Recently awarded the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, not only will Spices Cafe’s new menu let you indulge in local favourites, it will also take you on a gastronomical journey through other parts of Asia such as Japan and Thailand with its new menu offerings. There will also be Western fare to give you a delightful balance between your favourite Asian and Western dishes.
Here’s what we had at the food tasting at a glance!
And let’s begin!
Appetiser: Pan-Fried Goose Liver on Mantou
Well, we’re definitely off with a good start because this was actually my favourite dish! It was the highlight of the entire food tasting for me. I love mantous, and I love foie gras, but I never had them both together before. This was such a treat! And the fact that both were accompanied by the sweet lychee sauce made the combination truly impeccable.
Appetiser: Sautéed Escargot
This was served on a breaded whole portobello mushroom and raspberry vinaigrette.
The next two items served were the soups, which I unfortunately am not able to show you guys a picture of. Because I think I may have accidentally deleted them. :/ So I hope my words would suffice here?
The first soup was the Lobster Bisque with Brandy and Cream while the second one’s the Tom Yam Kung. I really liked the Lobster Bisque, it was reach and hearty and extremely tasty. The next item is a main course, the BBQ Seafood Platter. Now this I didn’t manage to take a picture of because I think it was the first dish out, and I was late for the tasting so I missed it. 🙁
Main Course: Lobster Thermidore
The lobster’s baked with hollandaise sauce and served with butter rice.
Main Course: Grilled Kurubuto Pork Chop
I’ve always felt that if a pork chop is well done, it’s one of the ways to tell how skilled the chef is because pork is hard to get right. If it isn’t done right, the meat will be tough and a real chore to chew. This was tender and well-marinated.
Main Course: Grilled Porterhouse Steak
I don’t take beef or lamb, so I wouldn’t be able to tell you what I think about this dish or the next dish, the lamb rack (below). It’s served with gratin potato, shiitake mushroom, seasonal vegetables and grated apple sauce.
Main Course: Grilled Australian Lamb Rack with Sweet Mint Sauce
This is served with grilled polenta and seasonal vegetables.
Main Course: Phat Kaphrao Moo Sab
This isn’t the actual serving size btw! This is just the size for the food tasting, isn’t it adorable?? It’s stir-fried minced pork with thai basil served with fragrant jasmine rice and topped with fried egg.
And yayyyy, it’s now time for desserts! Here’s the two at a glance!
Dessert: Berries Berries
I love berries, and I like that this dessert does not consist of the usual (which I find boring, and neither do I like it actually) vanilla flavour. Rather, it’s two scoops of cherry ice cream with fresh cream topped with fresh blueberry, raspberry and blackberry! Yum yum. It was the perfect sweet treat to finish everything. I really liked the ice cream.
Dessert: Créme Brulee
The berries complemented really well.
And here’s the chef responsible for whipping up such a sumptuous lunch for us!
Thank you Concorde Hotel for having me over for this food tasting! It was a real pleasure. 🙂
Spices Cafe is located in Concorde Hotel.
They’re famous for their Singapore Flavours Buffet Lunch that’s available on weekdays. Seafood lovers can go for their Harvest of the Sea Buffet Dinner available daily. Their Weekend Afternoon Tea offers a fine selection of local and Western delicacies that’s available on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.
100 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6733 8855