It can be quite a walk if one takes the public transport as Corner House
is located in the middle of Singapore Botanic Garden. My ex-colleague and I came by car. And that alone wasn’t simple. Having last dined at EJH Corner House 5 years ago, I kept thinking I remembered the way when I had apparently forgotten. Haha.
By car, if one is turning into Cluny road from Holland road or Napier road, the first gate of Botanic Garden is Tanglin Gate. Keep driving till one see the next entrance which is the Nassim Gate. Parking at car park A, B or C does not make much difference in terms of the walking distance to Corner House.
And if one is unsure how to navigate to Corner House from the car park, the restaurant has buggy service. Give them a call upon arrival (at the car park) to arrange. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the staff at the entrance and were immediately brought to the second storey where the service manager took over and led us to our seats.
Corner House has 2 menus; Set menu
and ‘discovery menu experience
‘ priced at $248 per head which the entire table would need to order.
My ex-colleague and I decided to go with the set menu which had the options of 4 or 6 courses. We chose 1 set of 4-courses ($98) and 1 set of 6-courses ($148) which allowed us to try all the dishes except oysters (cause I still have my phobia) from the appetizer section and cheese platter from the desserts section:-
1) Amuse bouche
, Complimentary – Cheese sponge and Norwegian salmon confit with sesame seeds. The salmon just melted in the mouth by layers, although I felt the sesame seeds were a little too much. Cheese sponge which looked like it’s going to be soft like cloud was a mixture of fluff and crisp.
with options of:-
(A) Carabinero prawn (+ $18, supplement)
– Variation of best season tomato, vintage sherry.
(B) Foie gras a la chinoise
– Mango duo preparation with ginger flavour.
Teochew inspired, foie gras was braised in soya sauce. This was so good that I closed my eyes (unconsciously) to savour it. Oh yah, my ex-colleague told me so. Oops. Haha. I really liked the contrasting textures achieved from the smooth foie gras against the crunchy (sour) Thai mango strips. A must try!
Due to the (silly) 3000 characters limit, continue to read my review on other dishes here: PART2
Well, I have to say Chef Jason Tan’s worry about having big shoes to fill is unnecessary. We really enjoyed our dining experience. There’s no doubt to the beauty of the place.
And what really made a good impression was when Chef Jason Tan made his rounds to interact with patrons with a sincere heart. I was impressed when he surprised us with their signature macarons after he found out we were desserts people.Corner House
is definitely one restaurant to try. Beautiful place. Amazing food. Good value for money (go for the set menu!)
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