We decided to try the new Spanish restaurant KULTO at Amoy Street. The Kulto menu is short and uncomplicated and the $30 set lunch menu seems like a good deal.
The Kulto restaurant is along Amoy Street, several doors away from Basque Kitchen which was in the process of moving to a new location. The restaurant decor decor is contemporary and pleasant – smart casual is probably the easiest way to describe it. We were there for lunch on a quiet weekday and the atmosphere was nice and relaxed. Service was friendly and helpful.
Kulto Restaurant Menu
According to the KULTO Facebook page, the name of the restaurant is derived from “Culto”, which means cultured and educated, in Spanish. Here are pictures of the Kulto lunch menu and some sample pages from the wine list.
Tapas, paella and some meat and seafood dishes make up most of the menu. We opted for the $30 ++ two-course menu as it looked like a good place to start for a first visit to this new Spanish restaurant.
The current hot and dry weather spell in Singapore reminded us of summer in Barcelona. A cold glass of red sangria ($10) provided some relief from the heat while we waited for the food to arrive.
Our Set Lunch
For starters, we selected the Iberico chorizo, confit potato and soft egg (picture above) and Spanish omelette (picture below). Both were good but we liked the potato dish more as anything with chorizo sausage seems to taste great.
There was only one main course on the set lunch menu – paella, but there were a few types available. We chose the seafood version. The seafood paella was presented to us at the table. It looked very attractive. But do not be fooled by the big pan. The layer of rice was thin and the portion was not very big.
The rice was served in two portions for us. Each portion was quite small (see picture below). But what it lacked in size was made up by the taste. It was a delicious paella. The rice was fluffy and cooked just right. The seasoning was balanced and the seafood was fresh.
We therefore had space to have the desserts that cost an additional $5 each. The two choices of desserts available were Kulto cheesecake (picture below left) and charcoal pineapple. Both of these were fine but not as nice as the preceding courses. What made it worthwhile to order dessert at Kulto was that they were served with coffee. The coffee was strong and we liked the taste of it.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
87 Amoy St, Singapore 069906
Tel: +65 9620 5626
Mon – Fri: 11:30am – 2:30pm; 5:00pm – 10:30pm
Sat: 5:00pm – 10:30pm
Nearby MRT Station: Telok Ayer
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