The Place Located at Duxton Road, I checked out the reopened and revamped Kilo Singapore which is part of Kilo Collective. It is a gorgeous space segmented into different zones – a wine retail corner at its entrance, large communal table, cosier zones for couples, a bar counter, alfresco seats along the walkway and a display of fresh seafood produce at the kitchen.
I like the spaciousness of Kilo Singapore, and raw touches in its interior like the walls and cemented floor. Rustic, yet contemporary.
The food The menu at Kilo is inspired by Latin America’s culture, and my meal started with the Japanese Oysters (S$18), which you can opt to go with two shooters of Bloody Mary (S$5). The oysters spot a creamy flavour, very fresh!
Next up was the Kilo Seafood Ceviche (S$34) where sliced fresh tuna loin, seabass and red prawn are tossed together with cured tomatoes and topped with fresh coriander. It is a refreshing combination of ingredients where the fresh seafood flavours come out strong.
The next light bite is one of my favourites for the meal, the Classic Steak Tartare On Confit Potato (S$22). The steak tartare is made with Australian wagyu cube roll with a marbling of 4 to 5, and mixed with a dressing of dijon mustard, wholegrain mustard, extra virgin olive oil and Mexican tabasco. You get a tinge of spicy note, and I really like the flavourful tartare along with the crispy fried confit potato. Nice contrast of texture here!
If you have space for another appetiser, I also highly recommend the Signature Kilo Squid Ink Rice With Crispy Calamari (S$26). The squid ink rice is fried, which is delicious and taste even better after I mixed the accompany aioli sauce with the rice. The batter of the calamari from Spain is crispy, and the best condiment to go along is also the aioli sauce. Do mix the egg all together with the rice for the best mix of ingredients!
For shellfish, I tried the Mussels In Homemade Tomatoes & Garlic (S$26). You get a nice jus of burgundy white wine as the mussels are heated in olive oil and served with garlic and housemade tomato sauce. It is a generous portion to share, and it is quite light on the palate with the flavourful white wine jus.
One highlight on the menu at Kilo is the Charcoal Fired Grill section where there are various cuts of beef and other meats. I went for the Miyazaki A4 Japanese Wagyu Rib Eye (S$98) served with Kilo Fries & Organic Tomato ketchup as well as Chargrilled Romaine Lettuce.
The well-marbled beef is simply seasoned, thinly sliced and for 300g, it is good to share for 2 persons. The beef is succulent and boasts a rich flavour.
For dessert, I ended with the 72% Dirty Seduction (S$14). A word of warning is that this dessert is very rich, so if you are already quite full from the savoury dishes, this might overkill. Otherwise, chocoholics will love this as I wiped off most of the plate. There are two different textures of mousse here, hazelnut and cream and it is topped with chocolate crackers, hazelnuts and sea salt. Served with warm chocolate sauce on the side.
Rants Nothing to rant in particular, and the dining experience will be even better with some music once it is permissible.
Will I Return Again? Robust flavours across the dishes at Kilo and it is a lovely dining ambience as well. This restaurant is suitable for couple dates or group meals, and it is one worth returning again.
This was an invited tasting, though all opinions expressed are our own.
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Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 4/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
97 Duxton Road
Tel: +65 9625 0279
Tuesday to Friday: 4:30pm to 10:30pm
Saturday to Sunday: 11:30am to 10:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am to 5pm
Closed on Mondays
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