Sela Restaurant – A specially crafted Christmas Menu

Sela Restaurant

Near City Hall MRT

DSC_1114Would like to first thank Audrey and Marie for the invitation to Sela Restaurant for a Christmas degustation menu. Sela, a modern European restaurant, helmed by Mohammad Shahrom, is a recent addition along the busy Seah Street. His credentials – a chef for 7 years; won first place in Tutto Italiano competition in 2007. Sela is also one of the few restaurants that serve Japanese craft beers which tasted refreshing and somehow slightly fruity to me. Alright, lets take a look at the Christmas menu.

DSC_1112For starters we had Carpaccio of Scallops with Thai Fish Sauce Chilli Dressing. Scallops were fresh and slithery but it was a pity as its taste couldn’t reconcile with that of Thai Fish Sauce.

DSC_1113The next starter was Grilled Asparagus with Poached Egg and Parma Ham.

DSC_1116There were also tapas and this is one of my favourites for the night – Miso Squid with sweet peas and Ikura. Squid has the right consistency as it wasn’t overly chewy or too soft while the miso sauce coated over it gives it a tangy punch.

DSC_1119The Salmon Skewers with grapes on a big slab of Himalayan Salt was really quite an eye opener. First time seeing food served on salt. Would have been a great skewer if the fish was less dry.

DSC_1120Baked Miso Chilean Seabass with Edamame. Though common, this baked miso seabass usually doesn’t miss the mark as long as it’s not overbaked. Soft and fresh, this fish would just melt in your mouth.

DSC_1122Herb Crusted Lamb Rack with banana shallots and braised red cabbage. Pretty decent medium lamb rack over here just that the inside was a little powdery.

DSC_1125Gula Melaka Creme Caramel; Good Panna Cotta texture over here and tastes pretty good with the gula melaka sauce though I would prefer the sauce thicker and creamier.

DSC_1127And we ended this meal with the lemon cheese tart.

Sela’s Christmas menu is on the whole pretty decent though there are definitely misses and some hits. It may be a super busy night that day and the small kitchen may have been too overwhelmed that resulted in some of the misses. Nevertheless, would still like to thank Audrey and Marie for the kind invitation.

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