Glasshouse: asianised western food that’s actually really good
Glasshouse doesn’t pretend to be more authentic than it is. They are one of those ‘western-style’ restaurants that serve somewhat asianised versions of “western” food. That being said, they do it very, very well. We were pleasantly surprised by the variety and the quality of our whole meal.
To start off, the first dish to be served was the signature caesar salad with soft shell crab. The caesar sauce is mild and not blanched on the lettuce. The lettuce crispy and the soft shell crab was immensely satisfying. We aren’t exactly sure if they are the best match together, but each was good on its own, and we finished the salad plate clean.
Next came “Up to you”, a DIY sushi set that was definitely a fun contender to our meal. Salmon with ikura? Soft shell crab with spring onions? All rolled up in rice and nori ourselves. Of course, we packed ours with as much as we could and much of the rice spilled down the sides.
The Iberico pork rice was served over an interesting ‘puffy’ rice with a pour-over roast duck soup. The meat was tender, and the flavours meshed well. But it was the Singapore noodles served after that was the highlight of our meal. Reminiscent to Singaporean fried mee hoon but with an extra flair of serrano ham and red lobster, this dish was definitely something to come back for.
One thing to really recommend are the drinks. They have a huge variety of different sweet drinks (we’re talking like, at least the first few pages of the menu are all drinks). We tried the pina colada and their signature iced teas and both were spectacular.