Last year during the Food & Wine Festival, Matt and I only sampled the Lemongrass Chicken Curry from Singapore. I was still transitioning into a more open mind when it came to trying different (cooked) fish dishes, and I already had a few on my F&W agenda that I can’t say I was looking forward to.
Over the past year or so, I’ve grown a bit more in terms of cooked fish, so when we were walking by Singapore, I knew it was a good opportunity to order the Seared Mahi Mahi that was featured last year. The dish is served with Jasmine Rice and “Singa” Sauce.
From a couple of past experiences with Mahi, I know it’s mild and more “meaty” than other fish. The portion size of the fish for $4.50 is okay, though the rice wasn’t as plentiful as some of the other dishes that come with it.
As I expected, it had the texture I was anticipating as well as its mild flavor. I wasn’t crazy about the Singa Sauce, as it reminded me too much of Teriyaki, of which I am not a fan. Matt, on the other hand, loves it, so he ended up enjoying a bit of the Mahi and eating sauce mixed in with the rest of the rice. I think the only way to have made him happier was if he had added extra soy sauce to the dish.
Here’s a look at the Lemongrass Chicken Curry from last year. We found it to be lacking in execution and a bit on flavor, and not a dish worth revisiting this year.
This is the Singapore Sling, aka Rocket Fuel. Drink at your own risk.
For us, Singapore doesn’t really feature any must-eats for us. The Seared Mahi Mahi that we tried this year was fine, but it’s nothing I feel the need to return to have again. Clearly, the Lemongrass Chicken Curry failed to impress us enough last year to feel the need to sample it again, as items change very little – if at all – between Festivals. And we’re not falling for that Singapore Sling again! If the dishes being served are ones you enjoy, by all means, partake! But for us, we’d like to see something more from the kiosk.
We’ll keep you posted on updated reviews from Singapore as the 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival continues. What have you tried from the kiosk, and what did you think? What are you looking forward to trying?