Saturday, April 01, 2017
Crackerjack, Tanjong Pagar Road
Where we were seated in Crackerjack (43 Tanjong Pagar Road, tel : +65 8121 1462) was a little dim so I was switching between an older Canon point & shoot and the iPhone 7+. Turns out the iPhone auto adjusts lighting much better better as seen with the barramundi on top. Major colour filtering going on though while the Canon rendered something more....erm, natural with what appears to be a weaker light sensor.
The food was honestly pretty decent. Decent but not spectacular. What I read was that the chef, an Alysia Chan, was previously from Wolf/Meatsmith. Yeah, the former restaurant being that nose to tail place that unfortunately didn't last for very long. But I could recognize nothing from the chef's former cooking in Crackerjack. Plating has also taken a nose dive. That was by the way, an observation rather than a complaint.
In retrospect, I did enjoy everything we ordered in spite of the rather small portions. While the skin of their barramundi didn't have any of the crisp I was hoping for, it was well flavoured and the meat was very good with or without the tasty Romesco sauce. Those charred beans were much better tasting than they looked. Likewise for the very edible bavette with an interesting tangy/sweet roasted grape salsa which I found quite addictive. Kale salad was very agreeable too.
Looks like I could come back.