This casual restaurant has plenty to deserve a recommendation. Placed alongside the many food options in Marina Bay Financial Centre, the NUDE name hints at the ‘nutritious and delicious’ philosophy applied to the small menu of seafood dishes.
The food is healthy, but without any bunny food connotations. Crunchy red and white quinoa, topped with oozy onsen egg, accompanies a sticky-skinned, meaty fillet of Chilean bass and sesame-dressed sweet potato greens ($22). Pale Spanish mackerel is served alongside a garlicky risotto of pearl barley grains ($13). If eating clean is penance for December’s excesses, a meal at NUDE is almost too easy.
The food is served pretty snappy even with a full dining room. Even quicker to-go options in the artfully designed takeaway packs won’t make the desk lunch feel like punishment. These sit in an open-top cooler by the entrance, with options like house hickory-smoked salmon slices with salad greens ($13), aburi salmon belly with soba ($13), and Chilean bass with somen, mushrooms, corn and egg ($16). Boxed desserts like the basil-laden Strawberry Mess ($6) and Chocolate Brownie ($5), which a colleague dourly describes as a ‘Monday kind of brownie’, unfortunately don’t fare as well.
NUDE is coffee serious, too, Common Man Coffee Roasters’ beans are deployed in a Synesso machine ($4-$5) and bottles of cold brew ($4). The folks at MBFC have pulled out one more trump for us to envy. Lucky them.
|Venue name:||NUDE Seafood|
Marina Bay Financial Tower 3
8 Marina Blvd
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 11.30am-8pm|
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