Kilo at Pact

Official Website: http://www.visitpact.com/
Address: 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central #02-16/17/18/19, Singapore 238896
Tel: 6884 7560
Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays: 11am – 10pm (Closed between 3pm-530pm)
Budget: About $15-20 per person (10% Service Charge)
Recommendations: Salmon Avocado Sushiro, Prawn Summer Rolls, Sandwiches

I’ve walked past this place countless times but never actually took notice of it, until recently. PACT has a really cool concept; it’s a combination of a bar/restaurant (Kilo), boutique (K.I.N) and a hair salon (PACT +LIM). Their restaurant, Kilo, serves a good mix of Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine.

SG Boy and I decided to try it out since we were looking for a quiet place to celebrate the end of his hectic week. Unfortunately for us, we were subjected to tremendous stress upon arrival because it was nearing their kitchen’s closing time (2.30pm) and hence we were rushed into ordering our food. In our hurry, we hastily selected 3 things from their menu but thankfully, our choices didn’t disappoint.

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The Salmon Avocado Sushiro ($15) was first to arrive. We knew we had chosen the right dish just by looking at its presentation. It’s so pretty!!! The sushi roll comprised Salmon, Avocado and Tamago accompanied by generous servings of carrots and cucumbers, wrapped in a toasted nori which was further coated with soft Niigata rice. Every bite was so flavourful that no extra condiments (eg. soy sauce/wasabi) were required. Our only gripe was that the roll was a little messy to eat due to the stickiness of the rice. Everything’d have been purrrrrfect if they served this as maki rolls instead.

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We were also rather impressed with the Prawn Summer Rolls ($8) which were filled with tonnes of fresh ingredients like rocket, avocado, carrots and mint. The dipping sauce served at the side was tangy and sweet at the same time, and it complimented the rolls really well.

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The ultimate champion, we felt, was the Tofu and Grilled Vegetables Sandwich ($15). I can imagine all the carnivores out there rolling their eyes haha. Vegetarian food doesn’t necessarily equate to bland and disgusting food okay? Anyway, back to the sandwich, SG Boy claimed it’s the “best food of 2013” that he’s had so far. In fact, it’s so orgasmic that we’re probably never gonna visit Nam Nam for its sandwiches anymore. The chunky grilled vegetables were really succulent and sweet. That, coupled with the crispy toasted baguette, made us feel really blissful with every bite. Just writing about it is enough to make me drool.

Despite our stressful experience at the beginning of our meal, we felt really relaxed throughout the meal because of the great food, quiet ambience and friendly staff. Now I’m wondering why I took so long to discover this hidden gem. Wish I discovered it earlier!

Overall rating: 4/5

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