4The Hungry Bunny •
10 Sep 2011
Read the full review at http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.comThe Sailors
is a hidden gem in the food enclave of Robertson Quay. The new-ish Italian joint is brought to you by the same people behind Buono, an extremely popular Italian establishment at Serangoon Gardens.
The food here is hearty and generously portioned (read: value-for-money), and while it isn't super refined haute cuisine, the food served here is very homestyled and has a comforting appeal to it.
Because the portions are so huge, we had 2 mains, a soup, a starter and desserts to share amongst the 3 of us.
1) Linguine al Granchio
($24) flat pasta with a whole crab, shell on, and tossed in a spicy tomato sauce is a potent and heady dish. Unlike other places where the crab meat is all extracted, this dish incorporates the entire crab, whole, so you'll have to eat with your hands. Some may find it troublesome, we found it fun and entertaining to use our hands. Afterall, this place never touted itself as a fine-dining option
2) Risotto Sailors
($24) with prawns, broccoli, and carrot in saffron is possibly the most healthy risotto option on the menu, so it translated to the dish being a tad plain
3) Zuppa del Pescatore
($16) was a fisherman styled soup with mussels, calamari, prawns, clams and seabass. Seafood was incredibly fresh and plentiful, which made this soup very value-for-money
($10) aromatic and spongy
5) Crostata Dei Marinai
($10) was a homely lime pie, crumbly buttery crust and refreshingly sour and sweet filling