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(Closed) Coriander Leaf

AsianFusion

The success of Coriander Leaf is not only a reflection of the fine dining cuisine served in its stylish and relaxed bistro, but also of its unique “Asian Food Hub” concept within Singapore. It features an exciting Pan-Asian menu, which embraces highly flavorful dishes from Lebanon, Iran, Pakistan, India, Myanmar.

Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 14:00

Mon - Fri: 18:30 - 22:00

Fri: 18:30 - 22:30

Closed: Sun

+65 67323354
$78 based on 23 submissions
Dinner (10 votes), Quiet (4 votes), Chillout (3 votes)
The City Nomad

A Culinary bastion

In recent years, the foodie scene in Clarke Quay has sadly taken on something of a secondary citizenship with most punters heading down there to frequent the bouncing, rambunctious clubs and bars that overflow with party people on the weekend.   Within the giant, covered complex that is Clarke Quay, there is however at least one bastion of culinary awesomeness still remaining - Coriander Leaf.   Founded by Executive Chef Samia Ahad, Coriander Leaf is one of the few restaurants to successfully offer a fusion of cuisines from both East and West, although I should probably call the cuisine 'Pan-Asian'. On the menu, you can find items ranging from Middle Eastern Falafel to Vietnamese Summer rolls.   Having eaten at Coriander Leaf more times that I can remember, here are a few recommendations from this Nomad....   The platters! One of Coriander Leaf's signatures are their platters; Pan Asian, Asean, South Asian (Vegetarian) or Mezze. Having tried all of them myself, you really can't go wrong with any of them. However, I'm definitely partial to the Asean platter ($18 for 1pax, $34 for 2pax) -    coming with a delicious Tom Yam soup, some of the best crab cakes you will ever eat, a salad of pomelo, mango and smoked duck and of course some softshell crab, fried calamari and Vietnamese rolls served with a heavenly peanut/sweet chili sauce. Dee-lish.   As for mains..there really is something for everyone here. From Tandoori to pastas and plenty of vegetarian-
friendly dishes as well.

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13 May 2013 • 145 reviews • 29 followers

A Culinary bastion

In recent years, the foodie scene in Clarke Quay has sadly taken on something of a secondary citizenship with most punters heading down there to frequent the bouncing, rambunctious clubs and bars that overflow with party people on the weekend.   Within the giant, covered complex that is Clarke Quay, there is however at least one bastion of culinary awesomeness still remaining - Coriander Leaf.   Founded by Executive Chef Samia Ahad, Coriander Leaf is one of the few restaurants to successfully offer a fusion of cuisines from both East and West, although I should probably call the cuisine 'Pan-Asian'. On the menu, you can find items ranging from Middle Eastern Falafel to Vietnamese Summer rolls.   Having eaten at Coriander Leaf more times that I can remember, here are a few recommendations from this Nomad....   The platters! One of Coriander Leaf's signatures are their platters; Pan Asian, Asean, South Asian (Vegetarian) or Mezze. Having tried all of them myself, you really can't go wrong with any of them. However, I'm definitely partial to the Asean platter ($18 for 1pax, $34 for 2pax) -    coming with a delicious Tom Yam soup, some of the best crab cakes you will ever eat, a salad of pomelo, mango and smoked duck and of course some softshell crab, fried calamari and Vietnamese rolls served with a heavenly peanut/sweet chili sauce. Dee-lish.   As for mains..there really is something for everyone here. From Tandoori to pastas and plenty of vegetarian-
friendly dishes as well.

To continue reading the review wth photos on City Nomads, visit http://www.citynomads.com/reviews/restaurants/439/coriander-leaf-the-culinary-bastion-of-clarke-quay
01 Nov 2012 • 10 reviews • 3 followers

Entertaining Food

I was invited for a baby bath and 20 pople started to cook there own food under the supervision of 3 chefs. The vegitables where fresh and the meat excellent. We totally enjoyed the entertaining evening. Finally the food was great - we made it - but the whole idea of guiding you through the cooking process was entertaining. As the restaurant belongs to the screeningroom-group my expectations where high but I highly enjoued the evening.
26 Feb 2012 • 5 reviews • 0 follower

Must Try!

We went for a birthday party, a group of 15...and it was the best service, atmosphere, food and wine.

We had a set menu and I wouldn't have it any other way because you get to try so much! I will go again, over and over!

BEST YOGURT DIP EVER!

19 Jan 2011 • 375 reviews • 31 followers

The irresistible service!

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Why good review? I asked the waiter if I could just order the foie gras on the Xmas menu, and order a la carte because foie gras was the only thing that interest me. But after asking the chef, he replied that they have limited foie gras, which matched the number of Xmas menu sets exactly. I love the reply. Notice that the waiter didn't come back to say "no, we can't" but he came back with an intelligent and logical explanation. This is the mark of great service.

Another mark of great service: we were a troublesome group, some ordered set and others a la carte. usually, a fine restaurant would insist everyone to take the set, for them to dish up the food in an orderly manner. But Coriander Leaf is more democratic and agreed to have our mixed group and of course inevitably those who didn't order the Xmas set menu (those who only order 3-course, appetizer, main and dessert) had to wait for us. It cannot be helped.

The $98++ 7-course Xmas set (in serving order) included: (1) Ceviche of Queen Scallop, with seared watermelon and preserved lemon vinaigrette; (2) A shot of seafood bisque with cognac; (3) Pan fried foie gras with spicy mango chutney, garlic toast on a bed of mesclun; (4) soursop sorbet; (5) Gratinated Ginger-miso Chilean Sea Bass with white asparagus and kalamansi buerre blanc; (6)Magret of Duck Breast rubbed with Sarawak black pepper, sweet corn fondue, Kashmiri naan, orange-vanilla bean emulsion; and (7) Fruitcake with lemongrass butterscotch, Manjari mini chocolate tart, hazelnut ice cream, and sesame tuille.



Since Coriander Leaf isn't known for the Western food, some of the dishes are hits and misses. The universal likes are seafood bisque with cognac; foie gras and dessert. The rich bisque was warm and warming the inside of the body, you could feel it trickling down the back of your mouth, to your throat and your stomach. The favor just burst! If this were a cartoon, there would be stars shooting out my ears. I wish this comes in a soup form, not a shot. And the foie gras was very generous, the second best I've eaten, after Prive. I don't know how well the toast would work with the foie gras but I decided not to eat the toast to avoid disliking the combination. Lastly the dessert was kick-ass because after such a full meal, the restaurant still gave 3 different desserts. I love it! I love overfeeding. Anorexia be damned! The desserts were good but ordinary, but we love the hazelnut ice cream, very fragrant. However, I think hazelnut ice cream everywhere is a crowd pleaser.

Things my friends liked but I disliked: The Sea bass 
and the scallops. For the scallop, I thought the warm watermelon ruined it. Have you ever tasted warm watermelon? It's revolting. And the scallop felt slimy on it. The sea bass was ordinary.

Things my friends disliked but I liked: Soursop sorbet 
and duck breast. My friends thought the sorbet was ordinary but this is sorbet, without milk, and the fact that they can make soursop taste this good was something extraordinary. It was refreshing, especially after the warming bisque and rich foie gras. Friends hated the duck breast, citing bloodiness and toughness to their reasons. i don't mind blood and breast meat is tough by nature although I concede that it was too tough too. What I like, however, is the brilliant orange-vanilla sauce on the meat. It was sweet and at the same time it brought out the sweetness of the duck. The accompanying sugar naan was equally awesome, crispy and tasty.

What my other friends had: (1) Crab Cakes with Tomato Chutney; (2) Oven baked white miso gratinated Cod fish; (3) Molten Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream; (4) Tiramisu



The crab cakes is a must-order! It's more like crabs than cakes. Crispy outside, tender inside and with the slightly spicy chutney, it's a killer. I absolutely adore the design on the cod fish; such a beautiful plate and it tasted very good, according to the eater, the best cod fish she had in her life. Skip the molten cake and tiramisu; the former ordinary, the latter too soft. I don't think the desserts are good in general.

Three other things I want to mention for the good service:
1. I called to make a reservation and the person said she would email me the Xmas menu and she did so within a few hours. I asked for the menus for other restaurants, restaurants such as Prive and Knolls, etc, but they took a day at least.2. The water in our glasses were never less than 1/2 a glass.3. It was my friend's birthday, and the restaurant gave a complimentary molten chocolate cake. Never have I seen such generosity in restaurants. When I celebrated my birthday at St. Pierre, all they gave was "Happy birthday" in chocolate syrup on the plate, with 3 slices of strawberry.

Overall, the service is the best in Singapore, comparable, I think, to Jaan. The decor is so-so, needs to be improved. More candles, less light, and more comfortable chairs with design. The food was average to good. But since I didn't try any of their specialty, I feel like I want to go back and eat again.

Khao suey...mmmm
15 Jan 2011 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Our favourite restaurant

In the past 9 months, we've dined at Coriander Leaf 3 times--each time was a treat. With all the interesting places to eat in S'pore, it's difficult to stand out but Coriander Leaf does it with an excellent dinner menu, exceptional service and reasonable prices. The 'sampler' appetizers are perfect for 2...South East Asian may be best but we have one yet to try. I can recommend Khao Suey (dreaming of it now), Atlantic prawn spaghetti (aglia olio), Ginger-Butter Prawn and Paneer Shashlik (vegetarian but all flavour). We have American-Asian palettes and find most S'pore desserts less than satifying. The dessert samplers cure that deficit in one seating. It can be noisy if Americans have overrun it that evening, but still it's special.