I was privileged to be invited to the OpenRice food tasting event at Ambush. Upon entering, the sight that immediately greeted me was a bright and spacious interior overlooking a sky garden – a warm and inviting ambience to spend an afternoon over good food and company!
Ambush serves up a wide array of European cuisine – ranging from Swiss German Wurst, Belgium Moules/Palourde, Spanish Paella, French entree to Italian Pasta – that will definitely satisfy your palate without emptying your wallet. For the reader's info, they are currently running an Oktoberfest promotion featuring interesting fusion creations such as the Curry Wurst and Chicken Gordon Bleu which I found to be quite delectable. Do read on for my reviews of some of the more impressionable dishes which I enjoyed... Curry Wurst ($16.50++)
The star of this dish was actually the zesty BBQ/curry sauce that accompanied the pan seared Bartwurst. The Bartwurst were crispy on the outside, while tender and juicy on the inside with a hint of tanginess. When dipped into the accompanying sauce, the full flavours of the Bartwurst was instantly released with a zesty and refreshing aftertaste.
Chicken Corden Bleu ($18.50++)
I have always loved Chicken Corden Bleu, with its multiple textures encrusted underneath the crispy breaded layer. The generous amount of cheese oozing out from the tender chicken breast was definitely an inviting sight. The taste and texture of the chicken was just right and blended well with the creamy mushroom sauce and braised red cabbage.
Ambush Paella ($14.20++)
Chicken Corden Bleu
My favourite dish served during the food tasting! Topped with white clams, mussels, scallops, prawns and sliced bacon/sausages, the rice exudes a hint of light buttery fragrance complemented by the natural sweetness of fresh seafood ingredients. Delicious!
Poulet Roti ($17.20++)
A tastefully prepared entree. The chicken leg was very soft, tender and literally melted in your mouth. Special mention goes to the grainy mustard mash potato which added a complementing texture to this dish.
Baby Scallop & Flying Fish Roe - Squid Ink Sauce ($14.80++)
I was initially quite apprehensive to try out this dish after an awful experience with squid ink sauce pasta. However, the taste was pretty acceptable (the squid ink was fresh definitely!). I thought this dish was quite well prepared, well done.
Baby Scallop & Flying Fish Roe - Squid Ink Sauce
Char Grilled Lamb Saddle Steak
Crispy Chicken & Seaweed - Aglio Olio Ambush Style
Roasted Pork knuckle
We were treated to an extensive selection of drinks and desserts as well. I ordered the Green Apple Mojito ($5.50++)
, one of their signature drinks recommended by the restaurant manager, and found it to be very refreshing and visually appealing!
However, I thought that the desserts were a little anti-climax and paled in comparison to the mains. The Tiramisu ($6.80++)
was quite dry with an overpowering layer of chocolate powder that masked the overall taste of the mascarpone cheese and coffee. The Chocolate Lava Souffle ($8.80++)
and Molten Chocolate Brownie ($6.80++)
were pretty average and lacked the Oomph factor. The Apple Crisp ($6.80++)
naturally became the better tasting desserts of the day (though there's still much room for improvement). I felt that they could be more generous with their apple chunks (and less of the apple puree) to improve on the overall texture of this dessert.
Overall, it was a pretty enjoyable luncheon on an idyllic lazy Saturday afternoon.
Thank you Ambush for the scrumptious lunch! I will be back to try out the other offerings in the menu!
Curry Wurst,Chicken Corden Bleu,Ambush Paella,Poulet Roti
Date of Visit: Oct 05, 2013 Other Ratings: