As neither of us work in the CBD area, K and I are always very excited whenever we have a chance to lunch with the office crowds haha. We decided to give Lime Deli a try primarily because it is opened by the same folks at Lime House, Singapore’s first Caribbean restaurant which has been on my to-go list for ages. Located along Telok Ayer Street, this deli concept serves food freshly prepared daily by the Lime House chefs and available for both dine-in or grab-pay-and-go.
The only fish/seafood dish on the menu is the “catch of the day” which turned out to be fried parrotfish, my first ever! The texture was firm and a little flaky, very interesting. Every main course comes with two sides and I chose the most exotic ones – ladyfingers and spinach in coconut cream and lemon lime slaw. I prefer the latter for its zesty flavour while the gooey okra in creamy gravy was somewhat of an acquired taste.
Catch of the Caribbean ($12)
battered parrotfish, okra & spinach in coconut cream, lemon lime slaw
Wiki told me that jerk is a “style of cooking native to Jamaica in which meat is dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a very hot spice mixture called Jamaican jerk spice”. While the jerk chicken was well-marinated and tender enough, it was not spicy at all. The hand cut chips are actually an assortment of yam, potato and sweet potato, a refreshing change from the normal shoestring fries. Skip the macaroni pie as it was too dry and starchy. Oh ya, we also tried the curried pumpkin soup ($4), lovely!
Jerk Chicken ($12)
caribbean hand cut chips, macaroni pie
51 Telok Ayer Street