Cousin Toro's @ Asian Heritage Row

October 22, 2009

October has been an impressive time for new restaurants. So far, we've fallen head over heels for Teeq at Lot 10, L'Heritage at Royale Chulan, High Tide at Menara Taipan, Weissbrau at Pavilion, and now, Cousin Toro's at Asian Heritage Row. Three more promising outlets are slated to open elsewhere before the month ends, so it'll be a busy period next week.

If you crave chimichangas, burritos or tacos, head to Cousin Toro's for surprisingly satisfying Tex-Mex servings. It's a cosy place with warm service and affordable food, but its long-term survival is questionable, since so many other Heritage Row outlets have closed.

Chile con Queso, a creamy dip that blends cheese with peppers, accompanied by flour chips. Absolutely addictive, but catastrophically calorie-laden.

Crumbed zucchini with Mazatlan mushroom sauce. Crispy but a tad too oily.

Chili con carne (ground beef & kidney beans). Nicely done; rich & flavoursome.

Tampico Taco (corn taco shell loaded with seasoned chicken, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce & grated cheddar cheese). A major bonus is that the ingredients in these dishes taste really fresh.

A hearty portion of house specialty fajitas _ marinated steak strips sauteed in butter with julienned capsicum and onions, then served on a sizzling skillet with Mexican rice, refried beans, pico de gallo, fresh sour cream, guacamole and buttered tortillas.

Mexican Flag, comprising red, white and green enchiladas, filled with beef and smothered with sauces and cheese. Tex-Mex comfort food at its best.

Screwdriver (vodka and orange juice) & Margarita. Pretty potent drinks.

Cousin Toro's,
Asian Heritage Row.