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huiyuan89
This is huiyuan89 living in Teck Whye. I am a student, work in Queenstown. I like to hang out in City Hall, Clarke Quay, Orchard. French, Italian are my favorite cuisines. I also love Bakery, Café, Restaurant and Seafood, Desserts and Cakes, salads.
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DIY salad buffet OK Oct 13, 2010   
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Categories : American | Italian | European | Restaurant | Pasta | Steaks and Grills

Under the MOF group of restaurant , Lenas served a range of cuisine- Italian pastas, pizzas, Western grill , Asian hotpot..etc.

The set lunch
I was attracted to the $9.90++ set lunch . You get to choose with a pasta, pizza or chicken as main course . Each set comes with garlic bread, salad & a glass of iced peach tea.


The Menu
Upon seated, 3 different menus were placed on the table . The Menus- Set Lunch, Ala Carte & dessert & beverages. An order form is also provided ( tick along the dishes you want for the lunch sets). They offer a wide selections of salads & appetizers which I took a while to glance through. Even for the main course, it allows you to choose the type of sauce to go along with your steak, meat or fish.

Lenas adopt a ‘‘DIY” concept where *everything is placed on the dining table and you would have to ”serve” yourself.

* Cups for you to refill water , plates, bowls, serviette, utensils, seasonings, credit card holders ..etc


Salad buffet
A $ 5 top up is required for the salad buffet if you order a main course. A small bowl is given to you & pile as much as you want! *Only one time is allowed. The usual greens , dressings & condiments. They do provide hard boiled egg, mashed potatoes and garlic bread.


Garlic bread & grilled tomatoes
I didn’t enjoy the garlic bread as it was slightly on the dry side.


Basil pesto chicken ($11++)
Do note that the main courses are served with only a small grilled tomato alongside.
The chicken was well grilled (imo), the meat was juicy, especially the parts under the skin. The chicken was well marinated and the basil sauce is just for dipping purpose.
The chicken skin was incredibly crispy, which reminds me of roast pork skin… sinful indulgence!


Verdict: I can’t really give my verdict now since I only had the grilled chicken. There were -ve reviews about LENAS but I guess its all about consistency and personal preference. Perhaps I would return again to try the range of appetizers they offer and then give my verdict.


 
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garlic bread & grilled tomatoes

garlic bread & grilled tomatoes

 
Grilled basil pesto chicken

Grilled basil pesto chicken

 
 
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hidden find OK Oct 12, 2010   
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Bukit Timah Shopping Centre wasn’t my usual hunt for food and neither was it a hip & trendy mall . I would personally call that shopping centre ” The home of maids”. Indeed, 90% of the shops here are maid agencies . Of course, there are a few restaurants & cafes . One of them ,Buddy Hoagies Cafe & Grill , offers reasonably- priced & great Western Food.The cafe was insanely crowded during lunch time. I would expect it to be crowded as well during the weekdays as students from the nearby schools would drop by for lunch. Well, the prices are reasonable and the food was up to the mark so business was brisk.

Food selections
Upon entering the cafe, I looked at the cake display & saw cakes from Sweet Secrets( one of my fav shop for choc cakes) .
The usual Western fare you would expect – BBQ chicken, ribeye steak, dory fish, sandwiches…etc. The mains comes with a choice of 2 side sides and additional side cost $ 2.20/ea. They offer a selection of sides- mac & cheese, baked potatoes, coleslaw , french beans, corn on the cob, cauliflower & cheese…etc. The popular dishes are labelled with ‘‘Popular choice” .



Charboiled Salmon with lemon butter sauce($13.90)
2 sides- Cauliflower & cheese & sauteed green veggies
A patient wait ( 15 mins) for my grilled salmon to be served . The salmon looked overdone but the interior was slightly medium rare. It was just the doneness that I would prefer. I enjoyed every slab of the fatty piece of salmon.
The sides, cauliflower & cheese would have been better if the cauliflower was boiled till a little softer. Melted cheddar cheese on cauliflower — yums! It reminds me of the KFC cheese fries ( replaced by the cauliflowers).
Sauteed veggies were normal but I guess greens has its natural sweet flavour & simple boiling or steaming are perfect.

Verdict: NO GST & SVC charge here ( give tips generously). Great food @ Great prices. Given the food standard, I would probably make a return… yeah ambience was great too!

 

 
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charboiled salmon fillet

 
 
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Omega Boost Smile Oct 10, 2010   
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Categories : European | Pasta | Paella

Ambush, a cafe offering Western cuisine at affordable prices. I walked past this cafe, took a glance @ the menu board & found the prices reasonable & interesting dishes being offered.The cafe adopts an open concept style and people could easily watch what you are doing ( of course eating !) at the cafe.

The Menu
The menu was printed in a large board which makes it easier to read. The cafe offers a wide range of cuisine – spanish paella, Italian pasta, German pork knuckle… yes! you can find them here @ Ambush!They offer a range of pastas which allows you to decide on the sauce and ingredients.


Mesclun salad with salmon belly ($8++)
I had the (s) Mesclun salad with salmon belly and it came with generous fillets of the salmon belly. The salad leaves were cool but the salmon belly was warm. The salmon belly was well prepared ( middle rare ) and oozing with flavours in every bite. I wished the salad leaves were a bigger portion cos there were too much salmon belly fillets.



Salmon fillet with Honey mustard dressing ($14.50++)
The 2 generous salmon fillets were really worth it’s price. I request the salmon to be done medium rare and it was well executed. The salmon fillets were served with slices of potatoes sauteed with bacon strips & onions & top with purple cabbage.
The pieces of potatoes had a fragrant aroma of bacon and the onions further enhance its flavour. I like the sweet purple cabbage which were soft & easy to chew.The salmon was really juicy and has its natural sweetness . The accompanying lemon honey mustard sauce ( serve @ the side ) was really good. It has a tangy flavour and melts in my mouth … like butter.


Verdict: Reasonable prices and delicious food (rate 8/10 ) , I would definitely make a re-visit. Service is prompt and friendly too.

 
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salmon with honey mustard dressing

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healthy choice OK Oct 08, 2010   
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I stepped into Breeks Cafe again… after 6 years and this time round was the branch @ Marina Square. The cafe seemed to be quiet during lunch hours, considering the crowd over @ SaladSTOP!

Set Lunch menu

Set lunch being offered priced at $9.90 ++ with a choice of a pasta / chicken pattie melted, a drink & soup of the day.
Soup of the day: Potato chicken soup


Caesar salad ($6.90++)
Caesar dressing served @ the side, bread croutons were crispy and fragrant!


Chicken Pattie Melted ($9.90++)
The chicken pattie melted was served with seasonal veggies & mashed potatoes but I kindly request them to change the mashed potatoes to waffles fries.
The chicken pattie taste like those frozen chicken patties ( for burgers) and simply top it with a slice of cheese & onions . The chicken pattie is a mixture of mushrooms, spinach , *cashew nuts & chicken meat. It was rather bland on it’s own but they top it with a slice of cheese( which turned rubbery when cool) serve with BBQ sauce.
* I carefully picked them out one by one
The waffles fries were seasoned with some cajun seasoning & they were simply addictive!

Verdict: Simple western food , nothing special or outstanding but I wished to applaud for the excellent service ( courteous & attentive ).


 
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Caesar salad

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chicken pattie melted

 
 
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Excellent! Smile Oct 08, 2010   
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Categories : French | Restaurant | Seafood | Steaks and Grills | Fine Dining

Mignardises
I labelled them for easier identification and reference.
I will start with the lemon Madeleine is a crispy and citrus infused tea-cake. It was crispy on the outiside and soft in the interior. Madeleine is not too rich and buttery. I enjoy this!
Irish cream chocolate: Not too bad with hint of Irish cream in it.
Green Tea: Pale in comparison… greenish stuff looks so yucky
Dark chocolate: The best, good quality chocolate used!
Canele: Canele is from Canele since they are under the same company. However I didn’t like caneles so left it untouched.


Overall verdict: All dishes were well-executed. The chef takes great effort in presenting the best and fresh products to the consumers. I would like to highlight the Obsiblue Prawn which is my favourite dish of the lunch.
The staff here are professional, well-informed and service is top-notch. They understand the menu very well unlike in some places where they have to check with the kitchen. They also remembered to ask me about my dietary habits such as food allergy. I am planning for another visit soon.
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crunchy spring salad

crunchy spring salad

 

 
grilled obsiblue prawn

grilled obsiblue prawn

 
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french poussin

 
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