One of my favourite lunch spots around the City Hall and Promenade area is the Pacific Marketplace at the Pan Pacific Singapore. If you are ever searching for a spot that is comfortable, quiet and still serves delicious food, the Pacific Marketplace could be that dream destination. The menu here has just recently been refreshed to include new items that are inspired by cuisines from Hawaii, Europe and the Middle East (alongside the delicious Asian Delights that they already have).
One of the newly-added dishes here is the House Cured Ocean Trout (S$16++) which is perfect for sharing. It is served with black rice chips, apple confit as well as a side of sour cream.
Inspired from cuisines from the Middle Easy, the newly-added Hummus and Baba Ganoush (S$12++) is basically warm pita bread served with a duo of chickpea and eggplant spread.
One of my favourites has got to be the French Black Mussels (S$16++) which is designed for sharing but hey, you can seriously have it all on your own as a main (I did!). The mussels are cooked in a heart white wine broth with shallots. A side of baguette is also served for you to soak up all that delicious flavours underneath it.
Building on the current Asian Delights section in the menu is the Sayur Lodeh (S$12++) which is basically the type of vegetables I would eat - it is cooked in a delicious spiced coconut curry broth and topped with bean curd puffs (taupok!), rice crackers and a boiled egg. A rice dumpling (known as ketupat) is also served on the side for all you carbohydrate-lovers.
The Klang Kak Kut Teh (S$22++) here at the Pacific Marketplace is a favourite amongst frequent diners - instead of the usual peppery broth that most Singaporeans are used to, the version here is cooked with garlic and Chinese herb. The simmered baby back ribs fall off the bone easily and the soup is served with crispy bean curd skin, mushrooms, dough fitters and steamed jasmine rice.
If I had to pick a winning dish, it would definitely have to be the Pacific Lobster Laksa (S$25++). The higher price tag may put some people off but that broth itself was absolutely delicious - you will also find chunky pieces of lobster inside it!
The Pacific Marketplace at the Pan Pacific Singapore offers a decent selection of meals that span across different cuisines (there are also soup and salads here). If you are ever looking for a comfortable spot to get some work done or simply have a lunch appointment, you will not be disappointed with the selection and ambience here!