11 November 2013, Singapore – The Queen & Mangosteen launched its 5th Anniversary Menu much to the delight of both locals and foreigners who love their British grub, tantalizing both taste and visual senses with its excellent parade of food. (Photo gallery of all the yummy goodness here)
For starters, one can choose from the creamy yet light Truffle Crème Brûlée & Seared Scallops with Wild Rocket or the Oven-Baked Thai Curry Chicken Pie that provides just enough kick and zest to whet up your appetite. My personal favorite is the Fresh Vegetables & Cheese Fondue containing Swiss and Cheddar with sprinkles of Blue cheese accompanied by (of course) fresh vegetables, crackers and grapes. If you love your cheese or if you’re just health-conscious, this is the perfect choice.
Once you’ve whetted up your appetite, indulge in offerings fit for both king and queen with selections such as the Wild Fire Spiced Duck Confit served with Mashed Potato, Fine Beans with Rosemary sauce and Raspberry Coulis, Pan-Seared Barramundi Served with Risotto, Asparagus and Salsa Verde, Grilled Chicken Breast stuffed with Herbed Cream Cheese Served with Fruit Chutney, Mustard Potatoes & Garden Vegetables or the Baked Jumbo King Prawns Served on Truffle Pasta with Wild Rocket.
Personally, two of my favorites are the Barramundi and the Duck Confit. The Barramundi is fresh and the salsa verde provides that light tangy accompaniment but the creamy risotto is a refreshingly winning twist to the normal mashed potatoes you would expect in other usual pub grubs. The duck confit is tastefully tender and the raspberry coulis drizzled around it pretty much pays a great deal of freshness to the entire dish.Last but not least, to top off your royalty meal, desserts are a must. Grab someone or more people to share if you must but if you love your desserts, they are not to be missed.
George Alexander Grandma’s Lemon Cream Cake with Pine Nuts and Berries Compote will top off your meal with an extraordinary lightness and zing that may leave you wanting for more. An interesting name on its own, the Kate & William Royale Dessert is created and named in commemoration of the marriage but you will be royally delighted with its berries drenched in thick creamy ice-cream served in a cute fancy glass.
Although the Apple Tart with Almond Custard topped with Vanilla Ice Cream was not available, the Sticky Date Pudding with Toffee Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream did not disappoint for all pudding lovers including myself. It’s a throw between George Alexander and Kate & William but if I had to choose, I would gladly take both
Reviewer: Roy Chan