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Steam Sia, as the name suggests, isn’t quite your usual modern bistro bar. Located in the heart of Serangoon Road, Steam Sia is presented with a simple idea in mind - to live in retrospect of the past.
is the retro makeover becoming an 'in' thing nowadays? this shophouse cafe is decorated with vintage stuff from the 60s to 80s, such a 'blast from the past'. tried the signature grilled salmon, and it was good. the assam fish did not live up to our expectations, maybe we should have chosen to stick to the 'signatures' and ordered the popular nonya curry chicken instead.
Little Charlene and I love to check out all the best cafes in Singapore!
Signing off, wanderingbeansprout
PS: Check out my link to all the best hangouts and cafes we have visited in Singapore! Over 100 and still counting ;)
For full review, please visit http://foodesteem.blogspot.com/2013/03/steam-sia.html
Steam Sia is a place where children born in the late 19's still can have remembrance of their childhood. As part of their decor, they have old nokia phones, which are known to be as durable as hammer, snakes n ladder board games, old ceramic bowls and plates, rotary phone, and also a hopscotch drawn, etc! Seems very Singapore style cafe, but they do serve western food too.
Ordered raisin float for only $5.90, which I liked a lot. Sweet, and have my favorite rum & raisins!
Seafood Stuffed Sailing Boat $8.90. Don't really see much seafood in it, except for prawns?? Something like baked potato with prawn as topping, some bits of mushrooms. Tasted ok, though you can grew sick of eating it.
Nonya Assam Prawn with Pineapple $8.90. Their prawns and big, but not as crunchy as I wanted it to be. Assam sauce is not too sour, just nice for me :) Neither is it too spicy :P
Steam Sia Nonya Curry Chicken $12.90. They also have it for serving 2 pax at a price of $20.90. Curry looks spicy, but it is ok. For average-spicy takers, this should not be a problem. They have tomatoes in the curry, thus, I think this emits a little sweetness to the curry, lowering the spiciness in some way. Their bread is soft to pull apart and chew, making my meal less energy intensive!
They also have 3 corners which I think are quite cosy, more to having a little more private space. Do read my blog for the illustrations!
Full review and photos, visit www.sgfoodonfoot.com
From the olden days coffeeshop tables and chairs to the display cabinets with antique cameras and kitchenwares, stepping into Steam Sia felt like walking into a museum reminiscing the good old days. The kitchen is helmed by Chef Seah who is formerly from Jin Shan Lou in Marina Bay Sands. Steam Sia offers an extensive menu featuring Nonya cuisines to western delights.
At the bistro entrance, there is even a kachangputeh kisok that has good old days games and snacks. Customers can help themselves to the games and complimentary snacks while waiting for the food to be served.
The Seafood Stuffed Sailing Boat($8.90) is oven baked potatoes topped with seafood. Shaped like a sailing boat, I like the fact that the potatoes came with the skin. It gave that nice extra texture contrast. Topped with seafood, the creamy sauce was a perfect marriage for the ingredients.
My girlfriend enjoyed the Grilled Salmon with Fruit Salsa ($18.90) the most. The salmon was cooked to perfection. Cutting into the salmon revealed the pinkish fish meat while the exterior was grilled to a nice crisp. Accompanied by the refreshing and fruity salsa, it was a excellent pairing.
We already have eateries serving chilli crab and laksa spaghetti, I was eager to try this fusion creation, Tom Yam Spahetti with Seafood ($16.90). Taste wise, the dish has potential with very distinct and robust flavours. Unfortunately it was a tad salty during my visit. However, I believe with a little quality control on the salt, this can be another fusion pasta dish that the new generation will enjoy.
was looking forward to try the Nonya Curry Chicken ($12.90 for 1pax, $20.90 for 2pax) with potatoes and carrots served with bread. Many that have visited the bistro gave good reviews for their curry. I was even told that the Indians at Little India also like their Nonya style curry. So did it disappoint me? No it did not. I have always prefer Nonya curry to the Chinese curry because of the thick gravy and spices used. The nonya curry chicken also came with large pieces of tender chicken that is rather value for money.