Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Bisous Winebar - Cajun?

Blackened Chicken Po'Boy

Even though this place isn't really a Cajun restaurant, I had heard that this bar (25 Church St #01-01, Capital Sq 3, 6226-5505) had a chef from New Orleans, and that some of the bar food items included some Cajun dishes (in addition to basic pub food like fish & chips and Indian chicken tikka). So, we made our lunch trek down here today. We were a bit disappointed at first to find out that the chef had gone back to New Orleans. And although he left behind a legacy of a few Cajun items on the menu like andouille sausage, gumbo, and po'boys, it was still missing a number of key items, including catfish, crayfish, jambalaya, and etouffee. To make things worse, they brought out Maggi (sweet) chili sauce instead of Tabasco (!).

GumboFortunately though, the gumbo had a good combination of spices that it pulled through in the end, despite being a bit thinner than I was expecting. Indeed, I ended up liking it so much today that I ordered another one. I also got the blackened chicken po'boy, which was OK considering that it was just chicken, and the bread was decently light. I didn't care for it being dressed with lettuce, tomato, and mayo though.

Still, I wish they had some catfish or jambalaya. It's too bad that there isn't much Cajun in Singapore. Any subsequent visit to Bisous will probably just be for a big bowl of the gumbo.

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