Salt Tapas & Bar refreshes menu with Asian-inspired tapas and sumptuous seafood
After sampling 11 of the new dishes, we’ve rounded up our top five that you should not miss on your next trip to Salt Tapas & Bar.
1. Taco of Tempura Soft Shell Crab ($14)
2. Beets with Ricotta Cream ($14)
While not a seafood dish, this delightful combination of beets, ricotta cream and honey hearken back to Salt Tapas & Bar’s roots as an Australian restaurant. The golden beets and target beets are flown in fresh from Australia every week, ensuring that every beet is still sweet and crunchy when they’re served.
3. Grilled Big Head Prawn with Papaya Salad ($27)
These huge prawns from Thailand and Vietnam are simply salted and grilled, enhancing their natural sweetness. Served with a refreshing papaya salad made using green papaya, mint, basil, and tamarind dressing. Although the dish contains some green chilli, it’s not spicy and can be enjoyed by the whole family.
4. Grilled Fish of the Day (Price differs daily depending on the type of fish)
After pan-frying the fish in butter, the chef pours a luxurious clam and verjuice sauce over the fish. Verjuice is a highly acidic juice made with unripe grapes, the acidity helps to balance the richness of the buttered fish and is a good substitute for lemon juice. The clams used in the dish also imparts saltiness from the sea, eliminating the need to add extra salt.
5. Seafood Paella ($42)
The key to a great paella is ensuring that the rice near the pan is charred and crunchy while the rest of the rice remains soft and fluffy. The Paella at Salt Tapas & Bar achieved this flawlessly. The paella contains copious amounts of seafood like prawns, mussels, clams, squid and meat including chorizo, chicken, and parma ham.
However, what I would recommend doing is to ask for the saffron rouille on the side. The thick globs of rouille were too rich and overpowered the rest of the dish, especially if it’s not mixed properly into the rice.
Salt Tapas & Bar. 252 North Bridge Road, #01-22A Raffles City Shopping Centre, 179103. Tel: 6837 0995.
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