Have you ever wanted a secret chill out place with your friends or date, like in Friends or How I Met Your Mother? Well, the secret’s out, I’ve just the place to introduce to you today. Last Christmas season, I met up with my talented friend Myke (most of the photos you see here are taken by him, be sure to click the link to visit his site!) for dinner and drinks at Roots Kitchen Bar and we thoroughly enjoyed our tasting session. I didn’t quite know what to expect before hand as Roots Kitchen Bar is fairly new to the local dining scene, having launched around mid 2015 and checking out their website at that point in time, didn’t quite illuminate what to expect as the website wasn’t as furnished as it is now. You’ll see now from their site and my review post here that they’re all about fresh food and a laid-back atmosphere. Whilst Myke and I thoroughly enjoyed the fresh food that the chef served up, we were equally, if not more captured by the warm and rustic ambience the beautiful place holds!
Our food picks for the evening will be Absolut Cured Salmon for starters. I love the vodka cured salmon which gives it a very unique taste and texture. Pigs and Eggs is a popular brunch item at only $11(nett, no additional service charge!) the fresh meat, mushroom and cheese leaves me wanting for more. I highly recommend the Ocean Crab Pasta which gives you a taste of the freshness of the ocean as well as Nagano Pork Rack for their impressively tender meat. For desserts, their Banana Bailey is a crowd favourite of Bread and Butter Pudding with walnut, nutella and creamy bailey but I prefer the Citron and Passion, which is a curd of lemon and passionfruit with marshmallow cookie ice cream.
With Rochor MRT line opened a short 10 min walk away, you’ll find Roots Kitchen Bar quite accessible if you don’t drive. If you do, they have private car park lots, but you’ll have to reserve them in advance. I recommend Roots Kitchen Bar for a friends’ gathering over dinner and drinks or a brunch date with your date or girlfriend. Go ahead, pick a date and ask your khakis along. If you’re still wondering where to head to for your date this Valentines, why not check out their 1 day only Valentines Day menu? At $120nett per couple(!!!), better hurry and book your seats with them at 6291 5679 before they’re fully booked! 😉
Yes, we’re definitely going back! Absolut Cured Salmon $12 Pig & Eggs, $11 Ocean Crab Pasta, $18
Nagano Pork Rack $27 (200grams) Loaded Sweet Potato Fries, $15 Banana Bailey, $10 Citron & Passion, $13 Soft passionfruit marshmallows, not on menu.
For their menu and nett prices, see here.
Thank you Andy for the kind invitation, Derek for hosting us and Chef Alvin for serving up such fine food!