WALA WALA @ Holland Village
Everytime i go to Holland Village, i enjoy strolling down the slope and enjoying the view of angmohs drinking at the restaurants and bars on both sides. But seldom do i have a chance to actually do the same. This time, i went with an intention to chill at one of the pubs/bars whichever you call it.
Wala Wala has been around for a long time, ever since i was in JC? Or even earlier than that. Honestly, when i was in AC, i never visited Holland V, clearly not attuned to the culture. And i only started to have a taste when i started going to uni. A late-bloomer-in-the-hipster-scene. The number of cafes and hang out places here has also increased over the years, you can find cuisine of various ethnicities and bars catered for different types of customers. Ok, enough of story telling. Shall move on to the main points that brought all of you to this blog :)
It was happy hour (till 9pm) and applies to most beers, wines and some liquors. Those in red (below picture) are the discounted prices. Prices here are nett (no service charge and g.s.t) hence we decided to get a bottle of red wine (Apaltag Merlot, $54) with no happy hour discount. The Chile wine is surprisingly very pleasant. It has a strong grape taste and is tart and crisp, making us feel elegant drinking them.
We checked in with the staffs to find out what's good to go with their red wine and they gave pretty decent recommendations.
The curly potato wedges was a fusion of curly fries and potato wedges. It was thicker like the chunky fries cut with a twist. Served piping hot, it is a must to order for the carb lovers. Portion is quite huge so you might want to share and order more food!
|Curly potato wedges ($7)|
|Grilled squid with olive oil, parsley and teriyaki sauce ($12)|
I am easily intrigued by unique food names that appear on the menus. At Wala Wala, alcohol inspired food items are quite prevalent. We had the Kronenbourg Blanc battered soft shell crab served with Thai chilli sauce and chilli padi came freshly deep fried. It was a mouthwatering snack to go with drinks. However, the downside would be the lack of the beer which was supposed to be an ingredient used for the batter as well as the dripping oil pieces of soft shell crab. If they had soaked up some oil, i believe this will surely be my favourite for the night. It goes perfectly well with the Thai chilli sauce though.
|Kronenbourg Blanc infused soft shell crab ($12)|
|Caeser Salad ($10)|
|Deep fried Chicken Wings ($13)|