This is my second visit to Portico. I visited the place about two months back with some of my good friends because of the good things that I have heard about their food (read more about it here). I am back again this time because I have confirmed the good things that I have heard about their food.
The prices of the food here are indeed on the high side, especially for lunch, hence this is not a place that I can afford to visit often.
We ordered the 8 Hours Slow-Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek ($29), served in red wine and port bourguignon sauce. We could not identify the round white balls, which we suspect are pear balls, but they added this sweet crunchy flavour to the otherwise thick and rich sauce.
We tried their Portico Club Chicken and Bacon Open-Faced Sandwich the other time and it was delicious, so we opted for the Pulled Pork Sandwich ($19), with sweet mustard dressing and pickled shallots. This I highly recommend!
It was a pity we ended our meal on a sad note with their Deconstructed Peanut Butter and Jam Sandwich ($16). I could not believe I paid $16 for this small glass of dessert which only tasted of peanut butter. Despite the fact that they listed items like banana sponge and berry jam, we could only taste peanut butter.
Last but not least, we also noticed that not only did they change their opening hours, they also increased the prices of some of their food items.
991B Alexandra Road, #01-10,
Tel: 6276 7337
Lunch: Monday to Saturday 1130-1500hrs
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 1730-2300hrs
*New opening hours since 1 January 2015.