I had the opportunity to explore to this hidden gem located at Science Park II to start off on week. BlooiE’s Roadhouse Bar & Grill has already been for 12 years and counting! The owner, Sarge Sargeant, a Harley Davidson aficionado married a pretty Taiwanese wife. They had their first love pet named Blooie which has passed on. They named their restaurant by their previous dog.
The casual bistro which has a spacious indoor dinning area and Al Fresco dinning located at Science Park II was a nice choice for those who loves to have cosy and comfortable dinning session with companion. If you are going by public transport, alight at Haw Par Villa MRT Station and cross the road to take Bus 143, 200 and stop at the second stop. Walk about 5 minutes along the Science Park Road and you will see the restaurant. The North American roadhouse has a homey feeling and it is a good place to chill out with a bunch of friends and families.
Cobb Salad @S$15.80. Garden fresh iceberg lettuce surrounded with diced avocado, bacon bits, grilled cajun chickens, blue cheese and tomato served with lemon vinegaratte dressing. You can control the amount dressing output you need as it is served seperately. I personally love the lemon taste and it gives me a good start off of the dinner.
BlooiE’s Roadhouse Quesadillas @S$16.90. Quesadillas are panned fried till lightly burnt on the sides and served hot with a trio of drips.There are salsa sour cream and guacomole, align with Mozzarella cheese & Cheddar Cheese mixed in the folds. Not too much of cheesy taste and it was just perfect for my tastebud.
BBQ Chicken Wings @S$13.90. Chicken wings are marinated with home-made Cajun spices and grilled with zesty BBQ sauce tasted like a homely cooked wings. The sauce was just sufficient and not too much of overflowing which is good to pair with beer for happy hours.
Here are some highlights for the Main Course which you might want to consider when you are dropping by :-
BlooiE’s Bacon Mushroom Cheese Burger @S$16.90. Grilled 180g all beef patty smothered in cheese with bacon and mushrooms served on a fresh hot bun. Bun was soft and the beef patty was decent filling with the bacon and the homemade mushroom sauce definitely added flavour to the burger.
Blackened Dory @S$18.90 served with homemade mashed potatoes truly taste differently from the normal ones we had at other restaurant. Dory is marinated in cajun spices then pan-fried in a skillet with a creamy garlic sauce. Homemade mashed potatoes served tasted quite bland for those who prefer stronger flavor but for me, I am loving it especially when it goes with the portobello mushroom sauce.
Pepperoni Pizza @S$22.90. Thin-crusted layer of pizza with pepperoni spread over tomato sauce topped with mozzarella cheese. The pepperoni portion was quite generous and spread evenly over the pizza. It is best to have it while it is served pipping hot as the cheeser will melt into your mouth.
N.Z. Striploin Steak @S$29.80. Served with 250g of N.Z Striploin steak char-grilled to your preferred doneness and served with your choice of sauce (Black Pepper Sauce or Shitake Mushroom Sauce). The presentation of the dish was quite appealing and you can see the nicely grilled mark on the steak. Meat texture is a bit hard when we are slicing it and the chewiness is not so smooth. Overall taste was not bad though.
Highlight of the night is the BBQ Beer Butt Chicken @S$38.80. You will need to pre-order at least 1 day in advance and confirm your arrival date as the preparation will based on your arrival timing. Understand from the lady boss, the whole fresh chicken marinated with their own special spices and seasonings. They will chill the chicken over night to allow the spices and seasonings flow into the meat. Before they start to cook the chicken, they will open a can of beer, add a little of the spice and seasonings and insert the can to the chicken butt. The chicken was set as the photo shown on the BBQ and grilled to delicious and juicy dish. The seasoning and the special way of making the grilled chicken makes the meat infused with light beer flavour tasted softer and tender. I seldom take breast meat as it taste hard and dry but the breast meat here was surprisingly juicy and tender.
The staff will present the whole original chicken with the butt stuffed with the spices and seasoning beer can for your visual satisfaction before cutting it into smaller pieces. Not to mention that it comes with the generous portion of fries.
Molten Chocolate Cake @S$6.80 was a perfect ending for the dinner session. Molten chocolate is super rich and flavourful and goes perfectly well with a scoop of ice-cream. 75% cocoa was used and that's explains why.
It was a great night with friendly host & companions of the night. The atmosphere was cosy and comfortable and also the smoothing music made us feel relaxed after a long day of work.
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BBQ Beer Butt Chicken,Blackened Dory,Cobb Salad
Date of Visit: Oct 28, 2013 Other Ratings: