Super Loco Custom House: Mad for Mexican
I'm loco about Super Loco Custom House.
There's so much to like - the fun, energetic vibe, the stunning view, the historic location, the great service and the amazing food.
It is certainly one of the best new places I've eaten at this year.
Super Loco is the latest from The Loco Group, so Mexican food is definitely on the menu. But at this new location, there are ingredients such as lobster, oyster and Wagyu beef.
Still, the foundation of the food is strong, bright flavours, spice and lots of greens.
And for those eating healthy, the menu - designed by culinary director Chef Jason Jones, who co-founded the popular Mexican restaurant Mamasita in Melbourne - features 28 vegetarian items and is 90 per cent gluten-free.
To those of us who will eat anything, this is a way for us to alleviate any guilt.
Pescado Asada Con Chili Rojo Y Perejil ($46) is a whole sea bass barbecued and served with red and green salsa. The simplicity helps to centre the focus on ingredients. The locally sourced fish is fresh and the sweet flesh was all that was needed.
While the Atun Tostadas ($15) looks simple, the taste is complex. The torched tuna went well with the lime mayonnaise and avocado, and created a light yet flavourful dish.
The Cerdo ($32) did not impress. The pork belly is cooked overnight with chillies, onions, vegetables, but arrived on the plate uneven. Some parts were too dry. But the black bean hummus saved it from being forgettable.
I'm not usually one for salads but the Ensalada Granos ($8) worked for me on many levels. The spice, the textures of the quinoa and pearl barley, the sweetness of the pomegranate and tomatoes, and beauty of the bowl made this a standout.
If you are into chocolate, Tostadas Dulce De Chocolate ($15) is great for you. It is chocolate (tortilla) on chocolate (avocado butter) on bitter chocolate (ice cream). It is the best way to end the meal.
Super Loco Customs House
70, Collyer Quay, Customs House #01-04
Weekdays, noon to midnight Saturdays, 5pm to midnight
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Tonkatsu Agedoki (#03-331, Suntec City, North Wing, Tower One, Tel: 6333-4386) is the latest outlet in the Eat At Seven cluster, and its Thick Slice Pork Loin Cutlet Set Meal ($21.50) is a tasty deal.
It uses Nagano pork, which has a subtle sweetness, and you'll get a free flow of Nanatsuboshi rice - from Hokkaido - and cabbage.
You will get one serving of miso soup, which was too sweet for me, so focus on the meat and delicious rice.
It may not be cheap for a daily meal but it's a great weekly reward.
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You can now get more Coco Life coconut water.
Coconut water is the It drink now and is said to be loaded with bioactive enzymes, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties, vitamins, amino acids and antioxidant compositions.
Coco Life comes in a 1-litre packet ($3.55), sold at supermarkets.
The 330ml packet ($1.50) is still available.
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DessertStory now has 12 new items, including this home-brewed water chestnut drink ($3.90).
It is a thick drink filled with chunks of water chestnuts and corn kernels, the best remedy for a muggy day.
Also recommended is coconut soya bean pudding ($4.80), a light soya bean pudding made with fresh coconut water.
These are available at all outlets, including Hougang Mall, NEX and Tiong Bahru Plaza.
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TRY A COLD BREW
Now is the best time to try O'Coffee Club's bottled Ice Cold Brew ($5.90). This month, buy a bottle and you'll get another free.
This is available for dine in or take-away at all outlets.
If you want to jazz up your cold brew, you can get it mixed with mint chocolate or caramel sauces.