SquareMeal Review of Mag's Wine Kitchen
Having cut its culinary teeth for a couple of decades at Circular Road, in 2019 Mag’s Wine Kitchen moved to Keong Saik Road and its new home, with its focal open kitchen, cosy setting and unpretentious demeanour, is a perfect fit for this characterful, shophouse-packed neighbourhood.
The dishes that involved Japanese technique complement the bistro-style sharing platters, along the lines of charcuterie, foie gras, and beef tartare with french fries. There's more high-falutin dishes like wagyu carpaccio with truffles, whitebait and sesame dressing and roast pigeon with a red wine glaze. You may also consider a yielding but not too fatty navarin of lamb with root vegetables, Kurobuta pork cheek ballotine or Boston lobster risotto with asparagus and sage brown butter. Finish with panna cotta with raspberry coulis and fresh summer berries. Or there's an omakase menu with Alaskan king crab, yari-ika grilled spear squid or succulent lobster consommé with udon noodles.
People simply love the marble Chef’s Table which seats nine diners. The wine list focuses mainly on Bordeaux and Burgundy at the high end alongside a more global range of everyday wines and, just to keep things evolving, Mag’s has recently introduced a good range of saké together with recommended Japanese-influenced dishes to accompany them.