A pun on the German/Danish word for work (arbeit). Inspired by Europe but rooted in Singapore. An intrinsic honesty to the word. This permeates everything that we do and serve.
Serangoon Gardens has been an enclave of local bites from Chomp Chomp to RK eating house. But in recent years, more and more restaurants that offer unique casual dining have been popping up across the residential estate. Arbite, freshly opened just across Chomp Chomp a couple of years ago by 3 secondary school buddies, promises patrons quality European cuisine at a reasonable and affordable price. So that is “yay” for both the tummy and the wallet. The restaurant bears a white, minimalist and simple chic.
Grilled Moroccan Chicken: Chicken thigh marinated in Moroccan Spices served with Pilaf rice, side salad and tomato olive salsa. The splash of red tomatoes and greens provides a visual feast even before you dig in. The chicken thigh is tender and well-seasoned, bringing out the distinct middle-eastern spice flavour. The taste was so different and unique that it was a special treat for my taste buds. I tend to not finish my rice as I control my carbo intake, but the pilaf rice was my kryptonite. So delectable, I finished all of the rice. It was that good. As a bonus, the tomato salsa and greens are sweet, fresh and crunchy. A contrast to the more savoury-tasting chicken and pilaf rice.
Pappardelle with Mushroom and Parma Ham: Button mushrooms, spinach, parma ham and cream sauce drizzled with truffle oil. If you’re popping by Arbite, you have to at least take a bite of their home-made pasta. The cream sauce drizzled with truffle oil is smooth, creamy and delicious. Interestingly, the essence of spinach could be picked out from the sauce. This showed the effort and commitment put into the entire dish. The pasta is smooth and fresh. The only downside was how the strong concentrated taste of the parma ham would dominate the entire dish, instead of complementing it.
Eggs Benedict: Ingredient wise, the Eggs Benny here is almost similar to the one at Wild Honey. Toasted Brioche, runny Hollandaise Sauce and cured ham. Poached eggs were well-done but carried the familiar tinge of vinegar. Tasty hollandaise sauce and perfect cured ham, overall, this eggs benny is good enough for a weekend brunch
Arbite Breakfast:: Scrambled eggs, bacon, baked beans, grilled tomato, veal bratwurst, satueed mushrooms and fried potato balls. A hearty breakfast-brunch for the hungry souls on a bright and sunny weekend. I love the combination of creamy scrambled eggs, salty bacon and soft satueed mushroom slices all in one bite. This dish definitely serve well to satisfy my taste bud and tummy.
Arbite offers an elaborate and extensive menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I definitely would want to come back and try more.
66A Serangoon Garden Way