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17 Upper East Coast Road
Crescendo Building
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Telephone: (65) 6445-3164
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  1. Bobo
     29 Jun 2008 at 1:29 pm
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    I literally watched this place renovate and prepare for opening. I looked forward to it as it seemed to offer more reasonable prices and was much nearer to my place than the coffeeshop.

    The day it opened, I walked past pretty late and was dying to get some desserts. My sister and I stood there for a bit waiting. We didn't know if they had takeaways and wanted to ask if they had Yam Paste. They have some tubs of paste that looked like Yam paste on the counter but it wasn't available in the menu.

    We waited and waited. 2 servers and 2 ladies whom we figured were the bosses looked at us in the eye but didn't say anything. They stood in front of us and instructed something to the counter people without acknowledging our presence... After a full 10 minutes of standing there, we went home without our desserts. We were really patient weren't we?

    A few days after, my father suggested for us to go eat there. Thinking that they were just overly busy that first day I agreed. We were greeted as we approached the cafe and seated quickly. They gave us the menus which were strangely worn.

    Food Ordered: Chicken Rice Set B (Steamed) - $5.50 This set came with soup and a reasonable serving of vegetables. Chicken Rice happens to be "main dish" of this cafe. Most of the people I saw ordered at least a set. The meat was not too fatty and the rice was just slightly fragant and not too salty. The vegetables (thankfully) were not overcooked. I'd agree with my dad that there was slightly more rice than the usual at coffeeshops.

    Thai Style Chicken Cutlet Rice - $5 I liked this one more than the chicken rice. The sauce was tangy and spicy. The Chicken Cutlet was very crisp. The rice was plain white rice but the sauce was flavourful enough for me.

    Marmite Pork Ribs - $10 This one was surprisingly disappointing. The ribs were really small and there were about 5-6 pieces only. Mighty expensive if I had to say. Maybe I'm feeling a little disappointed because I just came back from Wuxi and the infamous dish there is Pork Ribs.... Tastewise it's alright with enough fatty bits. The sauce was pretty tasty but I still find it expensive. Moreover its presentation wasn't nice at all.

    With no GST/service charge, the total came up to $20.50 for 3 people. Foodwise it is better than your regular coffeeshops. And in terms of pricing, it's pretty competitive in comparison to the food outlets in this area, esp the air-conditioned ones. Judging from the business it's been getting, I'd say this is here to stay... :)

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    Comments on this review:
    1. vtay
      vtay said:
      hahaha! oh man so cool! my guitarist owns this place! =D =D the whole band can't wait to try it out... lol! looks like you got here and wrote a review before i did! hahaha!! *hyper*
      15 Jul 2008 at 7:24 pm
    2. Bobo
      Bobo said:
      hahha then TELL HIM I went!! haha I've been meaning to tell them I reviewed. He must be the guy at the cashier in black everyday. :P
      15 Jul 2008 at 9:22 pm
    3. vtay
      vtay said:
      yeap i just told him just now at band practice (= gave him the link.. he's damn excited to read it, haha yeap thats him alrite!
      16 Jul 2008 at 3:31 am
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