Archive for the # Western Category

Invited Review: COAST at 1twentysix

Posted in # Dinner, # Western on August 5, 2010 by thisisyummy

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1 Twenty Six is located near East Coast Park, allowing it to position itself as an excellent quiet hang-out. It is relatively far away from the main hustle and bustle near McDonalds and thus is quiet enough to make you feel isolated from city life.

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The bar and drinking area is separated from the main dining area and diners are afforded a comfortable and serene environment to dine in. However the music selection should be improved. I understand patrons at the bar might enjoy a little fast-paced hip hop or the latest R&B, but perhaps diners might prefer something more subtle and gentle.

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Service staffs were excellent and we were greeted very warmly. They patiently explained their menu and even invited their in-house “mixologist” to recommend his own cocktail concoctions.

Dragon’s Breath

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spiced rum, dragon fruit, hazelnut. First impression was that of melted ice cream (which the mixologist correctly described) but it started to seem similar to Bailey’s Irish Cream after a while. Rum becomes slightly strong as the drink starts to warm up – best taken when cold.

The Narcissist

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a vodka inspired fruity mix with rosemary infusion. The rosemary flavor dominates most of the drink with just a hint of the vodka as an aftertaste. It’s a refreshing drink that the ladies will be sure to enjoy.

Bread

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the bread offered was slightly dry and hard. The olive oil and vinegar dip could have a sharper vinegar taste. It comes across as slightly underwhelming.

Nibble PlatterCrispy Soft Shell Crab with chili mayo

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We decided on their Communal Dinning set at S$70++ per pax. We had the Nibble Platter to start off the meal.

Excellent. The soft shell crab is not too crispy like in some Japanese restaurants and goes very well with both dips. The chili mayo may disappoint those looking for a full-flavored dip. There’s barely a hint of mayonnaise with a sharp after-touch of the chili.

Nibble Platter – Homemade Cod Brandade with grilled bruschetta

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The taste of cod is very light but it is present in every bite. The bruschetta was very well made, the flavor of the garlic and grilled bread complements the cod. However, I felt that the cod was a little too mushy for my liking.

Nibble Platter – Potato skins with sour cream and ocean trout caviar

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the caviar definitely provided an interesting contrast of texture between itself and the potato skins. The tiny bursts make this dish very enjoyable. The sour cream was not overly heavy or overpowering, allowing you to enjoy the taste of the potato and caviar.

Nibble Platter – Radish, Anchoiade and Crudites

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Some greens to start off your meal with. Unlike your usual salad, the nibble platter offers a different variety of vegetables and is well complemented by the dips. I’d prefer to stick to my usual salads though.

Fish Pie with Snapper, ocean trout, prawn, leek, dill

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The chef might want to consider using a more presentable cloth to line the bowl as what they used seemed like kitchen towels and it didn’t leave too good an impression.  However the pie itself was good. Though I could not really make out what was in the pie, the chunks of snapper was not too bad. The fish pie didn’t come across as too creamy or gelard for me. However, it might be too salty for some, and perhaps others may dislike the sharp tangy taste of the pie but I enjoyed it.

Seared King Scallop with smoked sea urchin risotto

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Risotto has just the right texture, just chewy enough. Sea urchin flavor is well worked into every grain of rice ensuring that every bite gives you the taste of the ocean. Those who find eating actual “uni” too overwhelming will like this risotto. It gives you just enough hint of the sea urchin to whet your appetite. Scallops are really juicy and well seared and very fresh. Adult asparagus was used but the taste didn’t dominate the palate.

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Herbed Leaf Salad, French Fries with Sea Salt, Brocolini with garlic and ginger (from left)

The herbed leaf salad was average but I thought the balsamic vinegar was not too bad. The brocolini didn’t fare as well here and lacked the oomph factor. I have to rave about the french fries! They are one of the best fries I ever had. I guess the truffle oil makes a whole lot of difference! It really enhances the flavor of the potato and the edges of the fries were crisp, but the insides were still soft and moist and full of substance. Excellent. I will go back just for the fries.

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Dessert: Grande Assiette – selection of petite sized desserts to share

Pannacotta

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Excellent texture. Smooth. Not overly milky as even as someone who doesn’t really enjoy dairy products, I liked this dessert.

Lime Soufflé

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very VERY sour first bite, but it sort of grows on you after awhile. Though interesting, I’d rather have my usual rich chocolate souffle.

Devil’s flourless chocolate, marscapone and raspberry ripple cake

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Very sharp raspberry taste that hits you immediately, which overpowers the flavour of the chocolate in the dessert. After trying a few desserts, we somehow felt that It seems this place has something for shocking you on your first bite.

Coffee Crème Brulee

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taste of coffee totally overwhelms you. You might as well have been drinking an espresso. Coffee lovers take note!

Meringue

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I haven’t had alot of meringue so far, but I felt COAST’s rendition of their meringue is a stark contrast to the meringue I had elsewhere. In general, it was a tad too sweet for my liking and the meringue could be better if the texture was a little lighter.

As with most restaurants, the food at COAST has hits and misses but me and my dining partner enjoyed the dinner thoroughly, especially where the ambience scores the most points in. You may want to consider COAST at 1twentysix for that special occasion.

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Thank you Chiew Yen for the invite.

902 East Coast Parkway, #01-26
Playground @ Big Splash
Singapore 449874
Tel : 6348-2126
Fax: 6348-9126
www.1-twentysix.com

Choupinette

Posted in # Breakfast, # Western, + Bukit Timah, - Eggs on February 9, 2010 by thisisyummy

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Choupinette, tucked in a corner beside Coronation Plaza, was well accessible and from how much I’ve heard of it, it looked simple from the exterior and the interior was hustling with the Sunday breakfast crowd, all ready to lap up a delectable brunch. Alrighty then, as it has received much acclaim and praise of their professionally-done eggs, let’s get straight to it!

Egg Royal $21
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Well, the first thing that certainly struck was a look at the menu, and as the eyes scanned across for the price. We gasped. $21. It had to be good. And certainly it was. I mean, what can go wrong with Salmon, my personal favourite, and of course firm poached eggs with a nape of hollandaise sauce. Just like the one at Riders’ Cafe, we had initial inertia of spoiling the perfectly nested egg by kniving into it, releasing the runny yolk all over the toasted English muffin. Here, I was wondering if I should have ordered the proper Egg’s Benedict instead, with the warm ham probably making the texture even better and the Breakfast experience even better. Here, at least for me, it didn’t all go too well with the Salmon, although I will be the last to reject a fresh slice of salmon on anything. Overall, it was fantastic, and the warm sauce coated its lovely components. Wonderful, though the price is a pinch we were staring around when we finished like.. “was that over already?” so quick. So do savour it when you get to! It’s served with Orange Juice, Florida Natural I think, as well as breakfast tea.

Millefeuille Framboise $7
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Following up on our craving, I went to look at the wide range of desserts to be chosen from. There is really a luxury of choice there. I decided to go with the pretty Millefeuille Framboise, basically raspberry with a thick pastry crust with what seemed to me like custard and cream cheese within. It was sweet and a pleasant experience eating, although it was defying the law of physics how a pastry crust can be even harder than the compelling metallic material of the fork. We made a mess, but oh, that’s how we all like our food, don’t we? It was an excellent dessert to cap off a good dining experience with Choupinette, although it did leave a hue of charred leather in my wallet. Hah.
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Choupinette, near Coronation Plaza
607 Bukit Timah Road #01-01
Tel: 6466 0613

Sage The Restaurant

Posted in # Dessert, # Western, + Mohamed Sultan, - Duck Confit, - Foie Gras, - Pasta, - Salad on January 27, 2010 by thisisyummy

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This place certainly made to the top of my favourite makan list. What a nice back-to-school lunch with the Gourmet Club friends! We made reservations for 10 but it seemed like we booked the entire place aside from one or two couples sweet talking over lunch at another cosy corner of Sage. Service was satisfactory, but the table of good company compensated for the lack of the hospitality. For an upmarket restaurant like Sage, expectations are usually higher. Service-wise, I felt the minimum was done. Food-wise, heavenly!                      

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Executive Set Lunch at Sage is definitely money for value for the good range of items on the menu. For a selection of any 3 courses from 3 different categories, you can have your lunch at 38++.  A 4 course lunch would be $45++.                        

Complimentary Bread                         

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 The complimentary free flow bread was the best I ever had. Served piping hot, the bread was soft and fluffy. A perfect pairing with olive oil and vinegar.                       

Appetizers                        

Caeser Salad $12                           

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I don’t usually skip salad on the menu. It’s a wonderful beginning to complete meal. Sweet and refreshing baby romaine lettuce leaves you reaching back to the salad bowl for more.  Tossed in anchovy dressing with shavings of Parmigiano Reggiano, bacon bits and herb croutons. For me, a good salad is pretty simple. The greens have to fresh, cold and juicy. Salad dressing is what makes good salad addictive and the one at Sage passed the test. On top of that, the crispy bacon bits and herb croutons give the salad more kick. Awesome.                         

Asparagus & Egg $12                        

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If you’re a sucker for eggs, you’ll love this. Coated with Parmigiano Reggiano, the egg is deep fried leaving the inside soft and three-quarter cooked. Interesting! This warm appetizer doesn’t come across as refreshing as the usual ones but it’s good enough. Poached green asparagus beneath is cooked just right. Though I don’t really fancy asparagus, I quite like it here. I didn’t manage to try the purple cress and sauce vierge though.                         

 Crab & Tomato $12                      

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I wanted to try something different and add some variety to the table of our usual salads and soups. On first taste, my appetizer tasted queer. Sour, sweet, salty and cooling. I couldn’t really make out what it’s supposed to taste like. After a few mouths, I fell in love with my crab and tomato! At the bottom is the marinated crab claw salad. The crab claw salad was really cold, like how I like salad cold. The green creamy texture of avocado bavarois gave the appetizer a cooling feel. Together with the vine ripe tomato gazpacho and green celery nage, what a perfect combination!                         

 Foie Gras $30 ($15 supplement applies to set menu)                                              

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 Can you imagine this plate of foie gras is so sinful that it contains up to 90% fats, as suggested by a friend. That means that in order to serve such an awesome dish, the chef has to be make sure that the fats don’t melt at the stove, but in your mouth! I regretted not opting for this appetiser, which could easily replace a main course! This is the second time I tried foie gras, and boy, I just know this is the real deal!                    

Minestrone Soup $12             

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This is no ordinary minestrone soup that you have tried at almost every restaurants. Instead of having the popular mushroom cuppuccino that everyone ordered, I decided to go for this. I enjoyed the soup a lot! The generous summer vegetables and smoked bacon blended well in the flavourful chicken broth topped with fresh herbs.      

Mushroom Cuppucino $12        

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 Yes, did I mention the popular Mushroom Cuppucino? Cream of wild mushroom topped with warm milk broth. This is definitely a favourite among us. As someone whose stomach don’t agree with milk, I thought that the soup was rather milky.
 
Mains     

Duck Confit $28 ($8 supplement applies to set menu)           

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This is one long awaited course. I have long read about Sage’s duck confit. Not surprisingly, almost everyone ordered this for the mains. I love the crispy duck skin and the soft and juicy duck leg. The savoy cabbage parcel with a fricassee of field mushrooms and foie gras, Pommery mustard jus, complements the duck confit perfectly.          

 Wild Boar Pasta $20         

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Homemade fettuccini pasta with wild boar slow cooked in red wine and tomato concasse. I had a mouthful of this and wasn’t exactly blown away by it. You can find better pasta elesewhere. 

Prawn and Crab Pasta $20   

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Stop guessing, it’s squid ink, yes, and tossed with pesto emulsion with crab meat and grilled tiger prawns. My friends who ordered this said that it didn’t impress.         

Desserts       

Chocolate Fondant $16 ($5 supplement applies to set menu)        

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Those who tried this commented that Bakerzin’s chocolate lava cake was much better.         

Fruit Soup $12       

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This is the most interesting dessert I’ve ever seen! After a satisfying and full meal, perhaps something light and refreshing would be good to end of the meal. And yes, the fruit soup succeeded. I enjoyed the summer fruits and berries in chilled rock melon soup scented with mint essence. What I liked was that the mint essence flavour was quite mild and was not too overpowering. And, the blood orange sorbet was good too.
  
Chocolate Fantasy $12 
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 The glazed dark chocolate mousse was really smooth that it slid down my throat and melted, savouring the rich dark chocolate. White chocolate ganache, crunchy chocolate pearls and nougat chips with verjus sprinkled over the mousse added a twist. I thought the raspberry sorbet went well with the thick and rich chocolate mousse too!

Wow, this is a really long post. I thoroughly enjoyed lunch at Sage though the bill was quite hefty for a poor student like me. Well, for that romantic date or memorable event, I’m sure this is definitely worth the buck. Sage, I’ll be back!     

 

 No. 7 Mohamed Sultan Road
Singapore 238957
Tel: (65) 6333 8726
Fax: (65) 6836 3326
Email:
sage@sagerestaurants.com.sg

Skinny Pizza

Posted in # Western, + Orchard, - Pizza on January 24, 2010 by thisisyummy

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I have been wanting to try Skinny Pizza as recommended by many of my friends and having seen so many raving reviews about it. As you might have expected, the pizza has got to pack some punch. However, it didn’t turn out as expected.

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Mushroom Soup

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To start, we ordered mushroom soup that was served piping hot with bread. Although the soup came across a tad watery, the fragrant mushroom bits saved the soup. I like my mushroom soup creamy and thick.

Squid Ink Pizza

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The pizza crust was really thin that it cracked and fell into pieces when you hold it. The pizza came with generous toppings of greens, which we conveniently chucked them aside. Argula leaves are not my kind of food. Bitter is the only word I have for it.

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Back to the pizza, I enjoyed the fresh squids that went well with the squid ink thin pizza crust. Having tried squid ink for the second time, I thought my both experiences were vastly different in terms of taste! I can’t pass a verdict to what squid ink tastes like yet. Which is the real stuff?

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Skinny Pizza fared averagely for its pizza and soup. Not as fantastic as I thought or read about. It’s all about novelty I guess. Like the never ending crowd that persistently floods the newly opened malls along Orchard Road, Skinny Pizza’s novelty could be what that attracts the crowd. For a fussy eater like me, I’d prefer my pizza slightly thinner than the usual Pizza Hut crust topped with lots of cheese, definitely not Skinny Pizza which is probably good for snacking the lazy afternoon away.

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501 Orchard Road
#03-04 Wheelock Place
Tel: +65 6235 7823
Daily 10am – 10pm

The Hand Burger @ Raffles City

Posted in # Western, + Raffles City, - Burgers on January 10, 2010 by thisisyummy

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“This burger had my hands together, shuffling with anticipation.” Hah.

I’m feeling hungry and would like to sink my teeth into a delicious patty of ground meat sandwiched between two glorious pieces of bread/wheat bun! If you ask me, at the moment, I think The Hand Burger would be a good choice to gun for.

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The ambience inside was interesting, with pull-out crates being the seat and the matching wooden tables, it feels as though it’s really from the kitchen to your table, fresh and presented for your sumptuous meal. Lunchtime on weekdays would have the place crowded with working people in office attire from around the place, with the interesting interior and bustling exterior, let us go in to have a look! =)

Original Promotion Meal $11.80

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Served together with a Poached Tomato, the original hand burger was fabulous. With the fresh beef minced, compressed together into a patty, conformed to one with egg white without being too hard when grilled nor being too fragment-ish to crumble immediately when a fork is pierced therein. Nicely and intricately done. Atop it akin to an icing on a cake would be the sweet onion jam as its condiment and a simple layer of lettuce. Much has to be said about the burger bun being not the ordinary white bread; it was parmesan bread slightly glazed with a small morsel of butter making it flavourful. Put a slice of cheese at room temperature onto a freshly sizzling cooked patty, it melts delightfully for our viewing pleasure, or in our case, eating pleasure! The beef was not too cooked, it still contained its “juice” and chewy-ness. =)

Beer Dory Promotion Meal $12.80

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Being largely a fish lover, I ordered the Beer Dory Promotion. (Fish is rich in Vitamin B12!) They were surely generous with their serving with two thick slices of dory fish nestled on top of a honey wholewheat bun also slightly glazed, with melted cheese. Interestingly, they deep fried thin slices of lotus which had the texture of a thin crust. The sauce condiment was well done, with what tastes to me like honey mustard with butter and a hint of lemon dashed across. With two thick pieces of dory, I sneakily put one aside to eat later, and if only I had ordered their straight-cut fries instead of another poached tomato, I could have had a mini-Fish n Chips meal therein! Heh.

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Their poached tomato was interesting, we were figuring out how their purple cabbage shreds and carrot strips got into the tomato! Hah I made a far-fetched suggestion that it could be genetically modified, lol, if only science was that advanced, but who knows. There was a hole bored into it at the bottom, so there. Hah. The sauce atop it was economically made with the contents of the tomato previously carved out through the hole, and then made into a sauce cleverly to pour on top. I placed one entire half into my mouth and woot, it drained my guilt for eating so much meat previously! Hah, false assurance? But their food is not oily at all, nor was it too salty, perfect for a rewarding lunch!

(Photos taken with Nokia E72)

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The Hand Burger
Raffles City
#B1-77/78
Tel.: 6334 4577
Open Daily from 11:30 am – 10:00 pm.

Everything With Fries @ Joo Chiat

Posted in # Western, + Joo Chiat, - Fries, - Milkshake, - Salmon, - Sandwich, - Tart on December 25, 2009 by thisisyummy

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Who says you can’t have everything? =P

Located around the corner of Joo Chiat is a gleaming white eatery, with waiters/waitresses delightfully dressed in a pink T shirt and white bottom, it was exuding enthusiasm, hence I had high expectations for the place.
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First up I ordered the signature Nutella Milkshake $3.90
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It was simply excellent, delightful, every single word with a positive connotation, it was all of that, unless you don’t like Nutella in the first place, but then again, who doesn’t? For us at least, it was intravenous endorphins. =) With the texture of the milkshake not being too thick nor watery, and the contents having little bits of Nutella grains within, it was simply a joy to drink this, we were both longing for another glass of it! Highly recommended and this is yummy. One of the best our inexperienced taste buds have been exposed to! Yum.

Second up would be the Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich $8.90
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For light eaters and those who just want a snack to chill over, grilled ham and cheese sandwiches may be the way to go. With a slight tang from the honey mustard added within, and a layer of melted cheese sandwiching the fresh cool ham, it was quite some delight. The lightly toasted bread made it crunchy without it being crispy, nicely done. The baby caesar at the side was fresh and crunchy, good combination with the sandwich. It’s quite healthy as well! However, the fries were so-so, normal and for a place called Everything with Fries, I may have placed uneven expectations on the fries, but it was just alright, like any fries you would get at a hawker centre western food stall. It was too salty as well, making us thirsty, and with the water being slow to arrive, you may want to leave the fries to the last.

Breaded Salmon $13.90
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The breaded crust of the salmon was done to precision. Done excellently over a sauce of butter and lemon juice, it blended well with the taste of the salmon without overpowering it. The salmon was fresh, turgid and done blue rare, nice! With the cooked exterior graduating to yummy flakes, and fading into raw sashimi-like texture. Nice! And at a very reasonable price as well because the serving was rather generous. The coleslaw was good as well with crunchy fresh greens, or in this case, purples! Haha. Once again, the fries were alright, I ordered this curry flavoured, but it tasted more like those with Maggie noodles flavour powder atop it. But I’ve got to say that the fries were crispy, and not too oily either.

Nutella Tart $4.90
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It was marvellous! With nutella sauce drizzling down the seductive edges of the chocolate/nutella fudge pie, it was fantastic, absolutely fabulous. Would have been perfect if I had left some Nutella milkshake over to go with it! However, advised to be taken over as a supper or afternoon tea, for after dinner, this sweet-for-my-sweet-tooth chocolate may be a little too filling! =) Hah, but it was excellent, with the recognisable taste of warm nutella and the fudge of endorphinogenic chocolate, eating it whilst discussing how to enjoy a Christmas weekend, it is gorgeous.

Pear Tart $4.90
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We thought we may as well have something light to go with something as sinful as the Nutella tart before, how about a pear tart? It was not awful, it was not fantastic either. The pear was recognisable within it though, and well done for not making it too sweet nor making the sour taste of fruit awkwardly present within.
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I speculate that the reason why it is called Everything with Fries it’s because of its unique way you can choose your fries to be serve. A choice between bootstrap and through-cut, one being more of the McDonald-ish kind and the other being more of the wedge-y kind. And next, you can even select the way you want you fries to be done, either with curry sauce, or with garlic onion, just to name a few out of the array of choices you have.

Overall, a very nice ambience, situated within the heart of Joo Chiat/Katong (next to Obolo) , it is readily accessible by bus and by driving, with parking spaces a potential problem, but found in comfortable abundance across the road beside Katong Mall. The service was good as well, with the waiters patiently explaining to us the choices and the ingredients, and what he recommends as well. The white interior portrays an energetic atmosphere at the same time with calm, chillax mood to bring friends over. I will definitely recommend this place. =)
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And, from us over here at Thisisyummy, we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas! May the last week of 2009 be a fruitful one for you and be a sign of many happy returns over the new year! Rejoice in the company of those precious to you, and what better way to do so than over some yummy food?

Cheers!

458 Joo Chiat Road
Tel: 6345 5034
Opening hours: Daily, Noon – 10pm (Closed on Mon)

T.G.I.Friday’s!

Posted in # Western, + Orchard, - Grilled chicken, - Prawns, - Salad on December 22, 2009 by thisisyummy

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I like Friday’s concept of using mock service as part of their training programme and maybe, marketing as well. I’ve never been lucky all my life until my reservation for two at Friday’s was confirmed. Elated, I went with high expectations and excitement.
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Our reservation was the 2nd time slot at 11.15am and as we approached the entrance the friendly staffs greeted us with excellent hospitality, while the others scurry to make preparations for the day. We were given monopoly money for us to  foot the bill to train their crews. “Welcome to Friday’s!” echoed along the way as we were ushered to our table. Even though me and my lunch partner felt at home with the almost perfect service, we gave our first thumbs down for the warm setting of the outdoor seating area. The fan installed on the ceiling never rotates and poor me had to dine in sweats while my lucky food partner was enjoying the fan. Maybe a cooler would be good?

Chocolate Milkshake $6.90

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We were given a few choices from the prepared menu. Friday’s is another place on the list that serves free flow soft drinks ($4.90) and of course, they serve ice water too. We also had the chocolate milkshake, which wasn’t to my liking as it was too milky for me. But, what’s a milkshake without milk! Initially, we ordered the  banana milkshake but it wasn’t available so the crew came to change our order. He had to repeat it twice because he stood on the wrong side of the table! His manager was beside making sure he said the right things politely. We felt quite bad about it.

Sesame Jack Chicken Strips $10.90

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Quite a decent appetizer with huge serving, enough for 4-5 pax to share. The golden brown, chicken strips were drizzled with Jack Daniel’s sauce. One bite into it you could savour the crunchiness of  the Japanese panko breadcrumbs and the toasted sesame seeds. While the Jack Daniel’s sauce didn’t taste a lot like the real Jack Daniel, I loved the bits of soaked onion that gave the extra tang with a tinge of sweetness. The only letdown was that the appetizer was a tad too cold when served.

Cobb Salad with Bleu Cheese $18.90

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This was served together with our main course left us trying to free up space for the table clumsily. We tried the salad last as we didn’t want to have our main course cold. Oh wow, the Cobb Salad was indeed a colourful sight and boy, it was huge! Stacked atop the crisp and fresh lettuce were generous toppings of chilled and diced fire–grilled chicken, crisp bacon, avocado, Cheddar cheese, egg, black olives, tomatoes and bleu cheese on salad greens. Out of 4 choices, we had our salad tossed with Bleu Cheese dressing, as recommended by the crew, served in a separate bowl.

Jack Daniel’s Chicken and Shrimp $36.90

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Once again, Friday’s managed to pair their famous sauce nicely with the juicy fire–grilled chicken breast served with crispy Cajun–spiced fried shrimp and more sauce for dipping. Juicy chicken breast? Not. It takes skill to whip up a good dish of chicken breast. What tasted like a piece of hard and dry white chunk of meat was a big no-no for us. The shrimps were nothing to boast about either. Thankfully, the sides saved the day. We gave thumbs up for the sides as the brocoli was well cooked, neither over nor under cooked that usually leave the vegetable too dry or tough for consumption. The mashed potato was a delight as well, with lingering taste of Cheddar cheese nicely incorporated. While there were hits and misses, we felt the main course wasn’t worth the money given the mediocrity of the food.

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Apart from the warm service extended to us at the mock service, the food wasn’t anything to die for. With good service and the right attitude however, the quality of food could be improved with consistent feedback. Certainly, the management at Friday’s was very open to feedbacks and I’ll definitely return to try their steaks and baby back ribs.

T.G.I.Friday’s
#01-K5, The Heeren
Orchard Road
Singapore 238855

Pictures taken using Canon EOS 500D.