Thursday, March 22, 2012

Kilo - Soulful Food, Breezy Music

Thursday, March 22, 2012
Kilo
Kilo
Laidback Decor

What a gorgeous space. The elevator doors opened to light, breezy music playing in the background, directly to the restaurant. I loved the clean, wooden furniture and minimalist approach. The raw concrete floor was especially edgy. The longer tables caught my attention too - this is a place for friends, good food and conversations. I can't stress how much I'm enjoying the trend towards communal dining these days.

KiloSalmon Roll with Crispy Chicken Skin
Salmon Roll with Crispy Chicken Skin
Salmon Roll with Crispy Chicken Skin, $11

Decor aside, the food is what makes a restaurant and Kilo really excelled here. The kitchen serves up a mix of Japanese and Italian inspired comfort food, including Ebi Capellini, Avocado-wasabi Tuna Tatare and Jamon Iberico Pizza. M and I started things off with a Salmon Roll with Crispy Chicken Skin. It was incredibly satisfying, hitting all the right notes - the salmon slices were fresh and plump, the chicken skin crispy and wonderfully light.

Seared Scallops in Mushroom Sauce with Vine Tomatoes & Sautéed Mushroom in White Wine
Seared Scallops in Mushroom Sauce with Vine Tomatoes & Sautéed Mushroom in White Wine
Seared Scallops in Mushroom Sauce with Vine Tomatoes & Sautéed Mushroom in White Wine
Seared Scallops in Mushroom Sauce with Vine Tomatoes & Sautéed Mushrooms in White Wine, $21

But it was our next dish of seared scallops that completely blew us away. No really, it did. Anyone who has tried messing in the kitchen would know that seared scallops are one of the simplest dishes to whip up at home. The real challenge lies in the accompanying sauce. Seared scallops with garlic-infused butter, for instance, is reasonably tasty but also undeniably one-note. Kilo's mushroom sauce, on the other hand, is pretty much out of this world. Yes, I said it. It's rich and brimming with flavour, but not the least heavy. Paired with the scallops... the combination is utterly divine. The slices of mushrooms in the sauce were equally amazing - meltingly tender and full of flavour. I'd head back for this dish alone!

12hr Pork with Purple Mash, Sour Cream & Crackling12hr Pork with Purple Mash, Sour Cream & Crackling
12hr Pork with Purple Mash, Sour Cream & Crackling
12-hr Pork with Purple Potato Mash, Sour Cream & Crackling, $27

The 12 hour slow cooked pork paled a little compared to the scallops. It tasted good, but I need my pork to be really, really tender. That said, the sauce had a great complexity and I loved the crackling, though some of them were a bit too tough. The side of purple potato mash paired with sour cream was brilliant.

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Kilo
Kilo

Finally, a place with both excellent food and great vibe! I just can't get enough of the overall mood of this place. I never made it to Raw Kitchen Bar (Kilo's former incarnation), so I'm really glad I'm not missing out on this scene.

P.S. It's a small place - reservations are highly recommended!


Kilo
66 Kampong Bugis, 2/F Singapore
Tel: +65 6467 3987
Website

Opening Hours:
6pm – 12am (Tues to Sat)
11am – 3pm (Sun)
(Closed on Mon)


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