Saturday, May 19, 2012

Literally 49 seats!

The day began when Cute Cute wanted to have Italian and Cuchi wanted Asian food for dinner. Hard to find a combination of both cuisines but of course the lions always have something up their sleeves. Cuchi recalled reading about a new eatery named 49 seats, which literally has 49 seats only and located at 49 Kreta Ayer Road. They serve pasta with an Asian twist. So along with Ms Saab, the lions went to have a look.

Old fashion grills that add to the charm
Located near the corner of Kreta Ayer Road and Keong Saik Street, 49 Seats can be easily written off as another eatery as there are many eateries around, but upon looking deeper, 49 Seats does emit a rustic charm. Something that Cuchi loved. In addition, when Cute Cute looked at the menu, he found that 49 Seats food are lenient on his fur pockets.

Being hungry lions, the order was made quickly. Tom Yam seafood laksa, smoked duck carbonara, chicken chop and deep fried escargots (The lions' first)
Smoked Duck Carbonara: The pasta is creamy and slightly to the bland side which compliments very well with the smoked duck. A nice combination of savoury, creaminess and most importantly, it is not too heavy like other carbonara.
Tom Yam Seafood Pasta: A gem of 49 Seats. Not your usual laksa or Tom Yam. Seafood portion is plentiful. The taste of the pasta is simply unique. Savoury, spicy and tangy are the characteristics of this dish. A must try.
Chicken Chop: Although looks normal, Ms Saab was impressed by its juiciness. Most of the flavors are still locked in the chicken. Also recommended by 49 Seats servers.
Deep fried Escargot (with martini): The escargot came as a surprise as the lions always had their escargot stewed. But there's always a first right? The escargot tasted different but nice. Crispy on the outside but soft on the inside. The flavoring on the outside does wonders to the bland soft meat of the escargot. 
The lions had a wonderful time there, the ambience was good and the food great. If you are in the Kreta Ayer area, do give this joint a try. You will enjoy it as much as the lions.

Here is our review for 49 Seats
Food quality: 8.5 pawprints out of 10 (additional points are given for their reasonable price)
Ambience: 7.5 pawprints out of 10

Specials that you should try: Smoked Duck Carbonara, Tom Yam Seafood Pasta, Escargot, Chicken Chop

For those who are interested in going there, here is the address:

49 Seats
49 Kreta Ayer Road
Singapore 089007
Tel: 6225 4332 


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