We had lunch recently at Spanish restaurant Pura Brasa Singapore in Tanjong Pagar Centre. It is the local branch of Pura Brasa, a restaurant which has several outlets in Spain. According to their international website, it “is a new high quality restaurant concept, which combines the characteristics of traditional healthy cooking, i.e charcoal-grilling using JOSPER® technology, with a novel formula of understanding the act of eating, or simply enjoying some tapas ….“
A life-sized red cow welcomes visitors at the entrance to Pura Brasa Singapore. Located on the ground floor, it is easily accessible from Tanjong Pagar MRT station which is just below Tanjong Pagar Centre. The decor is done up in a casual, country-style. It looks like a relaxed kind of place for some casual dining or to have drinks after work.
Pura Brasa Singapore Menu
The Pura Brasa Singapore menu is quite extensive, ranging from Spanish staples like Iberian ham and paella to international items like pasta and burgers. Here are pictures of some pages from the food menu as well as the drinks list. The three course set lunch at $25.90 looks interesting. We tried a selection from different parts of the menu.
Lunch at Pura Brasa Singapore
The meal started with the octopus casserole ($20). Cut pieces of the octopus tentacle topped a base of mashed potatoes in the casserole. The taste of this dish was very good.
The second item was another of the usual well-loved Spanish tapas – omelette with chorizo ($15). We like the strong onion flavour infused in the egg and potato mix. Delicious.
The grilled veal burger ($24) by comparison was quite average. The meat pattie was very charred on the surface. That added nice smokey flavour to the burger, but the health conscious one among us was not very keen on it.
The boneless chicken leg ($19) was heavily smothered with a generous amount of garlic sauce. The chicken itself was very good – nicely grilled and not overcooked. We did not really need that much sauce and pushed most of it aside. The chicken was served with a pot of rice.
The use of the Josper grill was effective in imparting a pleasant smokey flavour to all the grilled items at Pura Brasa. It was also an efficient way of cooking as all the items were ready quite quickly and served at the same time. Which is a good thing for Tanjong Pagar executives in a hurry at lunch time but not so good for those with a slow leisurely lunch in mind. For the latter, a staggered sequence of ordering is a good idea. We thought that the Spanish cuisine items were more interesting and will stick to these rather than the international items on our next visit.
Overall: 3 TOPs
Pura Brasa Singapore
5 Wallich Street
#01-16 Tanjong Pagar Centre
Tel: +65 6386 9678
Opening Hours: 11 am – 11 pm
Nearby MRT Station : Tanjong Pagar