With interesting fusion dishes introduced in their year long SG50 menu, we wonder what’s the newest here at Swensen’s and what we can expect in the coming months.
In this month of July, there are already a whole spread of dishes being introduced and I am sure some of them are familiar to you.
Tried the Slipper Lobster Roll yet? I have heard a lot about it and true to the consensus, it is really worth the try. The lobster that comes with a special honey lime dressing gives a sweet and enjoyable taste that complements the bun. Oh and the bun is not some ordinary bun but it is grilled such that it is soft and chewy on the inside but crisp and buttery on the outside. I was surprised that the bun tasted that good to be honest.
Besides this, the Oriental Chili Fish Pasta is also another new addition. The dory fillet is fried to a crisp golden brown and comes with the spicy oriental sauce. I personally liked the flavor of the fillet, as it was cooked pretty well. The sauce is a little spicy so if you can take spicy, you will probably like it.
If there is a dessert I had to pick from the new additions, it would be the Milo Dinosaur Sundae Dirt Pot. Yes, I know the name is a little long but it describes the dish to a t. It comes in a flower pot looking dish and you will be surprised to see a gummy worm on top of the sundae that looks perfectly like soil. Dig into it with the shovel and perhaps you will find waffles. A dish that is photo worthy and serves to sweeten up your day.
There are three featured dishes that are available from July to September, namely the Kicap Manis Glazed Grey Mullet, You Had Me at Laksa Penne and Banana Chicken Makes a Comeback. What creative names right?
You Had Me at Laksa Penne will be launched in August. Just the name itself tells you this dish is a fusion of flavors. Laksa and penne? How will it taste like?
We were pretty amazed by the Laksa taste that hit us when we tried the penne. It was as if the penne soaked up all the gravy and presented us with the flavors that we would normally taste in Laksa, minus the mess normally caused when we eat Laksa and have the soup splatter on our clothes. Ingredients wise, there are rich blue mussels, scallops and juicy prawns. This is definitely an innovative dish that brings the best of Western and Asian cuisine together.
Banana Chicken Makes a Comeback will be launched in September. Banana Chicken sounds really bold but apparently it isn’t something new to us.
The chicken chunks are wrapped around a juicy banana so it looks a little like a sushi except that the outside is the chicken and on the inside there’s the banana. One bite and you can feel the flavors of the banana bursting out that you forget for a moment that you are actually eating chicken.
With so many new dishes here at Swensen’s, you can never get bored with what they have to offer. To check Swensen’s outlet nearest to you, click HERE!
Photos Taken & Written by Samuel Low