The diner was quite empty when we visited.
Staff slammed the drinks on the table, which surprised us.
I noticed white dots and furry remnants (which looks disgusting, like larvae) on one of my leaves. My appetite lost instantly, and i wondered whether the vegetables were being washed.
I couldn't get any staff attention, cos the pretty thai staff was just playing with her phone while the other ignoring me at the counter.
Worst, i was given the explanation this is normal. Really? s*** on my vege? When i disagreed, he just gave a half hearted sorry.
No remedy, no compensation.
I feel stupid paying him for the food and service. Not stepping in again, tyvm
Dinner started very promising with a giant coke float (very generous ice cream for the amount of coke) and the kombi platter was quite exciting, almost like a traditional banquet appetizer dish. The crabmeat omelette was one of the tastiest. The crabmeat fried rice had a lot of wok "hei" and delivered. Then it went downhill from there. The Sze Chuan soup was sweet, the beef hor fun was sweet, kailan with taukee was sweet, the mince pork with basil only tasted peppery. It has been 4 hours since my dinner and no matter how much water I drank, and mouth washed used, the pungent garlicky taste still remains. I might be back to try the yam paste. And have a drink. But I think $130 could be spent better else where...
The ambience is unique, with the late 60s kind of settings. However, for the selection of food, I feel that it's a good, place for friends to chill out together, rather than a proper family dinner. Our family ordered a bowl Fish Maw Soup, a small piece of Otah, a plate of Spinach, a plate of grilled chicken wings, a plate of Ikan billis, 3 root beer floats, 5 bowl of rices & 2 durian ice-cream which cost us $107 in total... A place that is pretty value for money though all the portion of the dishes were small. Well, to us, overall, it tasted more like a home-cooked food in a typical 60s coffee shop setting. Haha!
a 50s shophouse filled with vintage memorabilia, watches, guitars, clocks, fans, bikes, bicycles etc. being a vintage vespa fan myself, how can i not love this freaking awesome place? check out the cool volkswagen van parked right outside the cafe!
Little Charlene and I love to check out all the best cafes in Singapore!
Signing off, wanderingbeansprout
PS: Check out my profile to my link to all the best hangouts and cafes we have visited in Singapore! Over 100 and still counting ;)
Review can be found here, http://simplemakan.blogspot.sg/2012/07/kombi-rocks-yio-chu-kang.html
Went here to try out but was very disappointed. Service was totally not there. Prices were expensive. And the food was really very stale. Was really upset.
heard about this place through facebook and i like the vintage nostalgia theme.I was also keen on buying some of the memoribilia so went down for dinner on a fri night.
First off, the mango fried fish at $28 was recommended by the chef. I had the red wine chicken too and hor fun beef and vegetables. The fish was fit for my cat to eat, it is so paltry a seving and only the sliced mango added a dash of sour and spice. Otherwise, it is poorly cooked. The hor fun was passable but full of MSG while the beef must have been stored in the freezer for weeks,you can taste it when it is tenderized versus when it is fresh. The red wine chicken was the only ok dish but even that was too dry and too expensive at 12 or was it 14 bucks!.
The service was terrible, we waited 45 minutes and wrong orders kept coming while the waiter looked clueless, the ice water water came 20 mins into the dinner. And when we complained, the lady owner said its Friday night not in a frenly way..
My first and last time..oh ya ...i did snap a few shots of the cars but by the time i paid the bill of about 70 $ !! for 2 people ..i was not in the mood for anything else! (Hide)