All right, all my low-carb dreams are coming true with Persea. They aren’t exclusively low-carb but they are carb-conscious, indicating how many pesky carbs there are in each dish.
Ok, just to set the record straight, I’m a carb-lover. Way too much of one, which is why it’s imperative for me to have a low-carb meal once in a long while.
Persea just opened this year at Ann Siang Road, in the midst of Covid-19 taking over our worlds, but when I visited a couple of weeks back, they were buzzing on a Friday evening. Well, while we can’t dine out for the next few weeks, I see on the website that they deliver and gladly note that the prices and the items are about the same as what they serve in-house.
So let’s get on with the dishes we tried, and what I will want to enjoy again! And this time, carb counts are indicated as per what I saw on the menu.
Starters were the Chicharonnes ($8, 0g) and the Cauli-Hummus ($10, 4g). Those keropok-like things are crispy puffed pork skins and they are a low-carb option as a vessel for your hummus. They served us carboholics some bread, but I don’t see it on the delivery menu for now.
We relished the Calamari with chorizo fat ($24, 7g) – tender, nicely-grilled and delicious when slathered with zhug, a sauce made of coriander, chilli, lemon juice and olive oil.
The Shish Taouk ($24, 6g) sees chunky spice-marinated and grilled chicken served with a (low-carb) cauliflower tabbouleh and a mint-yoghurt sauce.
My highlight was the Barramundi ($30, 2g), though. Mmmm, the saffron was just right to perfume the beurre blanc sauce which had the perfectly-done fish and plump flower clams swimming in it. This is the one I want to order in for dinner, for sure!
Hubby had the Lamb Rump ($28, 1.8g) which was a good portion of grass-finished lamb with a minty chermoula paste. See for yourself how lovely and pink they made it. This is another dish that would travel well, I say.
Didn’t quite have room or time for dessert – we were there for the 2nd seating and they don’t kid around with last orders or clearing the drinks as per the regulations. But I’m eyeing the Rosemary Basque Cheesecake ($16) for my delivery, so hoping that will be good too!
Well, no dining out for now, but if you’re looking to try Persea, check out their delivery menu online.
23 Ann Siang Road
Tel: +65 8138 3217
Tuesday to Saturday: 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Saturday: 11am to 2:30pm
Sunday: 11am to 3:30pm