The Place Located along the happening Teloy Ayer Street is the newly opened Moosehead, a causal kitchen and bar which dishes up Mediterranean cuisine with style. The dishes are more of the tapas style, which is ideal for communal dining. The venue is cosy, the space as well, due to the limited approximately 40 seater capacity. Reservations are a must if you do not want to walk in to a filled restaurant and leave with disappointment.
The Food The one pager menu is sleek and offers enough variety such that there is something to order for everyone. The serving of each dish is designed to be small such that it is best to be shared among a group of 3-4 pax. tRP would recommend going for the fish and chicken, which we concluded were one of the best dishes we tried that night.
We started off the night with the Char Grilled Asparagus with Garlic Miso dressing ($12), which is a great appetising dish. The Asparagus is moist, a little crunchy, and goes extremely well with the unique garlic miso dressing which we could not resist having more of it.
Next up was the Stewed baby Calamari with grilled Artichoke ($18) which we find the most disappointing dish of the night. Somehow we could not resonate with the taste of the stewed calamari, which feels somewhat tasteless. No comments on the artichoke as tRP is no fan of this species of greens. No offense but we would probably still love the more common fried calamari over this dish any time.
Our third dish is an interesting one – Scrambled eggs with smoked mushrooms and black summer Truffle ($16). The hot pan meant that we have to fry the egg ourselves so that it becomes scrambled. What a novel idea.
One of the star dishes here has got to be the Slow braised free range Chicken with peppers and tomato ($26). The chicken is extremely tender and well-seasoned. Try having the chicken together with the crispy bread and the sauce, which makes the overall taste more complete.
Finally we ended off on a high note with the exotic Grilled Fish with anchovy butter and roast eggplant caviar ($24). We love the freshness of the fish, as well as the way it is being prepared in the grilled fashion. The fish skin is extremely crispy and addictive, while the fish meat is soft and tasty. The butter taste is not too overbearing, while the roast eggplant caviar is somewhat unique. It is difficult to describe the taste of it, but I guess there is a first time for everything.
Rants The portions may not satisfy big eaters, which may mean a second round of food elsewhere.
Will I return again? The menu at Moosehead is definitely creative and edgy and the overall quality of the dishes we tried are good. tRP is keen to return for the desserts the next time round, as we spotted Pistachio Tart. Watch out for our rants if the desserts fail us on our next visit!
Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
Overall Experience: 3.5/5
110 Telok Ayer Street
Tel: +65 6636 8055
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