Sabio by the Sea Singapore
Where to find good Spanish food in Singapore? With the help of famous Singaporean food blogger, Camemberu, I was introduced to this Spanish restaurant by the name of Sabio by the Sea.
Little is known about this restaurant because this restaurant is newly open early this year. You can call it a hidden gem as it is located deep inside Sentosa Island at the beautiful Sentosa Cove. The restaurant is just a stone throw away from the W Hotel in Sentosa.
For first timer like me, going there is a bit tricky but I got it covered and scroll down below for directions. However, the Sentosa Cove is a beauty and I heard it is for the rich and famous with dozens of yachts and high end properties.
I was there for dinner with Rachel. I walked pass the restaurant without realizing it. Silly me but they should have a bigger signage in my opinion.
I loved the ambience of the restaurant especially the lightings. It wasn’t too bright or too dim. They have a simple interior design but it is lovely. It wasn’t long the waiter started to serve us and recommend us some of their signature dishes. A well trained waiter as he recommended us cocktails too to go with the food.
We started with El Pulpo, a grilled octopus leg, “viola” mashed potato and sauce paprika. The mashed potato is purple in colour and look at the size of that octopus leg. Sprinkled it with lemon juice and this plate of flavourful grilled octopus leg will be memorable.
Vierias en salsa de cava
The Spanish reads “vieras en salsa de cave” and the English reads sea scallops with sparkling white wine sauce. This comes with four gorgeous large size scallops that were beautifully cooked in sparkling white wine sauce. The beauty of dining in Singapore in general is you get the freshest and best ingredients from around the world, in this case are these beautiful scallops. Perfectly cooked, scallops are not raw and it compliments well with the white wine sauce.
Herbs marinated pork shoulder served with sauted potatoes. This looks burned but it was all fined. Like the usual pork dishes, it was oily but the inclusion of herbs (the green) it balances the flavour of both worlds.
Now this is rare, paella with mixed seafood in black ink squid. I find the taste of black ink squid was overwhelming but paella lovers might love this. You can ignore my input on this dish as I’m not a fan of paella.
Half grilled Maine lobster with Spanish rice and aioli sauce. Like many typical Asians, I have a soft spot for lobster. The beauty of having grilled lobster is you can taste the freshness, tenderness and sweetness of the lobster. Having strong flavours might spoil the taste as grilled lobsters are always the best!
Lastly, we ended the feast with churros. Churros or I called it the Spanish “you tiao” is one of my favourite Spanish desserts. Churros are usually sprinkled with sugar and dipped with chocolate dipping. The chocolate dipping might be thicker than the usual but the churros were not disappointing.
Facing the Sentosa Cove, Sabio by the Sea offers great atmosphere for dining with scenic view. Service staffs are well trained with great knowledge of the daily menu. The location of the restaurant might be too far so you need to plan your transportation well to go there. Food are good and prices are reasonable for locals. Remember to plan your holiday in Singapore at www.yoursingapore.com/live
How to go to Sabio By the Sea:
From Beach Station
Sentosa Bus 3 to Sentosa Cove Arrival Plaza from Beach Station
(Every 30 mins daily from 8am to 10.30pm)
ISLAND ENTRANCE FEES
Admission to Sentosa is at $2 during lunch (12 to 2PM) and dinner (after 5PM) on weekdays
Sabio By The Sea Contact and Address:
31 Ocean Way
T: 6690 7568 | E: SBTS@sabio.sg
(Next to W Hotel Singapore)
Monday to Thursday 12PM to 10PM
Friday & Saturday 12PM to 12AM
Sunday 10.30AM to 10PM