Satisfy those niggling cravings for Spanish food when you dine at Gaig. Opened by Carles Gaig, whose family has owned the Barcelona restaurant Taberna d’en Gaig (renamed Restaurant Gaig in 1989) since 1869, you’re more or less guaranteed an authentic Catalan dining experience. With its delicious paellas, tapas plates, and other tasty dishes, even the most discerning patrons will find little to complain about.
Savour every bite of the spellbinding Jamón Ibérico de Bellota Joselito; this prized ham comes from the famous Iberian pig, and the reason why it is held in such high esteem quickly becomes apparent from the first mouthful. The Patatas Bravas is another one to try, bringing with it all the satisfaction that deep-fried food can inspire – comforting and very much a Spanish dish, try not to gorge it all down too quickly!
The paellas are also a tasty option; do have a go at the hearty Seafood Paella with Calamari, Shrimps and Urchin, and relish the generous helpings of seafood. The restaurant also does lovely meat dishes, and you’ll adore the Pig Trotter Catalan Style with Turnips, a decadent and oh-so-delicious main if there ever was one. Finally, top off your meal with an Orange Ice-cream Soufflé, which will wow you with a light, zesty flavour that’s ideal for this tropical climate. You’ll have a great meal and memorable dining experience at Gaig, that’s for sure! (Jul 2017)
"Gaig's signature suckling pig ravioli with truffle sauce ($32.80) shouldn't be missed either. A thin and delicate layer of pasta encases shreds of tender pork and the whole thing is bathed in a decadent truffle cream sauce that will have you rolling your head back in delight." - TimeOut
"Restaurant Gaig also boasts traditional Catalan stews such as Stuffed Baby Calamari ($25++), which has pieces of squid filled with minced squid, beef, pork and egg cooked in a tomato-based sauce; and Pig Trotter With Turnip ($16.80++)." - The Straits Times