I'm a globe-trekker myself, just like Charly. So I was eager to find out what kind of food they're offering @ Charly T's.
The 1st dish was a great start - the Spanish Omlette (S$8.50), which was also one of my favourite on the menu. Very interesting taste – sour & a little spicy. I love the potato cubes which were crunchy & went well with the German Sausages.
Food on Sticks - Kampong Amber Chicken (S$13.50), came with the Garlic Rice & served with Chimichurri & Kampong Amber sauces. The Chimichurri is a mix of parsley, red wine, vinegar & red pepper, while the latter is Charly T’s version of Satay peanut sauce. The Chicken is much tastier than your usual satay & goes well with either of the sauces. I like it!
Discovered in Germany, Charly T’s Signature Dish finally arrived – the Rotisserie Chicken. Whole (S$42), Half (S$24), Qrt (S$13) - all come with choices of Sauces & Sides. The famous Chicken takes 13 hours to marinate in Charly's secret spices & 50 mins to give the exterior a special crisp while sealing in the juices. I must say it has certainly lived up to its name. Chicken was juicy & so tender that the meat falls off the bone easily. Thumbs-up!
Next on the stick was the Kalua Pork, served with Fresh Vegetables. When I first heard the name, I was fully in anticipation as I thought the pork is marinated in the coffee flavored liqueur – Kahlua. But I was totally wrong. The word Kalua literally means "to cook in an underground oven" & also describes the flavour of food cooked in this manner.
The Kalua Pork uses the 3-layer pork belly, but it wasn’t fatty at all. Due to the cooking process, all the fats have melted. While the top layer was tender & practically melted in my mouth, the bottom layer was dry & I found the pork a little bland. It fell short of expectation.
Cajun spices were used in their New Orleans Beef Salad (price unavail). The medium-raw striploin was succulent & delicious.
Their Vanilla ice-cream tasted somewhat "organic" as they use no vanilla essence at all; only made with the goodness of vanilla beans. I'd a chance to savour their seasonal item – Pineapple Tart ice-cream. This was the best of all. It wasn’t too sweet & taste was unique. Love it!
All praises went to their Waffle, infused with Chocolate Chips (S$7) & drizzled with maple syrup. Waffle was crispy on the outside & I love biting into the choc bits. Their full-size waffle is just S$7. Must try!
Charly T's cozy atmosphere is suitable for families or hanging out with friends. Food sharing is highly recommended here so you can taste their different specialities. I was told that this friendly eatery is like a concept store to test out their recipes to see if they’re acceptable to S’poreans, & an expansion is also on the cards.
New Orleans Beef Salad
Chocolate Chips Waffles with Vanilla Ice-cream
Spanish Omlette, Rotisserie Chicken, New Orleans Beef Salad, Chocolate Chips Waffles
Date of Visit: 2011-02-19