13 May 2013
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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