What if you didn't eat the Wagyu Burger @ Superfamous?
The Wild Mushroom Soup here has a robust flavour which is accented with the near orgasmic fragrance of Truffle Oil. It was thick but not overwhelmingly creamy. I wished I had a bread roll to mop up the remaining drops of soup. It must be said though that I absolutely love mushrooms, amongst many other things.
This dish came highly-recommended by the friendly bald waiter (I've forgotten his name) as an alternative to the wagyu burger. The prawns were very fresh, sweet and firm to the bite. The sauce was interesting as Pernod (a French brand of anise-flavoured liquer, known as pastis) was added to it. I've had vodka cream sauces before which I like so I thought I should give this a try. It was a delicious complement to the al dente linguine! This is a Must-Try!
Speaking of Pastis, I tried it while vacationing in Provence, France [where pastis was the region's most popular drink and is featured quite often in Peter Mayle's tales about life in Provence]. It has an alcohol content of 40% - 45%! Its drunk diluted with 5 parts water to 1 part pastis, creating a milky-looking drink. Drinking it made me feel like my tongue, throat and stomach have been disinfected and seared. It didn't help that I was not much of a drinker so that drink was way too strong for me! Pastis has an interesting history as it is the modern-day, albeit tamer version of the notorious Absinthe (aka the Green Fairy).
That said, pastis was still a little more acceptable for me than Raki (an anise-flavoured Turkish spirit with an alcohol content of between 45 - 50%! The Turks are very proud of their national drink, which is also drunk diluted with water. They refer to the milky-white diluted mixture as aslan sütü, literally meaning "lion's milk" (nb: aslan also means "strong, brave man", hence "milk for brave men"). I was offered some while vacationing in Turkey, which I politely tried to decline. However, the ever-effusively hospitable Turkish people are not to be denied their honour and I found my cheeks, tongue, throat, and stomach burning on more than one occasion! I was sure that I had steam coming out of my ears!
67 Chulia Street,
(next to OCBC Centre and the Henry Moore sculpture)
Tel: +65 6223 0038
Monday to Friday 9:30am - 5pm Bistro/Cafe
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