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2016-07-09 109 views
Roosevelt's Diner & Bar is conveniently located right at Outram MRT. There's also an open-air car park that is coupon-based just opposite the cafe, so there's ample parking options should you choose to drive down. This place seems to be catered more towards the expats, for a chill out bar experience but they also have a weekend brunch menu that can suit the needs of any family.1. Pan Seared Hokkaido Scallops ($24) For appetizers, we were recommended to try their scallops, at $8 a pop, I did expe
1. Pan Seared Hokkaido Scallops ($24)
For appetizers, we were recommended to try their scallops, at $8 a pop, I did expect it to be at least decent. The pan seared scallops were served on yuzu mustard ricotta with seaweed brown butter and toasted hazelnuts. The menu mentioned it was topped with tobiko, but we saw no trace of it. The scallops tasted alright, but nothing to wow about, except the price.
2. Squid Ink Fish and Chips ($26)
An interesting version of the fish and chips that I've not tried before. The exterior of the fish was crisp and had a nice bite, with the addition of the squid ink, it was able to absorb some moisture, leaving the desirable crusty appearance and texture. It was certainly a great surprise for me as I really enjoyed the fish. The chips were slightly limp and soggy, but still acceptable.
3. Chicken Confit With Truffle Potato Foam ($26)
The chicken skin was thin and crispy. Missing was the layer of fat in between the skin and the melt that had melted away during the cooking process. The chicken melt was tender, juicy and flavourful. Paried with the truffle potato foam, this main dish was the winner for the night. The truffle potato foam had a distinct truffle aroma that wasn't too overpowering, along with the smooth truffle lingering taste that made this dish so addictive. I found myself, digging in, spoon after spoonful of truffle mash!
4. BBQ Baby Back Ribs ($26)
This was served with a bourbon BBQ sauce and was their signature dish. The portion and price was reasonable and I watched a family of 4 next to us, enjoy this as a family sharing dish.
5. Secret Compressed Watermelon waffle
Instead of picking a dessert off the menu, owner, Ying recommended us to try one of her newest invention. I was honoured to be her guinea pig.
A unique waffle with Strawberry, compressed Watermelon with mint and choya, Balsamic Vinegar Honey and Rose bud ricotta.
The compressed watermelon with mint and choya was so juicy and sweet, bursting with flavours. The balsamic honey and rose bud ricotta were all interesting ingredients which sounded like an overdose of ingredient combination. But nope, it all worked out, together. The waffle itself was crispy with a butter fragrance.
Overall, decent food with a nice, cosy and chill-out ambience. Great for the boys night out, or family gatherings during the day.