Persimmon is a bright, cheery restaurant with mosaic floors and retro coffeeshop chairs. It now has an à la carte buffet with bi-monthly additions and seasonal specials. Try the chicken rice salad, linguine laksa-leaf pesto, fisherman’s pie here. Related to Epicurious, #01-02 The Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay, 6734-7720.
Persimmon is a relatively new venture by the lady owners behind epicurious. It’s less than six months old, but this “Euro-Singaporean” bistro has been garnering good reviews, so we decided to check it out. With black and white mosaic floor tiles, marble table tops and wooden chairs, Persimmon had a nice feel. We settled on the spaghetti alio olio porchetta pork belly with herbs and lemon zest. This dish was average and we’d have preferred it to be moister. But the signature dish, the linguini laksa pesto, which came topped with bamboo clam, prawns and little neck clams was intriguing—it had a laksa-like flavor but without the coconut gravy. It was pretty tasty and the serving was huge for one person. Their desserts had a fun, local twist to them—the pandan crème brulee was crackly enough, and the pandan flavor not too heavy. Service here was upbeat and personable too. Persimmon is a nice spot for a catch-up with friends in a peaceful locale.
|Address:||Persimmon, #01-07 50 Tiong Bahru Rd., Singapore, Singapore|
|Opening hours:||daily noon-3pm, 6:30-10pm|
|Reservation recommended, Parking available: at Link Hotel Singapore|
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