Attended my first food tasting hosted by OpenRice and Harry's last Thursday. Thanks for the invite, OpenRice! Was really excited for I have not dined or drink at Harry's before, was really looking forward to the food and drinks and on the whole, it did not disappoint!
Harry's at Clarke Quay
The Clarke Quay travel-themed outlet with a warm and cozy interior decor is the latest addition to the Harry's family. Located alongside various bars and restaurants, and near to the fountain, the place is relatively easy to find, given that I do not visit Clarke Quay often. The bar and dining establishment offers quality drinks and delectable modern european cuisine. On the table during the food tasting session are a selection of Harry's new Menu, consisting of Small Plates, Platters, Big Plates, Desserts and of course the drinks!
First up is the crispy, crackling (true to it's name) and very addictive Fish Cracklings ($13) which I couldn't resist! Think eel fish skin and garlic mayonaise dip, and there you have the winning formula! These crispy darlings are even good on its own without the aioli dip.
Harry's Signature Wings ($13 for 6pcs/$19 for 10pcs) is another personal favourite. Already good on its own with Harry's secret spice, it is all the more alluring with the homemade chilli jam. Not to worry for those who can't take spicy food, it is not going to put your ears on fire, skip the chilli jam if you are worried. With or without the chilli dip, it is finger licking good!
The Crab & Potato Cakes ($19 for 6pcs) will definitely go well with crab lovers! The blue swimmer crab and potato cakes have a very strong crab taste with a light tinge of lemongrass. Didn't really like this as I felt the crab taste was too over. So, I had it dipped in lots and lots of the Sriracha Tomato Dip in an attempt to cover the crabby taste. Apparently it didn't really work, true quality ingredients used indeed! That explains the higher price tag.
The above three small bites or Small Plates as it is called, are great finger food especially for those who just want something light to go with their beer! They are perfect with a pint of Harry's Premium Lager ($13). For someone like me who don't usually drink, I find this refreshing and not too strong. I will definitely order this if I were to dine at Harry's!
Grilled beef sliders with bell peppers and jalapeno cheese sauce, the Jalapeno Steak Sliders ($13) has a tinge of little and light spiciness. A great bite size platter to share. These mini burgers looked good but tasted quite ordinary. Didn't impress.
The Dirty Harry ($16) is served next, to pair up with the Big Plates which are the mains. A signature cocktail of vodka, brown sugar and lychee liqueur, it is refreshing and zesty. But I didn't finish the glass, as I find the alcohol content slightly high. Not a drinker, so vodka is considered quite strong for me. Happy enough to manage a few sips!
The Chicken Masala ($23) is a surprise crowd pleaser. Didn't expect much from this but it turned out that this became my favourite main dish for the night. Generous chunks of soft and tender flavourful chicken with an aromatic gravy that was not too overly strongly spiced, it was a delight savouring this with the toasted Charcoal bread. A must order!
Another Big Plate served is the Crabmeat Spaghettini ($23). A tomato sauced based spaghettini cooked with fresh crabmeat and toasted pinenuts. Simple and perfect comfort food for the tomato pasta lover. I personally do not fancy tomato based spaghetti, (I'm more of the al dente aglio olio type of person instead), so this dish did not appeal that much to me.
There is nothing best than to end a meal with a sweet dessert. The Toffee Apple Crisp Tart ($14) is a sweet thin-crust dessert with thin apple slices and spread with salted caramel, with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. Quite a nice dessert, except that the tart itself was not crisp, it's actually soft on the contrary. It's not overly sweet too, you must have every bite together with the ice cream, and you get the right taste! Love how the ice cream complements the dessert itself!
A glass of fruity sweet Moscato ($13.50) is the perfect drink to go with desserts! The fruity dessert wine is sweet, refreshing yet subtle, which concluded our delicious dinner on a sweet note!
If you are thinking of great drinks and food for a good chillout gathering or to unwind after a stressful work day, do drop by at Harry's latest outlet at Clarke Quay! Try it and you will know!
Fish Cracklings,Harry's Signature Wings,Chicken Masala
Date of Visit: May 28, 2015
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