Saturday 23 October 2021

Tapas Club – Spanish Dining Experience

Arroz Negro - Squid Ink Paella
It has been a while since LD & I had a taste of Spanish food. Therefore, prior to the group dining restriction enforce in September 2021, we decided to have a lunch gathering with our foodie friends at Tapas Club at Jewel. The restaurant presents a very focused food menu with less than 50 items from cold cuts to desserts.

Tapas Club - Dining Area Right
Tapas Club - Dining Area Left
We started with Jamon Iberico ($32). One of the most popular cold cuts from Spain, Iberico Ham served with Bread and Tomato. The bread is light and crispy, providing a good vessel for the sweet and tangy tomato sauce. The Jamon Iberico is sliced nicely allowing us to savour the delicious saltish and meaty texture of the ham. Yumz!

Jamon Iberico

Bread and Tomato

Bread and Tomato
Ensalada De Burrata ($18). This burrata salad can easily be mistaken for the Italian version. I notice the version here is creamy, yet lighter compare to the Italian burrata. The cheese is simply drizzled with olive oil and served on the bed of salads and tomatoes. Simplicity at its best.

Ensalada De Burrata 
Arroz Negro ($30 - Squid Ink Paella). Cooked and served on a shallow pan. I find the paella version at Tapas Bar is a blend of risotto with our claypot rice. It uses short-grain rice similar to risotto, which absorbs a substantial amount of stock and squid ink. For the top part, the rice is al-dente, plump and packed with flavour. The little drops of sour cream cuts through the richness of the squid ink and kind of reset your palate to enjoy more of the paella. Meanwhile, for those who like crispy rice, you should scoop the bottom part and enjoy the scorched rice. The mussels are tasty, though I find it a bit overcooked.

Arroz Negro - Squid Ink Paella
Calamares A La Romana ($16 – Battered Squid Rings). It has a crispy exterior followed by light and bouncy squid. The lemon and mayonnaise accompanied the squid rings nicely. It will be a better dish if the batter is evenly spread and it has a more consistent crispy texture.

Calamares A La Romana – Battered Squid Rings
Cojonudos ($16 – Chorizo & Quail Egg). These mini bites represent the essence of tapas. It served up different texture and flavours in one bite. The chorizo is chewy, smokey and spicy, followed with creamy and delicious quail egg on top of crispy toast. It like a party in your mouth.

Cojonudos - Chorizo & Quail Egg

Cojonudos - Chorizo & Quail Egg
We end our meal with Churros Con Chocolate ($9 -Churros with Chocolate sauce). It looks promising; however, I find the churros a bit doughy. The chocolate sauce is thick and solid.

Churros Con Chocolate - Churros with Chocolate sauce
Of course, Spanish dining is not complete without Sangria, Spanish sweet wine served cold.


The décor of the restaurant is a blend of modern and traditional with a Spanish flair. You can’t miss the signature clay flowerpot, the flamenco logo and the robust passionate red colour representing Spain. The service is friendly and efficient.

Tapas Club - The Bar
Overall, it was a good Spanish dining experience at the Tapas Bar. The food, drink and dining companion making it a great dining experience. We’ll definitely return to try the rest of the menu. Salud!! Cheers!!

Tapas Club Menu
Image Credit: Tapas Club
If you are here for lunch, check out their lunch set offering. (See menu)

Tapas Club - Lunch Set Menu
Image Credit: Tapas Club
Food & Drink: 7.5/10
Value: 7.5/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 7.75 /10
Budget per Person: $26 - $50

Tapas Club
78 Airport Blvd.
Jewel Changi Airport
Singapore 819666

T: +65 6602 8081
IG: @Tapasclubsg
Mon – Fri: 12.00 – 15.00; 17.00 – 23.00
Sat & Sun: 12.00 – 23.00

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