Otto’s Deli Fresh — a 46-seater deli and all-day restaurant — is the brainchild of Chef Otto Weibel, an esteemed veteran of Singapore’s Food and Beverage (F&B) industry. With more than 40 years of culinary experience and numerous awards under his belt, Chef Otto brings his skills to the relatively new eatery and dishes up recipes (using specially curated produce) that he feels are simple but will be well-liked.
The restaurant is in partnership with Far Ocean — a seafood company — which supplies the restaurant with a variety of seafood, meats and seasonal produce such as truffles, mushrooms, artichokes and asparagus. Diners can opt to choose meats from the deli to be cooked and served at a small premium.
Although the Chef de Cuisine is Chef Rick Chow (previously from Portico Prime), Chef Otto will be at the restaurant when he is in Singapore.
Button Mushroom Soup with Toasted Brioche ($8.50) – A hearty bowl of rich, creamy, earthy mushroom soup to kick-start our lunch. Goes very well with the toasted brioche.
Burratina Roquette Salad ($17) – A light and healthy salad comprising chunks of creamy burrata, shavings of Jamon Iberico de Bellota, dollops of tangy tomato chutney, green apple slivers and fresh peppery baby arugula. A good choice if you fancy a light meal.
One of my favourites at Otto’s Deli Fresh is the Pulled Pork Burger ($19) that comes with hand-cut fries and condiments. Tender, smoky shredded pork cheeks, yuzu-infused cabbage salad, housemade pickled Japanese cucumber and rocket leaves in between a soft and fluffy toasted bun. Love the tangy cabbage salad and pickled cucumber!
Pressed Beef Steak Ciabatta ($20) – Toasted ciabatta stuffed with hanger steak, housemade pickled Japanese cucumber, rocket leaves, gruyere cheese, caramelised onions and a drizzle of housemade BBQ sauce. Served with hand-cut fries and condiments.
The hand-cut fries ($6) are so addictive, you might want to order another serving for yourself. Comes with a choice of dip – salted egg yolk cream, mentaiko mayonnaise and BBQ sauce.
Tiger King Prawn Linguine ($25) – Linguine with tomato coulis, slices of smoky chorizo, edamame and grilled tiger prawns. The pasta was a little over-cooked. Love the grilled tiger prawns though!
Another favourite of mine is the Heritage US Kurobuta Pork Rack ($39). A 300g of pork seasoned with salt, grilled till the grill marks appear, then finished off in the oven. The slab of meat is sprinkled with salt and pepper before serving. I prefer to consume the pork without dipping it in the BBQ sauce.
End your meal on a sweet note with Valrhona Chocolate Waffles ($12.50). Not your usual light and fluffy waffles, the waffles here are slightly dense with cake-like texture and crisp exterior. The scoops of black pepper ice-cream complement the waffles well.
Too full to order waffles after your meal but want something sweet? Order a cup of Valrhona Hot Chocolate ($9.50). A comforting cup of hot chocolate topped with hazelnut cream espuma, crunchy pearls and a sprinkle of sea salt for a savoury touch. An iced version is also available at $12.50.
For hearty comfort food, Otto’s Deli Fresh is the perfect place to go for brunch or for afternoon tea in an idyllic suburban neighbourhood.
Otto’s Deli Fresh
Address: 118 Holland Avenue, #02-01 Raffles @ Holland Village, Singapore 278990
Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm, daily
Telephone: +65 6694 3291
* Content by Geraldine, Photography by Alain