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6 RAFFLES BOULEVARD
#01-204/205
Singapore
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Telephone: (65) 6338-5352
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Restaurants » Fast Food, Fusion , European
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  1. Pink Kitty
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       17 Jul 2014 at 11:37 am
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    I am not a fanatic when it comes to beef and steak, however, Hippopotamus sold me the idea of the best local steak at affordable price yet!

    I am never good at choosing the particular cut but I know I want my steak to be tender and yet with minimal fats. At Hippopotamus, they have a short descriptions of each type of cuts and the waitress was helpful enough to help me with my selection. I didn't want to spend too much on my first try and hence tried the Tenderloin "Chateubriand" 180g (NZ). That was the best recommendation ever! Prized for its amazing tenderness indeed and with no fats! Gosh....if I am a character from those manga, I would probably have tears flying out of my eyes as I sunk my teeth into the steak. It was so nicely medium rare done but yet so tender and melt in my mouth easily!!! Yummyyyyyyyy...

    My friend was on diet and ordered only the French onion soup. I never tasted French onion soup anything like theirs before. It was loaded with onions and smothered with melted cheese..just imagine that...it was really good!

    Their dessert range gets your mouth drooling especially the French toast nutella....definite to satisfy all your sweet and chocolate cravings. I would want to try out all their dessert! I guess that gives me the best excuse to keep going back so that I can try on different dessert each time.

    They serve a good range of burgers as well and they looked nice too but I will stick to the steak on my next return. If you are a wine person, they serve a range of good wine to go with your steak!

    Drop by Hippopotamus for the steak and you will be hooked!

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    1. feizhu
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         26 Aug 2013 at 9:03 pm
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      Had been meaning to try out Hippopotamus for the longest time, after reading about and seeing an outlet in Paris a couple of years back. And so we dropped by for an early dinner on a Saturday evening. Apparently the eatery's selling point is its wide range of beef cuts at affordable prices. Honestly, I am not too hung up on the variety of cuts because I am not picky but I do like the sound of affordable.

      Because the restaurant is located along a rather quiet stretch on the ground floor of Marina Square Shopping Mall, it offers an "al fresco" dining area alongside the pedestrian walkway as well as seating in the inner chambers which offer more privacy. Exposed brick walls with red, square lights complete the cafe like setup.

      Complimentary Chips - This was served alongside a basket of dry, hard and mildly sourish bread (skip it!). No surprise the chips were the first to go - crisp and a great way to start off.

      US Pork Chops - A very flavourful and well grilled piece of pork that threatened to put alot of "western" restaurants to shame.A pity the meat was a little too dry and tough for my liking. Also, some of the accompanying fries came a little too charred as well.

      Tenderloin "Chateaubriand" - The crème de la crème of the cuts and the tenderest of them all, the Chateaubriand tenderloin (Chateaubriand is actually a recipe involving a particular thick cut of beef) was a little overcooked to medium well, contrary to my request for medium rare. Nonetheless, it was still tender with nuances of bovine flavour seeping through with every bite. I would have liked the flavours to be more pronounced though. Served alongside 2 sides of your choice.

      Chocolate Hazelnut Cake - Coming across as a little dense and dry and tasting overwhelmingly of chocolate with a nuance of hazelnut, the cake had tiny crumbs of hazelnut etched atop and sat in a shallow pool of vanilla cream. Brownies, anyone?

      With a 50% discount courtesy of my palate card, dinner was relatively inexpensive at about $34 for 2 pax. I know it's not a fair comparison but at this price point (50% off) and quality, it beats the likes of Astons or any other budget steak house hands down in my humble opinion. However, take the discount away and the value ratio decreases quite a bit. Service was decent but could be a little more attentive (my glass of water was never refilled). All in all, a place I would only return with the 50% off.

      See all my pictures here.

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      1. Leenie Pigs
        Leenie Pigs said:
        Its the only not so crowded place I can find to have dinner on a weekday, though the setting is nice, the steak was just average for me but you made is sound so yummy! so I will try hippo again!
        29 Aug 2013 at 11:40 am
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