Spotlight Series – La Salsa Kitchen and Bar

Spotlight Series – La Salsa Kitchen and Bar

Quisine’s Spotlight Series takes an inside look at the food and beverage industry by speaking with the folks who know it best – restaurant owners, chefs and managers. This time around, we get the inside scoop on La Salsa Kitchen & Bar.

Situated in the heart of Dempsey Hill, La Salsa Kitchen & Bar is an exciting Latin restaurant that serves great cocktails and has regular live entertainment alongside the tasty food.

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What do you feel your restaurant adds to the city’s dining scene?

We bring delicious Latin American cuisine from Peru, Mexico, Columbia and more to the city, with everything made fresh by our Chefs. We also have signature cocktails that go great with the live music played by artists of various genres. La Salsa is a cosy enclave that’s tucked at the fringe but away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

How has Quandoo helped in your restaurant operations?

Quandoo has helped to expose our establishment to an online and overseas audience, especially those who may not be aware of what is available at the Tanglin and Dempsey Hill area.

Is there a dish on your menu that you’re most proud of and is there a story behind it?

Definitely our Fajitas – they are our best seller and signature item. Food always tastes better when it’s fresh and still hot from the pan. We serve them direct from the kitchen still sizzling on a hotplate. The portions are generous, they’re spiced to perfection and they come with salsas to create that perfect gastronomical combination.

What are your food trend predictions for the coming years?

Our chefs are always on the lookout for innovative dishes that will appeal to our regular guests. Simple and authentic is still a go-to comfort food, but we believe people are never satisfied with just simple. With that in mind, fusion is one way to surprise both regulars and new comers to our cuisine.

People are also likely to be more receptive of chefs trying to elevate and bring simple street foods from around the world to another level. Guests are giving more and more recognition to the street vendors around the world and this is likely to be another trend.

If you could sit down for a meal at your restaurant with any two people in the world, who would you choose and why?

My Mother and my late Father. They taught me that no matter how simple or extravagant the meal, nothing beats cooking a meal with love and passion. No Michelin restaurant can beat that atmosphere.