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2014-06-28 98 views
SUFOOD is a vegetarian dining concept founded in 2010 in Taiwan. The very first Singapore outlet was recently launched, and my curiousity compelled me to pay a visit.Upon entering the restaurant, it struck me as very modern and brightly lit.Furthermore, it felt squeaky clean, even somewhat sterile and hospital-like. Perhaps this may be attributed to the fact that it is barely a month old.Apart from an inital blip when we were presented with menus printed in Mandarin, service standards were excel
Upon entering the restaurant, it struck me as very modern and brightly lit. Furthermore, it felt squeaky clean, even somewhat sterile and hospital-like. Perhaps this may be attributed to the fact that it is barely a month old.
Apart from an inital blip when we were presented with menus printed in Mandarin, service standards were excellent throughout. After replacing our menus with the English version and guiding us through it, we did not hesitate to order the Italian-inspired set menu (SGD 25++). This set consists of a six-course meal, complete with a beverage and dessert. All items are also available a-la-carte. Despite being the first course, the SUFOOD Appetizer left one of the stronger impressions. The poached Japanese yuca root was crunchy, mildly sweet and refreshing, as was the cherry tomato jelly. Although the stack of oriental white water snowflake greens provided a strange and unfamiliar mouthfeel, being slightly slimy, there can be no complaints about the taste. Rosemary breadsticks: simple, rustic, yet delicious. The breadsticks were fragrant and flavourful, especially when dipped in the accompanying mustard. These would be even more stellar if they were slightly softer. The Tropical Fruit Salad was pretty uninspiring, consisting of chopped fruits with an accompaniment of stawberry yogurt. Nevertheless, it was a juicy and refreshing course. Perhaps the Cream of Pumpkin Soup was the most disappointing course for me. Although the soup was rich and thick enough, the taste left much to be desired, being strangely bitter. The cube of pumpkin was appreciated though. I was definitely pleased with the Homemade Vegetable Calzone. The huge calzone came stuffed with loads of broccoli, artichokes and a variety of mushrooms. These were generous slathered in a rich creamy pesto sauce and parmesan cheese. Great success! Not that successful for me, however, was the Vegetable Pita Pockets. In this dish, mushrooms, peppers and broccoli are baked in Arrabbiata sauce and served alongside toasted pita pockets. Nothing about this dish stood out for me, although nothing was particularly bad either. Furthermore, I found it a little too piquant. The Osmanthus Flower Jelly was a simple maple syrup jelly infused with Osmanthus flowers. This was mildy sweet and refreshing, and rounded off the rich and heavy calzone well. The traditional panna cotta is given a twist, served with a puree of black sesame and topped with walnuts. It was not too cloyingly sweet, and had a surprisingly light and fluffy texture.
Each item of the set menu may be had a-la-carte. However, if you have sufficient room for the full set menu, it is certainly recommended as it offers a wide and interesting array of Italian-inspired vegetarian cuisine. Try it to sample this wholesome and niche cuisine at an unbeatable price!
Other Info. : Wholesome food, excellent service.(The above review is the personal opinion of an user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)