We thought that one Asian fusion restaurant would be enough for the weekend, but Chin Chin was so good that when our original dinner plans fell through for Saturday night, we decided to pop over to Rice Paper Scissors nearby as the bf had also seen this place well-recommended online.
The restaurant itself is long and thin – nowhere near as large as Chin Chin, but it felt far more spacious. Where Chin Chin was a din of chatter for old friends to catch up at, Rice Paper Scissors is more like a casual Saturday date night location.
The kitchen is half visible, and open to the restaurant. It flows into the bar which had an array of drinks, cocktail materials, and as you can see on the left of the photo below – even coconut milk and Kewpie (Japanese mayonnaise).
The restaurant is bright, with tall ceilings and a casual wood & industrial decor.
We were super lucky to be there for the last day of one of the restaurant owners. He was off on a new restaurant venture the next day.
And the food? Beautifully presented, and absolutely delicious.
The wagyu beef was interesting, but the highlight of this is the dipping sauce. Super refreshing!
Having visited Fiji last year, ceviche is one of my favourite dishes right now, full of fresh and healthy goodness!
I wasn’t too keen on the soft shell crab banh mi, because it wasn’t all that flavorful and was oil-heavy (for me anyway), but I love soft shell crab regardless.
LOVED this shredded roast duck on betel leaves. The flavor of betel leaves is amazing, and this is easily my favourite dish of the evening. You have to try this dish if you visit!!
The dessert was alright. Nothing too exciting tbh. I would recommend getting a cocktail rather than dessert!
The portions are smaller than Chin Chin served, but there was no wait line and the flavors were also invigorating. The flavors of this restaurant leaned more towards the wake-you-up refreshing tastes, rather than the hearty and rich flavors of Chin Chin.
Is it better or worse than Chin Chin? I can’t really say because they’re very different. It’s all in your preferences, but I’d say Rice Paper Scissors is worth a visit 🙂