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I couldn’t believe it when Openrice invited me for a food tasting session at Harry’s! After all, it was only my first week of induction into the community. Kudos to Reka for being such an amazing and chatty host, as well as other members of the Openrice team whose names I have forgotten.Harry’s always had a rustic charm to its décor, so I was rather surprised to see postcards and other travel-inspired furnishing decking their walls. It was a rather refreshing change from the classic look!First u
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I couldn’t believe it when Openrice invited me for a food tasting session at Harry’s! After all, it was only my first week of induction into the community. Kudos to Reka for being such an amazing and chatty host, as well as other members of the Openrice team whose names I have forgotten.

Harry’s always had a rustic charm to its décor, so I was rather surprised to see postcards and other travel-inspired furnishing decking their walls. It was a rather refreshing change from the classic look!

First up, was the Fish Cracklings, which reminded me of a rather tasty fish cracker snack from the past (if anyone can give me the name, I will personally send you an email to thank you). The fish cracklings were delightfully crunchy and had the right amount of saltiness to go with it. The best way to enjoy the cracklings however, was to dip it with the accompany Garlic Mayo sauce, which was mild and garlic(ky). Upon further enquiry, I found out that the ‘fish’ in question was eel. Eels are fishes too right?
Fish Cracklings
$13
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Next were the Crab and Potato Cakes; cute little golden-brown pillows crowded around a pool of chilli sauce which they would soon be bathed in for devouring. The cakes were surprisingly fluffy, with a very strong flavorful of crab and a subtle hint of potato. The chilli sauce, though not very spicy, did not disappoint with its tinge of sweetness from the inclusion of tomato. Had it not been for the price ($19 for 6 pieces!), I would have considered ordering another plate for myself!
Crab & Potato Cakes
$19
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No bar experience would ever be complete without chicken wings, and Harry’s is brilliant enough to deliver wings that are quite simply put – delicious. For some strange reason, I compared the wings to the McWings served at well…. McDonald’s. Let’s face it; everyone loves anything from McDonalds, and McWings are heavenly. No, I’m not asking you to bring your own McWings and skip Harry’s Wings, for the portions here are definitely bigger! The homemade chili jam (a rather funky name for sambal sauce) adds a local spicy kick to it – and for that, I’m going to give this dish a thumbs up.
Harry's Signature Wings
$13
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Harry’s then treated us to a pint of their Harry’s Premium Lager, which I joyfully gulped down my throat. The beer was nothing out of the world, but its slight notes of malt and mild bitterness makes for an enjoyable drink for patrons.

Jalapeno Steak Sliders came after the beer; three mini burgers that I knew I could take on in under a minute. Strips of steak served with cheese, jalapeno and chili were housed between the soft and glazed buns. I could have devoured the entire thing in one mouthful, but decided to take a small chomp instead to maintain my dignity in the presence of other esteemed guests. “Oishi” I muttered to myself, and it was gone in the next 5 seconds. The burgers weren’t especially spicy, but carried a tinge of heat that is always welcome for people who can’t take spicy food.
Jalapeno Steak Sliders
$13
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Chicken Masala came next, with a heap of charcoal bread accompanying it. Initially, I thought that the contents in the bowl was curry, but soon found out that it was thick gravy infused with aromatic spices and chicken chunks. The chicken was surprisingly tender and had a chock-full of flavor thanks to the gravy. The bread however, tasted rather bland by itself, and had to be dipped into the gravy before actually tasting good. An excellent dish foiled only by the mediocre bread.
Chicken Masala
$23
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Perhaps the only disappointing dish on the menu – Crabmeat Spaghettini. The portions were generous but that didn’t justify the lacking flavor of the tomato base. I had expected a tangy taste when I had my first serving, but a rather weak and diluted tomato flavor followed instead. The crabmeat was also less than stellar, but managed to be the saving grace for the dish. Harry’s need really work on this dish if they want to keep it on the menu.
Crabmeat Spaghettini
$23
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I enjoy all kinds of alcohol, and the Dirty Harry certainly appealed to my sugar tooth! Served as a complement to the big plates (chicken masala and crabmeat spaghettini), this mixture of vodka, brown sugar, lychee liqueur, zesty lime wedges and cherry lychee at the top, added some well-deserved sweetness to the savory feast.

What dining experience would be complete without dessert? For our last dish, we had the Toffee Apple Crisp Tart, which was the perfect ending to the food tasting session. Apple slices lying atop crust pastry, coated with salted caramel sauce and a topping of vanilla ice cream. Each bite was chewy and had a soft velvety mouth-feel unlike a usual crust pastry dish. The caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream only makes it so much more sinful.
Toffee Apple Crisp Tart
$14
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This concludes my review for Harry’s Bar, and I would once again, like to thank Openrice and Reka for giving me this wonderful opportunity to experience being a food taster. Be sure to check out Harry’s Bar!
(The above review is the personal opinion of a user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
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Taste
Decor
Service
Hygiene
Value
Date of Visit
2015-05-28
Waiting Time
5 Minutes (Dine In)
Spending Per Head
$40 (Dinner)
Recommended Dishes
Fish Cracklings
$ 13
Crab & Potato Cakes
$ 19
Harry's Signature Wings
$ 13
Jalapeno Steak Sliders
$ 13
Toffee Apple Crisp Tart
$ 14
  • Chicken Masala
  • Toffee Apple Crisp Tarts