Last Updated: April 16, 2020
We love sharing good food recommendations with you, but for now, keep these recommendations as bookmarks—visit them only when the COVID-19 situation ends. Stay safe!Rosti has always been one of my favourite foods. For those who don’t know what rosti is, it’s a Swiss dish that consists of fried shredded potatoes that are formed into a patty. Potato can be enjoyed in many different forms, be it mashed, baked or fried—they’re just simply delicious!
When I came across The 6ixs Rosti in a quaint coffee shop at Ghim Moh Link while I was out with my friends before the circuit breaker, I knew I just had to try it.
Just a few minutes’ walk from Buona Vista MRT Station, The 6ixs Rosti opened its doors to the public in September 2019. If you’re wondering about the visibility of this stall, I would say it’s pretty much in your face—the stall itself is pretty large and bears its large and prominent logo in the front and on the side of the joint.
I fell in love with rosti when I first had it in Marche, and I noticed that The 6ixs Rosti cooks their rosti differently. Typically fried on a grill, The 6ixs Rosti fries up the strips of potatoes in a mini pan instead to retain its fragrance and to make it crispier around the sides. The perfectly round shape is also a plus point!
With the ambrosial scent wafting through the air while the rosti was being cooked, I couldn’t contain my excitement to try the delicious Swiss potato fritter.
I ordered a Classic Chicken Chop Rosti (S$9) to see how it fares as compared to the other rosti I’ve tried before. Typically, I like to have my rosti with smoked salmon or a bratwurst sausage, but I decided to try the “Western stall” version of it with chicken chop.
Plated beautifully, the golden-brown rosti lay crisp below three slices of chicken covered generously with black pepper gravy. It was served alongside coleslaw and a dollop of sour cream.
Needless to say, the rosti was extremely crispy and well-seasoned. Absolutely crunchy to the bite, it paired well with the sour cream. I dare say that this might be the best rosti I’ve tried in Singapore, and it’s much more affordable than at other joints too!
It took around seven minutes to make the rosti, which was acceptable considering I usually wait longer at other places for a plate of rosti.
The slices of chicken were a little thin, but I enjoyed it regardless. What I loved most about the chicken was that it was crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
Drizzled with what The 6ixs Rosti calls “brown sauce”, I detected a hint of black pepper and some chicken stock in the topping.
Next up, I tried the Cheesy Beef Cube Rosti (S$13). Because I absolutely adore cheese in my food, I was really anticipating this dish. The rosti was served with melted mozzarella on it and was garnished with parsley flakes.
Seasoned beef cubes were strewn across the plate, and they didn’t look too dry.
The beef cubes were a little too peppery for my liking, but texture-wise they were tender. I’ve seen reviews stating that the portion is a little meagre, but I personally felt that it was appropriate for the price I was paying.
If you consider yourself to be someone with a heartier appetite, this might not leave you satisfied and I suggest you keep your options open.
Whoever thought up the idea to add cheese to rosti deserves a prize. The mozzarella paired extremely well with the potato fritter and I was blown away at how well the two components complemented each other.
I loved this combination so much that I gobbled it up in a matter of minutes, without feeling the guilt of the extra calories I have to burn off after.
I also ordered a portion of Truffle Fries (S$6.90) because I hardly see this side dish being served at coffee shops. Sprinkled with truffle shavings, I could tell that the fries were well-seasoned because of the strong truffle scent I was picking up before I even dug into the dish.
Upon tasting it, I was pleasantly surprised. Unlike other Western stalls you see at hawker centres, The 6ixs Rosti’s truffle fries were cafe-standard. Suddenly S$6.90 seems like a reasonable price to pay, compared to the astronomical prices at cafes.
If you’re looking for some delicious rosti for lunch or dinner, and you live around Ghim Moh Link, try on The 6ixs Rosti for size. They also sell different types of Western food like Fish & Chips (S$7.90) and Chicken Cutlet (S$7.90) if you’re looking for Western fare around your area.
Do note that The 6ixs Rosti is not halal-certified, but they do not use pork or lard. In these times of vulnerability, please do your part to #tapauplease if you’re interested in trying these tasty treats.
Expected Damage: S$6.90 – S$13 per item
Our Rating: 4 / 5
The 6ixs Rosti
25 Ghim Moh Link, Singapore, Singapore 270025
25 Ghim Moh Link, Singapore, Singapore 270025