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See pictures at http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.sg/2016/04/invited-tasting-revisit-salt-tapas-by.htmlWe first learnt about Salt Tapas' brunch offerings by way of an invited tasting, but returned for an incognito revisit. The fare at the revisit was improved, and the management evidently took our feedback at the tasting to heart. It's now really yummy, and a worthwhile option for brunch eggs!We had these at the revisit, paid for on our own:1) Eggs Berendine ($14): while this was unexciting, it wa
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See pictures at http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.sg/2016/04/invited-tasting-revisit-salt-tapas-by.html

We first learnt about Salt Tapas' brunch offerings by way of an invited tasting, but returned for an incognito revisit. The fare at the revisit was improved, and the management evidently took our feedback at the tasting to heart. It's now really yummy, and a worthwhile option for brunch eggs!
We had these at the revisit, paid for on our own:
1) Eggs Berendine ($14): while this was unexciting, it was executed flawlessly. Perfectly runny insides, velvety hollandaise spiked with a dash of paprika, a generous lashing of bacon lardons, wilted spinach, and buttery muffins all came together cohesively.
2) Scrambled Eggs ($15): nicely finessed, with eggs scrambled commendably, and dressed with a mildly spicy ratatouille and zucchini ribbons.
3) Club Sandwich ($16): the magic of this delicious creation was the chicken mayo: crisp, clean, clear, delicate and refreshing. The cajun fries were memorably awesome.
4) French Toast ($15): The thick fluffy brioche, dunked in a thin eggy coat and fried, was already stellar, and when paired with Okinawa ice-cream, clotted cream, jam and a sprinkle of icing sugar, just glorious
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For more food reviews, please visit http://shokushisouseikatsu.blogspot.com/ Whenever I walked past Salt Tapas & Bar at the first floor of Raffles City Shopping Centre, it somehow felt like a place which was more for drinking rather than food so I've never had the urge to check out its menu and what it offers. In addition, the name of the restaurant i.e. the word tapas suggested that it offered small bites rather than full-course meals so that also deterred me to some extent. Upon seeing some re
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Whenever I walked past Salt Tapas & Bar at the first floor of Raffles City Shopping Centre, it somehow felt like a place which was more for drinking rather than food so I've never had the urge to check out its menu and what it offers. In addition, the name of the restaurant i.e. the word tapas suggested that it offered small bites rather than full-course meals so that also deterred me to some extent. Upon seeing some recommendations online recently about its Jardin tea promotion on weekday afternoons from 3pm to 5pm, I finally decided to give this a try and I'm glad to say, I am happy that I did so.

Upon reaching the restaurant, the service staff would ask if you would prefer an indoor or outdoor table. If the weather is cool enough or you aren't bothered by the heavy traffic passing you by, the outdoor area would be suitable for you. On the other hand, even if you choose to enjoy the aircon comfort indoors, you can still enjoy the street view since the doors are left open. As seen from the photo, I chose aircon over al fresco since it was a bit hot after a downpour on the day I visited and I didn't want to take in the exhaust fumes from the vehicles together with my tea time snacks.
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As I was browsing through the menu, water was served from a wine bottle with a cup having bubbles on the side thus making it look as if this was sparkling water. I must have looked like I was very clueless about this place because the waiter took the time to explain to me what they offered during this period and even told me that this was water (in case I misunderstood it to be otherwise). I think that's rather reassuring especially for first timers like me who probably finds it a bit unsettling to be here when the staff clearly outnumbered the customers. Besides me, there was only another table of a couple with their young toddler and another table of working adults at a corner away from me apparently taking a brief break from work.

On the Jardin's food menu, there were two tea sets comprising of various snacks, both sweet and savoury. Set A contains white coffee creme brulee, camembert with lavash, Jamon croquette, Kinako macaron, Honeycomb cake, prawn taco and choc sable. On the other hand, Set B offers purple Japanese sweet potato macaron, matcha orange religieuse, raspberry rhubarb tart, Parma ham with fig, raisin scones, mini churros and pork slider. As for the drinks, you can choose from coffee and tea i.e. espresso, macchiato, long black, flat white, cappucino, cafe latte, breakfast tea, camomile, earl grey, jasmine green tea and peppermint or the three mocktails i.e. Rose n' flames, Adam's apple and Berry fruity. The Jardin tea time promotion allows you to choose one of the tea sets and one drink for the price of $35++. If you prefer to create your own unique combination (maximum 7 items), that would be $45++.
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On the other hand, if you wish to add more items, you can do so at the price of $5++ per item. I welcome this kind of flexibility because I always felt that a lot of tea time promotions tend to insist on a fixed menu which may not appeal to everyone. For example, if I'm not a fan of macarons and yet the menu has this item, I can't change it with something else even if I offer to pay a different price. As such, it does get on my nerves if I'm forced to eat something which I don't like so I tend not to go for tea time offers which don't allow changes or customisation to the food options. Although there were some items which I wasn't too keen on or had never had before, I decided against changing the combination in the set menu since there should have been a reason why they were put together.

Starting off with the drink, I selected the berry fruity mocktail which according to the menu consists of green tea, blackberry, mint leaves and lime. It came in this beautiful cocktail glass with two green apple rings on top of it. Frankly speaking, I wasn't sure whether I should or could eat the apple rings so I just left them as they were. As for the mocktail itself, I thought it tasted a lot like thick black tea rather than the comparatively lighter green tea so I think the blend of flavours probably resulted in this end result. As I am a big fan of mint and citrusy flavours, I was eagerly anticipating to be able to pick up the taste of the mint and lime but unfortunately, they were hardly noticeable. Nonetheless, that's not to say that this drink isn't nice. I did enjoy it after all but I guess it depends on the individual. I personally prefer to be able to pick up the distinct flavours of the ingredients which go into making this drink so at the very least, if the mint taste was stronger, this drink might have ranked higher in terms of my satisfaction index.
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As for the food, I selected Set B which has more items that I'm familiar with and like. The items were served in a wooden tray with chocolate soil beneath so it resembles a garden with a variety of colours. Visually, this is very appealing and the desserts looks so pretty that I felt unsure of how I should start. There isn't any particular way or order you should adhere to when eating these items so I just went with my own gut feel. Another interesting feature of this was that the waiter would come by to ask for your name which left me a bit bewildered at first. Later, I realised that this was because they wanted to write my name on the side of the tray in chalk which somehow made this feel special as if this treat is specially for me. I wondered why they put the side with my name facing outwards though and was a bit self-conscious about showing my name to the rest of the customers who were around at that time. Nonetheless, I thought this was a pretty good tactic to improve the dining experience.

The first thing which caught my attention was the sweet potato macaron which was in a light purple hue. I have never eaten macarons before and simply do not understand what the hype is all about. To me, macarons seem like an overly sweet dessert for me so I've not been too keen on this thus far. However, this sweet potato macaron had me somewhat converted, not fully though. The light aroma of the sweet potato and the not-so-sweet macaron was a joy to savour and I felt like having a second helping.

The next item was the Parma ham with fig i.e. one of the two savoury items in this set. I have never tried having ham with fig so the combination was innovative to me. However, perhaps the ham could have been paired with something sweeter than the fig because the saltiness was a tad overwhelming and could have been balanced out with another item that has a stronger taste.

Third up was the churros which is something I've been quite in love with of late. However, as this is the mini version, it was difficult to get an accurate assessment of the taste. In addition, the cream and chocolate sauce were put into the same cup thus resulting in a blended dip which I didn't quite like. Perhaps I should order the regular-sized churros next time to see how they taste.

The rhubarb tart was OK but I thought that the creamy tart base was a bit too fluffy to my liking. I don't really recall how rhubarbs are supposed to taste so I can't tell whether this tart was good especially since the sourness of the raspberries took away my attention.

The scone with raisins were really good in that it wasn't hard as a rock and had a nice aroma. Having it with the jam made the taste even better. I would have wanted more of this if it was available.

As for the pork slider, I thought that it was very flavourful especially the pickled vegetables. I wonder if there was a full-sized version which would be really satisfying to have.

Last but not least, the religieuse which supposedly should have the matcha and orange flavours, turned out to be stronger on the orange side. It might have been good to emphasize the matcha flavour too so as to strike a balance.

In conclusion, this is how I would rank the items I had (in descending order): pork slider -> sweet potato macaron -> scone with raisins -> religieuse -> Parma ham -> rhubarb tart -> churros.

Having tried this once, I think I will go back again to try other items on the food menu and another mocktail. That kinako macaron, honeycomb cake, choc sable and prawn taco on Set A do seem rather appealing. Service was great and attentive especially for a first-timer like me who was unsure of what to order and how to do it. Price-wise, it does seem a bit steep so to me, this would be a once-in-a-while indulgence on a lazy weekday afternoon.

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  • Purple Japanese sweet potato macaron
  • scone with raisins
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The spacious 120-seat Salt tapas & bar gives off a unique modern Spanish vibe, and is a tourist hotspot. Stunning mirror features, raw brick walls and industrial-chic antique lightings provide a great environment for guests to relax and embrace hearty food and conversation. The wide full-length windows allow natural light to stream in and beautifully illuminate the restaurant.I feel really proud that Singapore is able to attract a chef of Luke Mangan's stature! With one of Australia’s leading ch
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The spacious 120-seat Salt tapas & bar gives off a unique modern Spanish vibe, and is a tourist hotspot. Stunning mirror features, raw brick walls and industrial-chic antique lightings provide a great environment for guests to relax and embrace hearty food and conversation. The wide full-length windows allow natural light to stream in and beautifully illuminate the restaurant.
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I feel really proud that Singapore is able to attract a chef of Luke Mangan's stature! With one of Australia’s leading chefs and restaurateurs heading this eatery, I rest assured that the food will not disappoint.
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Low-hanging light bulbs and dark walnut chairs form part of a modern Spanish atmosphere.
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Platter of tacos, breaded chicken breast and deep-fried fish and chips

A group set menu is available upon reservation (minimum of 10 persons).

Taco of tempura prawn, pineapple salsa, chipotle aioli — S$14.00 (Small); S$27.00 (Large)
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Flavourful and succulent tempura prawn taco

This is highly recommended! The prawns were fresh and juicy to the bite, and the pineapple salsa provided a powerful spicy and acidic kick to the taco. I love the way the dish is presented — it makes the taco really easy to eat and leaves no messy residue.

Fish & chips with slaw— S$25.00
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The breaded fish is crispy and juicy within. However, I wonder what type of fish is used here because a pungent fishy smell lingers in your mouth.
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Spaghetti and Tomato Sauce
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We tried a really small portion of pasta with tomato sauce, and I was impressed by this well-balanced dish! It was not overly sweet, and each strand of spaghetti was cooked evenly. The tomato sauce tasted fresh and tangy.

Dulce de leche & salted pecan semifreddo, strawberries, coconut wafer — S$14.00
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One of my favourite desserts of 2014! The texture was so awesome and I wonder how it was crafted with such a rich and luscious consistency. Crispy, creamy, crunchy and cold, this dessert is definitely my star pick!

Churros, Chocolate Sauce — S$15.00
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Best churros in Singapore

Even LadyIronChef is impressed with the churros here. The accompanying thick chocolate sauce was such a wonderful gratification on its own too! I slowed my pace of eating upon nearing the end of each piece, in a bid to prolong the savoury indulgence!

Food aside, the service was really friendly and the crew were sharp in attending to requests. I cannot over-emphasise how much I love the ambience — it's such a lovely place to relax and unwind after a day's work! It looks ideal for parties, large gatherings and corporate events too. Perhaps the only noticeable downside were the toilets, which were quite dirty during my visit.

Prices are subject to 10% service charge and prevailing GST.
Other Info. : Salt tapas & bar #01-22A, Raffles City Shopping Centre No 252, North Bridge Road Singapore 179103 Tel: (65) 6837 0995 Mon to Thu: 11.30 – 22.00 (tapas), drinks till 23.30 Fri: 11.30 – 23.00 (tapas), drinks till 23.30 Sat: 11.30 – 22.30 (tapas), drinks till 23.30 Sun & Public Holidays: 11.30 – 21.30 (tapas), drinks till 22.00
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Today I am attending The Great Gourmet Trail, which is happening at Raffles City, where we'll be feasting through the 4 different eateries which will be serving at least 4 dishes each. For the firs pit stop on the trail, we are trying dishes from the kids menu of Salt Tapas & Bar. The restaurant is Australian celebrity chef Luke Mangan's second culinary venture in Singapore. It offers traditional Spanish tapas with an Australian touch.The restaurant is dark in decorations, brightened by many lig
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Today I am attending The Great Gourmet Trail, which is happening at Raffles City, where we'll be feasting through the 4 different eateries which will be serving at least 4 dishes each. For the firs pit stop on the trail, we are trying dishes from the kids menu of Salt Tapas & Bar. The restaurant is Australian celebrity chef Luke Mangan's second culinary venture in Singapore. It offers traditional Spanish tapas with an Australian touch.
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The restaurant is dark in decorations, brightened by many light bulbs.

For a choice of main course, dessert and a soft drink or juice, it costs $18++ for a kid meal.
From the Mains, we have
Spaghetti and tomato sauce
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Spaghetti and tomato sauce
It tastes flavourful, without too sour in taste.
Crispy chicken breast, Fillet of fish, Crispy prawns taco,mayo and chips
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Crispy chicken breast, chips and garden peas
Fillet of fish, chips and garden peas
Crispy prawns taco,mayo and chips
The Crispy chicken breast tastes a bit tough, a sign of use of frozen white meat. The Fillet of fish tastes of beer batter. The Crispy prawns taco fares much better with its tasty salsa stuffing.
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Churros with chocolate ($15++)
A dessert which is found in both kids menu and main menu as it is a hot favourite with both old and young. The spanish doughnut is lightly dusted with cinnamon-sugar, tasted mildly crunchy. It goes well with the thick chocolate sauce and the whipped cream that served with it.
Dulce de leche & salted pecan semifreddo strawberries, coconut wafer
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Dulce de leche & salted pecan semifreddo strawberries, coconut wafer ($13++)
A dessert which is found in the main menu. For a non strawberry lover like me, the strawberry tastes sweet and juicy, unlike the usual sour tasting ones. Salty, sweet, cold, creamy, this caramel semifreddo hits all the right notes. And it is further enhances by the crispy coconut wafer.

Overall the food is delicious, and service is fast. But too bad we do not have time to enjoy our meal as it is time for the next stop.
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Salt Tapas & Bar is a spinoff from its flagship, more extravagant branch, Salt Grill and Sky Bar. It is Australian Chef Luke Mangan's first tapas dining concept, located at 252 North Bridge Road #01-22A Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103 and the number for reservations is 6837 0995.Salt Tapas & Bar exudes Spanish vibes entwined with the easy ambience of Australian culture providing a fun and vibrant space for friendships to be cultivated and diners to relax. It also serves a wide var
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Salt Tapas & Bar is a spinoff from its flagship, more extravagant branch, Salt Grill and Sky Bar. It is Australian Chef Luke Mangan's first tapas dining concept, located at 252 North Bridge Road #01-22A Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103 and the number for reservations is 6837 0995.
Salt Tapas & Bar exudes Spanish vibes entwined with the easy ambience of Australian culture providing a fun and vibrant space for friendships to be cultivated and diners to relax. It also serves a wide variety of unpretentious cuisine and wines.
We started with Oysters Served Natural, Nam Jim. Instead of the usual lemon and Tabasco sauce, they served the fresh oysters with a light, spicy sauce. The oysters were fresh but we thought them to be a little small. Paired with the unique chilli sauce though, it was utterly delicious.
Next, the Salt and Pepper Squid with Lime Mayo - the squid rings are fried to a lovely golden brown shade, and we loved its crispy texture. The best part was that these tiny calamari-style rings did not come with the thick layer of flour. The squid flesh was tender and tasty. It was a delight to pop these into our mouths.
After that, we were being served the Chicken Liver and Foie Gras Parfait with Pear Chutney and served with Toasted Brioche. We enjoyed the Parfait because it did not come with a heavy / strong odor; in fact the flavor of birds' innards were subtle, and the paste was scrumptious. We spread it over the crunchy bread slices and topped with the slightly-sourish pear chutney. The combination was a flavor heaven.
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For full review & more photos - http://midas400.blogspot.sg/2013/11/pre-show-dinner-at-salt-tapas-bar-by.htmlOur long awaited ballet performance, Swan Lake by the world renowned Bolshoi Ballet Company has finally arrived in SG. Prior to the show, we girls met up at City Hall MRT to get dinner. Salt Tapas & Bar was our choice for the night. The restaurant is located just outside the Raffles City Shopping Center's main building. For a moment, we felt that we had stepped into a quaint little alley
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Our long awaited ballet performance, Swan Lake by the world renowned Bolshoi Ballet Company has finally arrived in SG. Prior to the show, we girls met up at City Hall MRT to get dinner. Salt Tapas & Bar was our choice for the night. The restaurant is located just outside the Raffles City Shopping Center's main building. For a moment, we felt that we had stepped into a quaint little alley at a quite corner of England. The red brick building looks every bit European. Check out the rounded corner building design, the red brick arches around the glass window panes and those nostalgic street lamps on the brick walls.
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This place has a garden style Al Fresco dining area, a cooled indoor dining area and an extensive bar counter. The restaurant is designed to exude a Spanish vibe with a laid-back Aussie ambiance. Plenty of custom designed industrial-chic lightings, raw brick walls, dark wood furnishing, imported authentic Spanish tiles are used to create a welcoming dining atmosphere. The gigantic bar counter is adorned with a good ol' classic marble bartop.
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At one corner of the bar counter, a display of an upscale Fermin's jamón ibérico de bellota cured ham, one of the finest Spanish ham makers in the world.
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We each ordered a main course and a drink for dinner. I didn't realize that the serving portion for Nibbles category is very tiny. I had initially picked a Pork belly sliders $13++ for mains and had to order another dish to add on to that.
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These bite size mini burgers were very delish. The roasted pork belly has a good crispy bite and pairs well with the crunchy pickled cucumber, onions and chili.

Pork belly w/ cauliflower puree, pickle & mustard leaf $29++, 5 chunky slices of roasted pork belly with thick crackling skin, served with chopped pickles and mustard leaves. The pork belly was fabulously done with juicy lean meat and not-too-oily fatty layer and superbly crispy skin. The plating is also aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Thumbs up.
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My friend's Paella of prawns, mussels, chorizo & chicken $38++. Topped with thin slices of beautifully cured ham. She was raving about how the rice is wonderfully soft and fully infused with flavors of the fresh seafood and saffron. I had a bite of it and was impressed too!
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For drinks, I had the non alcoholic Apple sling $11++. Apple, pineapple & strawberry puree topped with soda. It was sweet and fruity, like a nice fruit punch...slurp.
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We certainly had a great time enjoying good food and the lovely ambiance here. We all agreed that they served exceptional food that are reasonably priced. Service was decent, waiting staffs knew what they are doing most of the time. The laid back Aussie ambiance has crept into our good books and we will definitely visit again!
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Salt Tapas is an Italian dining place and bar, serving Italian specialities and alcoholic drinks.You would have to expect the prices here a little expensive and high though! But to be honest, though the prices of the food here is pretty expensive, but their standard are really high and above average. To read a detailed review with more food, visit: http://chiamhuiy.blogspot.com/2013/01/salt-tapas-bar-review.htmlLook at the menu and you'll see many items' prices kickstarting from $20, and cost as
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Salt Tapas is an Italian dining place and bar, serving Italian specialities and alcoholic drinks.
You would have to expect the prices here a little expensive and high though! But to be honest, though the prices of the food here is pretty expensive, but their standard are really high and above average.

To read a detailed review with more food, visit:
http://chiamhuiy.blogspot.com/2013/01/salt-tapas-bar-review.html
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Look at the menu and you'll see many items' prices kickstarting from $20, and cost as high as $30.
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Roasted Garlic Flat Bread
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Have you tried a flat garlic bread before? At least not for me. I don't usually spend on appetizer but this is definitely something I will not regret ordering. The bread is crunchy on its surface but extremely soft and chewable, it really beats many garlic bread out there! Some garlic breads out there just simply add garlic paste in the middle of the bread, but for this, I don't get an overwhelming taste of garlic out of nowhere. They taste of it was very delicately spread across the whole piece.
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Crispy soft shell prawns with chili and garlic aioli
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This was indeed a very special dish I've ever had. Serves as a very good appetizer! We could eat the prawns with its shell!
Quite an amazing dish! It comes with zesty mayonnaise for you to dip your prawn in it, and it really tastes soooo good. Just a little downside of it was that I wasn't really used to chewing the shells with it. But overall, a very interesting dish! The mini prawns were very fresh as well.
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Confit Pork Belly, puy lentils, chorizo
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Lentils is a unique kind of bean that we don't usually see in our dish. So here's a unique point of this dish!
Other than that, the star of this dish is definitely none other than the pork belly with a crispy top layer. I must really say the pork belly meat was beyond words to describe. The meat is the most succulent meat I've ever tasted and if I'm back here again, I will recommend my friends to get it. A small minor down side about this dish is that the portion could be a little small for its price, but SUPER worth every penny!
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Moroccan spiced baby chicken, celeriac, buttered spinach
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Another very well-prepared dish that I would recommend.
Also, another dish with very juicy meat, but not as juicy as the pork belly. I guess the apparent reason why the pork belly's meat is juicier is because of the fats in it.. oh well fats.

But still, the meat for this baby chicken is almost equally good, and you must definitely eat with the skin because some of the spices and taste are on the skin as well. Don't waste it please. I don't usually eat chicken skins but for this, I don't mind another running session.

Overall, this place is more for working adults who can afford such dinners on a frequent basis. But for students, it doesn't mean you can't afford. I think it's fair for us to indulge in such little treats for us after a long fight in the war of university/poly. The bar (obviously) serves alcohol drinks which I am not really interested in, which is why I didn't order them. But it seems that every diners ordered an alcohol drinks here. The ambience here is a little rowdy, so do not expect a serene ambience. But it's exactly that slight rowdiness in a bar which attracts people to come because they can speak freely in the bar afraid of being judged! Hehe. I guess diners here look for a place to catch up with friends with a cup of alcohol by their side too. Working adults usually do that, don't they?

The services here are very good as well because the waitresses are always near you, and would come in a minute when you called for them! They are very polite as well and would ask how do we find our meals. Good job!


Hope you liked my review!
Hui Yan-
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After our previous visit to both the Ion outlet and this one here, we decided to try their desserts this time round. For full details: http://www.dairycream.blogspot.sg/2013/01/salt-tapas-bar-by-luke-magan.htmlNot all might be used to the liquorice taste in the Signature Luke's Licorice Parfait ($12) but I enjoyed it a lot. The liquorice ice cream was not too strong but still creamy. The lime syrup and fresh citrus slice added a refreshing edge to the dessert. Suitable for those who prefer som
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After our previous visit to both the Ion outlet and this one here, we decided to try their desserts this time round.
For full details: http://www.dairycream.blogspot.sg/2013/01/salt-tapas-bar-by-luke-magan.html
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Not all might be used to the liquorice taste in the Signature Luke's Licorice Parfait ($12) but I enjoyed it a lot. The liquorice ice cream was not too strong but still creamy. The lime syrup and fresh citrus slice added a refreshing edge to the dessert. Suitable for those who prefer something light.
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The Gooey Hot Chocolate Tart with caramelised bananas, crunchy honeycomb and white chocolate ice cream ($14) should not be missed as we are quite sure that this is the ONLY place in Singapore that serve this dessert and does it so amazingly well.It was just a thin crumbly pastry shell filled with chocolate lava with no sight of any cake. How we wish that more restaurants could replace their molten chocolate cake with this......
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The Apple & Nut crumble ($12) was served sizzling hot with a light not too sweet Frangelico Custard.
Everything was superb except that this dish had more chunky slices of caramelized apples than the nuts. Perhaps it's just personal preferences but I believe most people go for the nutty crumble in an apple crumble right?

Service was attentive as there was not much crowd but it would be better if they are not in such a hurry to clear the plates as we had not finished the food yet. The chocolate tart here is a definitely a must try! SUrprisingly, we love the desserts more than the mains here.

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The Spanish tapas wave has hit Singapore for some time and Australian Chef Luke Magan, who opened Salt at Ion Orchard, launched his Salt tapas & bar to give his Australian take on Spanish cuisine. The place is headed not by him but by his executive chef Tom Wells, who will still most likely be the one in charge of your food as he was seen around the restaurant that evening.The Traditional Garlic Roasted Flatbread ($6) came highly recommended. The bread topped with grains of salt did not disappoi
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The Spanish tapas wave has hit Singapore for some time and Australian Chef Luke Magan, who opened Salt at Ion Orchard, launched his Salt tapas & bar to give his Australian take on Spanish cuisine. The place is headed not by him but by his executive chef Tom Wells, who will still most likely be the one in charge of your food as he was seen around the restaurant that evening.
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The Traditional Garlic Roasted Flatbread ($6) came highly recommended. The bread topped with grains of salt did not disappoint though the black charred lines contributed bitterness. However the Romesco sauce was mild and tasted like pureed tomato. would prefer violet oon's chilli crab pita though.
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We also had Salted Cod Croquettes ($20). Not overly salted nor greasy, it was accompanied by the Green pea mint puree and garlic alioli that was so much better than having the usual fried items with plain old mayonnaise or tartar.
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Wagyu Sausage,soft polenta,capers and tomato ($14)
Its a dark horse because none of us expected the beef sausage to be so tender and chewy. The bed of mash potato or polenta, was exceptionally smooth and combined well with the tangy tomato sauce instead of brown gravy.
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The Confit Pork Belly had an undoubtedly crispy crackling skin lightly salted. However, it had to go together with the meat because it was bland. With 3 pieces at $27, the price is steep especially when the pool of small-cubed chorizos and lentils infused with Indian spices did not boost the taste of the pork.

Quantity small but at least you are assured that what goes into your mouth and stomach is good quality food. Will be back for desserts soon!
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Located just outside the Raffles City shopping mall, Salt Tapas & bar offers food with Australia flavours. We ordered two different oyster starters, as Australia is pretty famous for fresh oysters. First dish where the Oyster is served natural ($5/each), you can really taste the mild taste of fresh sea water. You can also eat it with smoked tomato salsa, taste good too. Deep-fried Oyster ($5/each) on the other hand is served with chickpea cumin batter, and tzatziki. You can still taste the fresh
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Located just outside the Raffles City shopping mall, Salt Tapas & bar offers food with Australia flavours.
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We ordered two different oyster starters, as Australia is pretty famous for fresh oysters. First dish where the Oyster is served natural ($5/each), you can really taste the mild taste of fresh sea water. You can also eat it with smoked tomato salsa, taste good too.
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Deep-fried Oyster ($5/each) on the other hand is served with chickpea cumin batter, and tzatziki. You can still taste the freshness despite it's deep-fried. Delicious!
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My favourite dish is the Taco of tempura prawn ($13/small; $26/big). The taco is filled with pineapple salsa, chipotle aioli and of course the tempura prawn! Everything matches so well together, I particularly like the crunchy texture of the prawn.
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Crispy soft shell prawns with chili & garlic aioli ($15) is another munchy bite that is good to go with beer. If you eat it alone, perhaps it's slightly salty. I personally don't like the pointy prawn shells.
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The charcoal grilled Iberico pork loin ($27) is very tough and hard to chew, definitely not what we expected to get. Lucky enough the curried lentil stew and minted yogurt taste alright.

We are quite disappointed with some of the dishes, but their desserts are gold! The Gooey hot chocolate tart ($14) is a must try! The rich chocolate flavoured tart is served with caramelized banana and salted caramel ice-cream, very unique and delicious!
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The Luke's Liquorice Parfait ($12) is very special and yummy too! Another must try.
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