A Touch of Asian With Soi 69 At Breach Candy | All The Deets
Breach Candy may be known for a lot of things, stunning sea views and luxurious residential buildings, but it has never really been known for food. Soi 69, replacing restaurant and bar Doppio, hopes to change all that. Once you get over the excessively obvious name, you will take in the simple interiors and two seating area. I must point out that the cushioned arm chairs around the large marble top tables made for very comfortable seating and I began to mentally ease myself into being alright with consuming a very large dinner. After all, its festival time, so let’s just ignore the calorie intake, shall we?
We were invited for a tasting, so the courses were served to us by smiling waiters who were well versed with the dishes that they were serving. My companion and I started off with the Avocado and Tofu Salad. Silky textured tofu along with creamy chunks of avocado drenched in a lemon and olive oil dressing kicked off our night in a hearty and wholesome way. The lettuce leaves in the salad were fresh and crispy and this plate was quite easy to polish off. We then moved on to the Sea Bass Carpaccio. Though I really loved the burnt garlic and soy sauce it was drizzled with, I found the slivers of the fish too thick and would have preferred the carpaccio to be sliced in a thinner manner. Hence, it is not much of a surprise that I preferred the Tofu Carpaccio over the sea-bass. Again, the top-quality tofu is a good entrant for a vegetarian.
We were then served the California Maki Roll. My companion and I couldn’t stop popping the beautifully rolled pieces of sushi rice stuffed with avocado and salmon topped with mayonnaise (which could be avoided, because the roll was delicious by itself!). We also really liked the Crunchy Tuna Roll. This one was my favourite of the day. The sushi rice had pieces of sesame in it, adding a nice crunch to the dish. It also had deep fried pieces of tuna in it, giving this dish its name.
We then had the Chicken Cashew Nut Stir Fry which had the charm of an old school Chinese eatery such as Ling’s. Juicy chunks of chicken were tossed with red chillies and cashews in a soy and chilli glaze. This plate was wiped clean in no time at all! The Prawns Thai Chilli was a sweet and spicy preparation. Though the sticky sauce on the prawns was very palatable, I would have liked the prawns to be juicier so that the flavours of the seafood would be more prominent.
We ended our meal with the Lamb Massaman Curry with Jasmine Rice. The meat was tender and fell apart easily. The flavours of the curry were potent and strong with spices, toned down with the creaminess of coconut milk. It went well with the fragrant rice and it seemed an ideal way to end with this main course.
To our surprise, we weren’t served any dessert, so obviously, my companion was a tad bit disappointed, to say the least. So unfortunately, though you might be able to enjoy a wholesome dinner at Soi 69, the non-availability of dessert will have you walking out with a slight sense of dissatisfaction.