Lavaedge does not have the most advantageous spot. It is the fourth and last restaurant if you walk in through The Oasis at Changi City Point, and does feel invariably far.
However give it a chance and you would find this tranquil atmosphere surrounded by greens. Choose to eat at the open area, which feels serene enough to take away the blues from work – you almost feel you are not in this country.
The inside is casual Western restaurant bar vibes, underscored with red and black furniture pieces for a more energetic mood.
This restaurant bar in the east has quite an extensive menu, with offerings that would be suitable for lunches and post-work indulgences.
For the nearby office workers, set lunch is pretty reasonable at $9.90 with a soup/salad with main course, and $13.90 for with the higher-priced mains with beverage. The popular choice is the P & C Combo, which consists of frilled pork loin and BBQ chicken served with steak house fries and mesclun.
Portion of its food is huge as well, such as the BBQ babyback pork ribs ($22.80) with grilled corn, coleslaw and steakhouse fries on the side, elevated in taste with a specialty homemade sauce.
My favourite dish was a Crabmeat Linguine ($16.80) cooked in white wine spicy pink sauce. Some other similar versions I had would be stingy with the seafood, or even worse, replace crabmeat with crabsticks. The sauce is not overly clumpy or sweet, evenly coating the pasta on every bite.
I also had a monthly special, a Mentai Salmon with Miso Cod Fish ($38.90) where two fishes of different cooking methods are combined on a single one – a reflection of a combination between the Western and Asian (Japanese and Chinese) styles of cooking.
This is personal preference, and I would have much preferred either one, say the Miso Cod Fish served on pasta.
When I think of the word ‘Lavaedge’, I think of ‘Lavacake’. Their signature dessert, a warm chocolate lava cake ($10.80) makes an appropriate finish to the meal with its agreeable bittersweet touch, though may not be the best version around.
While Lavaedge may not have found a strong edge in terms of food choice (you can’t get a sense of what they are strong in), most of the dishes I tried were above average tasty – quality in between the casual and mid-tier restaurants. The scenic environment, cozy interiors, and affordable promotional pricing gives it an additional edge.
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#01-72/73 The Oasis at Changi City Point, 5 Changi Business Park Central 1 (Expo MRT), Tel: +65 6636 3226
Opening Hours: Mon-Wed 11:30 – 22:30, Thurs-Fri 11:30-23:30, Sat-Sun 11:30-22:30
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