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La Barra – one of Singapore’s rare Colombian restaurants.

We had no prior experience trying Colombian food, and had absolutely little idea what Colombian food was going to be like. But with an open heart and empty stomach, we stepped into authentically Colombian La Barra.

Arepa - Reina

Arepa – Reina

Arepa is a dish made of ground corn dough or cooked flour, or simply known as corn cakes. It is highly popular in South American countries like Colombia and Venezuela. We choose Reina – which is chicken and creamy avocado.

The Reina consisted of shredded chicken dressed with cold creamy, thick avocado sauce. The chicken appeared to be somewhat just lightly broiled, not richly seasoned. The entire chicken and avocado combination was quite light, healthy and refreshing, not too overwhelming for the palate. However, we didn’t really quite enjoy the corn bread, which was heavy with the taste of corn. The bread seemed too dense and heavy, and rather starchy as well. The charred taste released a subtle bitterness, and the corn bread just seemed to add too much weight to the light chicken avocado.

La Barra
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Written by foodphd

April 26, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Posted in Colombian

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  1. Next time you can try it with white arepa it’s less starchy ,,
    The one you have here it’s call arepa mote ..
    Loved by Colombians
    But it has a very tipically flavor ..

    Sandra P

    May 1, 2013 at 5:16 pm


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