Eats a bliss •
17 Sep 2012 • 4 reviews • 0 follower
As the title states, the Ambience is certainly something to be raved about. Not many places in Singapore can claim to give you the 70s feel as well as Yet Con can. And as reviews go, there seems to be a mixed review, and it belongs either to be very good, or very bad, not much in between. Unfortunately, I belong to thinking that this is a bad food adventure.
Came to Yet Con from the recommendations from my father's friend, my family ordered 4 chicken rice, half a chicken, the roasted pork and the steamboat with beef. And we were ready for a delicious dinner.
The chicken and the chicken rice seems to be the usual favourable food for people on a diet, i.e. tasteless. To me, the chilli sauce does help to develop some taste for the chicken and the rice, but only just. In itself, it lacks the punch that most other chicken rice stall delivers. The roasted pork tasted a bit weird, the dark sauce that goes with it was a bit sweet rather than savoury. I guess food is really subjective but I gave both these dishes a thumbs down.
Saving grace of the dinner was the steamboat. The stock was clearly well done, and when we first started with the steamboat, we only added the vegetables and eggs, and that soup was DELICIOUS, with natural sweetness coming from the stock. However, after we started dunking in the meat and other ingredients, the soup turned too salty, to the point it even tasted bitter.
If you are coming in for service, this is certainly not the place to be. We were ignored quite a fair bit of times, and for this particular experience, it was consistent that to get something done, you need to ask twice. This is very common as I looked around, most patrons were ignored too, except for a few tables where they clearly are the "old customers". Maybe Yet Con know that they can survive with return business such that they do not need new business.
Anyway, this experience reminds me to take a pinch of salt when we take recommendations from our friends..... Food is indeed subjective.....