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Singapore Restaurants--Locals

Hot Chocolate | May 8, 2008 07:35 PM

hi just wanted to start a thread for pretty much the people who either live here or visit frequently .... went to Gunther's and Iggy's... I forgot how nice it is to go to a nice restaurant with nice quality setting instead of hanging out at the hawker with the ah bengs and ah lians.

Iggy's and Gunther's I thought were both OK in terms of quality but I enjoyed Gunther's more. The Food is OK but the value is excellent when you consider you can spend $750 or 1,000 USD easily at Masa's or Per Se or Robuchon in NYC.

I agree the Foie Gras at Gunther's was excellent ... it was a huge slab (about 10x bigger then anything you would get in the US) and it had an excellent candied date or something that was divine. I also had this shell pasta with kurobata pork that was awesome with truffle juice and i think a light mustard which was interesting and very tasty ... thot it was well paired. my companion had a veal cheek that i felt was underseasonsed (tho i think everything in singapore generally needs salt ... ) .. the veal cheek was braised nicely but I think the pork was light years better perhaps because i knew what to expect with the veal cheeks (i think i was secretly expecting / hoping it would be the same as this veal kidney dish i had at bistro Lepic in washington DC that blew me away). and for desert we had the apple tart which i ended up eating like a piece of pizza and was very tasty as well. the ice cream was a rum raisin vanilla but it had some rose in it which was a nice touch.

Iggy's? I enjoyed it .... I don't thnk anything was that memorable but again it's nice to go to a nice restaurant .... i'll probably go a few more times to form my opinion ....

what other good restaurants are there? i wanted to go to Garibaldi's...been to Oso which was great and Buka Nero which i also enjoyed...

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