Grilled Octopus & Crusty Pork Jowl - Pool GrillGrilled octopus, crusty pork jowl, buttered mash potato, smoked Spanish paprika oil from Pool Grill’s “Flavours of Spain” dinner set menu. Whilst the octopus offered a good manly crunch, the pork jowl was a revelation – the fatty skin and even fattier soft, tender flesh have completely fused, existing in a quasi-molten state of oily matrimony. 4.1/5

This was a hosted meal, courtesy of Pool Grill.

The “Flavours of Spain” menu lasts from 15 February – 13 March 2016.

Pool Grill
320 Orchard Road
5F Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Singapore 238865


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