I was first attracted by the decorations of PODI which is located near the fountain in the basement of Raffles City. Their decorations are simple and clean yet alluring. I guess many would have known by now, PODI which stands for Pure. Offbeat. Delicious. Infusion is from the creators of Cedele. Unlike Cedele which is commonly known to us for their desserts, salads and sandwiches, PODI offers a variety of mains.
Their menu is infused with a mixture of brunch food, starters, burgers, grills, pasta and dessert. I would say quite a decent menu filled with different choices. Prices are quite reasonable for a place like PODI.
We are kind of spoilt for choice, there’s just too much for us to choose from! But whichever the case is, we ordered a mixture of starters and main for trying.
Wild Mushroom Soup ($7): Creamy and filled with bits of wild mushroom. It came with a strip of toasted garlic bread.
Mussels in Garlic Butter Sauce ($10): I was filled with much anticipation for this dish actually. But it kind of disappoint me. ): Garlic butter sauce is quite diluted, tasted more of a milky cream instead. It lacks of the aromatic buttery and garlic-ky flavor which i was looking forward to. The mussels are a little too overcooked too. Nevertheless, it came with a few different kind of bread toasts which i presume it’s to go with the sauce but the sauce is a little too watery for it.
Truffle Fries ($12): Generous serving of the usual fat fries. Subtle taste of truffle, not too strong, with sprinkles of herbs but it gets a little too sick of it after eating. Good for sharing with more people.
Crabmeat Konbu Aglio Olio ($18): A dish cooked with house prawn oil, chilli and cherry tomatoes, with sprinkle of konbu seaweed, rocket leaves and parmesan cheese. We opted for linguine for our pasta choice. Pasta is well cooked, al dente, well flavored with the sauce. Chunks of crabmeat can be seen, they were fresh and crunchy. Overall flavor of the sauce is similar to that of a spicy tomato based. Not too bad i feel.
Quite a pleasant dining experience at PODI with a nice atmosphere but i believe there’s a substantial amount of MSG used in the food too. It gets a little salty and thirsty after the whole meal.
Address: 252 North Bridge Road
Raffles City Shopping Mall #B1-45
Value for Money: ❤️❤️❤️