Was in the area and decided to eat here again... Ordered their: Salmon Spaghetti Set $15.90 with - Side of Creamy Potato - Side of Hot mash potato The salmon was relatively large in size and quite tasty too. The creamy potato was decent too but can give the hot mash a miss. Not the best Coffeeshop western food but decent enough if in the area.
guess i should had heeded the must try dishes shown here.
instead i heeded the review below and tried the marble beef n the black angus ribeye with my fiance today.
both were in the premium range and the black angus ribeye was $22.90, the marble beef was $28.90. there were side dishes etc. frankly speaking the ribeye tasted better than the marble beef. the marble beef was rudely disappointing. it was pretty small in service and quite hard. i wanted to order medium well but the server suggested medium as it was on a sizzling plate it will sizzle till it became medium well. but this is too hard and nothing for us to wanna come back to..
for the price we paid n ambience we had at a kopitiam, if u want steak at such prices, astons would be a much better choice.
the mushroom soup was really nice tho. advice is to maybe really just eat what is stated here as the must tries..
It is very interesting to see a Western outlet in a HDB setting. Nice brand name in Lavarock and strong color used for customer attraction. Love the menu cards as they look professional with excellent photo shots of different dishes and detailed presentation.The plates and cutlery used are excellent as they look attractive which makes the food look more attractive with a nice presentation.
Prices can be questionable as i find it a little too pricey for a HDB outlet. I tried the Pepper Chicken but did not find a major difference in the texture of the chicken but the sauce tasted interesting.
The questionable meal would be the PRIME cut beef which cost about $25 or more which has a stand alone picture pasted on the wall. Reason being i was surprised to see their staff consuming the same type of beef that was served to the customers. Not my business but i really wonder if that beef is really PRIME cut or its just another cheap beef that is being served. Maybe the bosses are so kind to let their staff have a expensive meal as their daily meal.Even if the bosses allow it then the staff should consume the meal in a place away from the customers.
But sorry i find it a complete turn off and that bring me to a questionable conclusion to the rest of the menu.
After few bad experience of steak place or western dishes in the neighbourhood coffeeshop, there are bound to be some good ones around the corner. Lava Rock, can be categorize to be the good one.
Things to try: - Deep Fried Golden Mushroom - the dish that made famous by TGI Friday. It is lightly coated with bread crumbs, nicely deep fried and sprinkle with cheese to finish up. When you bite it, its crispy on the outside and you will experience the mushroom juice explode in your mouth.
- The steaks. We ordered different variety, from sirloin to BP Marble beef Australia. All cooked to perfection base on how we like our meat. For those that ever cooked steak before, they will know that the steak are best when it has been allowed to rest after grilling. So when they serve the steak in hot plate, I thought they will over cooked the steak, luckily they put enough onions in between the hot plate and meat, so the steak manage to rest before we dig into it.
All I can say is the price of the steak really make the difference. The Sirloin and Rib Eye, priced at $15.80 & $17.90 respectively are good, but the BP Marble Beef priced at $28.90 is fantastic. The meat is juicy, tender and you will savor the meat texture in your mouth. Each order come with 3 sides, you can choose from: Baked Potato, Fries, Hot Mashed potatoes, creamy coleslaw, creamy pasta salad, creamy potato salad, butter corn, vegs with cheese.
Overall is quite good. Overall, Lava Rock is a good place to go for your quick fix of western food if you stay in the area. It will even be more value for money, if they can reduce the price by a few dollars on their high end steak. Atmosphere wise, hmm its a coffee-shop, so expect the older type of coffee-shop seating, a bit uncomfortable, but you'll be all right if you eat and go. Cheers :)