When you hear of Earle Swensen’s, what is the first thing you think of? For me it is grilled meat! With the start of May, they have launched a new menu and you will be pleased to know it includes a new selection of appetizers, mains and desserts.
Let me jump the sequence and head on right to the mains because we found them so irresistible. For all the guys who want their protein and the steak lovers out there, there are two new beef selections.
1) Charboiled Hanger Steak (200gm)
2) Charboiled Wagyu Minute Steak (100gm per piece, 2 pieces)
Are you excited yet? I can still imagine how we enjoyed our meats while I type this. We decided to go with the Charboiled Hanger Steak and what was our conclusion? We loved it! Order it medium rare and as you slice it apart, you will realize how tender it is, the nice pinkish texture staring you in the face. What is 200gm when it is this good?
If you already had beef, you would probably want to try out another kind of meat. That’s what we did and we ordered lamb and chicken.
Lamb Shank is one dish that doesn’t score points with customers easily. Some aren’t accustomed to the smell while others may find the meat a little tough. Fortunately for us, it was neither the case. It took us one bite to realize that this was a slice of heaven! It was tender and what was surprisingly good was the gravy. I can’t describe it in words and if I did it would spoil the fun but the combination of meat and sauce was a blessing to our taste buds. It was so divine that we (being guys) made sure we finished every last piece of meat on the bone. After this dish, it was difficult for any other dish to impress us.
Chili Kicap Manis Chicken. On its own it was a little spicy, after all it was inspired by exotic regional flavors. The meat was succulent and if you pair it with the garlic chili kicap manis, it has this spicy-sweet flavor to it, a taste that spice lovers might go for.
It is one of those overlooked dishes and should be tried if you want to go for a simple dish of chicken. Not impressive after the beef and lamb but standards wise, it is grilled well, so don’t chicken out.
Now that you know what mains you definitely have to get, here are the simpler decisions. Appetizers and desserts. For the appetizers, there are popcorn squid, oven roasted drumlets and breaded scallops.
We highly recommend the popcorn squid. The crisp and chewy texture of the squid is an enjoyment you don’t want to miss.
If you want to go healthy, check out the Salad Buffet Bar that all customers have access to with every order of a main course.
Get your greens before your main course is served because right after the main course is the sinful indulgence of sweet desserts.
What can we say? Desserts are meant to be sweet and shared. Go for Stylo Milo, a flavor that is all chocolate-ly or if you like the thick and strong flavors that pistachio offers, go nutty with the Pisatachio Daze.
With such a complete dining experience, Earle Swensen’s is the place to go to and trust me, the main courses we approve of will definitely not disappoint.
1 HarbourFront Walk #02-117
Opening hours: 10.30am-10.30pm
Photos Taken & Written by Samuel Low