Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones (SRPS) At Orchard Central - A view

Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones (SRPS) At Orchard Central – Orchard, Singapore

When I first spotted Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones (SRPS) at Orchard Central weeks ago, I find the name strange and mouthful. Surprisingly, the entire outlet occupied quite a huge space when it is at such prime area. 

 

Wondering why such a name. In fact, each component represents a unit. Steamroom is refering to the Kaffatea, while Pillar is the restaurant and stone is the retail. As such it is another retail cum F&B similar concept to our recent Monument Lifestyle

 

Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones (SRPS) At Orchard Central - Another view

 

When I stpotted Inspired by Red on the menu, immediately I find this familar. I recalled that Chef’s Table at Tras Street by Chef Stephan Zoisl has a dish with the same name. Though Chef Stephan is the F&B Consultant for Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones, I didn’t understand why he chose to add this dish to their menu.

 

 

Starters

 

2 salad were on the menu, Crab Spanner Salad ($18) and Burrata Cheese Bowl ($18). Tough choice, nevertheless, I decided and chose the former. I wasn’t too impressed with the dish though overall was pleasant as it was simply crab meat with a dressing topped with chewy caramelised onion ribbon-strips. 

 

Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones (SRPS) At Orchard Central - Crab Spanner Salad ($18)

 

A better choice for starter should diners love the Beef Tartare is the Angus Beef Tartare ($18). Though I didn’t quite like the cut as it was a little chewy, the dijonnaise and chives complemented perfectly. The sourdough was equally amazing even for someone who didn’t like such bread.

 

Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones (SRPS) At Orchard Central - Angus Beef Tartare ($18)

 

Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones (SRPS) At Orchard Central - Sourdough for the Angus Beef Tartare

 

 

Mains

 

Among the 4 Mains, I tried the 2015L Beef Slider ($19). According to the menu, pretzel bun is used but I find that it was the usual burger bun. Instead of a patty which was the expectation, it was sandwiched with pulled pork in abundant of BBQ Sauce and sauerkraut. This version somewhat reminded me of those I ate at The Carvery recently as such, the BBQ sauce slanted towards the savoury too. The huge different was the one at Steamroom was extremely salty. But I love the wedges by the side.

 

Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones (SRPS) At Orchard Central - 2015L Beef Slider ($19)

 

Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones (SRPS) At Orchard Central - Lobster Fregola Sarda Pasta ($26)

 

Next section of Mains were 3 bowl dishes. I opted Lobster Fregola Sarda Pasta ($26) was as disappointing as the Slider. I adore the pasta but not the sauce. Likewise, it has the same issue which was salty. The underlying saltiness was sharp. I didn’t like the idea of mixing the crab meat into the sauce. I prefer having it as a chunky piece.

 

 

Desserts

 

4 desserts were available on the menu of Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones. Tried 50% of them and were glad they were promising. First was the Chocolate Gateau & Mandarin Orange Sobert ($15). 4 layers were on the Chocolate Gateau with a crunchy base, chocolate gateau layer and next chocolate mousse and finally a chocolate glace. Pairing chocolate with orange is always an excellent option. Slight bittersweet complemented the citrusy note of Mandarin Orange.

 

Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones (SRPS) At Orchard Central - Chocolate Gateau & Mandarin Orange Sobert ($15)

 

Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones (SRPS) At Orchard Central - Coconut & Pineapple Two Ways ($12)

 

Coconut & Pineapple Two Ways ($12) was equally enjoyable. Grilled pineapple resulted in caramelised sugar increases the sweetness complemetned the coconut. But I didn’t like the chewy sponge.

 

 

Drinks

 

At Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones, since the Kaffatea section is a main highlight, I thought I should try the tea selection. They offered the Black tea, Pu-er, Oolong and Green Tea brewed using a special equipment. I was told this equipment agitate the tea and the result is a more fragrant cup. 

 

Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones (SRPS) At Orchard Central - Lapsang Souchong ($7.50)

 

I tried the Lapsang Souchong ($7.50) using this brewing method but somehow, I felt such brewing extracted too much tannins and hence the tea was a little too bitter.

 

Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones (SRPS) At Orchard Central - Lemongrass Soda ($4.50)

Other option are the Lemongrass Soda ($4.50) with far too subtle lemongrass flavour, coffee and juice. At Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones, no water is served instead order the free flow Aqua ($3.50).

 

 

NAHMJ Verdict

 

It is quite strange to have everything on the menu above average except for the Mains. And more weird when it was the saltiness that ruin the food. I certainly hope that Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones would improve.

 

 

 

Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones (SRPS)

181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central, #03-07/08/23-25A, Singapore 238896
Tel: +65 

Websitehttps://srps.space/
FBhttps://www.facebook.com/steamroompillarstones/

 

Opening Hours

 

Daily  1000 to 2200

 

Getting There

 

By MRT:

  • North South line – Somerset station

 

By Bus:

  • Somerset Station along Somerset Road   7, 14, 14e, 16, 36, 65, 77, 106, 111, 123, 124, 128, 143, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 174, 175, 190, 700, 700A, 971E
  • Midpoint Orchard along Orchard Road   7, 14, 14e, 16, 65, 106, 111, 123, 175, 502
  • Opposite Mandarin Orchard along Orchard Road   36, 77, 124, 143, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 174, 190, 518, 700, 700A

 

Rating: 6.5/10