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Tis’ the season to be jolly! Not only is this festive season the time for shopping, partying and bonding with your loved ones, it is also the time for feasting! The diet can wait until 2017 when we make our new year’s resolutions aye.
For this festive season, Starker Bistro has came up with several Christmas specials such as their Santa’s Platter! Each platter comes with a heap of shoe-string truffle fries, crispy calamari, roasted whole chicken, and 3 grilled sausages ($88.80++ ala carte, $180++ with 5L Starker beer of choice).
The above platter serves 3-4 people or 5-6 small eaters, but if you’re just coming with your date, then opt for their Rudolph’s Platter instead – same goodness but smaller prices and portions. The Rudolph Platter ($78++) comes with a roasted half chicken, 2 grilled sausages, sauerkraut and 2 litres Starker beer of your choice.
Wipe up your drool as you take in this glorious plate of food. The roasted chicken seasoned with herbs was juicy, succulent and even the chicken breast meat remained tender and flavorful! Top it all off with a healthy dosage of their brown gravy which was slightly viscous and not overly salty.
My favorite of the lot would have to be the calamari. Dayumm, calamari never tasted so good. With a light and crispy breadcrumbed coating, the calamari pieces were fried to golden brown perfection and even better when dipped in the accompanying homemade tartar sauce.
Cut through the greasiness with the side salad and sauerkraut (pickled, finely chopped cabbage) before continuing your feast with sausages in 3 flavors grilled to perfection – Spicy Pork, Chicken Cocktail and Cheesy Chicken. Then, eat your way to carb heaven with their crispy shoestring truffle fries topped with parmesan shavings.
Wash all your food down with your choice of Starker beer that comes with each platter. At Starker Bistro, they have a range of beer varieties to complement your meal and suit your palate. From left to right – Charcoal, Dunkel, Lager, Aromatic and last but not least, Lychee.
The Charcoal is one of my favorites. It is brewed from crystal, roasted malt and is a full-bodied dark beer with medium bitterness that leaves a distinctive aftertaste with a hint of coffee. For something lighter and to complement seafood, go for the Lychee, a medium bodied beer brewed with a unique mix of choice wheat malts and 100% lychee extract. Light and refreshing, it leaves a sweet, lychee aftertaste on your tongue.
Starker Fresh Beer is an unpasteurised, unfiltered fresh beer that contains brewer’s yeast to preserve its freshness and natural taste. Expect absolute freshness, with a strict 7-day shelf life policy. All beers are served straight from the barrel and served icy cold.
Can’t decide which flavor to choose or just a sucker for variety?? Then try their Beer Flight ($20++) which includes a tasting portion of their 5 unique beer flavors.
Besides the Christmas Platters, diners can also order various mains such as crowd-favorites Fish and Chips ($16.80++), BBQ Baby Back Ribs ($20.80++) to Starker’s Signature Traditional Pork Knuckle($38.80++) which is only available after 5pm.
The BBQ Baby Back Ribs had a sweet, caramelly BBQ glaze over the whole rack of meat and was accompanied with crispy, freshly fried shoestring fries, a side salad and more BBQ sauce. A hearty portion it was, though the meat could have been more tender.
While waiting for your food to arrive, why not snack on some of their bar snacks? This Fiery Wings ($13.80++) is perfect for spicy lovers. Being chilli lovers, this dish was one of our ultimate favorites of the meal! Think a sticky, slightly sweet sauce enveloping meaty wings which are coated and fried to a crisp; it was so addictive, we couldn’t stop at one!
Pasta lovers can relish in their pasta options on the menu. The Chef’s Recommended King Prawn Pasta ($19.80++) comes with a large grilled king prawn on top of a bed of your choice of pasta (Spaghetti, penne, linguine) cooked with sauteed onions and cherry tomatoes in a crustacean tomato sauce which has a very potent flavor of the prawn stock used.
Individually portioned pizzas means more stomach space to try more food yasss! All the pizzas in the menu here are in 8” sizes and this Pepperoni ($11.80++) features Starker’s homemade thin crust topped with pork pepperoni, bell peppers and an assortment of cheese. Make sure to enjoy it freshly out of the oven with all the goodness of hot, bubbling and melty cheese atop a crisp crust, ahh.
Located at HillV2, a relatively new mall at the Hillview area, Starker Bistro oozes chill vibes for you to enjoy a relaxing, quiet night with your loved ones, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Celebrate Christmas and New Year with Starker with Live Music performances, events and activities such as Magician & balloon twisting and Caricature drawing at their various outlet locations. Check out more information on their site!
Stärker Bistro, HillV2
4 Hill View Rise #01-02, S667979
T: +65 6337 8550
Stärker Bistro, Zhongshan Park
1 Jalan Rajah #01-02, S329133
T: +65 6734 1810
Stärker Bistro, Katong Square
88 East Coast Road #01-15/16, S423371
T: +65 6344 0025
Stärker Signature, Holland Village
25 Lorong Mambong, S277684
T: +65 6465 8368
Stärker Music, Zhongshan Park
1 Jalan Rajah #01-03, S329133
T: +65 6734 1810
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