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2013-04-08 2 views
Ambush sounds like an unlikely name for a restaurant serving fairly authentic European fare. Apart from the name, the restaurant has all other aspects of its culinary concept right - laid back bistro theme & decor, a menu with a representative sample of popular European dishes and beverages, pocket friendly prices and speedy service. This formula hits the right spot for young working adults as well as nuclear families in the heartlands who are looking for good quality meals without busting thei
Ambush has an impressive but unintimidating menu:
* pork knuckle, sausages and rosti from Bavaria;
* mussels and frites from Belgium in the heart of Western Europe;
* seafood entrees featuring salmon, hoki and cod from the Nordic countries; and
* paella and pastas representing the cuisines of the Mediterranean nations.
These are our recommendations:
Minestrone soup $3.50 - this was a hearty tomato broth full of diced garden vegetables like celery, carrots, pearl onions and zucchinis; Sausages $12.20 - we picked the smoked bratwurst and chicken garlic sausages which were robustly flavoured and meaty;
Ambush Paella $13.20 - a hearty and filling tomato-based casserole of rice with mussels, plump prawns and sliced chorizo sausages;
Baby Scallop Pasta with Fish Roe Cream $13.80 - a scrumptious and satisfying entree with six fresh scallops. A similar version at TCC costs twice as much.
Warm Chocolate Souffle $8.80 - this turned out to be a chwee kueh-sized chocolate lava cake topped with a tiny scoop of vanilla ice cream. It reminds me of America rather than Europe. Overall, we had a very satisfying meal at Ambush. The table crew was young but their enthusiasm and can-do attitude meant no service lapses. The appetizers and main courses were very good, so much so that the desserts seemed lacklustre & forgettable. Not bad for $20 per head without the beers.