Sunday, May 4, 2014

Pisco @ Resort World Sentosa (RWS)


Located at Resort World Sentosa, PISCO South Amercian Kitchen and Bar is a family style restaurant offering South American cuisine inspired by native Amercian fare and food from Andes Mountains. The restaurant is named after the port of a colonial town in Peru transporting guests to the heart of South America with its vivid design elements.

Pisco Sour 4.2/5

The restaurant comes with a bar that serves up a variety of signature Pisco cocktails. I have a pre-dinner drive starting with the iconic Pisco Sour ($15) which is a mix of pisco, lime juice, sugar, egg white and Angostura. A very refreshing and easy to drink cocktail.

Langostino 4.5/5

Quintessential to South Amercian cuisine is the selection of ceviches on the menu, a raw seafood dish marinated in lemon juice, lime and spiced with chilli peppers. The Langostino ($13) is served in a coconut leche broth and topped with fried banana. The prawns were fresh, crunchy and came with a rich coconut and tangy burst of flavours.

Pulpo 4/5

The Pulpo ($13), octopus in olive sauce and capers is another beautiful ceviche that comes with a rich flavour.

Conchas Borrachas 2.8/5

I was actually a bit disappointed with the Conchas Borrachas ($13). The Pisco drunk sea scallops with passion fruit sauce and chilli somewhat lost its sweetness in the alcohol high scallop resulting in a bitter taste.

Empanada 4/5

Moving on to the Tapas menu, I tried the Empanada ($14) which is a stuffed pastry with minced beef.
Shaped and tasted similar to our local curry puff, the well marinated minced beef made it a very delightful snack.

Bolas De Yuca 4/5

The Deep Fried Cheese Balls with Cassava Mayo, Bolas De Yuca ($14) is fried to a nice gold brown. Paired it with the cassava mayo dip to fully enjoy these crispy bites.

Los Pinchos 4/5

The highlight at Pisco probably is the Los Pinchos or Skewer Sets where guests can select a combination of 3 skewers of meat, vegetables and seafood. It is served with mint salsa, salsa criolla or Amarillo chilli. I tried the Pork Belly ($12), Lamb Shoulder ($16), Beef Ribeye ($21), Salmon ($16) and Chicken Thigh ($10). My favourite was the Salmon, Chicken Thigh and Pork Belly. They were well marinated and perfectly grilled, tender and succulent.

Grilled Corn 4/5

Jacked Potatoes 3/5

Add to the skewer sets with a selection of sides such as the Grilled Corn ($9) and Jacked Potatoes ($9). Nothing fancy but a good complement for all the meats on skewers. I like that the grilled corn are served with butter and parmesan cheese on the side where I can spread as much of it on the corn.

Churros with Hot Chocolate Sauce 4.5/5

Finished up dinner with the classic Churros with Hot Chocolate Sauce ($9). The fried dough pastry sprinkled with sugar is definitely a crowd pleaser with its crunchy bite and chocolate dip.

The convivial ambience at Pisco makes it a perfect dining stop to experience the spirit of South Amercia. If you have a big appetite, you can try the All You Can Eat Freshly Grilled Skewers ($59 for 1pax/ $98 for 2pax/ $138 for 3pax/ $178 for 4pax)

Resort World Sentosa (RWS)
The Forum
26 Sentosa Gateway
Singapore 098138
Tel: +65 67954720
Nearest MRT: Harbour Front (CC Line, NE Line)

Opening Hours:
Sun-Wed: 1130am - 12midnight
Thu-Sat: 1130am - 1am

1) Alight at Harbour Front MRT station. Exit station to Vivocity Shopping Mall. Go to Sentosa Express Station at Level 3 of Vivocity. Take Sentosa Express Train to Waterfront station. Alight at Waterfront station and walk to destination. Journey time about 15 mins. [Map]

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