30 Aug 2014
Besides enjoying drinks at Fabrika @ Klapsons Boutique Hotel, I also decided to try the lunch at their restaurant, Sleeping Rhino. Donned in a lovely contemporary decor, this tiny bistro-style restaurant consists of a bar counter, a salad bar and some rows of seats (booths and tables). The twinkling lights above the salad bar looked elegant at first but after a while it seemed to cause headache. Service was nothing to speak of as well.
Nonetheless, *Sidney and I browsed through the limited menu and decided to go for the All-you-can-eat Salad Buffet (SGD$16.00). The ala carte menu did not leave us a lot of choices and we did not have much appetite - not like there was anything eye catching anyway. The salad counter was rather small as well, and as we circulated it in one small circle, we realized that the variety was limited too.
The usual items were some beans, greens and fruits - which were pretty average. However, the Potato Salad deserves a little praise, because the taste was quite good and the potatoes were soft enough to be enjoyable.
We decided to share a main course of Steak Sandwich (SGD$9.00 for top-up, ordered with Salad Buffet) which looked decidedly good when it was served - all golden and crispy. Well, the fries were nice and crispy anyway - with light sprinklings of fine chilli powder.
The "steak" sandwiched between the crispy slices of bread were really just thin pieces of beef, tender and delicious, but the name "steak" seemed to be laying it a little too thick. The tiny strips of onions enhanced the flavor with tinges of spiciness, and added some sweet crisps to the chewy texture of the beef.
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