Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Keong Saik Snacks @ Keong Saik Road
For those who find it difficult to get a table at Jason Atherton's Esquina, you may want to walk down along Keong Saik Road to this row of orange and white shophouse. Here, Jason Atherton opened a more casual eatery called Keong Saik Snacks.
A lot has been written in the media about this place and how regulars have been trying to find out the hidden "password" in the restaurant so that they can enter this secret drinking place hidden behind a bookshop next door. Well, if you come during weekend brunch hours, they entire "secret" bar is opened to all diners with no need for any passwords.
This is the "secret" bar, which is actually located at the back of Keong Saik Snacks. On regular days, they are separated by a curtain.
It wasn't really packed when we were here for brunch on a Saturday afternoon.
The menu is pretty British here, and the recommended dish here would be the comforting Yorkshire Pudding (S$24) with Roasted Foie Gras, Beef Rib and Onion Gravy.
Had the creamy and delicious Banana Vanilla Milkshake (S$7)
We opted for the Grilled Chicken Caesar (S$19.50), which is one of their specials for the day. They added some fish in the salad too.
One of the unique dish here is the Salted Cod and Herb Croquettes (S$18) with Espresso Hollandaise and Pickled Fennel. The croquettes are stuffed with cod, which is actually not too salty.
Also had the Grilled Gambas (S$20) with chilli and garlic aioli
A charming place to spend your afternoon here.
Keong Saik Snacks
49 Keong Saik Road
at 2:00 PM