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Baja Fresh is a casual Tex-Mex fast food eatery, founded in California in 1990. As the name suggests, Baja Fresh’s emphasis is on its fresh ingredients, handmade and not tin-canned. The first branch in Singapore is located in the newly opened Rendezvous Gallery.

Baja Fresh

Baja Fresh

Baja Fresh offers classic Tex-Mex favourites like Burritos, Tacos, Quesadillas and Fajitas.

Fresh Salsa Bar

Fresh Salsa Bar

There is also a fresh Salsa Bar offering 4 different salsa sauces to either customize your Burritos and Tacos or as a complement to the complimentary tortilla chips.

Complimentary Tortilla Chips with (from left to right) Pico de Gallo, Salsa Molcajete, Salsa Baja and Salsa 6 Chiles

Complimentary Tortilla Chips with (from left to right) Pico de Gallo, Salsa Molcajete, Salsa Baja and Salsa 6 Chiles

The order of spiciness was ranked in increasing order as follows: Pico De Gallo, Salsa Baja, Salsa Molcajete and Salsa 6 Chiles. The tomatoes in the Pico De Gallo were very fresh and juicy. It made a very refreshing and appetizing starter to whet our appetites. The dark brown Salsa Baja looked a little queer, but the dark colour and mild bitter taste were actually due to heavily grilled, charred and blackened tomatoes and jalapenos. It wasn’t that spicy, possibly due to the smaller amount of jalapenos compared to tomatoes. Salsa Molcajete essentially refers to a salsa which is ground by hand in a molcajete, Mexico’s version of the mortar and pestle. This is evident by the more coarse and grainy texture. Lastly, the Salsa 6 Chiles was the most spicy sauce amongst the 4, and as we guessed from the name, it would be made from 6 different kinds of Chiles. Essentially, the base ingredients of the salsa sauces are tomatoes, jalapenos, garlic, onions, olive oil, cilantro. They differ in terms of cooking methods and the amount and type of chiles which would affect the spiciness.

Baja Burrito

Baja Burrito

We ordered the Baja Burrito with Fire-Grilled Chicken – Monterey Jack cheese, pico de gallo and guacamole. The burritos were wrapped in flour tortillas, which resembled our local Roti Prata. However, the tortillas were definitely less oily and healthier. The Baja Burrito was generously packed to the brim with fresh tomatoes and huge chunks of grilled chicken. The chicken chunks exuded a pretty evident grilled flavour, with a mild black pepperish taste. The Monterey Jack cheese added saltiness to the burrito. The chunks of avocado were soft and mushy, while exuding a cold fruit taste. The pico de gallo shone in the background with its refreshing taste and juicy texture. We thoroughly enjoyed the Baja Burrito for its healthy ingredients and balanced of flavours.

Baja Fresh
#01-03 Rendezvous Gallery
9 Bras Basah Road

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Written by foodphd

March 4, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Posted in Texas-Mexican

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