Sunday, May 9, 2021 @ Maxwell Chamber - You Can Find Authentic Russian Cuisine In Singapore Too

DumplingRu18 at Maxwell Chamber is the brainchild of Russian owners, Vadim Zoubovski and his wife, Alena Zubovska, conceived based on their yearning comforting taste of their grandmothers' home-cooked Russian dishes. uses family-owned recipes passed down from over 100 years ago. Diners will get to taste traditional Russian dishes from handmade dumplings, hearty soups, street food to classic homemade desserts found in every Russian household.

Salad Sampler 3.8/5, Shuba 3.5/5

The Salad Sampler ($10) is an excellent way to start dinner. A platter featuring Beetroot Salad, Eggplant Salad, Spicy Carrot, Potato Salad and Handmade Pickles, what stood out for me was the Eggplant Salad. I love its super soft texture, almost like a spread, and it is also deliciously flavoured. If you are familiar with nordic pickled herring, you may also try the Shuba - Salted Herring Salad ($9.90), made of beetroot, egg, carrot, herring layering over one another.

Ukrainian Borscht Soup 4/5

Do try their soups here. We had a hearty Ukrainian Borscht Soup ($9.50), richly flavoured with herbs and tomatoes, sweet with vegetables and meaty with tender potatoes and pork.

Dumplings 3.8/5

The star of is of course, the Dumplings. Pelmeni is considered Russia's national dish. What is offered here is divided into three main categories - Classic, Fusion and Wholesome. Our 12pcs Combo Platter ($19.90) consists of a mixture of 3. Classic features single meat flavour - salmon, pork, ram, beef and chicken. Fusion dumplings are made with a combination of 2 types of meat, and Wholesome dumplings are either potato-based or cheese. Much to my surprise, instead of the meat variants, those with potato such as Potato + Sauerkruat, Potato + Bacon, and the one with Paneer Cheese, is the one that I find most yummy.

Chebureki 2.8/5

While we grew up with curry puffs, Russians have their very own Chebureki (cheese/pork $12/2 pcs). The filling is flattened inside the pastry like a spread. While the fried pastry was quite tasty with the mayonnaise, they were a tad too greasy for my liking.

Stuffed Bell Pepper 4.5/5

The Stuffed Bell Pepper ($14.50) was the highlight. The perfectly roasted bell pepper was soft with fruity sweetness. The stuffing, made with minced beef, rice and vegetables, was warm and comforting. The homemade sour cream was milky with a slight tang, bringing all together with an added deliciousness.

Medovik 4.8/5

Their Medovik - Honey Cake ($7.90) was marvellous! I feel so blessed to taste this again, and it is way more delicious than the one I had back in Prague. A popular dessert in countries of the former Soviet Union, this multi-layered honey cake is prepared by hand using a traditional recipe. The layers of sponge cakes were extraordinarily light and airy. The caramelised honey and dulce de leche layering in between were mellow sweet with a tang, which binds the layers of sponge cakes together in harmony.

DumplingRu1 also serves up a very good Kvass ($5.90), almost like a non-alcoholic lager. There's a selection of Georgian wines, including ‘Joseph Stalin’s favourite Georgian red wine’, Khvanchkara Red Wine ($17/glass).

Photos and words by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food. Note: This is an invited tasting.
Maxwell Chambers
32 Maxwell Road
Singapore 069115
Nearest MRT Station: Tanjong Pagar (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon: 530pm - 1030pm
Tues-Sun: 12pm - 230pm, 530pm - 1030pm

1) Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Take Exit B. Turn left and walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

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