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Keith Tan
 • 12 Jul 2014 2 reviews 0 follower
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Only one piece of meat and one piece of skin plus 2 chestnuts in the dish.Delicious but not worth the price.
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chefquak
 • 26 Jun 2014 198 reviews 1 follower
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See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2014/06/26/below-par-for-the-price-4pax-dinner-restaurant-home-on-25-6-2014/

was truly disappointed with the S$59.80+ ala carte buffet at restaurant home on 25.6.2014. 
probably had to do with wrong expectations, as the award winning chef tan yong hua has so many accolades, not least the first singaporean chef to win against iron Chef Thailand. also the price of S$59.80+pax would be quite ok if the dishes were good & not just mediocre.
#1 the mini buddha-jump-over-the-wall(bjotw) had a light decent soup base (not intense & maybe that was intended), a good flower mushroom, a quite small abalone which was ok & lots of chicken plus a cheap fish maw (not 花胶). i supposed average ingredients were quite ok if the soup was really tasty. it was not a bad soup. 1 of us commented any lie tong (例汤) soup of the day by tunglok or imperial treasure would beat this, so there was nothing much to say.
#2 the bite/texture & flavour of the 8-head abalone & also the flower mushroom were quite good. the spinach was just average, and perhaps it was more the method of preparation, but any brown sauce braised chinese abalones (ah yat, tunglok, xin restaurant etc) would be a better overall taste experience than this (not a better abalone). i guess this dish would be above average to good whereas the mini bjotw was just average.
#3 the salmon & maguro (tuna) sashimi were ok, the lobster was buried in mayo. a wasabi or salted egg prawn would be better. the dish was ok but nondescript.
#4 the prawns were big & fresh & quite tasty. i guess it was about as good as a herbal prawn could be. it was not a dish i was much fancied though, unlike the wow factor with the golden prawns at mikuni.
#5 the deep-fried red garoupa was competent, good even. but as 1 diner commented, it was no better than ah yat's deep-fried soon hock though the garoupa tasted better than soon hock. i also thought it was not much better than peach garden miramar, not counting ban heng’s deep-fried soon hock which was very average.
#6 the roast duck was to me about the best dish for the evening (& it was not among the chef selected dishes above limited to 1 serving). skin was crispy, meat was tender, moist not overcooked & very flavourful.

#7 the crabmeat broccoli was another better dish, look good, tasted great, more like the standards of tunglok or imperial treasure.
#8 the sichuan spicy fish fillet (i forgot to take a photo) was ok edible not good but as 水煮鱼 it was a disaster! even the NUS canteen foodgle hub S$6 水煮鱼 was better than this.

it was a manifestly wrong decision to take restaurant home's ala carte buffet. it was not any near as good as peach garden miramar’s (S$30.80++pax 3 paying 1 free) which was 1/2 the price. this 4pax dinner cost S$264nett. my recent fabulous 4pax dinner at mikuni which cost only S$195nett. there was totally no comparison at all regards the food! 
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I spent $66 per person.

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Chubby Botak Koala
 • 04 Mar 2014 266 reviews 20 followers
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For the complete Chubby Botak Koala experience, click here:
http://www.chubbybotakkoala.com/2014/03/restaurant-home-home-of-iron-chef.html


Restaurant HOME is located at Rail Mall Bukit Timah. The decoration is quite minimalist, and the open concept made the restaurant look big. It has a nice balance of traditional big round tables for group of 8 to 12 and square tables for group of 4 or smaller. Due to a huge following of loyal customers of Chef Tan, HOME has 2 sessions for weekend dinner and reservations are required.
 
Our first visit to HOME was with Little Devil's BFF for dinner. Our Entrée started off from the Barbecue selection, the Crispy Roast Pork and Honey Glazed Barbecued Pork Loin (Char Siew). The roast pork has a light crispy skin, well seasoned and the meat is tender. This is one of our niece favourite dish and she will personally order two plates and for herself. The Char Siew uses a fatter cut of the loin. It is slightly burnt with honey crisp and the meat just melts in your mouth. Slightly sinful but Yummy! I personally like this version of Char Siew, but Little Devil does not.
 
Barbecue Peking Duck with Lychee Wood came next. It is one of the Signature dish at HOME. Following the traditional presentation of Peking Duck, the prime cut of the breast skin are served first with sugar. HOME version is thin and crispy, without much fat on it. The rest of the duck has a consistent crispy skin and not oily. Although it looks more healthy, the downside of minimum fat is the meat of the duck become dry and slightly though, which is what happen here. The sauce has a nice flavour and well balance sweetness to go with duck and the wrap. If you order the whole duck, the left over can become the second dish either soup, deep fried or a stir fry dish.
 
If you are a fish lover, don't miss the fish baked in claypot with Chef Tan In-house recipe. The lemon grass, galangal and spring onions are stir fried first to create a base aroma for the baked fish. Combine with rice wine and baked it on the claypot topped with ginger and parsley, the result is just delicious. The meat of the fish is just tender while the gravy is just a great companion with a bowl of rice. However, as I were expecting more dishes to come, we refrained ourself from ordering rice just slurp the gravy without the carbo.
 
For review of other dishes, click here.
 
Service standard can be improve. As they are short handed like many F&B establishment in Singapore, the service staff seems to be overwhelmed and looks disorganised during the peak dinner hours. It is also difficult to get their attention to top up the tea or get a fresh set of plates.
 
Overall, HOME delivery a very good combination of Chinese Cuisine. The Peking Duck are good but missing the Omph factor. The rest of the dishes are perfectly executed, tasty and delicious. It sure is worth the trip to the West side to visit HOME. Cheers!!!
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Must tries: Crispy Roast Pork, Honey Glazed Barbecued Pork Loin (Char Siew), Fish baked in Claypot with Chef Tan In-house recipe, Peking Duck, Stewed Homemade Yellow Noodle with Lobster, Braised Duo Rice Vermicelli with Pork Knuckles

I also recommend this place for:
Ala Carte, Anniversary, Birthdays, Business Dining, Children/Family, Dinner, Large Groups, Large Groups/Gathering, Lunch, Take Away
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