East meets West at these casual dining spots that specialise in Asian-Fusion dishes.
Umi+Vino Seafood Winebar is at #01-18,
6 Raffles Boulevard, Emporium Shokuhin,
UMI+VINO SEAFOOD WINEBAR
At this contemporary European-Japanese eatery, you can take your pick of large, juicy oysters from the seafood bar or get a hot or chilled seafood platter to share. The platter comes at $138 for half a lobster, half a crab and a generous serving of prawns, scallops and potatoes. Dining alone? Go for the Hokkaido Scallop + Konbu Pasta, $28. This chilled plate of angel hair pasta is served with an umami dressing and scallops. End your meal on a sweet note with the Homemade Tiramisu, $8. The alcohol and coffee notes were nicely balanced, and the fluffy texture is to-die-for.
Vatos Urban Tacos is at 36 Beach Road, South
VATOS URBAN TACOS
When we had our first taste of Vatos Urban Tacos’ Baja Fish tacos, $10 for two, we knew we had to return for more. The tempura beerbattered fish is crispy on the outside and oh-sosoft on the inside, and it goes wonderfully well with the spicy chipotle mayo, salsa fresca and apple coleslaw resting on top of it. Also, no meal at this Ko-Mex (that’s Korean-Mexican) joint is complete without the Kimchi Carnitas Fries, $16. Covered with braised pork carnitas, sauteed kimchi, melted cheese and sour cream, this generous basket of fries will have you go on carb overload – willingly.
Churros Factory is at #01-25, Junction 10 and other outlets.
For more information, visit churrosfactorysg.com.
The original churros hail from Spain, so it makes sense that when Churros Factory decided to expand their menu, they did it with another traditional Spanish dish – paella. Now available at their Junction 10 outlet, the bumped-up menu includes items that put an Asian twist on the old Valencian favourite, like Tom Yam Paella and Beef Rendang Paella. The latter combines the best of nasi padang with the toothsome, slightly caramelised texture that characterizes good paella.
For more information, Visit Churrosfactorysg Website.
Mo’mor is at #B1-01, 56 Tanglin Road, Tanglin
If you’re out with a group of friends, consider popping by Mo’mor for some JapaneseEuropean tapas. Start your meal with a refreshing plate of Plum Tomato Ceviche, $12, which consists of different types of tomatoes dressed in nori vinaigrette. The Apple Cured Salmon Sashimi is worth a try too – while it’s slightly pricey at $16 for four slices, the exquisite combination of sashimi, yuzu gel, pickled cucumber and olive oil caviar is something you probably won’t find anywhere else.