My husband and I both rest on Wednesday. And we made Wednesday our food hunting day. We would go around in the city and try to find good food on this day. My husband wanted to try Russian food for a long time, because he used to have a colleague from Russia. And that colleague mentioned that he couldn’t find authentic Russian food in Singapore. And that brought up my husband’s curiosity. What Russian food tastes like?
He found this Russian restaurant online: Shashlik Restaurant. Located at 545 Orchard Road, #06-19 Far East Shopping Centre, 238882
We went there today for lunch.
The environment is very quiet and cozy.
Staff there are very friendly and nice.
They have set lunch with very fair price: S$ 16.8. Which includes 1 main course, 1 soup and 1 drink (coffee or tea).
They only have oxtail stew on Wed’s set lunch. So lucky us!
We ordered borsch soup and oxtail stew. My husband chose coffee, and I chose tea.
After ordering, staff put fresh, fragrant and warm bread into our plate and also with butter.
The bread is super yummy, very soft and I can smell its fragrance from a far distance.
Then here comes our soup. Actually, there is another soup option, mushroom soup. But we both think we already had mushroom many times, and we would like to try borsch soup.
Sour cream is optional. Staff will ask whether you want or not.
Soup is very creamy and rich. There’s a heavy rain in the morning and weather is cool. That soup really warmed me up. And there is a big chunk of beef.
Oxtail stew is amazing. I never cooked oxtail. But I think I will give it a try.
Beef is extremely flavorful and soft. It can fall off the bone easily. My husband was totally attracted by this dish. I spare one piece of oxtail with him. 🙂
At last is the coffee and tea, served with very cute cookie.
According to my husband, the chef there used to work with real Russian chef. They used to have another restaurant, but that one closed. And the chef opened this one. Some people say this restaurant’s Russian food is not 100% authentic, and they may do some change on the recipe to cater to Singaporean’s taste.
Well, to us, whether it’s 100% Russian or not is not that important. What really matters is their food is good and we had a good meal and good time there. 🙂
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