Weighty Man •
14 Aug 2014 • 721 reviews • 85 followers
I had read reviews about this from many people and wanted to try it out. What a disappointment.
Food: We started with the boston lobsters-these are the "canners" and not the fully grown lobsters, because no large claws. However they were tasty but stringy to the bite. Oysters were tasty, and so were the chilled prawns. Took a portion of rojak-because it was prepared ahead, it was soggy.
Tried the hokkien mee with pork ribs-stock was too salty, prawns were "crystal prawns" and soup stock did not have the prawn taste. Did not finish the bowl. Salmon sashimi was served in very small portions, had to ask for double portions - hey Salmon is a relatively low priced fish !
Went over the local food side: the buah keluak with chicken was tasty, nuts were hollowed out and re-filled with a mix of the paste and meat. Had a bowl of nut paste on the side. Fried kway teow was acceptable in taste but a bit too sweet althogh the intent was to have it like Penang fried kway teow which is saltier than the Singapore version. Kueh pie ti was OK but filling lacked any meat or prawn taste.
Indian - prata was prepared ahead, had to heat it myself to make sure it's hot. Fish curry was tasty and tangy but the butter chicken was poorly prepared, Dahl curry was good.
Had a macaroon for dessert, nyonya cakes were unimpressive. Stepped out into the patio for durians but the quality was mediocre.
Value: It's 1for1 with Citibank card but still costs about $40 per head. Not cheap so poor value.
Service: Indian staff cleared it regularly. Service was OK.
Ambience: comfortable surroundings, cool climate. Carpark at $5.50 per entry was a real killer.