There are no yong tau foo, zhi char or nasi lemak stalls at Salut Kopitiam. Neither will you be able to buy teh ping or iced barley from the drinks stall. What Salut Kopitiam offers, however, is a mouthwatering range of Western/European cuisine and beer at affordable prices.
When we went to Salut Kopitiam last month, my friends and I ordered the following:
Veal cutlet ($24.90)] from Stew Kuche
The veal cutlet was one of my favourites as well. It was melt-in-your-mouth delicious and very flavourful.
Seafood stew ($17) from Stew Kuche
We also ordered the seafood stew, which came with a whole pretzel. While the stew was packed with mussels, prawns and other seafood, I felt that it was quite average in taste, and if given the choice again, I would want to try other dishes instead.
Garlic cream mussels ($16) from Seasalt // Grilled Cajun calamari ($8) from Seasalt
The mussels came with a serving of bread for you to dip in the delicious garlic cream sauce, while the calamari was grilled just right. This was really good for sharing, though I wish the portions were bigger!
Sausage Platter ($27) Stew Kuche
Sausage platter, which came with six sausages (of 3 different varieties I think?). I thought the sausages were quite average tasting, but it’s definitely good for sharing and sausage lovers may enjoy this better than I do.
Whole German pork knuckle ($27) from Stew Kuche
The highlight of our meal for me! A large whole pork knuckle roasted to perfection. The skin was deliciously crispy on the outside, and on the inside, the meat and fat were tender and moist. It was a little salty though, but that was alright – we just ate it with the achar and mashed potatoes. I wished that there were some sauerkraut though!
Besides the above, we also tried the signature burger from Jack Ripper, and the steak from Immanuel French Kitchen. We did not get to try the wings from Two Wings though, because the stall was so overwhelmed with orders, they had to stop taking new orders completely. But that was okay, because we ordered way too much as it was. By the time the sausage platter came around, we were full to bursting. So we drank our beer and polished off the sausages slowly, as the kopitiam emptied.
In the end, the seven of us paid around $25++ each for our meal (excluding our own beer, which was about $11 for each glass). While there were hits and misses in the food that Salut Kopitiam serve, that’s a really affordable price for decent western fare!
Blk 119 Bukit Merah Lane 1
Tel: +65 62766445