TGIF again and if you are looking out for the place to have a good dinner to end the work week, Firebake is just the place.
Located at East Coast Road, it is at the corner shophouse at the end of the street full of restaurants. More like a trattoria in Italy, Firebake is open air and non air conditioned. The entire establishment is also pretty compact with only less than 10 tables in service.
The menu is simple, offering small plate starters, pastas, pizzas, mains and desserts. The price ranges from SGD 20 to 60 for the mains.
The bread board at SGD 10 has fresh sour dough bread loaf with olive oil and Norwegian butter. I am never a big fan of sourdough bread but generally speaking it would be better if the bread was warmer as the bread was served lukewarm.
The seafood saffron risotto priced at SGD 28 was a pretty small serving. They were quite generous on the seafood serving and they were fresh and juicy. The risotto was slightly al dente and buttery but the saffron flavours were very faint.
The prawn capellini in aglio olio topped with sakura shrimps was very pocket friendly at SGD 21. The pasta was al dente and lightly seasoned with olive oil and garlic. The sakura shrimp added a layer of seafood flavour to the noodles. The 2 prawns were huge in size and pan seared to give off a nice smokey flavour.
The grilled sea bass at SGD 26 was decent sized with bsked kai lan vegetable and lemon caper sauce. The fish was well cooked but slightly dry.
We had roasted asparagus on the side which are crunchy and juicy.
The potatoes were a big disappointment with most of them too hard and a very strong taste of Asian spice.
The chocolate brick was pretty normal like a chocolate truffle cake but the butter ice cream had a strong weird meaty taste and we ended up not eating the ice cream.
Overall, the food was ok but on a pricey side since it is not an upclass restaurant. There are also some misses in terms of food.
Address: 237 E Coast Rd, 428930
Operating hours: 11.30 am to 10 pm. Closed on Monday