Sea Salt Caribbean Deli

September 29, 2014 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Sea Salt Caribbean Deli
200 Turf Club Road
#02-K40 PasarBella @ The Grandstand

Caribbean Cusine, Carnivore's Delight

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Ambience & Setting: 7
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 6
Value for Money: 8
Spent about SGD $14 per person.


South American cuisine has been growing in prominence in Singapore lately. Among the standouts of South American cuisine is Sea Salt Caribbean Deli, a small kiosk located in PasarBella - The Farmer's Market @ The Grandstand. Founded in August 2013, Sea Salt Caribbean Deli brings flavours from the Dominican Republic and Caribbean isles.

Sea Salt Caribbean Deli is primarily a takeaway stall, although they have a small, dedicated seating area, which is usually full. The biggest draw at Sea Salt Caribbean Deli is their display of various meats, from roast beef to roast chicken, pulled pork to pork knuckles, all of which look so appetizing and smell delicious!

Staff at Sea Salt Caribbean Deli are friendly, and are able to make recommendations, or explain what the various dishes are for someone unfamiliar with South American food. But Sea Salt Caribbean Deli is still largely self-service, where you queue, place your orders, make payment, then collect it when ready. It's not uncommon to see people walking around PasarBella - The Farmer's Market @ The Grandstand holding plates of their food!

Sea Salt Caribbean Deli is a carnivore's delight. Their particular speciality in South American cuisine is meat - roasted, stewed, fried. Portions are large for 1 person, and may be suitable for sharing. Prices are affordable, budget about SGD $14 per person for a meal here. In particular, their pulled pork scores top marks, and I highly recommend trying it!


The place always attracts a queue, due to the display of appetizing meat on offer, ranging from roast beef to pork knuckles. The colourful chalkboard menu is easy to read, and stands out from far.

Sea Salt Caribbean Deli Signage

Sea Salt Caribbean Deli Menu

Pork Knuckle

Jarritos Pineapple (SGD $5) is a fruit flavoured soda from Mexico, in this case, pineapple flavoured. The soda is naturally flavoured with pineapple juice. The name 'jarritos' means 'little jug', and refers to the Mexican tradition of drinking beverages from clay jugs.

Jarritos Pineapple 01

Jarritos Pineapple 02

Yaroa is a street food dish from the Dominican Republic, a sort of Caribbean casserole, with a base of mashed root vegetable / tuber, usually plaintain or yucca. It is then layered with strips of pork, chicken, and / or beef, and covered in gooey mozzarella cheese. Yaroa is typically served by food trucks to late night party goers.

The version of Yaroa (SGD $14) here differs slightly, replacing the mashed root vegetables with a yummy vegetable rice and roasted potatoes, soft and fragrant! But the Yaroa still keeps the trio of meats, featuring roast beef, roast chicken, and pulled pork. While I felt the chicken was tender, it lacked moisture, and ultimately tasted rather plain. But the tender, succulent roast beef rubbed with grainy mustard was excellent. The star though, is the delicious pulled pork, soft, tender, moist, cooked in its own juices. Very good!

Yaroa 01

Yaroa 02

Yaroa 03

This isn't your typical British style Fish & Chips, but a true South American interpretation of it. This Caribbean Fish & Chips (SGD $18) features a light, thin, flour batter, which allows the freshness of the fish to shine. It's served with Sweet Potato Fries, Yam Chips, Plantain Chips, a Caribbean Salsa, and Mayonnaise.

The Sea Bass Fish is large and meaty, with firm flesh that flakes off when cut. The fish is of moderate freshness, which dampened this dish somewhat. I like that the Sweet Potato Fries are crisp on the outside, with a soft, sweet inside. The Yam Chips are among the best I've had, thin, crisp, with a natural taste of the yams. The Plantain Chips are also thin cut, and very crisp, shattering easily. The Caribbean Salsa features fresh tomatoes, with a slight hint of spicy heat. Very good dish!

Sea Bass Fish & Chips 01

Sea Bass Fish & Chips 02

Sea Bass Fish & Chips 03

Sweet Potato Fries

Yam Chips

Plantain Chips

Sea Bass Fish


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