A new fusion concept restaurant/bar with interesting food names and food combinations.
We were attracted by their tantalizing trolley display of real food right before the restaurant. Being located in Jewel would mean waiting in queue before we get seated especially during the dining hours. As compared to other restaurants, despite visiting on a Friday evening, the wait isn’t too long probably because it is located on the top level where people don’t venture to for a meal. We waited for less than an hour to get a seat.
The restaurant is not very spacious hence with limited seats. However, the food is really nice and delicious! We ordered the Charsiu-licious (pork ribs with char siu BBQ sauce), British Classic Fish & Chips, and Macho Nacho. They have many creatively named items that are also creatively fusion-ed between western and local taste. The Char siu pork ribs is soft and easily removed from the bones. If the Char siu sauce taste could get richer within the meat, it will definitely be perfect. The fish & chips, though a basic dish but was what we felt could differentiate one restaurant from another and not disappointing, the fish was fresh, sweet and juicy. The batter wasn’t too thick either, which makes the whole dish tasty unless some other fish & chips I’ve had before where I had to force myself to finish the dish as I got sick of the batter and less-than-fresh fish. Would recommend the fish & chips! Both the pork ribs and fish & chips are paired with ah-char as the side dish and even their ah-char tastes really nice. The Nachos tastes good too. It is topped with well-marinated minced meat.
We had wanted to order a few other dishes but it was sold out by dinner time. ): Would definitely be back to try their Truffle Carrot Cake Sticks.
Other than the main dishes, we also tried the one item from their interestingly-named local inspired dessert/beverages page:- Drunk on Chendol. To be honest, we were actually expecting a dessert kind of style served but no…we were kind of taken aback when it was served in a coffeeshop-style kopi cup. First sip on it and it won us over, completely. It is an interesting mix of our local Chendol with Rum alcohol. A great balance of taste without any overpowering another.
Recommend this restaurant! Seems like many (or maybe all?) their dishes are worth a try.
(Spotted many customers ordering the “Empress Pasta”, spaghetti with buttered cereal King Prawns.)
Could not decide between the mango and strawberry snowy ice so we’ve got the combination of both. The Mango Strawberry Snowy Ice is priced at $7.90. One down side is that the restaurant only accepts cash and other mobile payment options like Grabpay and Favepay, but not accepting credit/debit card payments.
When we first looked at the snowy ice served, we noticed quite a difference from the picture in how it looks, but images for illustration purposes as always haha. I would say the snowy ice does not look as full as what was seen in the menu but not too bad that it is unacceptable.
The taste of the snowy ice is a little disappointing though, we were expecting a much heavier fruity taste however the taste, especially the strawberry flavoured is not as distinct. Probably they uses more natural flavours hence with just a hint of fruity flavours? The flavoured mini balls and mango are also not chilled, so this kind of brought the overall flavor of the whole snowy ice down further.
Nonethless, I still liked it quite abit especially towards the end where most of the flavours ended up at the bottom of the bowl and the ice became more flavourful.
This may not be a dessert I will frequent as it is abit too pricey for the taste. But overall the price is considered affordable and lower than other dessert stores around waterway point.
This Japanese restaurant was recommended by my friend who has been there the previous time and had rather good remarks about the restaurant.
Clean and cosy environment. Although they seemed a little understaffed, but they were generally courteous and recommended dishes when they see that we seem to be wavering between choices.
I had the bara-chirashi don, which gave you two price and portion options: $10.80 for a regular (smaller) size and $14.80 for the standard size. The one I got was the standard portion. We also ordered the Salmon Aburi Mentai Maki at $15.90.
The bara-chirashi don is served in considerably huge portion for females, perhaps even for males so you may want to get it at the smaller size if you’re getting something else. The sashimi is fresh and juicy, in moderately diced pieces. The rice is slightly flavoured and goes rather well with the sashimi. Having tried quite a few different bara-chirashi from other stores, this is my second choice, with the only point losing on the slight lack in bursting of heavier flavours that yet not covers the freshness of the sashimi (I have to admit I brought expectations from another restaurant serving my favourite bara-chirashi xD). If not they serve quite a decent bara-chirashi don here at really reasonable pricing!
The Salmon Aburi Mentai Maki is not bad too! Not being stingy with the mentai sauce yet the portion still allows us to taste the different flavours and textures within the maki. This is a good dish for group sharing as one might find it too flavourful to finish the whole maki by themselves.
A good restaurant to recommend for decent and affordable Japanese cuisine!
This Korean dessert shop are co-founded by Seo Eunkwang from Korean boy group BTOB. The design of the place is simple yet feels comfortable.
And by far, this is the nicest bingsu u I’ve had. As usual, it’s the condensed milk shaved ice and we had the Oreo flavoured bingsu. Usually what I had at other BingSu stalls are very strongly or I would say, overly-flavoured condensed milk flavour for the shaved ice, such that it’s too sweet and easy to get sick of the whole bingsu after a few mouths.
Personally I’m not a fan of condensed milk so this BingSu suits me really well with the moderately-flavoured shaved ice, paired with the generous proportion of Oreo crunches and biscuits. The ice are also finely shaved and absorbs the flavour well that the whole bingsu tastes just nice for my friends and I.
We were actually craving to order another bingsu but held back as it was really late at night. Desserts are also very reasonably priced, and might even be lower than many other bingsu stores.This is definitely a must-go-back bingsu cafe. (perhaps condensed milk lovers may disagree.) But, personal preference!
Finally tried the KFC Chizza after much contemplation. Just like as seen from social media, it really looks different from as advertised. But advertisements were meant to entice isn’t it, so I decided to only judge it after I’ve tasted it.
I would say it isn’t as bad as it looked, but isn’t as nice either. The meat is tender and juicy and the flavour is just right, as KFC always do for its chicken. However, they could have been more generous with other toppings such as the fresh tomato sauce and cheese.
I was also quite disappointed when my Chizza wasn’t exactly served hot. It was only at a mild warm temperature. The taste in overall was 5/10.
It’s good for a try but I guess I wouldn’t be going back for more Chizza unless there are improvements (hopefully?).