Posted May 10, 2015on:
Esquina was one of the “new wave” tapas bars that suddenly hit Singapore about 2 years back.
I visited it once, and the food was pretty good and interesting enough to draw me back several more times, which the photos in this post are a consolidation of what I ate over those few visits.
They change the dishes on their menu pretty regularly so most of what I’ve shown here is probably no longer available at Esquina, except for some stalwarts like the Spanish Breakfast.
My two favourite dishes would be this heritage tomato salad, which doesn’t seem to be on the current menu anymore, and the steak, shown below.
Scallop ceviche, radish salsa, soya & yuzu ponzu.
Spanish Breakfast – slow-cooked egg, bravas sauce, potato & crispy Iberico.
Iberico Bellota. Mmmmmmmm…
Iberico pork & foie gras burgers.
Roast lamb rump, black olive polenta, baby romaine, anchovy chimichurri.
Salt and pepper squid, black ink aioli
Roast pork belly, crispy skin, chorizo octopus bolognaise.
Braised ox cheek in tongue, peppercorn sauce & cumin carrots.
Grilled lamb chops, lemon parsley mash, black olive crust.
Their steak, which seems to change (different cuts/sauces) each time I visit. This was grilled ribeye, spice aubergine puree, lentil pearl barley dhal.
Even chef Andrew Walsh can’t resist taking a photo of his own creations, probably to post on Instagram.
Seville orange & rosemary ice-cream, burnt meringue, citrus curd, marmalade toast.
Marinated beetroot salad, honeycomb burrata, pine nut crumble.
Watermelon salad, gazpacho, basil sorbet.
They have recently added more set and tasting menus as well, which is good because previously the only way to try a bunch of different dishes was to go with a big group.