A relatively new addition to the Keong Saik area, Lime House is also the first and only (so far) restaurant serving Caribbean food in Singapore.
After much deliberation, we decided to kick start dinner with two popular starters and a salad, followed by two mains and a side serve of vegetable (not shown here).
Doubles ($8): Curried chickpeas served on fried flat bread and topped with tamarind sauce, hot sauce and mango chutney. A hot favourite that night, this is one appetiser you do not want to miss. To eat it the way the Trini locals do, leave your utensils aside, tear up the bread, pinch some chickpeas (don’t forget the sauce!) and let the party in your mouth begin. MUST ORDER.
Crab & Callaloo ($15): Crabmeat stuffed boiled dumplings in callaloo. The dumplings were generously filled with crabmeat and the dumpling skin was just right (not too thick).
Lime House “Paradise” Salad ($12 + $3 for chicken): Mixed greens with cherry tomatoes, mango, roasted coconut an rum orange dressing and topped with jerk chicken. The Jerk (essentially a hot spice mix) chicken was tender and well marinated, and fresh greens tossed with just the right amount of dressing to coat it. The refreshingly light and citrus-y dressing was a good starter to tantalise any taste buds and increase appetite in preparation of for the main course.
Baby Back Ribs ($28): Not the most photogenic dish, but who cares when you have fall-off-the-bone meaty goodness? The lightly seasoned grilled vegetables had a nice char-grilled taste and the buttery potato chump (essentially mashed potato) was a delight.
Curry Goat ($28): Curry goat served with rice and peas and plantain batons. Spicy and slightly smokey, the curry was pretty different from the local ones we are used to. The cubes of goat were surprisingly tender, and best enjoyed with a spoonful of rice. The plantain batons – which are similar to banana crisps, but less sweet – added a a nice crunch to this dish. Wished they gave more though.
Deconstructed Pina Colada ($12): Coconut custard with pineapple compote and lime sherbet. This edible mocktail is a perfect end to a meal of big flavours. To enjoy it at its best, make sure you get a bit of everything in each spoonful. MUST ORDER.
Overall: This place is highly recommended for its food (they are the one and only anyway) and given how reasonably priced the food menu is, coupled with the warm hospitality and attentive service, there’s no reason why this isn’t on your ‘to try’ list.
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