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Food Review: Redpan at Marina Square | Local fusion cuisine by DP Architects and GRUB

The Place Located in the new wing of Marina Square, Redpan restaurant is a collaboration between local architecture firm DP Architects and local F&B brand GRUB, which only opened last month. The concept and design of the relatively open concept restaurant is a fun one, at least from the modern and sleek furnishings, to its menu which endeavours to redefine modern cuisines with a local touch.

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The Food Think Prawn & ‘Hae Bi Hiam’ Pasta ($16) and Char Siew Chilli Fries ($7), you get the drift. I was surprised that nothing on the menu is above $20, if I didn’t remember wrongly, which probably explains why the restaurant was packed on a Friday evening when I visited.

We started with the Chicken Cheese Arabiki Sausages ($8) with sambal mayo. For the price, the portion is huge and you will get that explosion of cheese in your mouth when you bite into the sausage.

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The Char Siew Chilli Fries ($7) is a good break from the usual truffle fries, served with housemade char siew ragout, sour cream and jalapeño salsa. All I can say is that the char siew ragout was very addictive, and we couldn’t stop dipping the whole fries into it.

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On the mains, I knew I have to try the Prawn & ‘Hae Bi Hiam’ Pasta ($16), tagliatelle tossed with housemade spicy shrimp paste, sakura ebi and sauteed prawns. We heard from the staff that this dish is one of the best sellers, and I do fancy the idea of infusing our local ‘Hae Bi Hiam’ into what is traditionally an Italian dish. The result is a al dente pasta with a strong shrimp paste aroma.

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One of the more disappointing dishes we had is the Hainanese Pork Cutlet ($13). I was excited when I saw this local delight on the menu, but I found that the pork cutlet was not tender enough for me. The gravy didn’t value add to the dish as well. I will have Scissors Cut Hainanese Curry Rice over this anytime.

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For desserts, we tried the Banana Donuts “Milo Dinosaur” ($7) with milo crumb, condensed milk and hazelnuts, and a scoop of vanilla ice-cream ($3.50). I rather just have the vanilla ice-cream. This is not my favourite kind of dessert, but mum liked it.

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Rants I requested for a normal table when I called to reserve, but was given a tall table instead and the reason given was that the restaurant was fully booked (which I can understand) and they give priority for the normal tables to families with kids and pregnant ladies, which is totally legit. However, this was clearly not the case when I saw the group of diners occupying the normal tables when the other diners were ushered in. It’s not a big issue, but it sure doesn’t make for a pleasant dining experience, especially when 1) restaurants do not know how to manage customers’ requests/expectations and, 2) service staff provide excuses to fend off customers’ requests.

Will I Return Again? With its reasonably priced menu, Redpan counts as one of those restaurants to come to mind if you are looking for good food without breaking the bank. I wouldn’t say the food and experience is over the top, but for the price point and quality, it is one of the better new restaurants to open in a shopping mall, at a convenient location.

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TheRantingPanda says:
Taste bud: 3/5
Hole in the pocket: 3/5
Ambience: 3.5/5
Overall Experience: 3/5

Redpan
6, Raffles Boulevard #02-03/04
Marina Square
Singapore 039594
Tel: +65 6255 5850

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 9am to 10pm
Saturday to Sunday:  11am to 10pm

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