Lanterne Rooms Restaurant
Two days ago we went to Lanterne for my birthday. We been to the place quite a few times but the previous time the food was a disappointment. I presume that chef had a bad day. This time the food was excellent.
Lanterne was booked out even though it was a Wednesday night. The service was efficient as usual and despite the full house, food and drinks were served on time.
Picture of the Lanterne entrance.
We shared 2 entrees:
Spicy cassava with mantou bread.
Mantou, often referred to as Chinese steamed bun/bread, is a kind of steamed bun originating in China. They are typically eaten as a staple in northern china.
I think this is how they constructed the entree…:) I may be wrong.
A slice of mantou was shallow fried on both sides and then topped with a spicy indian cassava topping. Cassava is a tropical root crop similar to taro and yam. It is grown as a food source in the Pacific Island countries and Africa. It has enlarged starch filled roots, which contains about 30% starch and very little protein.
The taste reminded me of an Indian samosa.
Thumbs up for inventing a deconstructed samosa.
Fish of the day–salmon or sword fish
The waiter said the sword fish was cooked with pineapple in a very hot spicy sauce .
We never had it before.
It was spicy hot and numbing. I suspected they had used szechuan pepper corns in the sauce although I did not see any in the dish.
The waiter confirm my suspicions but did not reveal how they did it.