This is my second visit to Porta @ Park Hotel Clarke Quay. Porta x Ah Hua Kelong introduce a 2-day only exclusive menu to showcase the best of locally sourced/farmed seafood from the shores of Singapore. A total of 6-course is offered. This will be held on 15& 16 August in conjunction with SG’s 53rd birthday celebration.
Porta x Ah Hua Kelong
Lokan with Thai Basil, Green Chili and Lime
The lokans are very fresh and juicy, I was told that they are farmed using quality live baits instead of commercial shortcuts with likes of growth hormones and chemicals. The Thai Basil, Green Chili and Lime added another dimension to the dish.
Pearl Grouper with Baby Spinach and Shimeji – Konbu
As you may know, Pearl Grouper is one of the most difficult fishes to farm. Any wrong technique used will spoil the taste and texture of the pearl grouper. Kelong use fresh and live fishes to feed pearl grouper, so they grow up to have soft and oily meat. There was a crispy coat surrounding the piece of peal grouper and giving texture to each bite. The baby spinach and Shimeji Konbu balance the taste and make it remarkable.
Local Green Lip Mussel with Red Curry, Coconut and Lime
This is my favorite dish, the Green Lip Mussels are so fresh, the sauce mixed with red curry, coconut and Lime gives the right level of spiciness. Simply dip the fried pillowy mantou bun into the sauce, it reminds me of the iconic Singapore dish – Chili Crab.
Sea Bass with Aubergine, Okra Belacan and Chili
Pan-frying is a simple but delicious way to cook Sea Bass, it crisps up the skin and adds flavors and texture to the finished dish. The Aubergine and Okra Belacan together with the red chili make this dish great.
Raspberries ice cream with Chocolate Salted Caramel cake
This dessert combines sweet and salty flavors, it tantalise the taste buds of chocolate lovers. The salt sets off the caramel and dark chocolate and brings out the rich flavors. The two pieces of deep-fried fins not only bring you the crispy texture but also make the dessert so pretty to look at.
Date: 15 & 16 August, Wednesday & Thursday
Time (2-seatings): 6.30pm – 8.30pm / 8.30pm – 10.30pm
Price: $72++ per adult / $36++ per child 5 to 11 years (smaller portions)
Children below 5 years enjoy a complimentary Kid’s Dish of the Day
Porta’s Executive Chef Alex Phan has modern European culinary techniques, he uses an exotic range of local herbs and spices to infuse into his dishes to present an elevated dimension of flavours and textures. Porta x Ah Hua collaboration menu is worth turning to.
1 Unity Street, Park Hotel Clarke Quay, Singapore 237987
Tel: +65 6593 8855
Daily 1100 to 2230
- Opposite Mohd Sultan Rd or UE Square along River Valley Road 32, 54, 139, 195
- At or Opp Shell House along Clemenceau Avenue 64, 123, 1443
- Downtown line – Fort Canning station (DT20)
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