STREET 50 Restaurant & Bar at Bay Hotel Singapore presents a global spectrum of flavours – from Italian, French and American to Vietnamese, Indonesian and local – with its own unique twists.
The menu caters to diverse palates of both consumers in Singapore and visitors from across the world, ranging from meats and seafood, Asian selections, gourmet bites to pastas and pizzas. With so many good possible choices, you will have a hard time making a decision on what to order.
Chef Ricky who helms the kitchen is classically trained in French cuisine, but has also tremendous experience churning out Asian cuisine.
Starters start at $8, pastas range from $12 to $18, mains range from $18 to $22 and Asian selections range from $12 to $24.
For those who work in the vicinity, do not miss out on their value-for-money set lunches, priced at $18++ and $25++ for a three-course meal and coffee/tea.
Hazelnut Escargot ($14 for half dozen, $22 for one dozen)
Making a dramatic entrance is the Hazelnut Escargot.
Slow-baked Burgundy snails are stuffed with hazelnut butter, and flambéed with brandy.
Duck Pot Pie ($22)
The Duck Pot Pie is a personal favourite; it is immensely comforting to dig in.
Encased in a light golden flaky pastry is a well of slow braised duck in rich wine sauce, accompanied by vegetables, and spruced up with hints of spices –satisfying your sensory desires in every bite.
Lamb Veronique ($32)
The Lamb Veronique features a grilled bone-in rib of lamb, doused in a grape sauce accentuated with bacon and croutons for texture, accompanied by vegetables and a side of addictive garlic mash.
The Salmon Cutlet ($22) is essentially grilled salmon steak paired with Pernod (anise-flavoured liqueur) sauce and served with vegetables and Aligot potatoes. The fish is slightly overdone, but the irresistible velvety sauce provides the moisture that the fish was missing.
Lamb Rendang ($24)
The Lamb Rendang is a highlight. The Indonesian Rendang is given a European twist, where a fat, slow-braised lamb shank is laced with rich, luscious Indonesian rendang gravy, and topped off with dried coconut flakes for a finishing touch.
The fall-off-the-bone-tender meat is thoroughly infused with flavour from the robust gravy. This might be one of the best rendangs I’ve had. If they had provided more bread, I would have mopped the plate clean of gravy.
STREET 50 was still rather new when I visited, hence they did not have their own in-house pastry chef to design the dessert menu. Their outsourced Tiramisu is decent, infused with kahlua espresso cream.
Durian Pengat ($8)
Although the creamy durian pulp is not made in-house, this dessert comprises more personal touches than the other desserts, such as the freshly made crepe and fruits compote.
Other items that I’m eager to try are: Crispy Roasted Pork Belly ($14), Smoked Duck and Citrus Fruits ($11), Tom Yam Flair Seafood Spaghetti ($18), Orient Barbecue Pizza ($18), Roasted halved spring Chicken with Cajun spices ($18), Roulade of Porkloin with Wild Rice ($20), Crabmeat Istimewa ($16), and almost everything else on the menu. I like that there’s a wide variety and plenty of options for everyone in the family.
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STREET 50 Restaurant & Bar
Bay Hotel Singapore
50 Telok Blangah Road
Tel: (65) 6818 6681
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/STREET50