PoTeaTo – A Unique Pairing of Potato Dishes and Tea
As its name suggests, PoTeaTo combines potatoes and tea, which might sound a bit unusual for most of us. Well, it’s not that bad as you have the clean, soothing element from a good pot of tea to cut the heaviness from a potato dish. PoTeaTo’s ode to the spud is best sung in its lovingly curated potato dishes comprising potatoes mashed, thick cut, drizzled with truffle oil or just classically baked. Those with a sweet tooth may find an affinity for PoTeaTo’s sweet potato fries, which tantalize with its savoury sweet flavour. Not only are these sweet spuds delicious, they are complex carbohydrates, high in fiber and Vitamin A. It’s time to have your spud and eat it!
We paired the PTT Platter ($16) which includes truffle fries, sweet potato fries, wedges and hash browns, with the Honeydew Green Pot O’ Tea selection ($6.80). The truffle fries are really amazing as the strong truffle flavour has been well brought out. Our PTT Platter also came with our desired choices of three dips – wasabi mayo, nacho cheese and Thai chilli. We felt that the wasabi mayo hit all the right spots while the nacho cheese will make cheese lovers out there scream for more. The Thai chilli however, tasted very ordinary. As for the Honeydew Green Pot O’ Tea, we really enjoyed the subtle sweetness from the honeydew, balanced perfectly with the natural bitterness of tea.
For our mains, we tried Gone Swimming ($18.90) which consists of creamy mashed potatoes with grilled salmon and served with peach salsa. The well-marinated salmon was grilled to perfection and tasted fresh and tender. The fruity peach salsa was a good complement as it enhanced the flavours of the grilled salmon, giving it a refreshing twist and a good textural crunch.
We also had the Laksa Cream Spag Pasta ($17.90) boasting spaghetti cooked to al dente and fresh seafood such as prawns and clams, tossed in a creamy Laksa sauce. The sauce was slightly spicy, with a strong coconut milk flavouring. It’s quite a heavy base and we recommend sharing this pasta among two persons, so that it doesn’t feel too “gelat” after a few mouthfuls.
Besides serving hot tea selections, PoTeaTo also offers their own concoctions of iced tea such as the Iced Peach Lychee Tea ($5.60) we had. Its sweetness isn’t too overwhelming and it manages to perk us up almost instantly.
PoTeaTo also serves brunch on weekends. This is a really cozy café set amidst Tiong Bahru estate. You can pop by on a lazy afternoon with a good read and enjoy their tea and cakes or you can catch up and chillax here with your friends or colleagues after work. We found their tea pairing with potato dishes unique and somewhat tasty.
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