Always my top choice for a value-for-money meal with friends.
Love the comfy booth seat at Swenson's Ion that can easily accommodate 4 pax.
This time, we tried their Healthier Dishes menu as they are low in calories and highly recommended by the staff.
We were quite skeptical at first as healthy doesn't mean tasty most of the time but they turned out really delicious!
We had the Grilled Chicken Salad as appetizer. The portion was great for sharing as it was quite big. Love the variety of fresh vegetables included - romaine lettuce, purple cabbage, cherry tomatoes, olives, carrot shreds, walnuts and grilled chicken! :)
The Pesto Salmon dish was done very well. :) It was a big slab of Grilled Salmon made very tender and juice and the skin was crispy yet not oily. Love the perfect combination with the mashed potato with boiled vegetables!
The Victoria Chicken was surprisingly our favourite. Though the use of chicken breast meat, it was still juicy and tender. The Victoria sauce was really light yet tasty too. :)
Will be back for the Pesto Salmon & Victoria Chicken!
First time went to Swensen on a Sunday early afternoon for it's all-you-can-eat ice cream & dessert buffet. I'm a cake lover, btw. The environment is quite big, with different seating areas and the seats are quite comfortable. The price for the buffet on weekend is $19.90, but if you order a food item, then the buffet is $14.90. So I ordered a Salmon n Mushroom baked rice ($13.90) along with the buffet. The buffet sadly, is so-so, because there were only 4-5 types of cakes, and none was those you've seen in pictures online. Those cakes on Sunday were just OK. I expected to have more variety on cakes. I wodner if they have different cakes on some other days (weekdays, perhaps)? On the ice cream side, if you're an ice cream lover, then you'll love it's ice cream selections. Plenty of ice creams for your taste buds. Expect to waite for the ice cream girl to make your ice cream though. The salmon n mushroom baked rice was a bit of a disappointment. It was kinda salty, not sure if it was the salmon or the mushroom or the rice. At the end of my meal, the total cost (including service charge and GST) came to $33.90. All in all, the experience was just OK. I hope they have more variety of cakes (that's why i'll visit Swensen the second time during the weekday to check their cakes). If you're an ice cream lover, Swensen will not disappoint you. One best thing is that you can have the buffet till the restaurant closes at night. So go there with an empty stomach and you'll enjoy alot more.
Ordered their 'all time favourite' chicken baked rice. Price is $13.90++, which comes up to $16.30. Ok 7% is GST, so I'll count it as $15.30. The baked rice is pathetic.. It comes with a lot of rice, no taste, except some salt, and 4 miserable small slices of chicken. Totally not worth the money! For $15.30, u can get better quality food in many other places,definitely not just salted white rice, a little cheese n 4 tiny slices of chicken! I only ate the 4 ti slices of chicken, a few spoonful of the salted white rice, n could not continue eating anymore. Obviously I was still hungry and had to go another place to complete my lunch. This will be my last visit to Swensens!!
Say swensens, and everybody knows it - It's at almost every location and I absolutely love it! Though it is one the pricey side, it's pretty worth it. I love their dishes and it comes in big portions. Perfect for family dinner - birthdays or anniversary. I love their fish and chips too! Can really tell that their fishes are fresh and well cooked. The Swedish meat ball is also really recommended. I love Swensens ice cream and love how they give free serving of ice cream if it's your birthday!
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The Boston Lobster Roll ($21.80) – A decadent creation featuring generous chunks of succulent lobster meat dressed with a touch of honey lime. To complete the experience, a perfectly toasted pillow soft butter bun was specially created so that every bite is unforgettable! Got to admit I’ve this so very the soft spot for LOBSTERS MEAT! SO JUICY!
Swensen's has been around for years, with many outlets around Singapore. What usually comes to mind when one mentions the name of this All-American chain restaurant here, ice cream? i don't know about you, but since young I have always enjoyed their delicious Fish & Chips with the firm dory flesh that doesnt fall apart at knifepoint, or the absolutely scrumptious Crayfish Pasta.
Today, however, I would like to mention my absolute favorite here - the Salmon and Mushroom Baked Rice (SGD$12.90).
So how this dish is formed is, a delicious brown mushroom sauce and cheese are slathered generously over over an eye-shaped bowl of egg-mushroom fried rice. Then it is set to bake, along with the salmon. It may be a simple dish, but the flavor is absolute.
The rice is not just plain rice, but its fried with egg, button mushroom and I believe there's garlic as well. The tasty brown sauce is thick, and comes with generous slivers of shiitake mushrooms, thus adding bounce to the entire dish. The smoked salmon itself is saccharine in its own sea-worthiness, and topped with melted cheese, is completely wholesome.
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