Lime House was such a perfect place for us to unwind after work on a TGIF night. Inspired by all things Caribbean and as Singapore’s first Caribbean restaurant, it is located in a heritage multi-storey shophouse in (ironically?) the heart of Chinatown. I have never been to the Caribbean but the flavours are exactly as what I imagine – bold and strong yet clean.
New on the menu, the salmon tartare was fresh and so refreshing with the mango pineapple salsa. I could almost hear gentle waves crashing before a beautiful sunset ha. My favourite starter was the giant crab dumplings stuffed with a generous amount of real shredded crabmeat and topped with fragrant toasted coconut flakes! Even the bread baked in-house was something different from other restaurants – the naan-like barra bread came with toppings of spicy curry chickpeas and sweet mango chutney and tamarind, so flavourful! Though enjoyable, our main courses of pan-fried seabass and jerk-rubbed steak ain’t as spectacular as the starters. Desserts were limited to just four choices – chocolate lava cake, deconstructed pina colada, spiced banana cake and coffee creme brulee. Take your pick but we will definitely go for the chocolate cake any time, worthy of our calories!
Gourmet Doubles ($9++)
barra bread, curry chickpeas, mango chutney, tamarind, lime house pepper sauce
Salmon Tartare ($15++)
salmon, mango and pineapple salsa, avocado, micro greens
Crab Dumpling ($15++)
crabmeat-stuffed dumpling, callaloo, coconut flakes
Pan-Fried Seabass ($30++)
chayote gratin, avocado puree, spiced shrimps, peppers
Coffee Jerk-Rubbed Steak ($36++)
roasted potatoes, buttered veggies, jerk cream sauce
Piton Chocolate Cake ($12++)
vanilla ice cream, fruit compote
Thank you for arranging dinner, Lime House!
2 Jiak Chuan Road