Sunday 21 June 2015

1933 @ Capitol Piazza by BreadTalk Group

Other than the highly raved Dazzling Cafe, "1933" is the yet another latest addition to open at the newly renovated, Capitol Piazza. This brand new concept is proudly opened by home-grown and F&B brand, The BreadTalk Group. It is also the only local F&B brand at the classy-looking Capitol Piazza. The two-storey outlet offers an eclectic menu serving a wide range of food and beverages.

The dishes served at 1933 marries Asian flavors with western influences to offer diners Southeast Asian Cuisine. There is also a selection of freshly-baked breads and tasty tarts, direct from 1933's oven, great for those who love a simple high tea after shopping nearby.

1933 Specialty Coffees $4-$7, the coffee at 1933 is traditional Nanyang based coffee beans presented in trendy espresso style.

For an added experience and taste of the 1930s Magnolia snack bar, 1933 boasts a range of milkshakes each served with a scoop of Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Available in 4 flavours: Chocolate, Strawberry, Coffee & Coconut. You can probably guess specifically which B&J's ice cream flavour is in each of them.

I had the Coconut Milkshake $12, it was rich in flavour and satisfying especially for a coconut lover like myself. I wiped it off completely even before all food arrived. The chocolate flavour was a let-down though.

For a start, Sawadee Greens $14.90 is an ideal starter to accompany any mains. I like how it awaken my taste bud with a blend of seafood and distinct Thai flavours. I'm never a fan of salad but this was interesting with a little spice and the peanuts were added for an extra crunch.

For soups selection, we had the 1933 Power Carrot $9.60. A hint of orange zest gives depth to this velvety soup with a dash of carrots, onions, cream, ginger and butter served in a french bread bowl. Soup were delightful but I like the french bread more, crispy and goes really well with the soup. 

One of my favorite dish for the night, here's Nanyang Curry Chicken in Bread Bowl $14.90. A variety of spices and ingredients is put together for a tastefully Southeast Asian Curry, the kampong chickens were tender and well simmered. The flavourful coconut-based curry was a cosy and warming indulgence. As usual, loving the crispy french bread bowl.

Another of 1933's signature item, here's 1933 Hainanese Kampong Chicken Rice $16.80. You can probably call it 'atas' chicken rice but I've to admit it's pretty good. The selected kampong chickens were tender and smooth, love how we were served the chicken thigh.

The last main we had is 1933's signature Grilled Pork Lion $28.90 where you can choose to have the Hainanese sweet-sour sauce, black pepper or a savory mushroom-based alternative.

Pork Loin, probably the classic a la mode western food menu. It is dripped in thyme, bay leaves, honey ad brine served on a rack and accompanied by sautéed potato in olive oil.

The pork loin was tender but on the other hand, it was slightly dry though. Nothing impressive in the overall dish though. For $28.90, I would probably go ahead with 2 curry chicken bread bowl instead.

My favorite part of the meal, it's dessert time! Here we have is the Gula Melaka Pandan Cake $8.90, the childhood favorite soft pandan chiffon is baked with bits of palm sugar for that extra Nyonya flavour and served with gula melaka syrup. Indeed a classic combination.

Overall 1933 gives a feel of colonial Singapore, serving quality western-asian fusion dishes. It's like a trip back to the 1930s where cultures converged while enjoying the finest renditions of 1930 cuisine.

15 Stamford Road
L1-83 Galleria, Capitol Piazza
Singapore 178906
Tel: 6384 3660
Opening Hours: 10am-10pm daily

*This was an invited media tasting.

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