Fusing together Australian, South American and Mediterranean culinary elements, Salt Tapas & Bar unveils new weekend brunch plates dedicated to all die-hard brunch fanatics. If you are going to indulge in the lifestyle of a foodie and enjoys sharing plates, Salt Tapas & Bar is another perfect spot for communal dining.
Brunch at Salt Tapas & Bar tends to lean towards the savoury side serving crowd favourite items such as club sandwich, egg benedict, scrambled egg and grilled sirloin. If brunch isn’t enough, the menu is loaded up with many good possible choices of hot and cold bites, charcuterie, grilled seafood and meats.
After salivating over the well-curated menu, we were presented to a selection of brunch plates, hot nibbles and sharing plates. So here’s the run-down.
Over brunch, you can order a set of Pork Belly Sliders (comes in three – $13) with pulled pork, pickled cucumbers and chilli; or get the Taco of Tempura Soft Shell Crab ($14) served with pineapple salsa, wasabi mayo and ikura – which is my favourite hot bite on the menu.
Salad is all about the classic Caesar which you will not find it here, but an interesting plate of Baby White Beets ($14) with ricotta cream, fig, pickled green chilli, honey and thyme dressing. The white beet boasts a naturally sweet and earthy flavour, and is more tender than its red cousins. I love this salad!
Salt Tapas & Bar is one of the underrated spots to test out yet another egg benedict. Chef Ronald Li named this dish – Egg Berentine ($14) which is an innovative hybrid of egg benedict and egg florentine dish – combining sous vide eggs with spinach, ham, housemade muffin and hollandaise spiked with dashi and bonito flakes. Simplicity is the new complexity!
If you like your eggs scrambled, go for the soft and creamy Scrambled Eggs ($15) with ratatouille, sautéed zucchini and toast. The eggs are simply luscious and wobble slightly, you can enjoy the eggs and bread by itself or spread like fluffy ricotta on toast – I went on the latter option.
Salt Tapas & Bar is a strong contender for egg staple dishes – and here’s a conventional one. There is nothing too fancy about the Spanish Omelette ($15), just lots of hearty goodness from the chopped potato, tomato, chorizo, onions and bell peppers, paired with spicy sauce house-made with spices and ingredients like onions, shallots, tabasco, whole peeled tomatoes, salt and pepper.
The Club Sandwich ($16) and fries is often associated with the gentlemen as it can be a killer and big in layers. The one at Salt Tapas & Bar boasts a lighter, healthier choice – perfect for the ladies, comprising chicken mayo, bacon, tomato and greens between the soft and fluffy olive bun made in-house with pitted kalamata olives.
There is only one sweet choice on the brunch menu. Be sure to try the dessert-like French Toast ($15) with clotted cream, jam and Okinawa ice cream which will have you asking for seconds.
Hands down to the best French toast I had – Salt Tapas & Bar‘s French toast really hits the spot with texture and flavour – Soft, fluffy brioche well complemented with the house-made Okinawa ice cream that is not overly sweet. I wish they would serve two slices of French toast instead of one, but I’m definitely coming back for this again!
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Other noteworthy Tapas plates shared over brunch include the BBQ Pork Ribs ($19) with mash, sautéed pea, edamame and sweet onions; Grilled Big Head Prawn ($27) with papaya salad in tamarind dressing and fried peanuts.
Overall, I’m impressed with Salt Tapas & Bar – the delicious food and friendly pricing will inspire me to wander back soon.
Due to its irresistible selection of both brunch and lunch items coupled with vibrant music and excellent atmosphere, the casual tapas bar can often be bustling, so it is recommended to reserve a table in advance.
Salt Tapas & Bar
Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #01-22A Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Reservations: +65 6837 0995