Last Updated: May 6, 2018
If you’re in Singapore Botanic Gardens for a nice easy jog or a leisurely stroll, you might be craving something cold and refreshing like ice kachang or bingsu.
Opened in November 2017, Fusion Spoon is a family-friendly restaurant in our very own tropical garden, which offer a wide array of sweet and savoury dishes from steaks, nasi lemak to bingsu!
The restaurant’s interior is comparable to a small food court. The overall ambience was really cosy, with chill indie music playing in the background and the interior mostly illuminated by gentle daylight.
Talk about family-friendly! This place even has an indoor and outdoor playground. This would be perfect for birthday parties, or maybe to just get your kids occupied and away from you as you enjoy your meal.
We decided to perk ourselves up with some refreshments before the meal. The ABC Juice ($5) was a mixture of apples, beetroot and carrots.
The taste of beetroot was rather pronounced, and overpowered the other ingredients. I recommend you try this drink after a hot day out in the park, because it was really refreshing for me.
We started with some Mini Beef Burgers ($10.50). Served with fries, these sliders were a delight to pop into the mouth.
The beef patty was dense with the just the right amount of juice. The burgers weren’t too greasy, and I like that the beef patty was pleasantly mellow too.
For something more filling, we got the Braised Lamb Shank ($20.10). The sauce poured over the dish was actually a tomato puree mixed with peppers.
The meat came right off the bone, and I liked how it had a slightly smoky and gamey taste. The sauce was sweet with just a tinge of pepper, and it complemented the lamb shank wonderfully.
Made with prawns, cuttlefish and fish slices, the Spaghetti Seafood Mariana ($8) added in a portion of carbs. The portions were pretty generous and I quite enjoyed the kick of spice from the sauce.
The sauce tasted sweet and faintly of tomatoes, pairing well with the seafood ingredients.
Swimming in right after was an elegantly plated dish of Honey Mustard Atlantic Salmon ($13.70). This was served as a pan-grilled salmon fillet drizzled with a thin layer of honey mustard, alongside some greens and mashed potatoes.
The salmon fillet was cooked through and the meat was juicy and tender. I liked how the honey mustard sweetened and accentuated the taste of the salmon. My colleague, however, found the sauce a little too rich.
There’s always room for dessert! For just $8.30, you can get this mountain of Mango Bingsu. This portion was actually enough to be shared by three people.
The ice cream already had sweet mango puree poured over but we can’t simply let a good cup of milk cream go to waste. I liked that the cream wasn’t too rich and gave a fullness to each bite. The mango cubes were chunky and soft, and tasted delightfully sweet.
If you’re not quite into fruits, you can try out the Oreo Bingsu ($7.30) or Injeolmi Bingsu ($7.30) too!
Fusion Spoon is definitely the perfect place to hide in after walking around Singapore Botanic Gardens. The ambience also makes for a pretty conducive environment for students, so if you’re ever looking for a study spot, come down to Fusion Spoon.
Expected Damage: $10 – $25 per pax