Dinner @ OSIA Restaurant

August 22, 2014 in European by thywhaleliciousfay

My friend and I were having a staycation at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) in late July 14, when we decided to head off to OSIA for lunch. However, upon arriving, we learnt that only the set menu is available during lunch. But I wanted to try their signature dishes like the ‘seafood ice experience’. So with that, we left, but determined to come back another day night.

And that opportunity came when we had yet another staycation in mid August 14. Haha. Needed a break but because (I had) no money to fly overseas, thus staycation. Keke.

We came on a quiet Saturday night and were able to get seats without making any reservation. Besides an a-la carte menu, OSIA has a set menu too. From the ‘iconic set dinner menu’, one can choose to go with 3-courses at $85, 4-courses at $110 and 5-courses at $135.

Wanting more variety, my friend and I ordered the set dinner and a few a-la carte items:-

1) 3-courses set dinner, $85 comprised of:-

(A) Foie gras (above) – The difference between 3, 4 and 5-courses is that for starters, one can choose 1, 2 and 3 respectively. As we went with 3-course, we chose foie gras from fjord trout, Norwegian prawn, foie gras and perch. Pan fried, banana textures, madagascar vanilla, jamaican rum. This was nice, although I wish the crust was more brittle.

(B) Perch (above) – Dish 2 of the ‘icon set dinner menu’. The other option for main being beef tenderloin which we don’t take, we went with perch. Sesame ratte potato, pea tendrils, soy milk curd, shiromiso glaze.

(C) Valrhona hot chocolate soup (above) – Black peppered ice cream, sesame crisp. The only option for dessert. This was almost like our chocolate fondant cake, but served in a bowl instead. This was not too bad, although I got to say having pepper in the ice cream, it was kinda weird.

2) Seafood ice experience, $34 (above) – Watermelon raspberry vinegar with amaebi. Acacia honey lemonade with Hokkaido scallop. Sourz apple with salmon trout. Coconut with maine lobster. Pineapple rum with tuna. Lychee martini ice with oyster. We ordered this from the a-la carte menu as it’s one of OSIA’s signature dishes. With alcohol mixed into the flavoured blended ice, this dish doubled up as a palate cleanser. We were each given a thin, long utensil which had one end bent at an angle for us to scoop the fillings out. But it was a little challenging since the end was flat and not scooped like a spoon. We ended up eating the dish by picking the test tubes out from the holder and pouring the content into our mouths straight. A little unglam for first dates. Ha. We were told to have the lychee martini ice with oyster last, and my favourites were the coconut with maine lobster and pineapple rum with tuna. So nice. My least favourite was the lychee martini ice with oyster. Only because I have not gotten over my phobia for oyster. I could taste the fishiness of the oyster in the lychee martini flavoured ice. A must try!

3) Maine lobster, $38 (above) – Butter poached, sheet pasta, mango salsa, fermented black bean, chive butter nage. I ordered this as an a-la carte item for my choice of starter. Fresh, firm lobster meat. Portion a little small though. Hmm…

4) Milk fed lamb short loin and breast, $58 (above) – Swede carrot puree, romanesco, garlic cream spelt, tawny port jus. Oh, I liked this a lot! So nice. The waiter forgot to ask how I would like my lamb to be done, but this came medium well which is exactly how I like my lamb to be served.

Frankly, the portion of the dishes was a little on the small side. However, I will recommend coming to OSIA if one is in Sentosa and will like to have a semi-formal dinner. Although some diners came dressed in the beach attire. Think, loose top over bikini, shorts and slippers. Service was attentive as the staff would explain the components of the dishes. In fact, we had two staff attending to us when our ‘seafood ice experience’ was served. I think the one who handed us the dish (and hence responsible for introducing the dish) was new.

New staff : The first one on the left is…
Experienced staff : … Watermelon raspberry with amaebi.
New staff : The second one will be your …
Experience staff : … Apple with salmon.

You get the drift. But thankfully the new staff was able to think off his feet and said “We are a duo, you see.”

8 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa, Festive Walk, #02-140/141, Singapore
6577 6560, Website
Overall: 6.5
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 7
Mon – Tues : 12:00 – 15:00 (Lunch)
Ambience: 6
Mon – Tues : 18:00 – 22:30 (Dinner)
Value: 6
Thur – Sun : 12:00 – 15:00 (Lunch)
Service: 7
Thur – Sun : 18:00 – 22:30 (Dinner)
* Closed on Wed

UPDATE 1: Restaurant was awarded 1 Michelin star by Michelin Guide Singapore 2016.
UPDATE 2: Restaurant was awarded 1 Michelin star by Michelin Guide Singapore 2017.