Sabio By The Sea – Spanish Tapas Bar with Hits & Misses
Sabio By The Sea, Tapas Bar & Grill at Quayside Isle is already known for offering a Spanish gastronomical experience with a huge variety of tapas, grilled meats and seafood.
It has now become more attractive to spend the weekday afternoon just relaxing and savouring Spanish cuisine.
The weekday set lunch is priced at a value-for-money $23++. Starters include a Spanish pumpkin soup or cold cuts platter, main of a Salad (choose among grilled chicken, chorizo, spinach and goat cheese or vegetarian), or a Grilled Chicken with Roasted Garlic and Melted Manchego Cheese.
Came back again during a weekend dinner. Food-wise was a mixture of hits and misses. Perhaps because I have been to Spain and have eaten the real deal, some of the dishes fell short of expectations.
Some of the side dishes such as the Pan-Fried Calamari, ($12) Beef Meat Balls in Spicy Tomato Sauce ($14), and Fried Potatoes with Garlic Mayonnaise ($9) lacked of sizzling heat and that Spanish zest and authenticity.
The Fideua ($25 for small, $43 for large), a noodle dish similar to the Paella is hard to find in Singapore. Initially I was kind of excited. But the noodles with squid ink, squid, prawns and sea bass fell short on flavours, and the seafood was not as fresh as I would have liked them.
The must-have… their signature dessert of Churros ($11) dipped in hot chocolate, easily one of the best available in Singapore.
If Churros isn’t your thing, you can always try their Crema Catalan ($8), a Catalan custard. The weekday set lunch also comes with coffee or tea.
Also, wine lovers do take note. You can get an add-on of their signature glass of red/white sangria at just $5++. In fact, this fruity refreshing drink has been very popular with many diners at Sabio By The Sea, Tapas Bar & Grill, especially in the Singaporean heat.