It was so difficult to get a table for lunch at Andaz Singapore, the must-go destination for business lunch these days right across the road from my office. Finally my PA got a table for Alley on 25.
What’s Alley on 25?
Conceived as the culinary hub of Andaz Singapore, Alley on 25 is a multi-cuisine, all-day dining venue, which recreates the fluid and spontaneous experience of Singapore street dining (?) in the sky. Not exactly street dining, but definitely a great idea that you can order from four different dining concepts while being seated anywhere on the premise. Each restaurant comes with an individual shophouse-inspired décor, specializing in a particular style of preparation from Singapore style tze char, oven-baked food, to Modern-Asian barbecue fare.
My party was seated on high table in Icehaus so it was difficult to share our dishes.
Weekday Lunch Specials
You can build your own two-course or three-course lunch sets from a set menu that has a bit of everything.
Appetisers – Tiger Prawn Salsa
This was a great start to lunch. Sour and salt from the lime and fish sauce dressing, with sweetness from the fresh mango and umami from the blanched prawn, the tapas was more than enough for a starter.
Mains – Impossible Burger
The first time I had Impossible was in a mapo tofu recreation. Then I used it in my own spaghetti bolognese recipe for my Buddhist family members. And now I am having it as it was intended – in a burger.
Fantastic, but I was thirsty the whole evening 😉
Desserts – Berry Tiramisu and Soft Serve Ice-Cream
Mixed berries, hibiscus, mascarpone cream | Vanilla soft-served ice cream with berries
I skipped the desserts.
A La Carte
And for a la carte, you can order from Icehaus, Smoke & Pepper, Green Oven or Auntie’s Wok & Steam.
Kor Moo Yang
Thai style grilled pork neck, nam ji jaew chilli sauce
The Bangkok street favourite meet an upgrade in presentation and dining experience. Reasonably executed.
Tenderloin, toasted sourdough, pickles
Yummy, the tenderloin was cut to julienne and missed with capers, finely chopped onions in a tabasco-mayo sauce.
Radish, ponzu dressing, shiso
Nothing to shout about this classic Japanese appetiser that depended on a good scallop. You would not expect anything less in a 5-star hotel diner. The addition of mango and ikura gave it the sweet and salty accents needed.
Seasonal Grilled Vegetables
Asparagus, zucchini (skipped the carrot and corn)
One in the party needed more for the lunch set, but he is on Atkin’s.
I was very impressed at the execution (business lunch, the appetiser came in 15 minutes after ordering), the service and ambience. The only thing was getting to the restaurant. The markings from the lobby was not clear, and getting to the lobby from the subway was a challenge. Luckily I was dropped off right in front of the hotel car pouch to avoid all these hassle.
Alley on 25
5 Fraser St, Level 25, Singapore 189354
Date Visited : Mar 2021