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2014-01-26 288 views
Had the chance to visit Supply & Demand at the Esplanade Bay Mall with OpenRice and Between App (Thanks!) A modern Peruvian-Italian restaurant that serves really good food at affordable prices. The cheapest parking nearby should be Marina Mandarin hotel (a short distance away, opposite esplanade) – only $2.20/entry after 5pm! We parked there and took a nice stroll to the Esplanade Bay. The interior boast of a homely industrial chic style with its brass pipes, hanging incandescent light bulbs,
A modern Peruvian-Italian restaurant that serves really good food at affordable prices.
The cheapest parking nearby should be Marina Mandarin hotel (a short distance away, opposite esplanade) – only $2.20/entry after 5pm! We parked there and took a nice stroll to the Esplanade Bay.
The interior boast of a homely industrial chic style with its brass pipes, hanging incandescent light bulbs, brick walls, steel chairs, cemented seats, and huge warm-colored cushions peppered around to add on a relaxing composition.
Oh, not to forget, Supply & Demand houses a really cool rooftop bar. The open-air bar felt all cosy and romantic, making one yearn for a night long of chilling and gazing at the picturesque ferris-wheel.
The main courses - pastas and pizzas - are generally in the $15-$20 range. Pretty decent for a restaurant situated in such a centralized location and it comes with a splendid view of the MBS/CBD skyline if you’re seated at the alfresco area.
Tasting pasta - $11-$16
Full pasta - $15-$22
9" Pizza - $17
13" Pizza - $21
The menu has over 20 flavours of pizzas, so great news for pizza lovers!
The only down-side is, there aren't photos in the menu. Personally I find it hard to read menus that are purely in words. It would be good to have pictures of the Best-sellers or Chef’s recommendations at least!
Service-wise was fine for that minimal interaction we had with the service crew since it was an event and the OpenRice guys coordinated most of the stuff
Now, more on the food!
Fries with a Side of Guilt
The fries were presented in a metal tin container, in tune with the industrial chic style decor of the restaurant.
Though thickly cut, they were evenly-cooked and comes with generous servings of cheese! There is a choice of barbecue sauce at the side if you wish to add more flavour to it, though personally I don't see the need at all
Parma Ham with Arugula Salad
I'm not a fan of parma ham or salads, so I didn't exactly try the appetiser :X
Mel likes it quite alot though, citing it is one of the better ones he have tasted.
Classic Italian Fiery Hot Garlic Infused Tomato Sauce
"Arrabbiata" means "angry" in Italian, referring to the chilli peppers in the pasta sauce.
However, being a non-chilli lover, I could accept this dish perfectly! (okay, just slightly cheating with my iced drink lol) Apparently, the sauce has been managed to suit local taste more
An unique twist to this common Italian pasta introduced by Supply & Demand is the minced meat added to the sauce.
La Mattina Dopo $17
(The Morning After)
Tomato sauce, Mozarella, Bacon and Mushroom With An Soft Egg Set In The Center
Fans of runny yolks will probably squeal in delight like me
Mel and I shared the soft, runny yolk with a slice of pizza each, almost immediately after the pizza was served (after quick snapshots of cos heh).
The pizza crust was thin, crispy and yet fluffy to taste. Even the portion covered by the soft egg was not soggy at all.
Dough of pizzas are made in-house daily, and baked to order, ensuring fresh pizzas for you anytime!
Ingredients were well-spread over the entire pizza, though being greedy foodie us, we wished there can be more bacon/mushrooms if possible to make the pizza less "plain". But, the slight "plain-ness" could be due to the fact that we slurped up the runny egg too soon instead of spreading it over the pizza! Oops!
Textured Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel $11
This cake was amazing! I finished the bulk of it even though I was so full from trying the pizzas and huge portion of the All'Arrabbiata pasta earlier on.
Like I always tell my friends, salted caramel with chocolate will never go wrong..
Uneven sizes of chunky chocolate bits at the top, plus some tiny bits in-between the layers of the cake added to the texture - as the name of the dessert suggests - and gives extra bite to it.
The salted caramel was rich and just right, not too overpowering or underwhelmed by the chocolate.
For more photos, you can check out my blog post here: http://oyhz.blogspot.sg/2014/01/supply-demand-openrice-x-between.html
Thanks for reading!