Morsels of Delice •
08 Sep 2014 • 66 reviews • 2 followers
The little plates of wonders of simplicity here excite the patrons' taste buds. The sea urchin pudding is a little pot of concentrated goodness of the sea, combining the sweetness of the sea urchin, savoury of the squid ink pudding and hints of sourness of the sauce to create a dish the invokes very deep impressions. The tuna, chutoro tartare refuses to let the sea urchin pudding to snatch all of the spotlight; cubes of slightly chilled chutoro charm one with the melt in one's mouth consistency, simulating, aromatic and delicious sauce that goes very well with the raw fish. The only flaw I can find in the tuna is that some tough sinews remain in the meat that disconnects with the melty texture of the flesh. Even seemingly the humble tomato salad has its ten minutes of fame when we savoured the juicy sweetness of the tomatoes from Italy, which is accentuated by the tangy sauce. The combination works beautifully.
The scrambled eggs, and Patatas Bravas with boar sausage are not as attention catching as the previously mentioned three dishes, but they delight one's taste buds. The scrambled eggs are creamy without an overly strong eggy smell and the grated roe lends a slight saltiness and edge to the taste. As for the boar sausage, the bite is chewier than the normal ones (the thinly sliced ones are better to bite on) but the taste is fragrant and have a slight gamey flavour that will not overwhelm. The potatoes that come with the sausage, are smokey and hearty in flavour, absolutely no complaint on this. The Steamed chocolate pudding is very intense in the chocolatey taste, the consistency is similar to lava chocolate cake; meaning that it is just the way I like it, moist and nice cake. No doubt that this dessert puts a sweet ending to my dining experience, though have to say that it is more like the supporting cast that rounds things up nicely, instead of being a impressive dessert.
Ambience tends towards industrial chic; the seats are quite comfortable ,though it is better not to bring a big bag due to the close proximity to other patrons at the table. The place can be quite noisy though.
The service is absolutely wonderful; a middle aged lady staff is so sincere and friendly that we felt immediately at ease upon entering the premises. The chef (seems to be the in-charge besides Ming) is very friendly and eager to share the information about the ingredients and dishes. And the staff will offer to change the bottle of iced water when it warmed up, offer a temporary bag to put my wallet in; little things like these shows the attentiveness of the staff there (though take note that we went on a Saturday afternoon when it is not crowded). Despite being busy, the chef, that lady staff and another staff nearby all took the efforts to bid goodbye in a cheery and upbeat manner.
I love the food and great service of this place.
This review (with pictures) can be found on my blog: http://morsels-of-delice.blogspot.sg/2014/09/lolla-ooh-oh-so-good.html