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Whitebait & Kale

A recent university gathering was held at W&K. It had been quite a long while since my last visit and I was rather looking forward to a delicious dinner.

Well, it fell short of expectations. The lobster bisque ($12) was thick and strong with a crustacean flavour but rather saltish and after a couple of mouthfuls, I wished for some cream to cut the overwhelming taste.

I was told the crab capellini pasta (S$26) was done rather nicely. With the Marmalade pasta at the back of my head, I went along with the suggestion. Alas, it was not as expected. I akin my pasta to a glorified fried chor bee hoon with crab meat. It was tasty no doubt but definitely did not feel worthy of the slightly hefty price tag.

My neighbor got the monkfish (S$34) which was all right but could use with more generous seasonings over the otherwise bland white meat.

The best dish for the night came in the form of dessert. We had the baked apple phyllo parcel with maple ironwood ice cream (S$13) which was prepared a la mode. Piping hot, the phyllo parcel was crispy and flaky. The oversized poh-piah was almost bursting at its seams. It was filled with chunky apples and a paste which I believed comprised of oats and almond, studded with raisins. Served alongside was the maple ice cream that was a real delight and left me hungering for more.

Given its awkward location, I really wonder how much longer it will survive.

Comments

umami said…
It's location is actually key, because the chi-chi crowd loves eating and being seen there. Kind of like the other overhyped place P.S Cafe.
Cavalock said…
Never been to WnK...was at Kaisan again, almost blew 100 bucks all by myself. Very interesting crowd on thurs...
Chubbypanda said…
Bah. I hate overprices locales.
Mich said…
I totally agree with you regarding the lobster bisque and crab capellini!
Mia said…
umami: thks for stopping by! while i agree with you, i wonder if there is enough of the chi chi crowd to sustain them ... we'll see :)

cavalock: wow! i hope u got some yummy food in return!

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