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The dinner venue tonight was The Disgruntled Chef, located at the trendy Dempsey Hill. An interesting modern-European restaurant and bar concept hidden beneath a flight of wooden steps - how lovely and secluded. Consisting of a contemporary and vintage-glamor design, the restaurant offered good service as well.We had the Crab & Lobster Sliders (SGD$14.00) was another delicacy that we were glad to have ordered - small lobster and crab rolls topped with thin slivers of Granny Smith apples. The bre
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The dinner venue tonight was The Disgruntled Chef, located at the trendy Dempsey Hill. An interesting modern-European restaurant and bar concept hidden beneath a flight of wooden steps - how lovely and secluded. Consisting of a contemporary and vintage-glamor design, the restaurant offered good service as well.
Crab & Lobster slider
$14
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We had the Crab & Lobster Sliders (SGD$14.00) was another delicacy that we were glad to have ordered - small lobster and crab rolls topped with thin slivers of Granny Smith apples. The bread roll had a lovely fluffy, fresh texture to it, going very well with the luscious flavor of the minced seafood meat and crunchiness of apple slivers.
Grilled French Quail
$32
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Then we took something from the "big plate" section to share - Grilled French Quail (SGD$32.00), served with Frisee Salad, Crispy Bacon and Poached Egg. If you love quail - well, its taste is very similar to duck meat, only smoother and more tender. This one had a bonus hint of smokiness to enhance the flavor, and was incredibly scrumptious.
Sea salt and chilli Margarita
$18
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*Helen had a Sea Salt & Chilli Margarita (SGD$18.00) for drinks - Don Julio Reposado, calamansi, Honey, Sea Salt Air. This drink was a major WOW to the tastebuds - refreshing, yet spicy, getting the palate all tangy in its exotic flavor.

For full review and more information, please feel free to visit:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2015/04/dinner-at-disgruntled-chef-dempsey-hill.html

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$50 (Dinner)
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Crab & Lobster slider
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Grilled French Quail
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Sea salt and chilli Margarita
$ 18
  • sea salt & chilli Margarita
  • Fried fish skin
  • Lobster & crab sliders
  • Riesling icewine
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2014-11-28 54 views
For more reviews, visit www.umakemehungry.comThe disgruntled Chef has its own block down the hill and is looking a quiet and relaxing place to dine in with soothing music playing in the background. Owned by award-winning Singaporean chef Daniel Sia, The Disgruntled Chef is a restaurant and bar that serves mouth-watering Modern European cuisine. If not for the points accumulated in our Telco plans, we would not have discovered such enjoyable dining experience in the wild.As we did a last minute r
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The disgruntled Chef has its own block down the hill and is looking a quiet and relaxing place to dine in with soothing music playing in the background. Owned by award-winning Singaporean chef Daniel Sia, The Disgruntled Chef
is a restaurant and bar that serves mouth-watering Modern European
cuisine. If not for the points accumulated in our Telco plans, we would not have discovered such enjoyable dining experience in the wild.
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As we did a last minute reservation, we only get the outdoor seats.
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The staff had prepared mosquito coils at corners on the outdoor dining area. Even with the presence of such deterrence, I was still heavily attacked by the mosquitoes. But one point to note that the duty staff was indeed very attentive to our needs and I would like to compliment her for her on the ball service.
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Tilley lamp was placed on our table but instead of the old fashioned way of getting light from the lamp, candle was used. I just cant imagine how romantic if the sky turns darker in the night.
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As we are not taking any of the cocktails which are alchol in content, the assistant had recommended that we could try out their mocktails. Even though the drinks on the menu was limited, she further explained that their bar is very big and they can provide customized drinks based on our preferred tables which somehow enlightened us.

We have a fruity flavoured mocktail with lychee bits below the rocks and a stick of grapes. Pandan leave was included on the drink too. I'm totally satisfied.
Sweet Mocktail - $12
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I was asking for something refreshing and it came out that I have orange with seeds of the passion fruit among the lime leaves. That was what I really wanted, refreshing and surprising.
Refreshing Mocktail - $12
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A fusion of Japanese flavours into the western's. The Scallop was thinly sliced and seared to its perfection coated by sweet soy brown butter paired with Ikura, Kobu and Lime. It was light on the palate and a brillant small plate to start with!
Seared Scallop Carpaccio - $18
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With the vouchers, we are entitled 1 for 1 main and we had the grilled seabass. It was a juvenile fish roasted to its perfection, rubbed with tapenade on its body. The dish was paired with artichokes, sweet cherry tomatoes and garlic puree sauce.
Grilled Seabass - $38
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As a fish lover, Im very pleased to have tasted such a dish.
Another Angle for grilled seabass
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Oven Baked Miso Cod was recommended by the lady who served us. The dish was perfect with Cod slightly burnt in the exterior yet retaining the smooth and moisturized fleash, coupled with a bed of chopped spinach, braised shimeji and topped off with Olive Vegetables.
Oven Baked Miso Cod - $38
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Ah... This is way too tempting!
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Even though the chefs are disgruntled, the food were served at their best quality and skills. Now I begin to wonder how's the standard of food if they were not disgruntled. Ha!

I would said what you paid for is what you will be getting. I recommend this place best for romantic dinner and for celebrations.

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Grilled Seabass - $38
Another Angle for grilled seabass
Oven Baked Miso Cod - $38
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2014-02-26 28 views
Don’t know since when I am a baked Macaroni lover, it was probably not surprising at all. My friend suggested the place for Macaroni, we decided to have our brunch there. The Disgruntled Chef was a bar cum restaurant which offered mostly European dishes in a comfy environment. Away from crowd and noise, it was casual setting which allow patrons to relax and enjoy. Ordered and waited for my food, it came within 20 minutes. Generous amount of cheese was poured on top, the bowl-shaped plate then wa
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Don’t know since when I am a baked Macaroni lover, it was probably not surprising at all. My friend suggested the place for Macaroni, we decided to have our brunch there. The Disgruntled Chef was a bar cum restaurant which offered mostly European dishes in a comfy environment. Away from crowd and noise, it was casual setting which allow patrons to relax and enjoy.
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Ordered and waited for my food, it came within 20 minutes. Generous amount of cheese was poured on top, the bowl-shaped plate then was baked until melting condition. Pasta absorbed the fragrant of milky creamy cheese and moistly soft in texture, although the outlay was a slight burnt. Crayfish was of course tender fresh, gone perfectly with pieces of Macaroni. Richly mushy bowl was juicy comforting, the saltiness was just all right for my liking. Portion was sufficient without any greasiness, but price was a bit steep.
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2014-02-23
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I was sceptical about how good the tapas would be at the Disgruntled Chef, but must say that I was pleasantly surprised. Everything was delicious and cooked perfectly. My absolute favorite dishes were the lamb short ribs as the outside was crispy but the inside was soft and tender and fell straight off the bone. I also loved the fish skin which was freshly cooked and came out warm and incredibly crispy! Their drinks, on the other hand, were unfortunately not up to par. And the ambience was a bit
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I was sceptical about how good the tapas would be at the Disgruntled Chef, but must say that I was pleasantly surprised. Everything was delicious and cooked perfectly. My absolute favorite dishes were the lamb short ribs as the outside was crispy but the inside was soft and tender and fell straight off the bone. I also loved the fish skin which was freshly cooked and came out warm and incredibly crispy!

Their drinks, on the other hand, were unfortunately not up to par. And the ambience was a bit dated.

For full review and more photos, please visit https://treatsandmeats.squarespace.com/blog/2013/7/17/the-disgruntled-chef
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2013-04-17 29 views
We came here for lunch . The disgruntled chef has a special brunch menu with many different plates that you can order to share. One of the dishes we really enjoyed was the crayfish macaroni and cheese. It was rich and tasty with a crisp top from being baked in the oven. The crayfish was fresh and yummy and Complemented the rich pasta very well. An elevated version of a classic dish!
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We came here for lunch
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. The disgruntled chef has a special brunch menu with many different plates that you can order to share. One of the dishes we really enjoyed was the crayfish macaroni and cheese. It was rich and tasty with a crisp top from being baked in the oven. The crayfish was fresh and yummy and Complemented the rich pasta very well. An elevated version of a classic dish!
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Came here for brunch on a weekend! The tapas here are really good and we really enjoyed the brunch dishes such as the mini eggs benedict. My favourite dish however was the apple and rhubarb crumble with clotted cream. The crumble was not too sweet and encased lightly sweetened softened chunks of warm delicious apples and rhubarb. Contrasting with the fresh cream on top, the combination was comfort food at its best.
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Came here for brunch on a weekend! The tapas here are really good and we really enjoyed the brunch dishes such as the mini eggs benedict. My favourite dish however was the apple and rhubarb crumble with clotted cream. The crumble was not too sweet and encased lightly sweetened softened chunks of warm delicious apples and rhubarb. Contrasting with the fresh cream on top, the combination was comfort food at its best.
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2013-02-13 12 views
My friend chose The Disgruntled Chef for her belated birthday celebration with me so I made reservations here. The staff got back to me very fast via email to confirm my booking, so I thought that was a major plus.The problem with visiting Dempsey is that you're kinda screwed if you don't own a car. We were stuck in town, stranded with no cab on a Friday evening. Taking a bus there was out of the question for us as we were not very familiar with the area - plus the thought of all the walking was
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My friend chose The Disgruntled Chef for her belated birthday celebration with me so I made reservations here. The staff got back to me very fast via email to confirm my booking, so I thought that was a major plus.

The problem with visiting Dempsey is that you're kinda screwed if you don't own a car. We were stuck in town, stranded with no cab on a Friday evening. Taking a bus there was out of the question for us as we were not very familiar with the area - plus the thought of all the walking was just a turn off. Instead of 7.30pm, we arrived at 8.45pm (!!!). Thankfully, the staff was okay with that when I called to inform them earlier.

When I stepped in, I really found myself drawn to the ambience of the place. It's a really good restaurant for chill out sessions, and can accommodate big groups or couples looking for some alone time. Service is excellent - very attentive and they knew their stuff when faced with questions, from recommendations to mystery ingredients that puzzled us. Thumbs up to them!
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Since TDC's dishes are tapas style, we ordered several to share. First up, we had the Steak Tartare ($18), a mishmash block of raw meat mixed with quail egg and grilled toast. I can tell you this was the best thing we had that evening. Don't be put off by the rawness - it's really good! A little spicy but flavourful, this one packs a punch. With the bread it tastes a little like tuna, without the bread, it's something completely different. Weird but true.
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This was the most expensive thing we had - Crackling Suckling Pig ($68). Yes, it tasted good, the skin was superb, but honestly, the flavour does not justify the cost. I would not pay $68 to try this again. $35-$40 seems about right, but NOT $68!
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Moving on to desserts, we ordered two to share because we thought it'd be small.. but we were wrong. Here's my choice of Apple & Rhubarb Crumble ($12), and below is the (also) overpriced Churros ($12). The crumble had clotted cream which gave it its wow factor, plus they were very generous with the bits of apple chunks.
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As for the churros, I've had better. They were way too starchy and chewy. The crunch was missing... such a bland dessert *ugh*... even the chocolate sauce could not save it. Sad.

I'm sitting on the fence for TDC. I may come back - but only for the ambience and probably drinks, not so much for the food.
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2013-02-08
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2012-11-07 11 views
Me and my hubby were one of the very lucky guest to be invited by TANGS for the 80th Birthday Fan Meet Up which was held at The Disgruntled Chefs Restaurant at Dempsey hill. We were treated to a variety of Yummy food and desserts. Patatas Bravas with Chorizo and Fried Quail Eggs: This dish is prepared to perfection with nice and crispy potatoes, yummy sausages and perfectly fried quail eggs that I ate for the first time. I loved this dish a lot and the taste is amazing!Mini Eggs Benedict with To
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Me and my hubby were one of the very lucky guest to be invited by TANGS for the 80th Birthday Fan Meet Up which was held at The Disgruntled Chefs Restaurant at Dempsey hill. We were treated to a variety of Yummy food and desserts.
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Patatas Bravas with Chorizo and Fried Quail Eggs: This dish is prepared to perfection with nice and crispy potatoes, yummy sausages and perfectly fried quail eggs that I ate for the first time. I loved this dish a lot and the taste is amazing!
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Mini Eggs Benedict with Toasted Brioche & Serrano Ham: I just loved the crispy toast and the ham and eggs on it. It just melts in the mouth and is really very delicious.
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Baby Spinach salad with Grilled Eggplant & Marinated Egg: This dish had some nice crunchy spinach and prefectly grilled eggplant which was really tasty. The marinated egg had a nice and unique flavor which I really enjoyed a lot.
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Crispy Lamb Shortribs served with Mint Yogurt: Ok, here come my top favorite of the list. The lamb ribs were done to perfection and were very nice and crispy on the outside while soft and tender on the inside, it had a sprinkle of some spicy flavour which added a lot of taste to the ribs and it went really well with the mint yogurt.
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Crayfish Macaroni & Cheese: Tasted Crayfish for the first time and I really loved it. This dish was perfect mix of nicely cooked macaroni with crayfish and some delicious gooey cheese that tasted lovely.
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Grilled Rump Steak served with Asparagus & Sauce Bearnise: The grilled rump steak was nice and fully cooked and had a nice tasting sauce to go with it. The pickle asparagus were delicious and crunchy and I really enjoyed this dish a lot!
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Sticky Toffee Pudding with vanilla Ice Cream: The sticky toffee pudding had a nice texture and went very well with the vanilla ice cream. It has a very delicious caramelized flavor and very soft and melts in the mouth.
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Rhubarb & Apple Crumble with Clotted Cream: I didn't eat much of this dish since I was already full but I did taste a bit of it and it was very delicious, it had an apple and vanilla flavor and goes well with the clotted cream.
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  • Crispy Lamb Shortribs served with Mint Yogurt
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding with vanilla Ice Cream
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2011-11-29 10 views
i went to the disgruntled chef with my girlfriend. we both simply love the food there. I ordered the steak tartare for the two of us to share. this is one of the best steak tartare I have ever eaten. my girl ordered the roast chicken while I opted for the roasted miso cod. The roasted miso cod is just simply delicious. I love the sautéed mushroom. It really adds a little something to the dish. Her roast chicken is really good, very tender and juicy. even the roasted potatoes also tasted so good.
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i went to the disgruntled chef with my girlfriend. we both simply love the food there. I ordered the steak tartare for the two of us to share. this is one of the best steak tartare I have ever eaten. my girl ordered the roast chicken while I opted for the roasted miso cod. The roasted miso cod is just simply delicious. I love the sautéed mushroom. It really adds a little something to the dish. Her roast chicken is really good, very tender and juicy. even the roasted potatoes also tasted so good. for dessert, we shared a stick toffee pudding. It was served with vanilla ice cream. Totally delicious!
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It was recommended by my friend We went there for dinnerThe ambience was nice We had suckling pig ,We ordered the small plate,so 1plate there's around 5-6piecesThe meat was tender & the skin was thin & crispyWe also tried their lamb ribs which were dusted with Moroccan spices, which I usually don’t like but they were used quite sparingly herejust adding a hint of flavour rather than overpowering. The ribs were crispy on the outside, & surprisingly tender insideI will confirm come back for moreov
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It was recommended by my friend
We went there for dinner
The ambience was nice
We had suckling pig ,We ordered the small plate,so 1plate there's around 5-6pieces
The meat was tender & the skin was thin & crispy
We also tried their lamb ribs which were dusted with Moroccan spices, which I usually don’t like but they were used quite sparingly here
just adding a hint of flavour rather than overpowering. The ribs were crispy on the outside, & surprisingly tender inside
I will confirm come back for more
overall i rate 8/10
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The Disgruntled Chef for a lovely dinner with my friend. Ordered their steak tartare which is a must try! The beef was nicely grilled to medium rare and when eaten with the sauce, it is really good! The steak is also very fresh and not too dry like some others which I have tried. It still retained its tenderness. There is also soft-boiled quails eggs the steak tartare, very special
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The Disgruntled Chef for a lovely dinner with my friend. Ordered their steak tartare which is a must try! The beef was nicely grilled to medium rare and when eaten with the sauce, it is really good! The steak is also very fresh and not too dry like some others which I have tried. It still retained its tenderness. There is also soft-boiled quails eggs the steak tartare, very special
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