Saturday, April 28


Hello! (:

Sorry for the lack of updates! I have been really busy of late so I have not been updating this space much but I shall take some time out today to blog about a new restaurant near my place which opened not too long ago. It's located near 6th Avenue and it's called Onion!

Onion specialises in tapas and because we went during its opening month, we got to enjoy a one-for-one tapas special promotion, which we were thankful for because honestly we weren't impressed by the food at all! The tapas were beautifully presented but its taste left much to be desired. For its price, we would rather go to other tapas places such as Esmirada instead! Nevertheless, it is a new restaurant so perhaps the chefs need a little more time to get used to preparing the food so if you are adventurous and wouldn't mind splurging on some tapas, you may wish to head down to Onion!

Here are some photos of the food we had that night:

Complimentary starter - some crabmeat salad which tasted okay.

Assorted imported greens ($9.80). We ordered this only because we needed some veggie in our diets and also because we thought the caesar salad would be too heavy. It was pretty normal, something which you can definitely whip up on your own at home!

Crispy squid ($9.80). This was perhaps one of the most flavourful dishes we had (possibly because it was fried) and we enjoyed dipping the fried calamari into the wasabi-tasting sauce. (:  If there's any dish we would ever order again if we were to go back, it would be this!

Iberico bellota ham ($13.50). Possibly just sufficient for ONE person unless you don't mind just having a little slice of ham. Again, nothing very impressive.

Prawn Mango Salsa ($12.80). This would be another dish worth trying because the mango salsa sauce is quite interesting! Would have been better if it were a tad spicier though but that's just my own opinion. It also wouldn't hurt to have more prawns!

Oyster Cava ($12.80). Matty said the oysters weren't fresh, which was pretty surprising considering how this restaurant has "Tapas. Oyster. Wine" under its name. Oh well. Better luck next time I hope?

Spicy Crabmeat Spaghetti ($16.80). We ordered this halfway into our meal when we realised that we probably needed a main course since the serving sizes of our tapas were nothing more than meagre! Thank goodness we did that if not we would have walked out of Onion with our bellies half empty! =( This was pretty alright though it wasn't spicy at at all! The sauce tasted more sweet than spicy and I'm not sure if one person can finish this on his/ her own because the sauce gets a tad too overpowering after a while. Nevertheless, it's good to order a main dish or two if you want to feel full after your meal!

Two glasses of bubbly to end off the meal ($24/ flute). This was possibly the first time I've drunk more than a sip of champagne. In fact, I don't think I've ever tried it in my life! Personally, I don't like drinking alcohol because I dislike the taste so I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the alcohol taste and smell weren't too strong.. so I managed to finish half my flute! (: I guess one nice thing about drinking alcohol is that it makes you feel warm and it helps you sleep better at night so maybe drinking it once in a while (in limited amounts of course!) isn't too bad.

I probably will not be boing back to Onion any time soon but if it manages to stay open for a year or two, I might go back there to try their new dishes or to give the dishes on their current menu another try. Till then, have a great weekend ahead! (:

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