Friday, July 5, 2013

The Halia @ Raffles Hotel

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I am back again at The Halia at Raffles Hotel after my previous visit in January 2013. This time I am back for their weekend brunch available from 11am to 530pm. The bonus for foodies is you get to order from the ala carte menu beside the brunch menu. Basically its an extended menu for brunch!

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Assorted Bread & Pastries 3/5

Brunch started with a basket of Assorted Bread & Pastries ($12) that considered of baguette, sourdough, scone, croissant and Danish served with butter, clotted cream and jam.

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Pancake 4/5

Love the Pancake ($12) served at Halia. The delectable pancake is served with bacon & maple butter, fresh strawberries and puree. Not sure whether it was intention but the burnt exterior of the pancake actually made it more flavourful.

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Grilled Breakfast with any style of eggs 3.5/5

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Grilled Breakfast with any style of eggs 3.5/5

If you are one that loves to start your day with a hearty meal of eggs, the brunch menu comes with a Grilled Breakfast with any style of eggs ($23) that comes with Italian pork sausage, sweetened bacon, portobello mushroom, vine tomato and toasted sourdough. For the eggs, you have a choice of fried, poached, scrambled or omelette.

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Heirloom Tomato 4/5

The colourful garden of Heirloom Tomato ($20) is like an art on a plate. A light and refreshing appertiser of red pepper gazpacho, crouton, jamon iberico and balasmic that will whet up one's appetite.

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Freshly Shucked Irish Oysters 4.5/5

How can I resist when the Chef asked if we want to try some of the freshly flown in Irish Oysters ($5.50/pc). The oyster was so fat and juicy. It was so fresh and good that I could not resist having a second helping.

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White Bean Iberico Chorizo Leek Stew 3.5/5

The huge bowl of White Bean Iberico Chorizo Leek Stew ($16) is something unique that I have not tried before. The hearty stew comes with an egg sunny side up, smoked chipotle sauce, tomato and fine herbs. The taste may be acquire for some but it was pleasant for me.

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Mushroom Capellini 4.8/5

The Mushroom Capellini ($22) was my favourite among all the items I tried on the brunch menu. The earthy and creamy mushroom capellini with fresh winter truffle and herb oil was so beautiful that the wonderful flavours are still lingering in me. If I go back to Halia, I will definitely order this dish again.

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Celeriac Lasagna 4.2/5

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Chilli Crab Pasta 4/5

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Sous vide Baharat Chicken Leg 4.5/5

Beside the brunch menu, the ala carte menu is also available during brunch. A must try at Halia is the ever popular Celeriac Lasagna ($12), Chilli Crab Pasta ($25) and Sous vide Baharat Chicken Leg ($28).

Once again the food at Halia did not disappoint me. It was another memorable visit. I am thankful that The Halia opened this outlet at Raffles Hotel which is convenient and easily accessible by public transport.


The Halia at Raffles Hotel
Raffles Hotel
1 Beach Road
#01-22/23
Singapore 189673
Tel: +65 96391148
Website: http://thehalia.com/raffles/raffles/restaurant/
Nearest MRT: City Hall (EW Line, NS Line), Bras Basah (CC Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 1130am - 10pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 11am - 10pm

Direction:
1) Alight at City Hall MRT station. Take Exit A. Cut across Raffles City Shopping Centre to Bras Basah Road. At the junction of Bras Basah Road and North Bridge Road, cross the road to Raffles Hotel. Journey time about 5 minutes.

2) Alight at Bras Basah MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk southwards towards Victoria Road along Bras Basah Road. Continue southwards to North Bridge Road. At the junction of Bras Basah Road and North Bridge Road, cross the junction to Raffles Hotel. Journey time about 7 minutes.

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