter a restaurant instead of something more welcoming, especially when I have already done my reservation.
Satay ($10 for 6 sticks) - Terribly nice! We had chicken among the choice of beef or pork and it was all lean and tender with just the right amount of grill-ness. But it adds up to about $1.60per stick, it better be.
Fried Mee Siam with Lobster ($24) - My main of the day, after reading that this is the apparent signature dish. The portion of mee siam was a little oily although fragrant. The lobster was M-size and rather fresh and sweet. But I had expected more wow from a signature dish.
Dishes below are other mains that I didnt try but have pictures to show for~
Thai Prawn Pizza ($15) - thin crust and a good size although there was a comment that it tasted a bit strange, maybe it was the thai herbs?
Hawaiian Pizza ($12) - Looked average but I guess quite hard to do this dish differently!
Seafood Spaghetti ($18) - Looked substantial
Hokkien Mee ($14) - Looked moist and heaving with noodles
Penang Kway Teow ($14) - Didnt look as spicy as I though
Teh Tarik ($4) - Supposed to be somewhat the must-order and not on the menu (you have to ask for it) and while it was not too bad, I wasn't swept off my feet. They should also serve it in another glass / cup for aesthetic purposes.
Service was fast and efficient, in particular a very chirpy and friendly auntie who left an impression on us. I also had a 10% for DBS / POSB cards but not sure when it goes on until.
I honestly will not mind paying these prices for good local food in air conditioned comfort without having to squeeze with the mad weekend crowd but the quality of the above doesn't entice me to come back.
Its a nice place and a nice hotel though which is always a bonus.