Maru: An awesome chillout place for drinks, food and a sweet date

Tuesday, 16 January 2018


I'm back at Maru again, this time with as an invited guest! For my previous post as a paying customer (when they just opened doors), please click here to view.

Mainly, I still really enjoyed dining at this place, even with their new and improved menu! So scroll down to find out more.

 Lovin' the bar design.

While waiting for 2 more friends to join us, we ordered the sweet potato fries first, one of the most popular finger foods on the menu. It comes with a garlic dip and both goes so well together. We totally polished this off within 10 minutes because it was really delicious!



We also tried other sides like Truffle Chanwamushi (Small $8, Large $14), which truffle lovers might find interesting. The way it's served is pretty unique too, in an eggshell! That's truly some skill right there.



Previously when I visited Maru, I already said I liked the unique cocktails here and this round, new cocktails were available! The bartender, Denise, is really awesome. The drinks she creates are so delicious, so ladylike and pretty much befitting the title of a liquid dessert. It's so delicious you finish one without even realising it. Their cocktails are a must-try.

Cocktails range from $12 to $20 each, whereas the mocktail we had costed $10.

We had the Cuke (a clean, refreshing with gin and sake mix), La Paloma (tangy, refreshing with a hint of spice), the Purple Royale (lavender infused pina colada), the Reishi (lychee martini with infused green tea) and the Momo Mocktail (Peach, orange, lemon with a splash of Soda).


A shoutout on this cocktail, the Purple Royale! It was so delicious we ordered 4 of these babies. A definite must-try!




They are currently having a promotion for this whisky too, the Glenrothes ($140 per bottle). We tried a glass, had it on the rocks. Pretty smooth, we must say.


Kale Salad ($15) for the ladies on diet!



Another dish we favoured was the White Tuna Tataki (Small- $22, Large- $32). This is also a must try, as they did the fish so well that there was no fishy smell, which is usual for some white tuna dishes if the chef doesn't know how to prepare the fish well. So the marinate for this was done nicely, and the amalgamation of all the sauce on the plate with the jelly bits and pomegranate really made this dish stand out for us.



Ahhh. Another table favourite: Steamed Spicy Asari ($15 for small, $24 for large). Same thing, we finished it in no time, cos it was really so so good.

This clam soup was sweet, savory and spicy at the same time, which leaves one to wonder how does a dish do that! The spicy soup was really appetising and we whacked the soup by itself after finishing the toast they served on the side.



And oh mama, hello! Here's the Truffle Beef Cube Don ($25), which features melt-in-the-mouth beef cubes. So so good.



We also tried some awesome dishes like the Bonito Unagi Rice ($20), Duck Breast ($27) and the Mentaiko Cod Fish (Lunch only, $22). It was so good that even as we were so full, we still managed to polish off the plates. These are worth it to order!





Valentines' day is coming up soon!

And with this comes a specially designed Valentine Menu ($68++ per couple).

Here are the details:
Appetizers - Camembert Fries with Blueberry Dip, Crispy Avocado Ravioli, Tuna California Maki, Aburi Salmon Mentai, Tatami Iwashi Salad

Main - Grilled Sea Bass, Scallop & Carabinero Prawn Glazed in Yuzu Miso Or Foie Gras & Striploin Steak, Red Wine Butter, Trio Capsicum Marinated in Balsamic & Potato Wedges

Dessert - Chocolate Mousse Cake Topped with Macadamia Ice Cream





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Maru Dine & Bar
Location: 12 Gopeng Street #01-05 Icon Village Singapore 078877
Opening Hours: 11:30am - 11:00pm (Mon-Fridays), 04:00pm - 11:00pm (Saturdays), Closed on Sundays
Reservations: +65 63271123
Website: http://marusg.com