Lim Chee Guan Bak Kwa's Grand Opening @ Ion Orchard
Though I am not crazy about smoked salmon, I liked this creation of Smoked Salmon with Bak Kwa XO Sauce very much. The salmon had a pleasantly oaky flavour and was not too salty. The rich flavour of the XO Sauce had a slight hint of sweetness and the bits of Bak Kwa in the sauce were not excessively tough.
Chef Robin from Marmalade Pantry explained to us that he had smoked the salmon with the use of a "smoking gun". Here he is firing up the gadget for his next batch.
This creation doesn't look too appealing but were Grissini (Breadsticks) coated with Mayonnaise and Pork Floss. It tasted like a crunchy version of Breadtalk's Signature Flosss Buns. Hmm...good idea.
There was some wine being offered by Wine Tatler too but the counter was almost always too busy for me to sneak a shot.
I didn't stay for too long as I had to rush to the outlet to buy 3 packets of Bak Kwa before leaving. You see, I had told my mum that she could buy Bak Kwa from the Ion Orchard outlet in future. She said that I should check out the opening so I can "recce" the outlet's exact location and let her know how to find it. Then she reasoned that since I was already going to be there, I could easily pick up a few packets of Bak Kwa for home. Hmm...mum's as subtle as a sledgehammer. As this happens to be one of her favourite snacks, I obliged.
If you've never been to Ion Orchard before, the place is a maze but try to find your way down to Basement Level 4. The shop is located in the Food Hall area and is directly opposite Yami Yogurt.
Main Branch: 203 New Bridge Road, Singapore 059429 (Chinatown MRT Exit A) Tel: +65 6227-8302
Chinatown Branch: 1 Park Road, #01-25 People's Park Complex, Singapore 059108 (Chinatown MRT Exit C) Tel: +65 6535-0927
Chinatown Branches Operating Hours: 9.30am to 8pm daily
Ion Orchard Branch: 2 Orchard Turn #B4-37 Ion Orchard, Singapore 238801 (+65) 6509 3776 Ion Orchard's Operating Hours: 10am - 10pm daily