Diners can opt for a 2 course or 3 course lunch and several options for each course require additional charges.
we all had the soft shell chilli crab w squid ink mantou for starters. Though the crab was slightly too oily, the chilli suace was decadently done- surprisingly more asian than western tasting which was a delightful surprise. The squid ink mantou was the perfect accompaniment for the dish.
One diner had the nori spaghettini with white prawns, one had the salmon donburi with red rice while the third diner and I had the roasted seabass with chaipoh confit & congee (+$6 more).
The spaghettini was a breath of fresh air, novel flavors that intrigued the palate but somewhat too sweet. The salmon donburi was EXCELLENT, though we thought it would have been better if the salmon was raw, sashimi-like (not smoked). The seabass was slightly fishy but when paired with the chaipoh faired much better. However, we did not think it was worth the additional $6.
We enquired if we could swap the main course (for the lunch set) with options in the alarcarte and was told that the arrangement would be possible as long as we pay for the difference. We are definitely planning to do so on subsequent visits- the laksa pesto pasta, giam hee aglio olio spaghettini and crabmeat linguini beckons.
For dessert, we had the chocolate lava cake, clamansi ice and panna cotta w gula melaka. The best was the chocolate lava cake with a (truly) oozing centre. nonetheless, the calamansi was refreshingly tangy and light as well. The panna cotta was consumed in a blink of an eye, so it must have been good.
Service was prompt and efficient though the starter took quite some time to come. We were politely and most graciously compensated with a complimentary amuse bouche of mushroom w truffle oil in guai pai tee.
Though not the best of value set lunch, we are definitely returning for more fusion pleasure!
I spent $45 per person.
- I also recommend this place for:
- Lunch, Dinner, Children/Family, Romance/First Dates, After Work, Hidden Find
0 people found this review helpful
Was it helpful to you? Yes