bottles & bones, raffles place.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 0 Comments A+ a-

salads are abound in raffles place, which is why i love eating there. the fact that there's no shortage of options means that it's hard to choose sometimes, and i end up going back to my default. bottles & bones has been open for a while, but i've never tried it. i got tempted into trying it mainly because they had polenta cakes on their daily specials menu- i'm a sucker for savoury cakes, like cornbread.

their daily specials are quite interesting, actually. the thursday specials were mediterranean lamb kofka (kofta?) with cucumber mint tzatziki sauce and parmesan herb polenta cake. i decided to get both. as the polenta cake was considered as a vegetarian main, i had to add on an extra $2, so my box was $16.90.

ordering was straightforward, as with most salad places. i filled in the order chit, handed it to them and made payment. i was given a buzzer, and once it was ready for collection, i went over to collect it.

i liked that the sides were not just the usual ones. to add a crunch to the box, they had a variety of different crumbles, instead of just the usual nuts. they could've been more generous with the crumble, though- it was barely a dusting, and i could hardly discern the parmesan flavour.

the lamb kofta, sadly, was saltier than i would've liked. it was overpoweringly so, and it was probably the only part of the box i didn't like. if i return i'll skip the lamb and go for their other proteins.

the main thing that i came for, though, was the polenta cake. it delivered on so many counts, and fulfilled all my polenta cake dreams. i could really taste the parmesan, and the texture of the cake itself was spot on. in fact, i'd return just to have the polenta cake alone- i'm tempted to ask if they sell it by itself.

on first receiving my box, i thought it might not be enough to fill me up, but it was surprisingly filling. i was super satisfied after finishing the cornbread. yeah, i'd come back on thursdays.

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