Was invited to food tasting at Swensen's for their upcoming SG50 menu.
Not only that, we tried the special christmas menu available in December as well!
My favourite was the Velvety Christmas Cheer ($6.90) that is a rich blend of red velvet chocolate, milk and milo, crowned with fluffy whipped cream and marshmallows. The perfect drink to get warm and cosy in this festive season :)
Pop Goes the Caramel ($11.50)
This joyously delicious combination just got better! Generous scoops of Salted Caramel ice cream topped with crunchy caramel popcorn and drizzled with luxuriously smooth caramel, this is one magical treat you can't miss.
As a local staple family restaurant, Swensen’s has grown and progressed alongside Singapore every step of the way for the past few decades. In conjunction with the momentous SG50 island-wide celebration, Swensen’s presents an inventive menu that pays homage to the nation’s signature flair of Singaporean flavors by reintroducing all-time favourite dishes infused with the essence of local specialties.
For the whole year of 2015, diners can expect an intriguing dish every month at Swensen’s as part of an ongoing joyous celebration for the nation’s 50 year milestone. These limited edition offerings are bound to please your palettes with their rich, comforting flavors, all at a pocket-friendly price point.
SG50 Menu: January 2015 – March 2015
The three entrées will be launched successively in the first quarter of the year, and would satiate any appetite looking to devour savoury dishes with a spicy kick.
Laksa Aglio Olio with King Prawns ($14.90)
A Swensen’s original back by popular demand! Putting a local twist on the classic Aglio Olio, this
indulgent creation features succulent king prawns poached in a flavorful Court-Bouillion and tossed in tantalizing Laksa pesto and fragrant Laksa leaves.
The laksa flavour was pretty much undetectable, but the fragrance of the laksa leaves were definitely heavenly. However, if you're on a first date, do take note of the laksa leaves getting stuck between the teeth :p The Aglio Olio is surprisingly not spicy at all, hence we would recommend having a 'spicy' version for real aglio olio lovers :)
Grilled Chicken with Spicy Satay Sauce ($14.90)
One of Singapore’s most enduring dishes with a Swensen’s makeover! This main course features
juicy chicken marinated with chef’s special blend of spices and grilled to tender perfection, accompanied with a delicious homemade satay gravy, which is DA-BOMB if you're craving for satay and don't wanna spend time queueing/waiting for those at food stalls that will eventually come chao-tar, like 90% of the time :/ I can't wait for February to come~!
Complementing the dish perfectly is a side of fragrant pineapple butter rice and refreshing mixed
salad, and crackers.
Beef Rendang Baked Rice ($13.90)
Dig into tender beef slices wonderfully basted in delectable homemade spicy Rendang sauce, served
over a bed of aromatic savory rice. The dish is then baked to golden brown perfection with a layer of
delicious melted cheese, and crowned with crispy prawn crackers for that crunchy finish.
I personally find this main course a little too spicy for my taste buds, but wouldn't deny that it is the most flavourful out of the three dishes we sampled.
The SG50 Menu launches in Swensen’s restaurants island-wide from 1st January 2015, and will run till 31st December 2015. Each dish will only be there for a month, so do check them out while available!
Below are addresses of the Swensen's outlets :)
Ang Mo Kio Hub
53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
311 New Upper Changi Road
Bukit Panjang Plaza
1 Jelebu Road
1 Woodlands Square
176 Orchard Road
1 Sengkang Square
City Square Mall
180 Kitchener Road
3155 Commonwealth Ave
E! Hub @ Downtown East
1 Pasir Ris Close #02-121/122
2 Jurong East Street 21
2 Orchard Turn
9 Bishan Place
63 Jurong West Central 3
6 Raffles Boulevard
23 Serangoon Central
930 Yishun Avenue 2
80 Marine Parade Road
68 Orchard Road
4 Tampines Central 5
The Seletar Mall *NEW*
33 Sengkang Avenue
301 Upper Thompson Road
1 Bukit Batok Central Link
24 hours Swensen's Outlet
Changi Airport Terminal 2
Mezzanine Level, Arrival Meeting Hall North