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Friday, June 13, 2008

Wild Rocket
10A Upper Wilkie Road
6339 9448

The restaurant is situated inside Hangout Hotel at Mount Emily. It’s definitely not an easy place to find and Zhi Peng and I spent 20 minutes walking here. A good way to work up an appetite!

Complementary bread was served.

I didn’t try since it’s not the “hard” kind of bread I like. The olive oil dip tasted fresh though.

The Pan-Fried Catfish with Green Curry Sauce and Black Olive Rice ($25.80++) is delicious. I requested to replace the rice with crabmeat mash and I’m glad I did! Initially I thought they will use those types of frozen crabsticks which I don’t like but I was wrong. Real fresh crabmeat was used and it was in chunky bits and not minced finely. The flesh of the catfish was soft yet firm, and the mild spiciness of the sauce goes well with it.

The Braised Lemongrass Ginger Lamb Shank with Roast Garlic Potato Mash ($27.80++) is nice too. The lamb was not overcooked and was tender and juicy. I like that the mash has small cubes of potato in it instead of being a smooth paste. The cubes really give a good texture and bite to the side dish.

Service was great and efficient even though the place was packed. The water was continuously refilled without us asking for it. Ambience was quite nice with very soft lighting and candle lit tables.

One minor flaw was that the menu was limited. But I guess the chef just want to stick to doing the dishes he does best.

Do make a reservation before coming because judging from the full house, this place is certainly not wanting of customers despite being in such an inaccessible place.


7:35 PM



In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are creatures which have the body of a bird and the head of a woman. They have such sweet voices that sailors who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the nymphs sang.

To me, food are like the sirens in so many ways. Intoxicating, wonderful, beautiful and yet, so very deadly if you let them get the better of you. Food is a big part of my life and it’s meant to be appreciated and savored slowly. I admit that I am extremely particular about what I eat. If it’s not something I want to put in my body, I’d rather not eat. Some people eat to live while others live to eat. I’ve yet to discover which side of the camp I’m in… What about you?

I hope that you will enjoy reading about my food adventures as much as I like writing them. And many thanks to my family and friends who always wait patiently for me to take photos before digging in!


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