There are two October babies in our foodie group so we had our birthday celebration at Folklore Restaurant. Folkore Restaurant is located at 2nd level of Destination Beach Road. Why this place? This is because one of the birthday lady choice of treat. I booked through Chope and purchased S$200.00 cash voucher with 10% discount for this meal (Read here to find out what other food apps that can help you to save money when you dine out ). There are 5 of us and I think S$200 cash voucher would be just nice. Additional amount is paid on the spot.We have always wanted to try this place because the man behind this restaurant (Chef Damian D’silvia) is well-known in heritage food scene and also a talent in Eurasian food. The restaurant serves recipes passed down from generation to generation and diners are in treat with the delicacies.
Moving on are the dishes we ordered:
Sambal Buah Keluak Fried Rice S$28.00++
The must-have dish when you are in Folkore or rather their signature dish to check out. The rendition isn’t too greasy and the rice are nicely coated and packed with flavours like rempah chillis, shrimp paste and earthy buah keluak. And the beautiful egg yolk that oozes over the rice is perfect to complete this dish.
Beef Cheek Rendang S$36.00++
We loved the large hunks of beef and it was soooo good! The beefs are braised until the meat is fork-tender. The rendang gravy has a deep flavour and there is after taste of the spiciness. Sedap!
Hati Babi Bungkus S$20.00++ for 4pcs
This was everyone’s favourite that day. The balls are made with minced pork and liver marinated with coriander, tamarind, soya sauce and shallots, wrapped in caul fat then grilled and served with pickled mustard leaves. Dip it with the sambal chilli for the fiery spice taste. I cannot handle spicy so I had it without the sauce and it still taste good on its own.
Ayam Lemak Chilli Padi S$24.00++
We were thinking to order fried chicken or this and decided to go for this instead. This is a rich-spiced chicken with luscious and fork-tender texture dish. It was quite spicy for me but the rest enjoyed it a lot.
Seafood Otah S$22.00++
The otah is wrapped in banana leaf and steamed. I love the seafood ingredients in it and chunky bites of fish meat incorporate into the spice mix and paste. Shiok to eat with a bowl of plain rice.
Ngoh Hiang S$14.00++
Five spice meat roll served on a big board along with the saucers containing chili and thick sweet sauce. It has the crunchy water chestnut bits in it and as a whole we thought it is a bit tad dry. Not a fan of this version though.
We also ordered Steamed Rice for 2 pax costs S$3.00 (S$1.50 each). Total bill S$213.04 inclusive of 10% service charge and 7% GST.We used our S$200 cash voucher and paid the remaining balance. So we actually saved S$20.00 (because we bought the voucher at S$180.00). The food here is generally tasty and deep in flavours.
Too bad we had a birthday cake so we did not try any of the desserts here. I would love to be back here again to check out the dessert especially the Kueh Bengkah.
Address: Level 2, Destionation Singapore Beach Road
700 Beach Road
Tel: 6679 2900
Opening Hours: Daily
Lunch – 12:00PM – 2:30PM
Dinner – 6:00PM – 9:30PM
P/S: Photo taken using iphone because I didn’t bring my camera out that day.