Dine in an authentic Caribbean restaurant with both fine-dining and traditional Caribbean food, not forgetting the extensive rum selections to choose from! 🍹 #limehouse #caribbeanfood #sggoodfood #sgfoodie #rum #shiokeats #finedine
Chris Morris named his restaurant after liming, the form of Caribbean recreation that involves robust quantities of alcohol, easy repartee, and lively music. His brainchild brings the cultural recognition and coolness of Trinidad and Tobago to Singapore. Lime House opened in Chinatown’s Keong Siak belt in 2013, and has since expanded with a second presence at East Coast.
The atmosphere buoys the room, and the cooking looks to the Caribbean, spectacular in its complexity, flavour, and boldness. Lime House’s cocktail menu is full of colourful, fun drinks but its tight focus on the finest expressions of rum, from basic whites to molasses-coloured añejos, is the star. Together, every night is a celebration at Lime House.
We started off with the house special – Lime House Punch ($18), which was sweet, tangy with a hint of Caribbean spice.
The Vegetable Stamp & Go ($10) reminded us of Indian pakoras (vegetable fritters) – crispy on the outside with a soft spiced savoury dough inside. Very addictive!
For mains, we had the Oxtail with Spinners ($32) which is a stew starring slow-cooked oxtail ragu with housemade spinners, butter bean, and natural herbs. The traditional Caribbean pasta is called spinners because it is dough spun into boiling water. The oxtail was fork tender but we found the dish a bit one-dimensional and a little heavy in terms of flavour.
For desserts, we tried the chef’s grandma-style Flaming Sweet Potato Pudding ($18). As their description says, this pudding comes “with a pina colada caramel sauce as my grandma used to say hell a top, hell a bottom and hallelujah in the middle”. The pudding was a bit heavy, and unfortunately, we could not taste the Pina Colada.
Lime House Caribbean Restaurant & Bar
2 Jiak Chuan Rd, Singapore 089260
47-49 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428768
Tue to Thu: 5 PM – 12 Midnight
Fri & Sat: 12 Noon – 12 Midnight
Sun: 12 PM – 11 PM
Closed on Monday
Mon to Thu: 5 PM – 11 PM
Fri & Sat: 11 AM – 12 Midnight
Sun: 11 AM – 11 PM
Credits: Cassandra Lee
By Shiok Eats!