Mother's day is usually a special day every year for us. Before I was tutoring , I'd used to make my mum a full breakfast. Being Asian she hated stuff I made like bruschetta and eggs benedict and pancakes and souffles but I didn't know how to make Chinese food and I guess it's the thought that counts. Cute guy yeah yeah yeah I know. These days, why not let someone else do the cooking for you? After watching chef Alex Lee's Singapore chilli crab segment on food safari and coming back from Singapore, I knew a trip to his restaurant down Neutral Bay was in order.
Singaporean food is a mish mash of many others, predominantly Indian and Chinese cuisine although you'll find many other influences in the cooking. Ginger and Spice is a restaurant that offers Singaporean hawker delights with the promise of authenticity and with an attractive menu, it certainly is believable.
There's not much to look at while in the restaurant but there's a clear view into the kitchen through the window where you can see all the action happening. Of note is the pictures at the front including Tetsuya's visit as well as a commemoration of Alex Lee's segment on food Safari with Maeve.
|Singapore Chilli Prawns 23.80|
|Singapore Noodle 18.80|
|Chicken Rice 4 per person|
|Half Chicken 21.80|
|Squid Kecap Manis 22.80|
I like Ginger & Spice. I really do. It's a shame it's so far away and I really even those living closer to it. Prices are a little more premium (particularly premium for the crab) because of the area but the good food certainly justifies a visit if you're nearby.
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