Saturday, August 08, 2015

The Bigger Naked Finn

Haven't had time to visit The Naked Finn at its new location till this month. A few doors down from its old address, this new space is bigger and looks a lot more put-together than the charming old nicely-done shack. No more counter seats. All table-seating. The chairs are a lot more comfortable. That wall of green is beautiful and instantly puts diners in an easy mood.

There's pomfret fish soup, but served at lunch only. ARRRGH. The interesting foods I want to eat are always trotted out at lunch, and it's difficult to fit in a long lunch in the schedule recently. As usual, its Facebook page provides the latest updates. Dunno what's the fuss about the lobster roll here. Never had it. Heeeee. It used to be at S$29 for 90g of what looked like fresh meat and nicely buttered buns; raising it to S$35 still makes it reasonable. There're rather horrible S$29 rolls around at other eateries. When I do manage to lunch here, I'll order one.

No more frozen cocktails on the menu. Those are found at The Naked Finn's old shack, now called nekkid. It does serve small plates though, from The Naked Finn's kitchen. It's rather confusing. Wonder who'd bother to hang out at nekkid, unless as an after-dinner drink venue. The Naked Finn's drinks list holds loads of wine that didn't interest us. Bottled beer was available, but only very light ones, in order to go with seafood, I suppose. Like...Orion beer. Oh well. Food was still good. Gave my prawns to the friends and man. The salted egg dip wasn't great. More butter than salted egg. It ended tasting oily. The other items were still delicious. Loved the juicy littleneck clams from New Zealand.

The restaurant offers beef on the menu. But we're not here for the beef. And it's wagyu and striploin. Eeeps. Sticking to seafood. Their last reservation timing for dinner is at 8pm. It was a bit of a mad rush for us to get down there from town in peak hour traffic. 20 minutes weren't quite enough. Next time we go, we'd allocate slightly more travel time. There was time for dessert- sorbet and all that. Then we adjourned elsewhere for whisky. :)

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