Ironically one of the most satisfying meals I had in the Christmas week was at Morsi and Sorsi, which is a new one-month old eatery located next to the Rotesserie at Telok Ayer Street. It looks pretty much like a deli with counter seats around a bar, with not much in terms of ambience save for some outdoor al fresco seats. The menu for instance came on a plastic sheet. But hey, don't be deceived by its looks for the food was really good and authentic.
It was a long time since I had the opportunity to catch up with T who works just across the street at capital square and so he did the ordering- beef cheeks and crabmeat vodka spaghetti to share.
The crabmeat spaghetti was excellent - big chunks of spaghetti in a tomato vodka base with spaghetti, although the spaghetti was a tad overlooked and nothing like the delicious version at Cugini. the flavours though were authentic, accentuated by hints of Italian parsley and other herbs. Very fresh tasting (7/10).
I was very impressed with the braised Wagyu beef cheeks which was just sublime- a huge chunk of meat that was fork-flakingly tender and which was accompanied by creamy mash that incorporated much butter, garnished with carrots. The beef cheeks had an intense beefy flavour that one doesn't often find in beef cheeks nowadays (most places only provide you with the tenderness but the deep beefy flavours are somewhat lacking.) (8.25/10) Hearty primal food.
The best thing about this place was the price: the huge slab of wagyu beef cheeks was only $20, a steal at these days of inflated pricing all around.