Sunday, June 7, 2009

Urban @ Istana Hotel

Click here for previous review of Urban (May 5).

The customizable salads here are brilliant. The restaurant lets you mix and match your own choices from a vast variety of available ingredients. 
Sounds like a recipe for disaster, but the kitchen always whips up a perfectly proportioned creation. This one comprises hydro lettuce, radicchio, cilantro, parsley, pine nuts, jou jou bread, soft boiled egg and rosemary honey soy.

Bay scallops with butter and herb sauce. A succulent pleasure.

Feta & pumpkin tortellini. Looks like a puny portion, but it was pretty filling.

Australian rice-crusted seabass with organic bok choy, crispy salt and pepper squid, lemongrass coconut stock and coriander. Skillfully concocted.

Urban,
Istana Hotel.
Tel: 2144-0111
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6 comments:

  1. mix and match your own salads?? I like!
    Nvr knew Istana got this place..alws tot its Sagar and their coffee house buffets..which was so-so the last time i had the tea buffet..

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  2. ya, it's quite hidden in the hotel ... hmmm, this reminds me that i've not been to sagar...

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  3. Wow, you post really fast. :)

    Nice ambiance, with piano too, do they play it all the time?

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  4. nope! i've been here a few times, but i've never seen the piano being played!

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  5. Ah, Urban is always on the list but kinda forgotten. I've only eaten at the Chinese restaurant and coffeehouse at Istana Hotel before - Chinese was not too bad and coffehouse was so so, nothing memorable.

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  6. i've actually never tried the chinese restaurant ... i think it's no longer even operational!

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