Tuesday, November 6, 2012

2fifteen Kitchen @ Rochester Mall


2fifteen Kitchen a new establishment at Rochester Mall owned by Epicurean Concept with an aspiration of providing a premium casual dining experience which thrive in engaging food for the soul at a reasonable price.

2fifiteen is helmed by Executive Chef Kenny Yeo who has vast experience helming renowned restaurants in Singapore and Taipei including a 3-star Michelin hotel in France.

Complimentary Bread

Upon settling down, the group of us were served complimentary bread with butter and olive oil. The baguette was warm, crispy on the exterior and fluffy inside.

Fremantle Octopus Leg with Citrus Oil, Ripen Tomato and Pearl Mango 4.2/5

I didn't know octopus is so delicious until I tried the Fremantle Octopus Leg with Citrus Oil, Ripen Tomato and Pearl Mnago in the degustation menu. The octopus leg was pan seared to a nice squishy and crunchy texture that was surprisingly very enjoyable.

Quick-seared Foie Gras on Caramelised Watermelon, Green Apple Balsamic Syrup 4.5/5

The Quick seared Foie Gras on Caramelised Watermelon, Green Apple Balsamic Syrup was another exquisite dish in the degustation menu. The foie gras stood out for its exemplary flavours but the caramelised watermelon excited my palate. I didn't know caramelised watermelon can taste so good.

Cappucino of Mushroom 3/5

Another item from the degustation menu, the Cappucino of Mushroom was interesting presented in a coffee cup. The soup was drank as if one was drinking a cup of coffee. Packed with mushroomy flavours I thought it was let down by just a pinch too much salt.

Prawn Capellini with Aromatic Oil 4.8/5

The Prawn Capellini with Aromatic Oil ($26) was very memorable for me. The pasta resembles the Chinese version of "Mee Kia Ta" was a pure enjoyment both in flavours and textures. I will definitely order this again.

Confit of Salmon Roulade 4.2/5

The Confit of Salmon Roulade ($28) with soft herb, wild rice, hazelnut oil and poultry jus was beautifully cooked for 20 minutes to a nice pinkish colour. The wild rice gave the dish a contrasting texture that complemented the salmon perfectly.

Slow seared Pork Belly 4/5

I have this thing about pork belly and most of the time I will end up ordering it if it is available on the menu. The Slow seared Pork Belly ($30) with savoy cabbage, green apple & prosciutto in poultry sauce was cooked beautifully with crackling skin and fork tender meat.

Acquerello Risotto 4/5

From Frementle to Acquerello, it shows Chef Kenny Yeo's and the restaurant's aspiration to provide premium dining experience using premium ingredients at reasonable price. The Acquerello Risotto with pan seared Foie Gras and truffle port wine sauce ($29) looked simple but was packed with flavours. Unlike the normal sticky risotto, Chef Yeo's version kept the Acquerello grains intact without sticking to each other and retained a bit of the raw grain texture giving the risotto a crunchy texture.

Dry Aged 21 days Sirloin Bone with Marrow in Truffle Port Wine Sauce 4.2/5

The Dry Aged 21 days Sirloin Bone with Marrow in Truffle Port Wine Sauce ($130) was the most expensive item on the menu. The Sirloin steak was grilled to perfection. The meat itself was already succulent and beautiful that I ate it without the truffle port wine sauce.

Dessert Platter 4/5

Our tasting menu showed that we will be having the Yuzu Green Tea Cheesecake for dessert but Chef Kenny was very nice to prepare for us a dessert platter instead. I like the layer of Yuzu jelly on top of the green tea cheesecake. The sweet and sour combination was a pleasing delight for the palate. Another commendable dessert on the platter is the homemade apple tart. The thin pastry version of the traditional apple tart topped with almond was well received by the table.

From 03 November, 2fifteen Kitchen will also introduced weekend brunch in an ala-carte-buffet concept where one can help oneself to the delightful spread of hors d'oeuvres at the buffet table before ordering your main. The brunch is available in 2 sessions at 11am and 2pm.

2fifteen Kitchen
Rochester Mall
35 Rochester Drive
Singapore 138639
Tel: +65 66598215
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2fifteenkitchen
Website: http://www.epicurean.com.sg
Nearest MRT: Buona Vista (CC Line, EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 11am - 10pm
(Closed on Mon)

Alight at Buona Vista MRT station. Take exit A or C. Head south on North Buona Vista Road towards Rochester Park. At Rochester Mall, take the escalator to level 2 and walk to the end of the building facing Rochester Park. Journey time about 7 minutes.


  1. tasting? why never label?

  2. Rochester looks so happening! I kind of associate the rochester with dempsey (no punt intended)

    1. With the opening of Star Vista. Buona Vista area is kind of happening with many F&B.