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2014-12-26 34 views
So I chanced upon this place after seeing danielfoodiary visit this on instagram. So I got some deal.com.sg vouchers and got 4 other friends to check it out.Here is the store front, it's at the edge of Arab street, I walked about 5 minutes from Bugis MRT Exit D (Downtown line)Here is the bar and front counter, sadly all those sandwiches up on the chalkboard were not available for dinner. I was so looking forward to trying the fully sick sandwich. I guess I have to come back here during lunch tim
1. Cracker Squid ($13)
The squid was okay, the batter could be crispier, the tartar sauce was okay. The dish looked presentable, but it just didn't taste as good as I had hoped it to be.
For the pulled pork, that was apparently cooked for 12 hours, it tastes not too bad. Generally pulled pork is very sweet and this wasn't too sweet. I only wish the taco was the crispy corn kind, rather than the flat bread kind. This had me missing my Doritos Tacos for 99 cents in the US!
I decided to order this as I found this to be interesting, instead of one lotus root, it was all mashed up and shredded up. Pretty much like a mashed sweet potato breaded and fried. I found it a bit strange. The cilantro dip was not too bad, I liked the spices and it added some flavour to the sweetness of the lotus root.
Main Courses :
1. Steak Out ($18)
I saw a comment on facebook that their steak was juicy and tender and decided to give it a try. We ordered it Medium and it did come Medium! Hurray! for cooks who know what they are doing! The steak was indeed juicy, tender and not dry! I enjoyed it thoroughly. I would definitely order it again if I was here for dinner.
For $15, I think this dish is overpriced, unlike the japanese yakitori, this did not taste like it had the yakitori sauce/teriyaki sauce on it. It reminded me of the halal kebabs, not sure why. The potato salad on the side though, was amazing! It tasted like a egg/carrot/potato salad? I am not exactly sure what ingredients went into it, but it was more amazing than the yakitori itself. The yakitori was okay, it was juicy, tender, it was abit hard getting the meat off the stick, but at least the meat wasn't dry.
1. Brownie ($6)
Apparently one of their best sellers, this brownie looked very humble, but once you dig your dessert spoon into it, you realize that it is very dense. Unlike most brownies that you would eat and feel gerlat, "heaty", or feel like you're about to get a sore throat the next morning. This brownie gives you that same sensation but not to that extreme. I feel that it would be well paired up with the SegaFreddo, but not at $10 more.
The cheerful waitress recommended us to try this Brandy infused, hazelnut gelato. There were indeed alot of whole hazelnuts in this Gelato, but I could hardly taste the Brandy. Even though the waiter who served it to us, asked us to eat it with caution, as if we would be completely tipsy from eating the dessert. It was a nice dessert, but definitely not worth $10.
It was a worthy dining experience. The shop itself seats at very most 15 pax, I hope they would consider serving the sandwiches during dinner, as I believe it would attract more customers.
The service was good and throughout the 2 hours that we were there, the nice Indian lady asked us several times if we needed service, water top up, or any food recommendations as she knew that we were looking for ways to spend the $125.