This was my fourth visit to Sin Lee, despite its rather inconvenient location. I’ve blogged about my previous experiences in this post. I re-visited Sin Lee because I realized that they had several new items on their menu. True to their promise, their new creations were well.. Pretty damn unique. Here’s their menu which may look virtually unchanged. There are only 2 changes here, that are, the addition of Mackamore ($20) and the Mentaiko Crab Mantou ($21). We went for the latter because I don’t like fish. Mentaiko Crab Mantou ($21). Seriously, you got to check this combination out. Between the perfectly fried golden mantou, lies a seasoned, breaded whole soft shell crab, served together with housemade MENTAIKO cream, and of course a side of papadum chips. MENTAIKO SAUCE? Count me in!
THe eggy thing you see is the mentaiko dip. The taste of mentaiko may be prominent in the initial bites, however, it wears off after a while, and loses its effect on this dish. Nevertheless, the soft shell crab was still perfectly breaded, and this combination amazed us by how well it’s being put together. A personal opinion though, try to eat the soft shell crab and mantou together with the chili! It’s not THAT spicy, but it definitely elevates its taste!
Their other new item is on the dessert menu, that is, this Croissant and Butter Pudding ($14).
All of us are familiar with bread pudding, but a croissant pudding? Mmm! I’m a huge fan of croissants, that’s why! This consisted of Butter Croissant, Vanilla Beans, Assorted Fruits, served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and finished with a drizzle of salted caramel sauce.
Frankly, I thought there was not much of a difference using croissant or bread in this dish. However, we loved how Sin Lee made all the ingredients work together in its favor. A mixture of berries and banana contributed to the addictive sweetness, while the salted caramel made the dish better by balancing it with its savoriness. If you love anything with berry compote, I thought this dish tasted exactly like it! Besides, I also enjoyed the hot-cold mixture of this dish. However, the only ingredient lacking in this dish was its ice cream, which was not only a messy scoop, but also tasted to us.. a little commercial. A pretty good dessert to share though!
Sin Lee has never failed to impress me with their innovation and the spot on combination of their ingredients. Thought has clearly been put in, in coming up with these dishes and I guess what pleases any diner most, is food that has been prepared from the heart, and I think Sin Lee has managed to do just that.
As usual, I got to give my favorite Aburi broccoli dish a shout-out! THE.BEST.EVER.DISH.EVER. A couple asked us about this dish as it was being served to us, and I had to practice so much self control from ordering one bowl just for them.
You know an establishment is pretty damn capable if they are able to make something so simple taste so good.
But I still stand by my opinion that some of these foods are a little too overpriced for their own good!