05 Jun 2014 • 374 reviews • 3 followers
Have you ever been torn between the dilemma of wanting to stay healthy with eating greens, yet your teeth yearns to sink into some juicy pieces of freshly-grilled meat? Well, The Lawn Cafe - the only specialty grill and salad cafe / bar in Singapore that allows one to customize their salad and selects grilled meat to accentuate - allows you to literally have your cake and eat it too.
Diners select their choice of greens, meat, toppings and home-made dressings on this order form. Wan Tin very kindly informed that their chefs were preparing the specialties for the Beau and I, so we only had to choose our toppings - carrots, Parmesan cheese, grapes, cashews and olives.
This plate consists of Char-grilled Cajun Chicken and Char-grilled Prawns with garlic. The chicken was not exactly tender to a perfect T, but I really appreciated the absence of any fatty meats or skin at all. As Cajun goes, the flavor is more on the sapid side, a tad too salty for my liking, but I couldn't deny that the taste was simply awesome.
As for the prawns, they were fresh and juicy despite having being subjected to high level of heat, and the hints of smoky flavors complemented the succulent sweetness of the prawns.
This plate carries proudly its load of Butter-seared Pacific Dory with parsley rub, and Ben's Beef Rub.
I've tried dory many times before, and looking at the charred exterior, I had expected the texture to be somewhat rough / hard. However, the first bite left me widening my eyes in surprise literally - this dory melted in my mouth! Into a puddle of deliciousness, of course.
The beef chunks were well-marinated, succulent and crunchy at the same time - how did two different textures coexist together in the same piece of meat was something that baffled us - and is something that everyone should get to try for themselves to get what I mean.
Last but not least, the culprit that made the Beau so full because he could not stop eating - the Olive Rice. Yes, one may choose this in lieu of salads, to eat with their grilled meats. Cooked with their secret recipe (of course), the Olive Rice was very scrumptious, with a crispy, sticky texture that the palate agrees with totally.
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