A very well-hidden gem in the east.
Established in 2009, Lots Gourmet started off their gastronomy journey in Upper Changi Road North.
It was one of my secret hide out places, before many other indie cafés and bistros started flourishing.
Unlike trendy fads, their quality food offerings must have worked its wonder which allowed them to withstand the test of time.
Nine years is LONG, some of the new F&Bs entrants cannot even last for nine months (* cough cough*).
Due to the expiry of previous lease, they found themselves a bigger home at CSC@Changi consisting of a dining room, bar and alfresco dining area.
I love how their midnight blue walls complements the golden shelves, giving the bistro interior a modernized classy look.
For those who need a good drink, you will be elated to see their wide assortment of alcohols neatly shelved against the wall.
From the bar, you are also able to get a full glimpse of seaside view while dining.
The place serves daily breakfast menu (till 2.30pm for weekdays and 3.30pm for weekends) which consists of comforting choices such as English Breakfast ($19), Steak & Egg ($22) and Eggs Benedict ($14 onwards).
Other full day menu options include Iberico Burger ($18), Tempura Soft Shell Crab Burrito ($19), Steak Sandwich ($19), Vongole Linguine ($21) and Udon Carbonara ($17).
I remembered them for being good at doing their grills and ordered the Iberico & Foie Gras Rice Bowl ($23), which came with pork belly and goose liver grilled till tender soft.
The bowl of rice came with distinctively charred fragrance, but the components felt independent of each other and I could use more sauce to pair them together.
Feeling adventurous, I also went for the Blue Cheese & Lemon Pappardelle ($17). The handmade pappardelle were cooked al dente and tossed in blue cheese cream-based sauce.
The piquant taste could be overwhelming for some (but I love it). Thankfully, there were some accompanying arugula leaves, walnut and cauliflower to neutralise the flavour.
You must MUST order their Portobello Katsu Fries ($14.50) which came huge and chunky sliced. Coated with a layer of breadcrumb, deep fried till golden brown yet retaining its juicy mushroom ‘meat’.
Very sinful but satisfying when eaten together with the aioli dipping sauce.
I have a love relationship with hummus spread and their Hummus & Halloumi Mezze ($17) didn’t disappoint.
Served together with toasted flat bread, their homemade hummus was packed with spices and acts as a flavourful spread. But for that price tag, I secretly wished for the hummus spread to be refillable.
With quality food, nice interior and seaside view, I would definitely return for more. The sole deterring factor is the distance.
2 Netheravon Road, CSC@Changi , Singapore 508503
Opening Hours: Lunch, 11am – 3pm (Mon to Fri), 10am – 5pm (Sat & Sun)
Dinner, 5.30pm – 10pm (Sun to Thu), 5.30pm – 11pm (Fri & Sat)
* Written by Lewis Tan @juicyfingers, a self-proclaimed coffee addict. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.