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Gaig Restaurant is one of the Best Catalan Restaurants in Singapore

Brian Kennett

Brian Kennett

Amateur Chef and Foodie Extraordinaire

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GAIG again for Kennett-clan Xmas Eve dinner

Of course, I had to bring the crew to Gaig Restaurant again for Kennett-clan Xmas Eve dinner. Seriously we have a new favourite Spanish Tapas restaurant. We have our favourite Italian, Mexican, Indian, Hawkers etc. too. I love foodie Singapore. The guys deserved a wonderful dinner experience tonight and boy did they get it. I was a little nervous as I have hyped this up, and my lot is massive foodie critics. The one for me was the octopus. I have openly stated to wifey that this will be the very best octopus dish she will ever eat. We shall see.

GAIG Restaurant again?  Shall we have a look? A few repeats from Xmas lunch with Ruthers and Ranners, but hey they are so good who cares. Plus one or two new ones. So check out our family Gaig Restaurant Review below

GAIG again for Kennett-clan Xmas Eve dinner
I could not even get to take a photo before Jude stuck his hand in to get chomping on this. Just sublime Iberic Jamon. Just look at the colour of this. You even get a hint of acorn nuttiness which is what they feed the pigs. So very amaze-balls good.
GAIG again for Kennett-clan Xmas Eve dinner
A new one, a new one. I didn’t get to try this one last time, but I just had to tonight. Anything on a menu that states it has Jamon ice cream in a bowl of soup has to be tried. And I am SO glad we did. This is a tomato soup on steroids. Mini cherry tomatoes, sea grapes (delicious edible seaweed), a punchy tomato soup, Burattta cheese, and that quenelle of Jamon ice-cream. It’s complex. It is just heavenly. We all sat in silence for the first spoon or two contemplating what just hit our taste buds. Like foodie pop-rocks this dish is a flavour explosion. Just incredible. One the menu this is called Salmorejo Soup.
GAIG again for Kennett-clan Xmas Eve dinner
Happy family snap and also a Nuria in the back-ground. Happy Christmas Family K, and to GAIG and the crew. What a wonderful evening for this foodie family.
GAIG again for Kennett-clan Xmas Eve dinner
I like this shot of the foie gras. You can see the side of it now and see how it is a little dried out by the salt-curing. My goodness this is a crazy good dish. Jude went for this in a big way. 1st time for him.
GAIG again for Kennett-clan Xmas Eve dinner
Of course, we had the croquettes again. You can’t not have them.
GAIG again for Kennett-clan Xmas Eve dinner
No photo of Bomba this time, but rather of the 6-year-old trying the serious chilli padi sauce. I love it, and WOW I am amazed this little lad had a go and then again, and again with increasing size of mouthful.

GAIG again for Kennett-clan Xmas Eve dinnerWay to go little man! Daddy is seriously proud and very impressed. And then, even Amy had a go. Watch the Kids Chilli Challenge video.

Impressed by Amy and Jude tonight. Both of them stepped up to the plate (literally) and took on a Chili Challenge with the Bomba sauce. Even Nuria was amazed at the two of them, saying it took her ages to get used to the heat of the dish. And believe me, the pictures above don’t do it justice as to the amount they were eating.

GAIG again for Kennett-clan Xmas Eve dinner
Winner, winner Octopus dinner. GAIG and I did it. This is officially wifey’s #1 octopus dish. She had a chat with Nuria, and they gassed on about how octopus here is chewy and you don’t get the taste of the octopus. They then discussed again how they make this here. Wifey chatting about how tender it was and how you can taste the sea of Catalonia. Yeah, this is just an ACE!!!
GAIG again for Kennett-clan Xmas Eve dinner
BeBe’s favourite was the Canallonni, and I don’t blame her. Slow-braised meat stuffed in perfectly cooked pasta sheets and topped with lashings of that creamy, cheesy, truffle-laced sauce. This again is the 1869 recipe from the old days. I reckon I’ll still be eating this is 2069 if I last that long. It’s just a stunner.
GAIG again for Kennett-clan Xmas Eve dinner
Ollie had 2 of these haha. Amy didn’t want because of the mushrooms inside. The other two girls loved it. How can you not. Slow-braised oxtail paella style stacks with a HUGE lump of black truffle shavings. Divine. Heavy, but divine.
GAIG again for Kennett-clan Xmas Eve dinner
I have not snapped all the dishes today. I think because the gang just dived in and ate it before I could even get the camera on and in focus. Here is the infamous boneless suckling pig. A punchy little variety of sauces there is in the middle. Again if you come please try the pork with all the sauces combined and add a little strawberry. OMG!!!
GAIG again for Kennett-clan Xmas Eve dinner
What you can’t see here is that Strawberry Blonde is wearing a skirt for the 1st time in many years. There’s a 1st. Not even New Year and she is making New Year’s Resolution. Happy family on one side of the table. #1 had a blast this night – he is one major foodie and loved it all. Let’s have a look at the other side of the table.

GAIG again for Kennett-clan Xmas Eve dinner

GAIG again for Kennett-clan Xmas Eve dinner
And here is that ‘last one’. Crema Catalana. Holy cow. This is the Spanish/Catalana version of a creme brulee and it is just out there. It looks heavy but it is so very light and fluffy. The advice you get is to start from the bottom and scoop up. You then get the lemon syrup, ice-cream, fluffy creamy, and sugar crust all in one. Holy shit this is a stunner of a dessert. Like STUNNER!!!

The Gaig Restaurant Review Conclusion

GAIG Restaurant was an absolute cracker (yes Xmas pun on purpose). I just had to take the gang. We were planning Xmas Day but the set menu wasn’t something the kids would have gone for so it was Al la Carte for us the day before. It was just amazing. I am so proud of myself with know wifey would have her best ever Octopus dish here. Nuria and crew thanks for a wonderful dinner. Happy Christmas to everyone across the planet tomorrow. Again folks don’t miss out, get down here. Superb food.

ENJOY!!!

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