25 Jul 2014
See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2014/07/25/15pax-dinner-singapore-polytechnic-food-haven-on-22jul2014/
we had our monthly get-together at singapore polytechnic food haven on 22.7.2014.
we had 15pax. the place basically served zi char food in an air-con restaurant ambience. we had 20% discount & no service charge as our organiser is a staff at SP.
#1 cereal prawns was pretty ok, competent, flavour was good, though batter a bit much.
#2 tofu soup was ordinary like any tofu soup.
#3 i liked the presentation of the steamed seabass, like a fish swimming in the water. it was done teochew style with mildly sour soup from salted vege & sour plum. fish was fresh & good as a seabass could be.
#4 beef with ginger & spring onions (姜葱牛肉) was also competent, like a good zi char eating house. beef was tender OR should i say tenderised.
#5 likewise the claypot tofu. a good competent dish.
#6 sweet sour pork ribs was good too.
& so was the #7 fuyong egg?
#8 sambal kang kong was another common, simple, tasty dish i liked.
a friend commented that the skin of the #9 red beans pancake was too thick. indeed so! the dough flavour was good though so i did not mind the tucker skin.
#10 mixed fruits were good like any.
a friend brought some ‘healthy’ baked cookies. it had nuts (almonds & walnuts), raisins & cranberries, and not too sweet, so healthy indeed, for cookies that is. it was good! haha. :-)
another very pleasant evening. time passed too quickly. a few friends did not join so often so it was good occasion for catching up. there were few other patrons & we almost had the restuarant to ourselves..haha. :-)
food was pretty ok, competent. with all the staff discounts the cost was just S$12pax, cheaper than most coffeeshops zi char.