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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Dinner at Sacha & Sons Delicatessen @ Mandarin Gallery

333 Orchard Road, #03-02 Mandarin Gallery, Singapore 238897
Tel: 6735 6961

When I started seeing many of my friends posting about Sacha & Sons on social media platforms, I knew I had to visit this place soon.

Sister company of Wild Honey (reviews here and here), this New York Delicatessen sits at the very unit of where Wild Honey's flagship store in Singapore was located in Mandarin Gallery. Now they are side by side.

Sacha & Sons brings to Singapore its authentic recipes, tastes and textures, so eat your hearts out! They are well known for their corned beef, roast beef, smoked pastrami, soups, salads etc, and these items more or less fill up the rather limited menu.

The restaurant's contemporary settings give the place an intimate, cosy feel, with a subtle touch of sophistication to it.  *Karen and I snagged a table, and then headed to the counter to place our orders.

She started with a Caramel Latte (SGD$7.00), and says it was a rather good cup of caffeine boost but could have been a lot less sweet.

I went with the Hot Chocolate (SGD$7.00) with was served in a rather elaborate manner. While the chocolate flavor was distinctive, I was a little disappointed that the beverage was too milky; in fact the taste of the milk somewhat obliterated the chocolatey flavor and it was akin to drinking chocolate milk.

*Katherine had the Half and Half (SGD$16.00) for her dinner. It meant half-portioned soup OR salad  with half-portioned sandwich, which was a good arrangement for people who would love to try more stuff. She chose the Roast Potato and Capers salad as well as the Pastrami Sandwich. The verdict on the roast potatoes was that they were delicious and well-flavored. The pastrami was succulent and riveting in the flavorful herbs and spices it was infused with.

I tried the Latkes (SGD$16.00) with smoked salmon and creme fraiche. Latkes are actually potato and onion pancakes, and I was curious since I don't remember trying a savoury pancake before.  It tasted like rosti with smoked salmon actually, all crispy and tasteful.  I was rather pleased with my choice.

There was also a side order of Chopped Liver (SGD$10.00) to satiate my curiosity as well. To my surprise it came with a slice of hard-boiled egg and caramelized onions as well. The chopped liver was tasted like pate, except it was not as fine in texture. The strong characteristic flavor of liver (a little bloody tasting?) was very pleasing to the tongue at first, but got a little heavy halfway through the meal.

A glass of Red Wine (SGD$12.00) each to cleanse the palate, and for our chillout to continue, since it was Friday evening. Overall, it was a rather delightful experience, coming to Sacha & Sons.

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