Scissors Paper Stove is located within a 5-10minutes walk from NEX Mall. This newly opened restaurant offers Spanish tapas with Asian twist. I was invited for a food tasting session sometime back with foodie friends to check out the place.
The first impression when I reached the restaurant was vibrant and colourful. The whole place is decorated with colourful elements that certainly brighten up one’s mood upon stepping in.If I was not told that this is a restaurant, I will surely mistake it as a café because of the interior design and the colours used to decorate the place.
The menu is divided into few categories- tapas, mains, desserts and drinks. There are a total of 16 Tapas options in the menu and priced at 2 for S$40.00, 4 for S$36.00 and 6 for S$48.00. So generally speaking, the more you order, the more discount you get. So make sure you go in group to share this deal.
Here are the dishes we tried:
We tried 4 tapas dishes which are served in colourful tingkats. The dishes include Iberico Pork Belly S$11.00, Lamb Kebab S$11.00, Beef Skewers S$11.00 and Grilled Squid S$11.50. My favourite was the Beef Skewers that uses rosemary to marinate and served with homemade Thai Chilli sauce. Their pork belly is rather unique as it uses Spanish style slow roasted method and served with coriander and ginger sauce and caramelised shallots.
As for their Grilled Squid, it is marinated with garlic and served with coconut yogurt sauce and fennel salad. The coconut yogurt sauce is rather refreshing add flavour to the dish. And their sauces are made in house.
Moving on are their 2 mains that we tried:
I would recommend you to order this to share with your dinner companion. We all loved it in terms of the portion, taste and presentation. Combination of seabass, tiger prawns, clams, mussels, lemongrass and tomato cooked in carta fata bag and served with Thai style yellow fried rice. The seabass is nicely cooked with moisture and tender. And the gravy is appetizing and best to go with a bowl of white rice. I would skip the Thai style yellow rice and go for white rice. It is definitely a worth one!
Paella S$20.00 for 1pax ( S$36.00 for 2 pax)
Paella served with seafood, chicken, chorizo, bomba rice in lobster and saffron bisque. Not quite a fan of this dish but with assorted seafood and the price offered, it is quite decent though.
Coconut Ice-cream S$8.00
We end our meal with homemade coconut ice-cream served with basil granite and chocolate soil.
We also tried their interesting concoction cocktails- Tak Kiu Peng S$12.00 (Vodka, Ameratto Milo and condensed milk) and Nin Jiom S$13.00 (Bourbon, Pi Pa Gao, Lemon Zest, Honey and Mint).
Apart from the menu dishes, Scissors Paper Stove also offers set lunch at S$12.00 ( S$10.00 for student) which includes 1 Soup of the Day/Salad + 1 Main + 1 Coffee/ Tea.
One good thing about the restaurant is that the price is NETT. There is no additional service charge and GST. Although there are hits and misses here, I personally think it is a great place to hang out for those who are staying around that area. The price point is already quite attractive and the food and drinks are not bad as a whole. The restaurant also offers FREE Wifi services as well.
Scissors Paper Stove
Address: 9 Teck Chye Terrace
Tel: 6242 0021
Opening Hours: 12:00PM – 12:00AM Daily
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