Swensen’s, serving delicious ice cream sundaes and affordable American bistro fares since 1979, is now expanding its menu to cater more to the local taste buds. The new menu consists of Asian-fusion delights that will pique your interest, in addition to old familiar favourites.
Check out some of these new items!
Pasta is given an Asian twist in the laksa aglio olio with king prawns. This rendition is infused with laksa-flavoured pesto, teamed with chopped chilli padi. The sauce isn’t exactly coconut-laden and creamy though, so do not expect a distinct laksa flavour.
As for the spiced king prawns & chips, golden fried breaded king prawns are served with signature fries and coleslaw. The batter contains Swensen’s very own spice recipe, yielding a fragrant and sprightly crispy crust.
Personally, I feel that a side of baked potato or a bed of mash would have made a better accompaniment to the fries and lessens the overall fried component of this dish.
The crab meat fried rice is a crowd pleaser. Traditional fried rice is tossed with crab meat, diced carrots, Shiitake mushrooms and eggs, and crowned with crispy battered soft shell crab. The flavour and essence of wok hei prevails.
For a simple and hearty quick meal, the tuna ciabatta is deeply satisfying. Tuna mayo, juicy farm fresh tomatoes, crisp lettuce and onions are sandwiched between grilled ciabatta bread, served alongside U.S fries and mixed greens.
If you would like something different from the usual coleslaw, the mixed greens salad is exceedingly appetising! The use of ciabatta bread — crusty, fragrant, and pillow-soft on the inside — scores high points. Plus, the portion is huge too!
The Swensen’s 88 chicken sandwich tastes like pizza. Succulent marinated chicken, sautéed to perfection, is nestled between grilled ciabatta bread with melted cheese, green peppers and onions. The ratio of ingredients is just right, thus providing consistent taste and wonderfully contrasting textures in every bite.
For the young ones, the Pirate’s Adventure Kid’s Meal offers a choice of 7 main courses, served with corn cup, soft drink, apple or orange juice. That adorable pirate ship can even be brought home as a souvenir!
Comprising three signature ice cream flavours: hazelnut, cookies ‘n’ cream and Rocky Road, The Rock sundae is garnished with marshmallow sauce, hot caramel, cocoa pops and wafers from Italy. This dessert is served on a bed of dry ice; it will attract the attention of diners around as it makes a spectacular entrance!
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this unique ice cream sandwich of smooth vanilla ice cream held between handmade chocolate cookies. For double the dose of satisfaction, dip it into the luscious warm chocolate sauce that is kept molten above a candle. Don’t forget to eat the cute looking cookie robot!