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Daily: 11:00 - 22:00
Wishbone is located in Bukit Timah Plaza along Jln Anak Bukit and specializes in Hainaneses style local and western dishe
A surprise find! Just dropped in at Bukit Timah Plaza for a visit and chanced upon this old style Western Cafe. Though not exactly cheap, the food served is really worth the money paid.
Although I've been to Bukit Timah Plaza before, this was my first time seeing (and eating at) this place. The ambience is good, it feels a little old-school, with the mis-matched cutlery and dim lighting. The service was a little sullen.
For our party of 4, we had the curry chicken, the kailan with oyster sauce, ox-tail stew + set, and the pan-fried fish and chips. The first and second were your standard hawker-style fare, so they weren't exactly worth the price.
The ox-tail was occasionally tender, and came with a somewhat generous side of steamed vegetables. The set included tea/coffee, the soup of the day, which was cream of mushroom, and the most petite dessert I've ever seen, which was pulot hitam with ice cream on top (called 'Black Glory'). The soup probably came from a can, and was laden with sodium, but the dessert was pretty good.
As for the pan fried fish and chips, I had to wait quite long for it, and even then it was hardly worth the wait. The fish, having been butterflyed, was dry and over-cooked, and was hardly seasoned. The fries were also not seasoned, so salt was needed. The accompanying side of coleslaw and salad was quite decent, however.
Perhaps we ordered the wrong things, or we came on a bad day, but I wouldn't whole-heartedly recommend this place.
I have been eating at this place for more than 20 years. In those days, their signature dishes like Hainanese Chicken Rice, Oxtail Stew, Curry Chicken, Clay Pot Chicken Rice were to die for. It was rather expensive then (20 years back :)) at low $10+ for a local dish and nearly $20 for western, but that seems pretty reasonable now with inflation and stuff and they kept their prices. Unfortunately, recent few visits have left me disappointed. The portion is getting so small that I thought I was served leftovers from another table. Taste is definitely not as good. I ordered the Curry Chicken during my last visit couple of weeks back; it was really diluted and almost tasteless.
The dining experience I had at Wishbone was not exactly a good one. The service and food were below average and definitely not worth the money. Over $20 for a meal when you can get at a regular food court with much better food for a much lower price? Even people who have been eating there for over 20 years have left disappointed.