Chubby Botak Koala •
12 May 2012 • 294 reviews • 21 followers
We actually found this place by accident as we are looking for a place to hold our church upcoming anniversary dinner. This restaurant was opened by Gim Tim Pte Ltd. A well known restaurant in the Ang Mo Kio area with its loyal follower.
Since we just settle the paper work for the booking, we decided to have a little food tasting to see quality of the food. We ordered:
Broccoli with stir fry seafood with egg white.
Crispy Chicken (half)
Venison with Spring Onion
Seafood Fried Rice with XO Sauce.
During the month of May, they have this promotion from $12 instead of $18. The broccoli is crispy,as it must topped with the excellent sauce. The scallops and prawns tender and cooked to perfection. The egg white is nicely coated the seafood, it is soft and full of flavour and finished off with sprinkle of tobiko on top. Yummyyy.
The crispy chicken is good. It is nicely marinated, crispy skin, with moist and succulent meat. What else can you ask for. The venison, we purposely ask it to be cooked in the most simple way, with spring onion. We want to see how good is the chef, and he did not disappoint. The meat is tender, not over cooked. You can taste the character of the meat and it is nicely balance with the light sauce and spring onion.
For the Fried Rice, it is good but not great. We thought the fried rice will have tobiko in it for texture, but instead it is an XO fried rice. The XO sauce got a bit of spicy kick in it, but not overpowering, lightly seasoned but I find the fried rice is a bit soft and soggy. A nice crunchy texture in it will be great.
Location: This place is actually a hidden find. I don't think people outside Ang Mo Kio, or people that ever visited Grass Root club will know about this restaurant. I am glad that I have found it. Parking is not an issue, as the is a lot of lots in club or at the sports complex behind. Ambiance: The restaurant looks new, cosy, bright and looks maintain. Great job to the team. Service is good and attentive. The food still come at a good timing on the night, even though they have a wedding banquet the other section of the restaurant.
Overall: We actually like this place, as the food is very good, nicely seasoned ( or lightly seasoned) and very reasonable price. What else can you ask for in a restaurant :)