Saturday, December 24, 2016

Otto's Deli Fresh @ Holland Village - Mastery Comes To The Neighbourhood


For those that is familiar with Holland Village, you will know that the old POSB building has been demolished and replaced with the new Raffles @ Holland Village. It also sees a few new food establishments at the new building. One of them is Otto's Deli Fresh. The new deli and restaurant is opened by the revered veteran chef Otto Weibel. Chef Otto is a father figure of the Singapore culinary scene, working at the highest level of profession, promoting the Singapore F&B industry on the world stage, and mentoring young talents.

Button Mushroom Soup with Toasted Brioche 4/5

Dinner at the new Otto's Deli Fresh started with the Button Mushroom Soup with Toasted Brioche ($8.50). Besides button mushroom, other ingredients such as dried porchini powder, cream, caramelized onion and chives are added for a flavourful and comforting bowl of soup.

Burratina Roquette Salad 3.5/5

Moving on to the next dish is the Burratina Roquette Salad ($17) that comes with baby arugula, Italian burrata, Jamon Iberico de Bellota, tomato chutney and cherry tomato dressing. It is a light and simple salad dish with each components playing their respective role and coming together as one.

Pulled Pork Burger 3.5/5

For the hungry, you may want to check out the Pulled Pork Burger ($19) that is served with fries and condiments. The pork cheek is slow cooked for 5 hours, shredded and tossed in a housemade BBQ sauce. What aroused my palate for a balanced finishing is the used of housemade pickled Japanese cucumber for a contrasting tang to the sweetness of the BBQ sauce.

Beef Stroganoff Fettuccine 4.2/5

A beautiful dish on the menu is the Beef Stroganoff Fettuccine ($17). The pasta dish is served with hanger steak and white button mushrooms. The fettuccine is braised together with beef jus, carmelised onions and gherkins, infusing the essence of the ingredients for a slurping goodness.

Heritage US Kurobuta Pork Rack 300g 4.2/5

The Heritage US Kurobuta Pork Rack 300g ($39) is another dish on the menu that I enjoyed. The Japanese pork is grilled until colour develops, and then finished off in oven. Only lightly seasoned with salt, its amazing how it can taste so good.

Burnt Banana Waffles 4.5/5

The Burnt Banana Waffles ($11.50) comes with a whole burnt banana literally. Please do not eat the banana skin, it supposed to be peeled off. Spread the banana flesh onto the waffle and have it with some of the peanut butter gelato. The hot and cold combination worked excellently for a well fitting ending to the dinner.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Otto Deli Fresh
Raffles @ Holland Village
118 Holland Avenue
Singapore 278990
Tel: +65 66943291
Nearest MRT: Holland Village (CC Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11am - 10pm

1) Alight at Holland Village MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk straight to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

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