The chosen lunch venue today was The House of Robert Timms, which is an Australian Restaurant / cafe serving gourmet coffee and wholesome Australian-styled food cooked with only the freshest ingredients (at least that's what their website proclaims).
Over here, the service staff are rather friendly and helpful as well. As we were walking past the bar counter seats, we passed by these rows of gourmet coffee and extremely koala bears on sale. Anyway we had initially wanted to try the kangaroo and curry crocodile dishes, which I'd seen in the menu before, only to realize that they have just changed the menu.
Well, we still got to try my kangaroo. This is the Kangaroo Loin Steak (SGD$40.00), served with zucchini, green beans and carrots with a side of mashed potato. The meat is not very tender, and tastes to me like a cross between veal and pork. It had the same sweet overture and chewy-ness, and the red wine sauce we chose sweetened the dish up further, sealing in the red meat's natural delicious flavor.
In lieu of crocodile meat, we took up the manager's recommendation of Braised Short Ribs in Stout Sauce (SGD$32.00) - served with vegetables and mashed potatoes on the side as well. The first thing that hit me when I tasted this dish was the tenderness of the meat. Never a fan of ribs under most circumstances, the meltingly soft texture of this simply blew me away. Then the strong, bittersweet flavor of black beer registered, adding a touch of goodness to the luscious meat.
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We were dining for over an hour and taking happy snaps of the food and cakes to write a review but the Manager , Josie suddenly shouted at us "No Photos Allowed!" There was no policy or signs prohibiting photos and C'mon, which restaurant nowadays denies their diners to take pics of the food. Robert Timms, please train your staff to have better service manner!
Prosciutto and Grilled Pineapple Wild Rocket Salad - http://phuachiuyen.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/the-house-of-robert-timms-orchard/
Very fragrant! MUST-TRY!!!!!!!!! A bit salty for the ham but still tasted alright overall. Cheese was super good too. Vegetables were simply heavenly. I rate it 4.5/5!!!!!!!!!
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The House of Robert Timms is best known for their coffee but do you know they have revamped their desserts section since January? My previous visit here was a delightful encounter with kangaroo meat and this time round it's all about boozy alcoholic sweets!
Though XL-sized macarons are not novelties (they can be found at Au Chocolat), the version at Robert Tims boasts premium alcohol flavors ($7 each) such as this Barcardi Gold & Kahlua (above) and the light brown-colored Black Daniel's Whisky(see top picture).......
I have found a cupcake that has more than enough cream to last me through the cake. Their Butterscotch & Caramel cupcake is brilliant as the butterscotch topping is not the typical buttercream but more like a ganache-hybrid drizzled with ooey-gooey caramel. It is rich, velvety with intense hints of cappuccino. A good combination with the cake that is.......
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It is the first time that I try kangaroo meat. At first I was a bit hesitant between trying something that I am sure will be good and something that is new (and signature for this Australian restaurant), in the end i decided to take an adventure, so I ordered Kangaroo. The way it is cooked is quite similar to beef stew, with carrot and zucchini.
It is quite hard to judge this dish, as the kangaroo meat has some kind of raw smell even though it is well cooked. The meat is tender, but the smell really disturbs me. I guess it is like lamb, no matter how well you cook it, there is this rawness that cannot be eliminated. Anyway, after a while I get used to this smell, and it starts to taste good. The gravy is very rich in flavor.
What actually surprises me is the crispy bread stick that served along with this dish. It is so light and crispy that it melted my heart the first bite I took. And more amazingly, crispy as it is, it won't fly crisps around like snowflakes when u bite.
The dessert is not so sparkling. Though it is well done: cherry stuffed cake is warm n soft with a crispy skin, it just couldn't stun my taste bud. The vanilla ice cream tastes quite "childish" in that there is no depth to the taste. Besides, it is really difficult to eat with fork n knife.
Service is good. Waiter/waitress receives signals instantly and serve with good patience.