Now, it was an interesting experience eating Caribbean food; I didn't know about this place (Lime House, at Jiak Chuan Road) but the name sounded familiar and from a glance at Instagram I remembered that my friend Debbie just posted a photo of this place - so I figured that the food must be pretty good since she's in the food industry. We were actually on our way to Burnt Ends but they hadn't any space for us at the counter so we had no choice but to go somewhere else. But I'm glad we stumbled upon this place for the food was just excellent.
The chef apparently comes from Trinadad and Tobago which is probably as Caribbean as you'll get; and there were plenty of interesting things that I've never seen before in Singapore: a "Jerk Chicken" and a "Curry Goat" and all sorts of interesting beans, stews, etc. Pretty exciting.
Our party decided to order three dishes - two starters and a main. We ordered a "crab and Callaloo" which was a crab-stuffed dumpling in a sauce of okra, onions, peppers, green onions, and fresh coconut milk - this was quite delicious, a little reminiscent of Indian food perhaps, and full of fresh flavours. Excellent food: 8.25/10
I was also impressed by the ribs which were BBQed for 4 hours with the Trinadad special sauce; they were meltingly tender and had a strong piquancy about them, slightly sourish, caramelised, and overall very well-balanced. Another winner: 8.25/10
I probably enjoyed the Curry Goat the most - this was goat (tasting somewhat like mutton) in a "curry" replete with basmati rice, almost Indian, but with a kind of sweetness and harmony from the spices. The goat was awesome - robust, powerful, delicious, musky. Love the taste: (8.5/10)
We ended off with a deconstructed pina colada which was yummy - pour the Mount Gay Rum in, give it a good stir, and voila - a delicious dessert. Lime sherbet, coconut base; pineapples. What's not to love? Yums. (8.25/10)
Overall wow I love this place and I'm certainly going to come back much more. There's so much good food around now in Singapore that's a far cry from 10 years ago. I wonder what the next trend will be next?