It was a Saturday evening and we were headed to the popular wanton noodle shop in Joo Chiat for dinner.
Walked past Asador Singapore and it caught our attention. The establishment has been around for a while but it’s our first visit. (maybe because Spanish food is not something I actively sought out).
I think the restaurant has a very nice vibe to it. It’s posh looking enough for a proper date night and it is relaxing enough for a group gathering too.
Not knowing what to expect, I asked for recommendations and the service staff was very helpful in recommending some of their popular menu items to try.
We decided on 1 main with side, plus 3 starters (picoteo) to share. For $3 per pax, you get a free flow of still or sparking water.
1st Stater – Sourdough Bread with House Smoked Butter
This dish was the best of the lot for the night. The bread was probably what you would expect from a proper restaurant, warmed, fluffy inside with a crisp outside layer.
What made this 5 stars was the accompanying house smoked butter. I have never tasted butter so good. Absolutely loved it and I highly recommend you try this item on the menu when you visit.
2nd Starter – Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini, Pomegranate & Mint
Despite the creamy look, this actually tasted light and refreshing. I think this is a nice addition to freshen up the taste buds.
3rd Starter – Angus Beef Tartare, Grilled Marrow & Smoked Butter
Smokey, fatty indulgent. The combination was wonderful and makes for an excellent starter. A mix of moist and rich buttery textures that melt in your mouth with every bite.
Mains – Grilled Iberia with Smoked Mash
The mash potato is nice but not ‘wow’. I recommend you skip the sides and go for more starters if you are up for more food.
The grilled iberico was delicious. it kind of reminds me of our asian char siew. The meat was juicy, tender and flavourful, without being overly oily. Paired with the sweet braised fennel, it was the perfect combination.
My personal verdict:
Service: 4.5/5 (The service crew was attentive and pleasant)
Would I return? Definitely, I look forward to trying out the other items they have on their menu.
Check out their website for more details: https://asadorsingapore.com