When it comes to food, which human being – especially women – does not have his or her personal favourites? Here is my little selection, just for you…
For amazing comforting Vietnamese crepes I would definitely go to l’Euphoriz and get an order of their delicious Banh Cuon, which consists of seasoned ground pork and minced black fungus folded in a steamed rice crepe. The delicacy comes served with Vietnamese ham, bean sprouts and their homemade special sauce and retails at $9 only. A top up of succulent pork ribs ($12.80) and their new Mango Coco Panna Cotta creation ($6), and you’re all set for an authentic Vietnamese culinary experience.
Craving mouth-watering freshly baked lasagna or thin-crust pizza? Then make your way to Italian eatery Marco Marco, a lovely an inviting restaurant set in wood, concrete, bricks, high chairs and an open bar. Pasta is the house specialty with a wide variety to choose from including local twists like The Singapore ($14) showcasing shrimps and laksa paste, or the Japanese inspired recipe celebrating mushrooms and shrimps in a lovely tsukudani sauce ($14). Also try their delectable Christmas special Lobster Pasta or our personal favourite, the Parma pizza, featuring Serrano ham, rucola and a decadent cream of balsamic (17$).
Bread and healthy sandwich lovers are set for a memorable treat at Gaest, a simple yet lovely Nordic coffee shop managed by sweet and friendly Alex, who reinvents the humble sandwich, freshly made soups and salads with an original twist. Aptly and simply named ‘Pork’ ($14), this creation of roasted pork and crackling sits on your choice of Danish rye bread or sourdough with delicious orange marinated red cabbage with parsley, red apple and mustard mayonnaise. Another favourite sandwich is the ‘Salmon’ (15$) garnished with a subtle honey and apple pickled beetroot, rocket and horseradish cream. A lovely little café destination for a healthy tasty bite!
If you’re in love with foie gras, then the perfect spot for decadent indulgence is 31 Bar & Kitchen. Their Foie gras on brioche toast and shallot confit ($14) are little bites of heaven. This warm and welcoming bistro is creatively decked with recycled wine cases and bottles and the menu pays French cuisine a beautiful homage with its traditional recipes presented with a personal touch. André and his Chef Tan offer not only beautiful foie gras, their shrimp and mango ceviche ($18) is perfectly refreshing. Last but not least, aside from a great selection of French organic biodynamic wines at an affordable price, Fayzal’s strawberry Mojito ($18) is definitely another must-try!
Vegan lovers probably know the place, but meat aficionados might just as well end up trading their meal for some yummy vegetarian options. Here at Loving Hut the house special Bali bliss soba salad ($12.90) is a perfect mix of alfalfa, avocado, veggies and marinated tempeh for great crunchiness, softness and fragrant aromas. For drinks the house signature rose lemon juice ($5.30) and the original gentle and floral rose tea latte ($5.90) are both to die for. Expect to pay $15 for a healthy refreshing meal full of flavours and if you have space for dessert, the frozen mudvelicious chocolate ice-cream cake with nuts ($7.90) might just turn the tide on your meat cravings!