Dinner @ Pyxiemoss

October 30, 2016 in European by thywhaleliciousfay

There was a brief period when I couldn’t find any interesting places to add to my list of eateries-to-check-out. So when I chanced upon Pyxiemoss on instagram after (what I called as) my drought period, I got excited. I was sold with the picture of their housemade squid ink pasta topped with sea urchin. Keke.

I immediately texted my IGGF (InstaGram GilrFriend)! And with that, reservation was made through Chope.

Received a call from the restaurant two days before our dinner. And it was a pretty hilarious embarrassing tele-conversation. The person on the other end introduced himself as the general manager of Pyxiemoss. However, I made him repeat himself twice before giving up because the name (of the place) just rang no bell. So when he continued by wanting to confirm our reservation for Friday, it then dawned on me that it was Pyxiemoss, the restaurant. Haha.

Thank goodness I didn’t have my defensive tone on, which I sometimes do when I pick up calls from non-identified number. Phew! That said, Chope also sent a mobile text on the day of dinner asking for confirmation which I was to send a reply via text. Got so kiasu, anot. Ha.

Pyxiemoss was a 4 to 6 minutes walk from Clarke Quay MRT station. And while I thought I could easily identify the restaurant while multi-tasking on my phone, I was wrong. With no unit number displayed and the name of the restaurant embossed on the brass door handle which was almost non-visible, I walked past the unit twice. So unless one walked along the main road, one may just walk past the restaurant unknowingly. Yes, like me.

And from the menu (pages 1, 2, 3), we ordered:-


  

1) The tribbiani, $15 (above) – Duck liver mousse, brown butter, schmaltz, duck heart, dates, focaccia, parsley.

2) Rad-ish, $8 (above) – Onion soup, daikon, yuzu miso, red radish.

3) Mother’s lamb, $18 (above) – Lamb neck, belly and heart, mint, grapes, herb brioche.

4) Joshua prawn, $23 (above) – Prawn, salted egg, curry leaves.

5) Snickerz, $10 (above) – Chocolate cake, chocolate peanuts, brittle, gula melaka cream, Thai basil.

6) Pine colada, $10 (above) – Coconut, pineapple, granola, olive oil, pineapple caramel ice cream, coriander.

7) The cheese, $15 (above) – St. felicien, Japanese port, grapes, honey ice cream, coriander, rye bread.

In all honesty, my IGGF and I weren’t impressed. Firstly, we were upset we couldn’t get the sea urchin pasta which we came for. When we asked the staff about carbohydrates options, we were told that there isn’t any on the menu; The food was meant to be shared, and chef felt eating carbohydrates would deter that as it causes bloating. Sob.

Secondly, the few dishes which we ordered fell short of our expectations. So much so that my IGGF and I were discussing of heading to elsewhere to fill up our stomachs after trying four items from the savoury menu. But after much deliberation, I got my IGGF to stay and give the restaurant a second chance by trying the desserts. Which I am glad we did.

The desserts totally saved our dining experience from unremarkable to not-too-bad. My IGGF and I were impressed with the chocolate cake which was chewy-ly good. It was so good that it gave us faith to try the other desserts. We were also told the desserts were gluten free!

So do I recommend Pyxiemoss? Not for filling up one’s stomach, that is. But if one is looking for part two, then yes. I enjoyed their desserts. In fact, after 10.30pm, there’s a bar menu too.

PYXIEMOSS
43 North Canal Road, Singapore
Overall: 6.5
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 6
Mon – Sat : 17:00 – 00:00 (Dinner)
Ambience: 7
Value: 6
Service: 7
* Closed on Sun