The new Graze at Martin No. 38, sister to the first Graze restaurant at Rochester Park, features a menu containing unique touches from Down Under.
Having had a great dining experience at Kha previously, I could not wait to see what delights its neighbour has to offer.
Bread with white bean and baby carrot dip
The house-baked bread is both earthy and hearty. Paired with a white bean dip and baby carrots, it provides a very interesting taste.
Nicely executed, the soy cured snapper has a chewy texture and goes surprisingly well with the green pea cream and spring peas.
Fried till just right, I particularly enjoy the way that the beetroot dressing highlights the freshness of the crispy smoked eel.
The upside-down duck pie is teamed with a side of pickled vegetables, reminiscent of the Asian achar. I find the duck a bit dry and can do with more fat.
The overall combination of tangy grapefruit, crisp frites and sea urchin butter complements the fresh and firm grilled jumbo tiger prawns, de-shelled for your immediate eating enjoyment.
Light, sweet and full of spices, the fragrant lemongrass curry gives the sea bass a whole new dimension of flavour.
While the accompanying pear chutney is light and refreshing on the palate, the Kurobuta pork chop can be slightly more tender. Ready yourself for the extremely juicy cherry tomatoes, whose sweet juices will burst out at the poke of a fork.
Done till pink, the Wagyu rump steak is extremely succulent and pairs well with the piquant chimichurri. The tempura spring onion also brings a much welcomed crunch.
A fresh and intriguing take on the classic Spanish piña colada cocktail, this coconut dessert will not disappoint. I especially enjoy the nutty exterior of the coconut parfait and spiced pineapples that lends extra sweetness.
While the sherry adds oomph, the strawberry trifle is only average at best.
With a lovely sesame snap wafer, rich Valrhona dark chocolate cream, vanilla bean ice cream and a great mix of fresh and freeze-dried fruits, it’s no surprise that the Black and White is the highlight of the meal. A definite must-order!
Graze at Martin No. 38 provides tasty Australian cuisine in a comfortable and airy ambiance, making this a very attractive place to catch up with friends over a meal.
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38 Martin Road
Tel: +65 6509 1690 | Website
Lunch: Tue – Fri 12noon – 3pm
Dinner: Tue – Sat 6pm – 11pm
Brunch: Sat & Sun 10am – 4pm
Wine Bar: Tues – Sun 12noon – closing