4th August 2014.
With name like “TheMoose”, a couple of my friends suggested that we should pay a visit to Moosehead Kitchen one day. And so we did as a kind of farewell meal for Liang Wei.
Moosehead occupies a shophouse located very near Telok Ayer MRT Station on the Downtown Line and at the junction of Telok Ayer Street and Cross Street. It is a pretty small restaurant specializing in small plates and drinks.
I had the Bacon-wrapped Chargrilled Dates, Roast Garlic Aioli, Pine Nuts (8.00++ SGD) which I thought was really good with excellent pairing of sweet and savoury flavours. I enjoyed the pairing of the crispy tasty bacon combined with the fleshy, juicy and sweet dates. The pine nuts are a nice touch too.
We also had the Crispy Spiced Pigs’ Ears (16.00++ SGD) which was heavily doused in spices such as coriander, paprika and cumin. It was pretty spicy for me but the lime juice does wonders for this appetizer by balancing the heavy spices in this dish. This should be great for a beer snack but might be too heavy for some.
Last but not least, we had the Chilli Pineapple Ice Pop, Gula Melaka, Banana and Chocolate (14.00++ SGD) which promised more than it delivers. The result was quite a messy dessert with an identity crisis and the flavours are rather segmented in my opinion. Nonetheless, it is a commendable attempt to experiment with the combination of flavours and textures.
Moosehead serves Vittoria Coffee from Australia, which SkyveElementary Bistro and Bar also serves. Liang Wei and Vinleon also had some wine but they were pretty unimpressed by it.
110 Telok Ayer Street