Wild Olives – Affordable Western Delights that will Make You Go Yeeha!
If you’re a big fan of ‘fast food’ dining concept restaurants such as Aston’s or iSteaks, you might fall in love with Wild Olives as well.
Located on the 2nd floor of the newly opened Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre, Fareground, Wild Olives isn’t just ‘one of the other’ stalls at Fareground that sells Western food.
During my two visits, I noticed that there was always a queue at Wild Olives. The menu is split into three categories — Western Food, Pasta and Side Orders. Each dish from the “Western Food” selection comes with a choice of two sides. We tried an item from every category, and we were quite pleased with what we had.
From the Western Food selection, we had the Grilled Chicken ($5.90), and the Chilled NZ Sirloin Steak ($10.90). The portions were pretty huge, making the dishes quite a bang for the buck.
Although the exterior of the chicken was a tad overcooked, the meat was tender.
The sirloin steak was a little on the tough side as well. Nevertheless, it still tasted decent when paired with the garlic sauce, which gave a tangy and garlicky flavour in every bite.
There are quite a number of sides offered at Wild Olives. Popular choices include Wild Olives’ Signature Mushroom Rice, Grilled Herb Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables and Homemade Coleslaw.
To accompany our two mains, we had the mushroom rice, grilled herb potatoes and seasonal vegetables. We loved the flavours of the mushroom rice. Other than having slices of mushrooms, the rice had a sweetness that came from the addition of fried onions. The grilled herb potatoes were also pretty good. They were neither mushy, nor hard, and had a good flavour.
We also tried the Fusilli di Bosco with Smoked Duck ($6.20). It features al dente fusilli pasta drenched in a creamy mushroom sauce, and topped with slices of smoked duck. Although the duck had a strong smoky aroma, I didn’t enjoy the texture.
A good side dish to share with friends and family would be the Homemade Meatballs with Marinara Sauce ($5.80). The tart and tangy marinara sauce coated the savoury meatballs well. The meatballs were flavourful and slightly garlicky, and were chewy and springy.
The spread at Wild Olives definitely is good value for money. I wouldn’t mind queueing again just for a taste of the stall’s signature mushroom rice. Yummy!
Address: #02-19, 110 Pasir Ris Central, Singapore 519641
Phone: 9684 0689
Opening Hours: Wednesdays to Mondays: 12pm to 3pm & 5pm to 8pm, closed on Tuesdays.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.