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Wild Rocket

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Come to wild rocket - after all, this is what happiness is about - sharing good food and drinks, having lively conversations and laughter around a table with family and friends in a wonderful environment.

Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 15:00

Sat: 12:00 - 16:00

Mon - Sat: 18:30 - 22:30

Closed: Sun

$53 based on 120 submissions
Dinner (51 votes), Romance/First Dates (43 votes), Quiet (38 votes)
Matt Whittingh

Modern Singaporean Food and a great value set menu

So first time to this Singaporean restaurant that's been around a few years now, and about which we've heard great things.

It's a ittle off the beaten track, on Upper Wilkie road, although you can get there from Little India MRT, and then a ten minute walk. The restaurant is part of the Hangout hotel, which is a boutique hotel, with a fresh modern interior. 

The set menu we tried, the Rocket Set, was at time of writing, an absolute dining bargain at $55. For this you get five courses, most of which are a fusion of Italian meets Singapore and SEA flavours.  So we had for example, spaghetti with Harji dried shrimp, Quail with a Tom Kha sauce and black rice, and Canelloni made with pork ragout and a Tau Yew Bah soy sauce.  All of these were executed to a very high standard of ingredients and presentation, and some very interesting flavour combinations.

Our only suggestion on how to improve, would be to give the diners more description on the origin of the dishes, and some of the history.  For example, until we asked, we had no idea of what Tau Yew Bay is (a kind of Soy sauce), and as it's this fusion of local flavours and history that makes Wild Rocket interesting, I think they should play this up more. 

We took some friends new to Singapore to it, and it's a great place to try some Singaporean inspired food before getting down to real stuff in the Hawker centres.

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21 Jan 2015 • 38 reviews • 7 followers

Modern Singaporean Food and a great value set menu

So first time to this Singaporean restaurant that's been around a few years now, and about which we've heard great things.

It's a ittle off the beaten track, on Upper Wilkie road, although you can get there from Little India MRT, and then a ten minute walk. The restaurant is part of the Hangout hotel, which is a boutique hotel, with a fresh modern interior. 

The set menu we tried, the Rocket Set, was at time of writing, an absolute dining bargain at $55. For this you get five courses, most of which are a fusion of Italian meets Singapore and SEA flavours.  So we had for example, spaghetti with Harji dried shrimp, Quail with a Tom Kha sauce and black rice, and Canelloni made with pork ragout and a Tau Yew Bah soy sauce.  All of these were executed to a very high standard of ingredients and presentation, and some very interesting flavour combinations.

Our only suggestion on how to improve, would be to give the diners more description on the origin of the dishes, and some of the history.  For example, until we asked, we had no idea of what Tau Yew Bay is (a kind of Soy sauce), and as it's this fusion of local flavours and history that makes Wild Rocket interesting, I think they should play this up more. 

We took some friends new to Singapore to it, and it's a great place to try some Singaporean inspired food before getting down to real stuff in the Hawker centres.
12 Jan 2015 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Amazing Unique Dishes

Heard of this restaurant from one of my friends who was praising the creativity in the fusion food, as well as their quality taste. I went there with my family and we ordered a variety of food. I have to say, its very rare that our whole family will actually agree on food tasting good. But this is exactly what happpened here, especially the desert! I will come back again with my family and even friends.
23 Nov 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

AAA Ratings

I have never been one to contribute reviews of any sort, I'm no food critic and in any case, one man's meat is another man's posion. For Wild Rocket however, I'd make an exception. My experience at the restaurant deserves AAA ratings. The 3 As stand for Amazing, Astounding and Awesome!

My husband and I both had the omakase menu. It was an orgasmic 8 course tasting menu and here are our favourite plates,

1) The scallop carpaccio topped off with the humble chye poh. It was a perfect combination where the savoury chye poh enhanced the sweetness of the scallop 

2) The ingenious bar chor mee with no bar chor! In place of minced pork the chef used minced tuna belly on top of iberico infused glass noodles

3) Lobster infused 'Singapore Noodles', the chef's tribute to a common made-up Singaporean dish found across restuarants in London during his university days. My only complaint was that there was too little of it on my plate  

4) A sorbet dessert, one of 2 dessert dishes, which brought back great nostalgic memories of how my parents eat pineapple drizzled with dark soya sauce and chilli.

I have no visually enticing images to share but then again no photos can do justice to the amazing experience. 

Food aside, I loved the overall personalised touches. Not only does head chef and restraunteur Willin Low come to serve you, he layers on each with his own anecdotes. Each dish is also served in his own collection of pretty and intricate cockery, some amassed during his overseas trips.

I'd also give praise to the service staff for their earnest efforts to make you feel at home. Who needs to dine at a chi-chi restaurant when you can enjoy top quality food at service levels which make you feel comfortable in your own skin.   

Our local dining scene may be burgeoning due to the influx of Michelin star chefs, but our very own local stalwart Wild Rocket continues to shine as one of the brightest culinary stars. Keep up the good work, I will be coming back for more.
20 Nov 2014 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Mod Sing cuisine and a history lesson

The set lunch great value for money at SG$33 especially when some of the mains are set on that price.   For starters, we had the gyam chye mustard greens in duck consomme with duck confit ravioli and foie gras bits. S tells me it's a modern take on the classic Peranakan dish itek tim, a soup of duck, vegetables and salted vegetables and salted plumps simmered together.   The bits of foie gras and the gyam chye gave the dish good texture and the duck confit ravioli was really good. The consomme itself looked spectacularly clear, except S & I both couldn't finish it as it was a bit too salty.   We asked for a separate order of their famous pomelo salad with tiger prawns and frozen coconut sauce (SG$17). It looked deceptively simple yet the freshness of the ingredients made this dish sing. The frozen coconut sauce, sweet with notes of fish sauce and savoury things, is genius. Each bite was exciting as textures from green beans, nuts, crispy garlic, chilli and coriander play freely in your mouth.   For mains, I had the catfish masok merah with spicy tomato relish served with asparagus. It looked rather simple but captured the flavour profile of masak merah, a classic curry dish often served with chicken.    S ordered the krapao thai basil pork bee tai bak topped with onsen egg. I had a bit before she poked the yolk and I liked it a lot. Pork had a bit of a kick and the noodles were interesting. I truly appreciated the food porn the onsen egg created. Onsen is a Japanese term relating to hot springs that flow, and boy did that egg yolk flow. Impressive.   I had the ji ma hu black sesame soup with milk ice cream for dessert. It was a generous portion for what it is but anyone who loves peanut butter would consume this with much gusto. I wish the texture was a bit smoother but overall, the taste was moderated by the milk ice cream.   S had the coconut ice cream with salted gulab malaka. I love all things coconut but thought the ice cream was just average. I thought the salted gulab malaka would taste like salted caramel but it has less smoky/burnt flavour with a bit of tang and a smoother texture.    I reckon my Wild Rocket experience was made better by dining with a local who was able to explain origins of each dish. With each forkful of contemporary food, my mind traipsed through history, culture and tradition. I enjoyed it and though the location is a bit tricky to get to, it's pretty worth the trek.

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19 Aug 2014 • 34 reviews • 0 follower

wild rocket @ mt emily

we had the ala carte menu and came out somewhat dissapointed with the mains. the dessert though were amazing, i'd come back just for the desserts by chef willin . find our more of my visit -->  http://shauneeie.blogspot.sg/2014/08/wild-rockets-mount-emily.html