Monday, September 19, 2005
Oosters (25 Church Street, #01-04 Capital Square Three, 6438-3210) is a Belgian brasserie, featuring the requisite mussels and variety of beers. Although I like beer and steamed shellfish, I don't get cravings for this place as I wholeheartedly prefer clams over mussels. The celery, carrots, onion and garlic used in the Moules Mariniere mussel broth were a bit boring for me too - I'd prefer much more butter in it. I also find most Belgian beers to be too hoppy, Stella and Hoegaarden aside.
Still, the food here isn't bad. I was really impressed by the crunchy shell yet tasty mushy insides of the bitterballen ("small breadcrumbed beef-balls with chopped onions and mixed herbs"). Other dishes like the sausages, meatballs, and croquette held up on their own. And there are always the novelties of having dedicated glass shapes for each brand of beer, as well as of using a mussel shell as a utensil for plucking out another mussel.
Well, next time I'm back here, the bitterballen are definitely going to be ordered. But I don't really expect to be coming here too often.
Digested at 10:38 PM
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