Flavours At Zhongshan Park Adds Local Twist To Their Menu
From August 2014 onwards, Flavours At Zhongshan Park is adding 26 more items on their a la carte menu with an increased selection of appetizers, soups, western cuisine, Asian and Nonya specialties and a new “Twist of Flavours” section featuring seven creative dishes fusing oriental and western cooking methods and ingredients.
Introducing my favourite dish in the menu – Beer Marinated Crispy Pork Belly with Mashed Potato ($20.80). Cooking this delightful local inspired dish takes 2 days – so much love! The thick slice of pork belly is first marinated for 24 hours, then cooked in sous-vide for another 24 hours to lock in the flavour and moisture before baking. The resulting dish is a fork tender pork belly with crispy skin at the top and hint of beet within each slice of meat.
Spice Marinated Slow-Baked Duck Leg ($24.80) is marinated with a special blend of spices created by the Chefs after much experimenting. Cooked sous-vide for 24 hours, the duck leg is then pan-fried till the skin becomes a beautiful golden brown.
A rather unique “snack” discovered at Flavours is the Deep Fried Otak with Curry Peanut Mayo ($16.80). It looks like fish & chips right? Consisting of homemade Otak Otak fried in batter and served with curry spiced flat fries and a homemade dip made of mayonnaise with peanut butter and curry powder, it adds a sweet and savory hint to the palate.
I am someone who prefers to eat my pasta with tomato sauce rather than cream sauce, so unfortunately, the Prawn Laksa Risotto with Coconut Cream ($18.80) did not suit me. The risotto is cooked with an Asian flavours such as laksa paste and coconut paste, and accompanied with fresh seafood such as scallops, squids and prawns. Yhe laksa cream is too overpowering.
I always look forward to eating the local dessert at Flavours. During my previous dinner here, I had the chance to try Chef Melvin’s Pandan Tiramisu ($12.90) which only has 15 portions per day. This time round, we had the Pandan Crepe with Mascarpone and Cempedak ($12.80) where the crepe batter is mixed with freshly squeezed pandan juice, giving it a subtle pandan scent. Inside the crepe is a filling of mascarpone cheese and Cempedak puree, topped with coconut foam and Gula Melaka (palm sugar) syrup. Even though it was slightly too sweet, I really enjoy the complementing blend of aromatic Asian flavours.
From 9 August, Flavours will be adding a local D.I.Y. burger station ‘Ah Hood Burger Stall’ during our ‘Afternoon With Bibik’ weekend high-tea buffet. You will definitely have so much fun creating your very own local burger with a wide selection of local fillings like Satay Chicken, Minced Char Siew, Chicken Floss, Hae Bee Hiam, Otak Otak, Minced Pork Roll, Curry Potato and Minced Pork with Spicy Bean Sauce wrapped in a steamed leaf bun. Other accompaniments at the station are sambal chilli, coleslaw, lettuce, onions and tomatoes.
The high tea will also include many local flavours like carrot cake, roti jala, putu mayam, goreng pisang, laksa and many more. Sweet selections include pulut hitam, durian pengat, pandan flavoured chocolate fondue with you tiao and assorted ice cream. “Afternoons with Bibik” is priced at $32++ for adults and $16++ for children aged 4 to 12. Available from 1pm to 5pm, every Saturday, Sunday and public holiday from 9 August onwards.
Flavours At Zhongshan Park
Address: 16 Ah Hood Road, Level One of Ramada Singapore at Zhongshan Park
Tel: 6808 6846
Weekdays: 6am – 10.30am (breakfast); 12pm – 2.30pm (lunch); 6pm – 10.30pm (dinner)
Weekends: 6am – 11am (breakfast); 12pm – 3pm (lunch); 6pm – 11pm (dinner)
Weekend “Afternoons with Bibik” High Tea: 1pm to 5pm