Celebrity Mod Sin Chef Shen Tan have gained much reputation for her work both in Singapore and internationally. Being well known for her Nasi Lemak that used to be sold in Maxwell Food Centre, she has brought this dish to the next level and it’s now served at Revolution Coffee. Revolution Coffee serves quality coffee and with the new menu that Chef Tan created, this collaboration sees to provide their customers with great coffee accompanied by great food.
Chef Tan has gain many new and unique inspiration during her travels and have created many interesting dishes. These dishes have incorporated both the local and South East Asian flavours, such as Buah Keluak Pasta and Grilled Laksa Salad. She even makes most of the sauces and sambals in-house so as better bring out the flavours she see best suit her dishes. Chef Tan also incorporated the coffee from the house-blend Caffeine Dispensary coffee into Coffee-based sauces. These includes Coffee-Sambal and Coffee-Barbeque Sauce which features the smoky and woody scent of the beverage. They will also be serving Coffee-Kaya, a local favourite with a twist.
Following are some of the dishes we’ve tried. First off, we had the must try Nasi Lemak which includes Chef Tan’s signature twice steamed Nasi Lemak (with 10 ingredients) that is served with ikan billis, omelette, housemade sambal belachan and coffee sambal on cucumber slices. We tried two different variations of this dish, Nasi Lemak Crispy Pork and Nasi Lemak Beef Rendang. The Crispy Pork version has slices of deep fried pork belly well marinated with their secret recipe and the pork was crispy as promised. The Beef Rendang version has extremely tender pieces of beef shin that was braised in coconut milk, spices and herbs which gave it an aromatic and tasty flavour. The rice was fluffy and flavourful and the chilli served on the side went great with the dish. The Coffee-Sambal had a smokey finish from the fragrance of coffee which was very interesting.
Secondly, we had the Grilled Laksa Salad. This is dish is vegan friendly and gluten free, however, a meat option is available. The salad was made with lettuce, toasted grated coconut, fried shallots, cherry tomato confit, laksa leaf pesto, toasted cashew nuts and was dressed with a coconut lime laksa dressing. The light tinged of laksa flavour blends well with the tomatoes and the generous servings of cashews gave the salad extra crunch.
Thirdly, we had a couple of Shen’s Signature Pastas which includes Bak Chor Mee Pasta and Buah Keluak Pasta. The Bak Chor Mee Pasta has her signature 5-Spice Pork Confit together with tagliatelle pasta and tossed in a spicy piquant sauce, garnished with crispy lardons and crispy fried shallots. The pork confit was tender as it was sous vide for 24 hours and has the light aroma of coffee. The portion of noodles served were also generous.
The Buah Keluak Pasta has tagliatelle pasta tossed in housemade buah keluak sauce served with twice cooked pork belly. The pork belly is poached in buah keluak, minced prawns, minced pork and pan seared. Buah Keluak also known as the Asian truffle is very troublesome to prepare, but Chef Tan was able to create this delicious dish. Even the noodles were very flavourful and was not too oily with a slight spiciness.
We ended the meal with some desserts. Firstly, we had Pulot Hitam Pudding with Gula Melaka Butterscotch served with Coconut Ice Cream. The coconut ice cream was made in-house and the whole dish has the creaminess and richness of coconut. The Pulot Hitam Pudding was Chef Tan’s rendition of Sticky Date Pudding. Next, we had Shendol Delights: Coconut Pannacotta with Gula Melaka Syrup topped with homemade Red Bean Ice Cream. This dish has a less seen Chendol Pannacotta that was served with homemade ice cream. Lastly, we had Pancakes served with Gula Melaka Butterscotch instead of the usual Maple syrup. We also tried their Lavender Lemonade which had a beautiful colour and the tinge of acidity from the lemons which was very refreshing.
So head down to Revolution Coffee today to try out Chef Tan’s creation and to enjoy a great cup of joe.
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