April 25, 2015
Rösti Farm @ Capitol Piazza ~ For The Potato Lovers
The potato lover in us had we both seeking out Rösti Farm, which specializes in what else but... rosti!
However, it was quite a "merry-go-round" walk within the newly-renovated Capitol Piazza. We passed by the prominent shopfront of Teuscher Chocolate (located beside Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant) 2 or 3 times, before realizing that Rösti Farm is actually sharing premises with the "#1 Best Chocolatier of the World" (as ranked by National Geographic) and Once Upon a Milkshake.
So if you are looking for a 3-in-1 dining experience of rosti + chocolate + milkshake, this would be the place to visit. We were not so ambitious to conquer it all. We were only here for the potato. Jiak kan tang :p
Just as well because food portions were hearty, even more so when we opted for "double rosti" for our order of Angus Beef & Maple Bacon Bombs ($18 w/single rosti, $21 w/double rosti) and The Happy Weekender ($20 w/single rosti, $23 w/double rosti) with cheddar cheese, German bratwurst, bacon, grilled pineapple and egg.
As if that wasn't enough, we even chose the add-on sides of Curly Fries ($3) and Tater Tots ($3)!
Fancy toppings aside, how did the quintessential rosti fare? Said to be made from fresh and imported potatoes, the patty of pan-fried grated carb was tasty on its own, but could do with more golden brown crispiness on its outer layer.
The rosti soon proved to be a tad heavy with the layer of cheese over it, and the entire combination, being on the greasy side, rested uncomfortably on the tummy after awhile. Not that it tasted bad, but too much of an overkill.
What I liked was the sausage which was firm and delightful to bite. If only there is a serving of salad by the side for some refreshing respite too.
We made a subsequent visit (while on a 40 minutes wait for our queue number at Dazzling Café to be called), and the single rosti with Cervelat Swiss Beef & Pork Sausage ($11 w/single rosti, $14 w/double rosti) which we shared was much more manageable.
Rösti Farm might appeal greater to the younger crowd who still possess higher metabolism rate to burn off the calories damage. I shuddered to think about the sodium and fats present on each plate, but is willing to indulge when craving for rosti strikes again :)
Address: Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road #02-31, Singapore 178905
Contact: +65 9823 3779
Opening Hours: Daily 12pm-8pm