Serenity Spanish Bar & Restaurant

CRISPY SUCKLING PIGGGGG *oink*. so totally irresistible!! i don’t know why its presentation looks so unflattering-ly simplistic, but i’m telling you that its appearance does not do justice to this pig at all. think pig’s skin slow roasted for hours till a nice crackling crisp. in fact, this spanish style of roasting makes the skin so crisp, that it can be cut through with a plate! break a piece of skin off, pop it in your mouth and bite. it crumbles instantaneously, releasing a cacophony of aromas. then use your fork to prick the meat. it falls off the bone so easily, and when you put it in your mouth, it is so tender that you can’t imagine (well at least i can’t) how they managed to retain all the pork juices while creating such a crusty exterior! it’s a perfect marriage of crisp and supple textures, and it’s oh-so-sinful, but you wouldn’t care less! it comes with lovely tomato jam and brown sauce on the side, which complement the meat wonderfully ^^ this monster though, is really expensive! 1/2 a suckling pig costs $168++ and feeds around 3-4 people.

we also ordered one of our favourite spanish dishes – black squid ink paella ($53 for 2 pax) to share. there was a generous amount of prawns, squid and mussels in it! :) and they were huge! especially the prawns. the rice was also fluffy and moist! such a delicious dish :D totally worth staining our teeth for this :P hahaha. although the good thing was that it actually wasn’t very severe! (:

we also ordered some tapas to complement our two main dishes. the Pulpitos ($18.80) was a rather scary dish :p with whole baby octopus fried with garlic and olive oil. it’s really quite scary seeing this and putting it in your mouth!! but the sauce was sublime ^^ i just happily slurped it up hehe. i must say that Serenity’s food is quite pricey though!! :O but at least the portions justified the price. this size of tapas is larger than the general sizes you find in typical spanish restaurants. but $19 for tapas when i can get a full meal with that same amount of money? you can be sure that this is a once-in-a-long-while indulgence.

we also had the sauteed brussels sprout with serrano ham ($18.80). this was a simple dish, and the ham added a lovely savoury flavour to it.

we all bought drinks to complement our food! :D i absolutely loved my Sangria Pantera Rosa ($16) which was made of red wine, raspberry schnapps, mixed berries, mint and tonic. i was worried that it’ll be too sweet because of the berries, but it turned out to be such a lovely combination with the mint that helped to balance out all the flavours.

and we just had to order some Spanish desserts to complete our meal! ;) the churros ($10.80) were pretty disappointing in my opinion though! as in the churros themselves were alright, but the hot chocolate was pretty watery! :(

i enjoyed the pastel de chocolate ($12.80) much more! it was a cashew nut brownie served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! (: a pretty interesting brownie – i liked the crunch which the nuts contributed to it, and it was moist for the most part, except my last mouthful of it which was a bit of a downer. other than that, i always the classic combination of brownie+vanilla ice cream ;)

Serenity Spanish Bar & Restaurant
Vivocity #01-98/99
Tel.: +65 6376 8185
Sun-Thu 11am-11pm
Fri-Sat 11am-12am

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