Media Tasting at Meat Market
An artisan inspired meat and seafood restaurant away from the busy town, nestled along the neighbourhood at Hougang 1. Once you enter through the doors you’ll find yourself surrounded by the wood fire smell with your eyes drawn to the custom-made griller. With its unique monthly wood-fired grill flavour including lychee wood, apple wood, there’s something to please everyone’s taste buds. You get a little surprise every month with the different taste profiles for the same kind of meat.
Besides the Signature grilled meat and seafood, I was also drawn to Thai Beef Aglio. The pasta had a flavourful blend of smooth and firm textures. The savoury Thai-style beef just goes so well with pasta, grilled pineapple and roasted garlic.
Thai Beef Aglio at S$12.90++.
Fried dory is slathered in homemade salted egg sauce and served with a side of fries. The dory was crispy on the outside, moist on the inside and the homemade salted egg sauce was an unlikely good combination too! The salted egg sauce and aromatic curry leaves had a savoury sweetness that made me crave for more.
Salted egg fried fish focaccia at S$12.90++.
As the name suggests, Meat Market, we can’t leave without having meat! Featuring the Carnivore set that comes with chicken, pork collar, sausages, tenderloin, 2 sides and 1 sauce. My favourite meat goes to the flavourful and moist skin-on chicken. I would have enjoyed the tenderloin more if it was done medium-rare. There are a total of 9 sides and 7 sauces to choose from! We have chosen cheesy tater tots and purple cabbage for our set. The tater tots had soft and sticky potato mash on the inside and lightly crisp on the outside. We have chosen the herb vinaigrette, the herbs and flavouring went well with the assorted meat. Also, expect the classic BBQ sauce, salted egg sauce (local fav!) and mocha sauce if you’re adventurous!
Carnivore at S$29.90++ (2 to share).
The Fisherman’s Pride comes with a variety of grilled seafood including prawns, salmon, scallop, soft shell crab, squid, 4 sides and 2 sauces. My favourite would be the squid! Tender, springy, chewy and not to the extent of rubbery. The grilled salmon was a little overdone and dry to my taste. Similarly to the grilled prawns and scallops.
Fisherman’s Pride at S$45.90++ (4 to share).
Who could have thought there’s homemade Tau Suan hidden within the French Toast? It was a fairly good dessert to end a feast. The toast is browned and crusty on the outside and creamy on the inside. It was not dry and it is not soggy.
French Toast at S$8.90++.
Meat Market is good for those who prefer a fuss-free dining in the Hougang area. There are many types of meats, seafood, 9 different sizes and 7 sauces going around. It was a pretty good option for those who are on a low carb diet. You can build your personal plate with the various meat and sides.
*Service charge(10%) and GST(7%) applicable.
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