In the ula ula industrial park area, one was surprised to find a bistro hidden in second floor of a unassuming building. Following the instructions on the facebook, I had a hard getting myself out of the carpark of the WECGA Tower, after dropping off at the bus-stop in front of the building. It turned out that the vehicles enter the carpark of WECGA Tower through the second floor, so had to find the exit of the carpark.
I was so happy to see the signage of THE SPLENDOUR right in front of me after getting out of the carpark. After that it was easy to find the Japanese buffet restaurant and take the lift up.
The restaurant was decorated in a industrial look, with mis-match furniture around. The bistro also housed a microbrewery. The place was a bistro by day and a drinking hole by night, offering a range of craft beers. The place was awarded Silver for the 2016 Southeast Asia Beer Awards. The place also offered free wifi. If you are a great drinker, don't forget to take the Beer Buffet which cost $35nett for 2 hours, which was available during weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).Bolognese
($11)Painstakingly stewed for 5 hours, the restaurant make the meat sauce the right way for the right taste. Exactly how it would taste stepping into a cafe in Italy.
Unlike the usual red sauce with lots of tomato, the version here was served with a rich thick minced meat sauce with barely any sauce. It was very flavourful dish.Striploin Steak
($16)Air-flown New Zealand Chilled Sirloin, just simple rock salt and black pepper, pure grilled bliss.Served with Flame Grilled Corn Cob, Mash and Mixed Vegetables.
The sirloin was tender and juicy, and cut through easily. The corn was juicy and buttery in taste, which I can't help wishing for more.Salted Egg Wings
($8/ 3pcs)Home-made creamy salted egg sauce.
The deep fried chicken wings were tossed with the creamy sauce which tasted more curry powder taste, similar to the zhi char type than the coarse salted egg which I preferred.Molten Wings
($8/ 3pcs)Please be warned. NOT FOR THE WEAK.You don't bite into these wings. THEY bite into you. The bistro had to state such disclaimers, just so that they can, you know, get away with murder.
It smelt like Rojak but burnt like hell. The sauce had a unusual numbing effect on the tongue.
One needed English Bitter beer to cool down the effect. As for me,no matter how many glasses of water it had no use. In the end, I had to down a packet of sugar.
At a place offering craft beers, one cannot leave without trying the beers. From the available range, we tried the following beers :Wheat
($8) - light in tasteRoot Beer
($11) - ABV : 3%, sweetest among all the beer, most popular with ladies, it started as a seasonal beer, but currently available regularlyCider
($10) - quite carbonated, slightly sweet, ABV : 4-5%Brown Ale
($8) - roasted taste (similar to roasted hojicha tea), ABV : 6-7%Pilsner
($8) - ABV : 6%, light in tasteDunkel
($10) - similar to stout, slightly bitter, ABV : 5%IPA
($11) - slightly spicy, highest alcohol % among all the beers tried, ABV : 8%Stout
($11) - coffee flavour, ABV : 8.8%English Bitter
($8) - light and refreshing in taste
My favourite beer turned out to be Root Beer which tasted actually like the soft drink with a sweet and fruity taste, but ended with an alcoholic feel.
Date of Visit: Jun 16, 2016
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