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Vanilla Pod Restaurant and Bar

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Vanilla Pod Restaurant & Bar was established in 2004 offering fine Continental cuisine in a serene setting surrounded by a mature vintage orchid display garden. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, our diners have a choice of dinning in air-conditioned comfort or in an alfresco setting.

Daily: 12:00 - 22:00

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$58 based on 22 submissions
Quiet (19 votes), View/Scenery (17 votes), Dinner (15 votes)
Hui Yuan

Revamped menu

They have just revamped their new menu 3 days ago thus the menu reflected on the website is the old menu. The new menu has limited selections of food but the old favourites still remains. However, if you would like to try dishes from the old menu, just inform them and ”everything can be arranged”!

Dishes from the ala-carte menu can be done in ”Kid’s portion” @ 1/2 of the ala-carte price.

 

 Home-made Brioche

Warm & crusty brioche. Normally I didn’t think much about the bread/baguette served in restaurants but this brioche is really good…Fragrant and crusty !

 

 

Mimosa Salad ($13.50)

” Named after the yellow mimosa flower because of the color, this cold salad is a combination of finely chopped eggs, grilled squids and tomatoes garnished over French beans, and finally tossed with homemade shallot bacon vinaigrette.”

This salad is on the old menu but I thought that the name” Mimosa salad” sounds interesting and they agreed to prepare this salad for me. Like they mention ” Alright, everything can be arranged”

The french beans are served chilled. A mixture of shredded eggs, pamesan cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, tomatoes and tossed in bacon shallot vinaigrette. The dressing smells fragrant due to the fats from the bacon.The french beans are crunchy and doesn’t like the ”raw” taste . Everything is perfect but it’s just that the bacon are a little fatty .

 

 

Oven baked Chilean Seabass topped with shredded egg & caviar, saffron cream($35.80++)

I jumped at joy when I see the Chilean seabass! The portion is generous and I ordered the full ala-carte portion just to enjoy the goodness of this fatty fish.

The chilean seabass has got a cripsy skin and a ”melts in your mouth” texture. The presentation is attractive and the caviar and shredded egg paired well with the fish( crunchy carviar + smooth fish meat). Finished off with a touch of saffron cream sauce, it’s fantastic!The vegetables served alongside- romaine lettuce, carrots and brocolli were soft but not mushy.On a side note: The crispy pork knuckle is ”HIGHLY” recommended. I overheard the people sitting next to them haveing praises for the pork knuckle . They commented that it was ”even” better tha Otto . They also had high praises for the squid ink pasta which they commented as ” authentic” squid ink pasta and one of the best they have tried in Singapore. I am not sure which restaurant they compared it to and the benchmark for squidink pasta. However, having heard raves about about the 2 dishes, I would definitely return again to try them!

 

Verdict: Great ambience + great food. Prices are a little on the pricey side but it’s the quality that matters. A re-visit is a must for me! The restaurant is well-hidden and it managed to attract people from different places due to the power of ” Word- of -mouth”.

 

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01 Aug 2010 • 681 reviews • 92 followers

Revamped menu

They have just revamped their new menu 3 days ago thus the menu reflected on the website is the old menu. The new menu has limited selections of food but the old favourites still remains. However, if you would like to try dishes from the old menu, just inform them and ”everything can be
The lovely ambience of the Provate Dining Room
21 Jun 2010 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Gastronomic Experience amidst Lush Settings ...

Last night i had dinner at Vanilla Pod again and as usual the place and once again , we are treated to a delightful gastronomic journey ....

What i love about the place is that you never really need to look at the menu ; just let Chef Peter ( who also owns the restaurant ) knows what you like and
07 Jun 2010 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Heavenly Dinner with My parents

I brought my parents for dinner at Vanilla Pod Restaurant last night and had a wonderful experience

08 May 2010 • 5 reviews • 0 follower

Go Once

The boyfriend and I went here for lunch.

-The ambience is not bad, sliding doors as walls, and white linen on their tables and chairs. White doesn't equal clean though.

-Service is average, they fill up your water glasses but look at your rather sternly.

Mushroom Soup - This might sounds weird, but it
11 Mar 2010 • 39 reviews • 13 followers

Cosy Garden Atmosphere

Far Beyond the ordinary restaurant, Vanilla Pod is a cosy garden atmosphere restaurant at Mandai Orchid Garden

 

Due to its serene location, it’s actually a good place to consider for wedding solemnization.

 

At Vanilla Pod, there’s pasta, pizzas and a few choices of their chef’s special.

 

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