Sunday, May 27, 2012

Casa Latina, Waterloo Street

I've had this recent bout of craving for Mexican food after a recent disappointing experience. Hence, Casa Latina (42 Waterloo Street, tel : +65 6884 6929).

We were intrigued by their Casa Latina melted cheese starter which was mozzarella cheese in a hot stone bowl with a lightly spicy green sauce (it was laced with coriander/cilantro). The cheese was melted, hot and gooey and one could just basically scoop them into tortillas that were served on the the side. The bonus this dish had came from the burnt cheese that were at the bottom of the bowl.

Casa Latina, seafood soup

Their Jarocha seafood soup turned out to be well made choice. To be honest, it was kinda hard to discern the flavours of the soup. If I had to describe, it was savoury, umami and spicy altogether in a robust broth. And in spite of appearances, it didn't taste of any tomatoes as I had initially suspected might. Heat does pack a bit of punch. Very good stuff. Will order them again if I come back.

Casa Latina, chicken mole

My first time having mole. The flavour was a mixture of mild sweetness, spice and a hint of pepper amid a pronounced chocolate body. The shredded chicken that came in the fried tortillas were just shredded chicken. This dish was about the mole. Taste did become monotonous after a while. What it did remind me a little of was the sweet sauce from chee cheong fun.

Casa Latina, crab enchilada

There, more green cilantro flavoured sauce ladled over their crab enchilada. This enchilada was loaded with shredded crab meat. Couldn't say that it was close to the best crab I've had but portions were pretty generous. Very tasty refried beans on the side as well.

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