Lime Deli

Saturday, 1 November 2014

I'm here at Lime Deli today! Newly opened in August 2014, the entire deli beams with sunlight as customers stream in during the peak lunch hour. I chanced upon this place when I was around the Telok Ayer/ Chinatown area. Also learnt that the deli is an extension of the successful Caribbean food serving restaurant: The Lime House.


I like bright places, so I felt comfortable immediately. Everything in this deli is at nett price. No service charge and GST! Woohoo! Prices on the menu are as is. 


The only menu is the one on the wall. They have 2 counters, both at one end, so that it doesn't crowd up the place. Very smart. 

Here's how you order here: 
1. Make your choice at the counter and get a number tag and receipt (remember to get the receipt!). 
2. The counter staff will give you some recommendations if you need it. 
3. Find a seat and display the number tag. Wait for your food to arrive!

I didn't know what to order, so I had the cashier recommend me some options, and I went with the the Jerk Chicken ($12) listed under the main course options. 


Main courses also come with 2 free sides to choose, so I ordered the buttered veggies and macaroni pie. For fish lovers, they also have the Catch of the Carribean ($12). Remember to ask the counter what's the catch of the day, they will gladly share the information. :)

Here's the macaroni pie:

I like how the pie is well put together with melted cheese!

Buttered veggies:

I felt that could spare a little more buttery oomph in it! They also have a variety of cakes and desserts for people with a sweet tooth, dessert price ranges from SGD$3 to $6. On its own, the sides cost about an average of SGD$3 to $4 each already. It's worth it to order with the main courses.  

According to the cashier, the Jerk Chicken comes with the Jerk sauce, which is mildly spicy. True enough, the jerk chicken was spicy, but I felt it was slightly more than just mildly spicy! But one word, it was shiok, okay? The amalgamation of various spices and flavours give the chicken an interesting taste. Some Jerk Sauce ingredients include tomatoes, garlic, cinnamon and peppers.

One of their staff, friendly-great-service Ms Evelyn, explained to me that authentic Jamaican foods are really quite spicy. So to them, what they're serving in the deli is really toned down quite a bit. 

BUT having said that, I'm sure they'll gladly oblige if you ask them to serve you the real deal! :D (If you dare, lah.)


Lime Deli

Location: 51 Telok Ayer Street Singapore

Directions: Take the MRT and alight at Telok Ayer (Blue Line / Downtown Line, DT18). Go to Exit B. Upon exit, walk all the way straight for about 1 minute. Look out for Lime Deli on your right. It's easily visible with their floor to ceiling glass windows. 

My Ratings (the higher the score, the better it is!)
Food: 3.7 / 5
Ambience: 3.7 / 5 
Bang for your buck (Value): 3.8 / 5
Service: 4 / 5