Sunday, August 23, 2015

Salt Tapas and Bar

I have so many things to blog about but I've been rather busy lately and honestly quite drained out. Fell sick last week too! Glad I am better now.

Had a very oily lunch this morning... and that day I remember telling myself to have salad but in the end I went for chicken rice instead. Haha. I really need to learn how to control because I realize that recently most of my shorts are tighter than before!

Oh well, how to resist good food?!

Just a month ago, I was invited along with Nadia, Jacelyn, and Fidelis for dinner at Salt Tapas and Bar at Raffles City and we ate so much good food!

This was the only dish I didn't touch that night, because it's beef. But I liked the presentation so it shall be the cover photo for this entry! Bone marrow with shiitake duxelle, holland potato and garlic toast ($20++).

I liked the ambience in Salt Tapas and Bar - a modern Spanish vibe with a laid back Aussie Ambience. Located at Raffles City, it's a very suitable hangout for executives to wind down after work over great food, wine and service. It was crowded the day we went!

I had the Virgin Mojito- Strawberry ($12++), which is a concoction of monin mint syrup, mint leaves, topped with ginger beer.

The girls had The Australian ($18++), which is Cinanamon stick, Fresh ginger, Cognac, Gin, Cointreau, Cranberry juice and Luke's Syrup.

Our meal started awesomely with the Pork belly sliders with picked cucumber and chilli ($13++), which had a chunk of juicy and tender meat between those fluffy buns. I can totally down five of these myself. Haha.

Another pork dish, the pork ribs with sauteed peas, edamame and mash ($55++). This is a good one for sharing! I loveeeeeee meat so much that if I have no meat for a meal, I feel extremely empty. That's why I was so happy eating the pork ribs here because they are so meaty.

One of my faovurite dish that night had to be the paella of prawns, mussels, squid, chorizo, chicken, prosciutto and saffron rouille ($39++). The rice was tasty and I liked that it had loads of yummy ingredients! I was craving for paella for the entire month because of this!

Then, we also had Beets, ricotta, figs, pickled green chilli, honey and thyme dressing ($14++). Quite a refreshing dish, but I still prefer meat. However, the plating is really pleasing to the eyes! The art of plating is what pulled Chef Ronald Li into the culinary world when he first stepped into a restaurant kitchen at age 18 as a part time pastry chef at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. I really appreciate chefs who put heart and soul into the food they prepare, and this can be seen through the food presented at Salt Tapas and Bar.

Haloumi, eggplant, chickpea, dried tomatoes, herbs and tahini dressing ($13++). At first I thought that slab was a thick piece of fish but learnt that Haloumi is a type of cheese! This dish is best paired with alcohol I feel! If you are a cheeselover, you will love this dish.

Ah, I liked the Taco of tempura prawn, pineapple salsa, chipotle mayo ($12++)! I don't like mayo but the combination was done really well for this.

Grilled barramundi, mango salsa, sauteed brocollini ($60++) is also another one of my favourite that night. Besides the fact that I already like fish very much, I liked that another of my favourite - mango, is also part of this dish! I like the pairing of the mango salsa and grilled fish. It's a must-order.

We were so full by then but gotta save some space for desserts, especially when it's Churros! The churros here comes with chocolate sauce and chatilly cream ($14++)~ I already liked the churros on its own, but realize it's even better when I dip it into the chocolate sauce!

Although I am not a fan of tarts, the Gooey chocolate tart with mango sorbet ($14++) here is one of their signature desserts, so must try! I especially liked the mango sorbet which is super sour and shiok! Totally refreshes my palate after a heavy meal.

Photo with the girls to sum up this foodalicious entry!

#01-­‐22A, Raffles City Shopping Centre
No 252, North Bridge Road
Singapore 179103

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