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Spruce @ Firestation

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Situated at the Old Bukit Timah Fire Station is the 2nd outlet of Spruce! It was pretty easy to spot – just look out for the characteristic bright red fire station doors!

Orecchiette

Orecchiette

Orecchiette ($22) – small ear-like pasta served with chopped sea prawn in zucchini and garlic cream. We absolutely adored the Orecchiette. The texture of the paste was cooked al dente and not too mushy. The sauce was flavourful and viscous. Though having the green colour of vegetables, the sauce didn’t reek of vegetables. Instead, it was creamy and rich, with a slight cheesiness. The chopped prawns added burst of saltiness to the pasta.

Pan Roasted Norwegian Salmon Steak

Pan Roasted Norwegian Salmon Steak

The Pan Roasted Norwegian Salmon Steak ($29) with baby green salad and lemon butter sauce was a decent rendition of a salmon steak. The fillet, with a fragrant charred crust, was flaky, fresh and exuded the characteristic salmon taste. With its salty skin, the salmon was rich in flavours on its own, without having to dip into the lemon butter sauce.

Spruce Mac & Cheese

Spruce Mac & Cheese

The Spruce Mac & Cheese ($10) was served as a side, rather than a main course. It was more towards being creamy, rather than cheesy. Still, there was sufficient cream to ensure the macaroni was thoroughly enveloped and wasn’t too dry. The top crust could do with a little more charring, to increase the crunchy crispiness. This dish just fell short in terms of cheesiness, which would have definitely elevated its texture and aroma.

Spruce
260 Upper Bukit Timah Road

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Written by foodphd

January 5, 2013 at 1:32 pm

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