Froth Restaurant has recently opened in the Singapore Ascott Raffles Place. Froth had previously operated from the BIG Hotel before moving to their current new location at Finlayson Green. It serves “modern Asian fusion” cuisine. Lunch time in Raffles Place is a hectic affair as hordes of office workers leave their desks in search for some midday sustenance. But once we got into the beautifully restored heritage building which now houses the Ascott Serviced Apartments, it was an oasis of calm.
The Froth Restaurant is located up a flight of steps on a mezzanine level. It is a simply furnished place. It was very quiet, especially after the experiencing the lunchtime crowds outside.
Here are pictures of the Froth restaurant menu. The food selection was quite limited, mainly western fare, some with a local twist such as five spice wagyu burger and oriental duck salad. We decided on a Siobak Aglio ($25.90), Chilli Crab Spaghetti ($26.90), Squid Ink Lobster Roll ($25.90) and a Chestnut Chicken ($23.90).
The siobak aglio was a plate of linguine prepared aglio olio style with a lot of olive oil plus a topping of roasted pork belly. As is the trend these days, some flowers are scattered on top to make it look prettier. This was quite a good dish. The pasta was cooked just right. The pork crackling was crisp and there the fat content was just right. If only the pasta was not so oily.
The chilli crab spaghetti was not as beautifully plated. In fact it looked rather messy. We liked the spiciness of the dish and appreciated the fact that this important aspect of chilli crab was not diluted in the course of making this fusion dish.
The lobster roll looked quite gruesome, but we were prepared for that, given that this was a squid ink version. What we were not prepared for was the hard texture of the roll and very low lobster content inside. The truffle flavour fries with some sprinkling of cheese was the highlight of this dish.
The chestnut chicken was a story of two parts. The grilled chicken breast was quite routine. The sauce was very good and unusual. Made with a long list of ingredients, including chestnut puree and peanut butter, the balance of taste was expertly handled. The unique sauce lifted the overall taste of the dish. Best dish of the day.
Overall, there were some hits and misses but it is clear that when the chef gets it right, some very good flavours can emerge. The disappointment with the lobster roll was mitigated somewhat when we were told that there is currently a promotion whereby the lowest priced main was waived for a party of four.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
2 Finlayson Green
Ascott Raffles Place Singapore
Opening Hours : 11:30am-10pm
Nearby MRT Station – Raffles Place, Telok Ayer, Bayfront