Sunday 5 May 2013

Re!Fill @ Hotel Re! - Menu Re!Fresh, Re!juvenate & Re!launch

Thank you HungryGoWhere and Marketing Team of Hotel Re! for the invites to the food tasting session.

Re!Fill is Hotel Re!'s dedicated restaurant, helm by Chef William Ang with more than 38 years culinary experience in the F&B industry. His achievements including cooking for His Excellency, President S.R. Nathan and his distinguish guests and organiser & participants of several record breaking F&B events in Singapore. The décor of the place is bright, retro with pink colour wall paper.

In April 2013, Re!Fill Re!Launch a Re!Fresh and Re!Juvenate menu to better serve the hotel guests, patrons and regular customers of Re!Fill. Spoilt with more than 80 items on the menu, combining local and international cuisine to delight the palate to the Re!Fill customers.

So when there are so many items on the menu, I will normally go for the jugular, the items in Chef's special . For starter, we had Pan-Seared Duck Breast Mesclun (small salad leaves) Salad with Walnut and Mango in roasted sesame dressing. This item has been a permanent resident of Re!Fill menu, it is light, refreshing and perfect for the palate. The duck breast is moist and tender, and the Japanese influence sesame dressing really binds all the salad components and give you the WOW and Yummy taste. This is a definite must try here!!!

Pan-Seared Duck Breast Mesclun Salad with
Walnut and Mango in roasted sesame dressing

Hotel Re! Signature Abalone Seafood Laksa follow next. The laksa base is rich with a nice balance of the spices, spiciness and lemak (coconut milk). Other than abalone, you also get scallop and prawns with the regular laksa ingredients such as fish cakes, tau pok (fried bean curd), boiled egg and rice noodle. Well executed with the abalone and scallop bringing the luxury feels. It is comparable to any “Five Stars priced Laksa”.

Hotel Re! Signature Abalone Seafood Laksa

Waffle with vanilla ice cream. The heart shape waffle is light and thin with generous serving of maple syrup and ice cream. The portion of this dessert is ideal for a sweet way to end the meal.

Waffle with vanilla ice cream

What about the rest of the item in the menu. I personally feel it need some refining to reach the necessary standards. Such as Boston Clam Chowder soup. Creamy but clearly lack in its distinct taste of clams, can be mistaken for potato soup.

 Boston Clam Chowder soup

Assorted Satay “Esplanade” - skewers of chicken, mutton and beef served with peanut sauce. The peanut sauce is rich and tasty, but the satays are dry, tough and lack of marinate. The mutton and beef has a strong gamy taste that can put you off. For a country, like Singapore, with reputation that serves good satay, it might actually deters tourists on how a nice satay should taste.

Assorted Satay “Esplanade”

Munchy Combi & Chicken Wings, deep fried calamari, chicken wing, breaded prawn and potato wedges, served with coleslaw. More like a bar food with a nice presentation, served pipping hot but taste ordinary. The chicken wings are juicy, but small in size. The calamari batter was very thick. Overall tasted quite average.

Munchy Combi 
Chicken Wings

Mango Sago Cream with Aloe Vera is a little bland. Lack of defining taste of the mango in the cream.

Mango Sago Cream with Aloe Vera

Overall, the food presentation was great. When a restaurant has more than 80 items on the menu, there will be some hits and misses. The most notable is that all the items we ordered are from the Chef's Special, you would expect better taste and quality food to give satisfy the customers taste-buds. Cheers!!

Food & Drink: 6.5/10
Value: n/a
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 7/10

Re!Fill Restaurant
175A Chin Swee Road
Lobby Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill
Singapore 169879

Tel: 6827 8226
Op Hours: Daily 07.00 – 23.00
Menu available on website

Photos of other food the other reviewer tried:

Lobster Spaghetti Aglio Olio

Mushroom Soup in Puff Pastry

Lobster Bisque with Atlantic Scallops

Oven Roasted Cod Fillet with Shimeji Mushroom Sauce

Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream


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