- Matthew Schniper
Fare hits an appropriate level of creativity with gourmet foundation. My spring asparagus salad ($10), differing slightly from a menu description, sees goat cheese, zucchini threads, radish slices, roasted asparagus and walnuts over green leaf with grated Parmesan cheese and a zesty lemon-olive oil dressing. Adding a generous portion of smoked salmon costs only $3 more. A cup of angel hair rice noodles in a coconut milk-chicken Laksa soup ($4), made with the mild but floral curry paste, beautifully presents lesser-seen Peranakan cuisine (early Chinese meets Malay). Matching that with a matcha latte ($4/12-ounce) makes sense for deep green tea essence, teased with a tiny splash of vanilla syrup.