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Tonito Latin American Kitchen | Jewel Changi Airport’s Hippiest Restaurant

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Tonito Latin American Kitchen | Jewel Changi Airport’s Hippiest Restaurant

Nonetheless not eager on taking an extended flight out? Fret not, Tonito will transport you to Latin America – assume Mexican, Brazil and Peru – with its Latin American impressed staples and avenue meals. To have a good time one other 12 months because it discovered its spot in Jewel, Tonito is showcasing new dishes on its menu. Other than tacos and quesadillas, you may count on dishes like stews, grilled meats and greens – all with high quality and recent produce.

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Begin off your meal with this Tiradito Nikkei ($26++). Norwegian salmon is brined in salt water, thinly sliced ​​to resemble sashimi then macerated with japanese tiger milk (a mix of soy, mirin and ginger), lastly topped off with tobiko and crispy quinoa. Very refreshing and appeals to most palates.
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I really like my salads, and this Ensalada de Quinoa ($16++) was satisfying and wholesome. Pink and white quinoa is first boiled then deep fried until puffed (to present that crisp texture when bitten into), tossed with a honey mustard dressing and combined with cucumber, pomegranate, tomato, radish and coriander.
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This was one of many extra fascinating desserts – Yuca Fritas ($8++). Casava is first boiled in salt water, then mashed and rolled into balls earlier than deep-frying and topped with candy and spicy paprika powder served with a facet of chipotle mayo. It was a mixture of french fries and potato balls. Do share with your pals as this could fill you up.
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A Central American favorite, Frijoles ($8++) are kidney beans braised in a tomato base. Tonito packed its frijoles with different veggies like celery, carrot, corn, onions and bell peppers earlier than topping off with chimichurri sauce and cojita cheese. You’re certain to get your repair of greens.
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Shifting on to the mains, this Arroz Con Pato ($28++) was a nice shock. Not often a fan of duck, I believed be somewhat dismissive of it. I am glad I gave it a attempt as a result of the duck leg is first confit then completed a la plancha till a crispy pores and skin is achieved. The meat doesn’t have that a lot of a gamey aftertaste, and the accompanying coriander-based rice could be very flavourful – we have been later advised that the rice was cooked in stout!
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The meat lovers should get this Mariachi ($35++). A typical dish of Peruvian delicacies, pork ribs are marinated in paprika in a single day and served atop a mattress of mashed potato and spiced kidney beans. The pork ribs are very tender and well-seasoned. It’s a pretty beneficiant portion too.
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As with most Latin-American locations, you may anticipate finding Paellas. Tonito’s Paella de Cerdo ($28++) is cooked with rooster inventory and tomatoes, baked for ten minutes till socarrat (crusty crispy backside of the paella) is produced. Served with kurobuta sausage, jamon pork jowl then salted and peppered. Yum.
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We ended our meal with their mainstay dessert – churros with chocolate dip!

We suggest heading to Tonito with a bunch of buddies so you’ll be able to attempt extra dishes (and it is best to!).

Funds per particular person: $30 – $40 per pax

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