OTTO'S DELI FRESH UPS THE TASTY FACTOR AT HOLLAND VILLAGE

by: Catalog

OTTO'S DELI FRESH UPS THE TASTY FACTOR AT HOLLAND VILLAGE

The opening of Raffles @ Holland V added a fresh new dimension to the quaint area of Holland Village, bringing with it a slew of new restaurants and cafes. Out of the lot, our favourite, hands down, is Otto's Deli Fresh.

Otto's Deli Fresh, in a nutshell, is a deli and all-day restaurant opened by Otto Weibel, the father figure of Singapore gastronomy. With over 40 years of experience in the F&B industry — most notably as the Director of Kitchens for 26 years at the Stamford and Fairmont in Singapore — you know you'll be getting quality grub that's tasty, satisfying and comforting. 

OTTO'S DELI FRESH UPS THE TASTY FACTOR AT HOLLAND VILLAGE

Before diving into the must-order dishes, take time in perusing the deli, which is chockfull if exquisite merchandise that's procured by way of Chef Otto's personal connections. Meat lovers will delight at the selection of Japanese Kobe beef, Brenton beef, Dorper lamb from Australia, as well as a wide variety of tempting sausages. What's more, there's also oysters, scallops, French and Swiss cheeses, olive oil and seasonal produce like truffles, mushrooms, artichokes, asparagus and more.

Now, onto the food!

OTTO'S DELI FRESH UPS THE TASTY FACTOR AT HOLLAND VILLAGE

Chef Otto has poured his heart and soul into the establishment and it shows. Something as simple as the Button Mushroom Soup with Toasted Brioche ($8.50), has never tasted this good. Earthy and creamy, with a slightly sweet toasted brioche slice perfect for dipping, this dish is best described as pure comfort in a bowl.  For a heartier starter that can either be enjoyed on your own or with someone you're willing to share with, the Grilled Fremantle Octopus Salad ($17) is perfect. Generous chunks of tender sous vide octopus, which is then char grilled, is scattered on top of a healthy bed of baby spinach, green apples and shaved baby radish, finished off with lemon juice, honey and drippings from the octopus itself. 

OTTO'S DELI FRESH UPS THE TASTY FACTOR AT HOLLAND VILLAGE
OTTO'S DELI FRESH UPS THE TASTY FACTOR AT HOLLAND VILLAGE

If you love your meat, you'll love the Pressed Beef Steak Ciabatta ($20), which is served slices of Hanger steak, Bresaola beef, Gruyere cheese, and caramelised onions. It sounds rich, but all these savoury flavours are complemented with the addition of fresh, peppery rocket leaves and tangy slices of pickled Japanese cucumber.

If you thought that a juicy piece of steak was as indulgent as it gets, you'll change your mind after trying the 300g Kurobuta Pork Rack ($39) — a tender chunk of pork that has an almost perfect fat-to-meat ratio, finished off with beautiful charred flavours and simply seasoned with salt. You know how they say that the simplest things are often the best? Well, this is that concept on a plate.

OTTO'S DELI FRESH UPS THE TASTY FACTOR AT HOLLAND VILLAGE

To wash it all down, and to help brighten the palate in case you still have room for seconds, Otto's Favourite Lemonade ($9.50) is a must. We particularly love the fizziness from the soda water and the hint of yuzu, which lends the traditional drink a welcome update.



Visit Otto's Deli Fresh today at Raffles @ Holland Village, #02-02, Tel: 6694 3291. For more information, click here.

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