Please note the last word of this new restaurant name located at Teck Chy Terrace. It is Scissors Paper Stove and not Stone. I made the mistake when I first found out about its existence. I find the name intriguing and fun too though it will be easily mistaken or maybe even confuse at time.
Scissors Paper Stove is an inspiration from the owners (a couple) Melbourne’s trip. They experience fusion concepts, unusual ingredients and funky design which they love it and decided to throw in these elements to their first venture.
I sighted it after I crossed the road from Paya Lebar Methodist Church. The appearance gives a quirky, fun and yet cosy vibes. The interior vibrates the same theme.
What Scissors Paper Stove offers is communal dinning with a range of Asian-influence Tapas and Mains. Diners has an option to order 2 tapas at $20, 4 at $36 and 6 at $48. I counted a total of 16 Tapas available in the menu.
Some Tapas we tried are the Pork Belly ($12) and Chorizos Sausage ($11). Tender pork belly with good portion of lean meat versus fat with light crispy skin which I find it decent. Chorizos Sausage isn’t too salty made good beer grub.
Lamb Kebabs ($11) which most find it too gamey though we love the Beef Skewers ($11.50). The ground meat sticking to the lemongrass, stained the fragrance which enhances the flavour.
Ceviche ($11.50) consist of cured sea bass, mango, dragonfruit, kiwi to be eaten with Pappadum was refreshing though some find the cured sea bass with an acquired taste. A vegetarian option ($7.50) is available otherwise.
Grainy rice and yet flavourful mixed in generous amount of fresh seafood and chorizos was the Paella ($28 for 1/$45 for 2) served by Scissors Paper Stove.
Fork-tender Baby Pork Ribs ($19 for 1/$36 for 2) that melt-in-the-mouth was with a tasty tomato-like sauce that complemented the ribs. Though I am not a fan for tomato sauce, I like the idea. Something uncommon and not the usual BBQ sauce. Glad the amount of sauce slapped on the rib was generous.
Other worthy options include the Cartafata ($36) and Beef Cheek ($20 for 1/$38 for 2)
4 desserts are on the menu. I tried only the Panna Cotta ($5). Love the lemongrass and lime flavour which is a very Asian ingredients for this Italian dessert.
A gathering with friends sharing some food and chillax? Why not opt for Scissors Paper Stove, especially if you are in the North East.
Scissors Paper Stove
- Before Kovan Centre along Yio Chu Kang Road 136
- Nam Peng Centre along Upper Serangoon Road 80, 81, 82, 101, 107, 107M, 153
- Serangoon Centre along Upper Serangoon Road 80, 81, 82, 101, 107, 107M, 136, 153
- Circle or North-East line – Serangoon station
[5 minutes walk from the MRT station]
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