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Legend has it that Eve didn’t pluck an apple from the tree of knowledge, share it with Adam and let loose a Pandora’s box of evil upon the world, but that she actually committed the rather righteous act of heading up to Holland Village’s Original Sin, with her Edenic partner in tow, to order up a smorgasbord of divine Mediterranean food, unleashing instead a culinary voyage of Odyssean proportions. This fruitful Mediterranean restaurant tucked down Jalan Merah Saga at Chip Bee Gardens is all about guilt-free, healthy dining with dishes made from ethically-sourced ingredients, putting the good back into Singapore’s crowded restaurant scene.
One way into Original Sin’s Mediterranean restaurant paradise, besides booking your table and checking your coat at the door to their Holland Village premises down Jalan Merah Saga, is to opt for the set lunch menu. This introduction to light and airy, colourful and healthy Mediterranean cuisine in one of Singapore’s certifiable dining hotspots starts with the soup of the day or a green salad, moves into Mediterranean tortilla wraps with chickpea and pumpkin spread, grilled eggplant, feta and salad, veggie burgers made with brown rice and chickpea patties or Italian spaghetti with zucchini, olives and cherry tomatoes tossed in a tomato and basil sauce and topped with parmesan. Finish with warm chocolate cake and, holy Maria, you’ve just indulged in one of the city’s freshest and best vegetarian meals.
Original Sin’s a la carte menu takes in cuisines from all the nations that encircle the Mediterranean, bringing peerless colour and flavour to Singapore’s Holland Village community of restaurants . Choose a starter like the classic pomodoro, go Middle Eastern with the sublime mezze platter for two, or get really divine with the magic mushrooms! Main courses follow the same pan-Mediterranean pattern: Italian pizza, lasagna and strozzapreti (strangled priest) pasta, Greek moussaka and spanakopita, and more. There’s even vegetable tandoori and Kashmir-style pizza – not a crime against nature by any means!
The food is very good, the staff is friendly and the service is very good. We enjoy the experience at Original Sin every time we go.
I always have a good time at Original Sin. As a vegetarian there aren't many options of restaurants that really prepare tasty options. This one does!
We sat outdoors. It was comfortable. Waiting staff were polite of not prompt, probably because the were so few of them for the entire restaurant. The restaurant is expensive. $29 for vegetable dishes was for me a revelation, since many of these required not a great deal of preparation. An odd mix of Indian, Greek and Italian inspired dishes also gave an impression of a menu cobbled together rather than designed. Tastewise, they were rather nice, though.
I have been here many times and each experience is amazing. Completely, fresh and delicious vegetarian food each time. This time I took our servers suggestion to try the Bosco Misto and it was the most unbelievably delicious dish! It is an absolute "must try" and now my favorite dish!
We had been there on a weekday. Unlike our expectations the restaurant was pretty crowded indicating its popularity. The food was delicious just as we had heard from others. The quantity was pretty good although the prices are on the higher side (in comparison to the moderate ambience). It's a must visit place for vegetarians craving for continental/Mediterranean food.
Restaurant staff are very polite and attentive. Food was nice and well presented, and they have a pretty good variety of food. I enjoyed my meal at Original Sin.
A lovely little restaurant on a neighborhood street - lots of locals - good for groups. Delicious vegetarian food - carnivores will not miss out on anything here. Everything is fresh and well prepared. Professional and friendly waitstaff - a special little place for a nice evening out.
The food was wholesome and flavourful. We each had a soup of the day (tomato, capsicum & basil) and ordered the Mezze Platter to share. Too much bread between the two of us! But we wiped out all the dips. We then had a chocolate brownie and a hazelnut chocolate cake. The cake was just right. The brownie will appeal to those who like rich and intense chocolate!
Good food, great ambience, very friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommended. It is particularly enjoyable on a cool evening when one can sit outside and enjoy the breeze. The other bonus is most people who come here don't make a big noise, talk loudly or disrupt the peace. That really is a plus factor!
Fantastic service from the staff & very good value for money with the FAVE vouchers. Excellent food & ambience, we were seated outdoors & the fans really helped to keep it cool! Pity that they didn't allow dogs in the outdoor area, pls consider! :)