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ee my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2014/09/27/mediocre-s15-90-set-lunch-amirahs-grill-on-26sep2014/a friend organised a 6pax lunch at amirah’s grill at bussorah street on 26.9.2014.parking was horrendous at 1pm on a friday. i parked at sultan plaza. anyway it was just a short walk.the recent reviews (2014) on tripadvisor of this place were quite bad. the reviews on openrice & hungrygowhere were equally bad but more dated (2013).i checked the website & they had this S$15.90 lunc
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ee my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2014/09/27/mediocre-s15-90-set-lunch-amirahs-grill-on-26sep2014/
a friend organised a 6pax lunch at amirah’s grill at bussorah street on 26.9.2014.
parking was horrendous at 1pm on a friday. i parked at sultan plaza. anyway it was just a short walk.
the recent reviews (2014) on tripadvisor of this place were quite bad. the reviews on openrice & hungrygowhere were equally bad but more dated (2013).
i checked the website & they had this S$15.90 lunch set so i called & confirmed the lunch sets were still available & that it was 2-course + drink. you need to ask for the set lunch menu though. we were not given until we asked specifically.
for the drinks, 2 friends had coffee, 2 including me had the hibiscus drink. it tasted like a rose syrup with nice mint, sweet but not overly, it was quite ok for me. 2 other friends probably had tea. i couldn’t quite recall.
the soup of the day was a chicken soup. it was better than a canned soup – i guess very few served canned soup these days. basically a minestrone with chicken stock, mediocre but a pretty ok soup actually.
there was a choice of mains. i picked chicken kebab with rice. chicken was tender & had grilled flavours but otherwise not much taste. the sauce added nothing the the taste. the vegetables – cauliflowers, carrots etc were just boiled vege. rice? not much taste.
the lamb kofta with rice seemed quite ok too. basically a minced lamb kebab? they were often served in indian buffets, not really my kind of dish, but perhaps if done well with herbs, it could still be better than the chicken?
a friend who is vegetarian took a vege wrap with fries.
at S$15.90 which came to about S$18+, i guessed nothing much to complain about, and food was actually a bit more than passable.
the 6 of us were the solitary patrons. f&b is really a struggle in singapore with so much competition. if i were to use the criteria we recently talked much about – worthwhile cholesterol & worthwhile calories, then this lunch didn’t really fall into the category. so far the indian food, the best i had was the S$19++ weekday lunch buffet at yantra at tanglin mall, though it is a bit more expensive. but i guess many restaurants in serangoon would serve cheaper & tastier food than amirah’s grill. i don’t know much about middle-eastern restaurants so cannot really make comparisons. i did have a most memorable middle eastern lunch at honey & co london with my son during my recent trip.
we had great fun. i really enjoyed these lunches & dinners with old RI friends. ambience was fine. we had the whole place to ourselves & we stayed & chatted for quite long after makan.
chicken kebab with rice
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lamb kofta kebab with rice
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hibiscus drink
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chicken minsterone soup
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vegetable wrap with fries
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(The above review is the personal opinion of a user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
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Date of Visit
2014-09-26
Dining Method
Dine In
Spending Per Head
$18 (Lunch)
Recommended Dishes
hibiscus drink