Mushroom pancake ($15.80)
Fried using enoki mushroom, this was really good and was something different from the usual kimchi pancake. It was so crispy on the outside and just right on the inside.
Recommend this!

Mulnaeng myeon ($15.80)
Mismatched portioning - Amount of buckwheat noodles was enough for 2 but they only gave one slice of beef??? Broth was good though

  • 1 Like

Choc Treat Yo’self (Large) - $14.50
Saw some good reviews on Google for this particular specialty bowl so decided to try it, and was very disappointed.
The white thing on top is their house-made coconut yogurt. It was unsweetened and served at room temperate which was very odd - shouldn’t yogurt be cold? The acai was blended with cacao which made it too bitter, I would have preferred something sweeter. Lastly, the chunks on top which was something like a raw brownie was so dense and rich but not in a good way (it made my teeth hurt so maybe I have cavities lol)

Positives:
1. The acai itself had just the right consistency - perfectly icy yet smooth texture.
2. Fruits were fresh and sweet.

Maybe chocolate acai is just not for me. Though I have a friend who ordered this through foodpanda and did not like it too. Hopefully their other acai bowls are nicer but I’m not sure if I would take the chance of giving it another shot.

  • 2 Likes

Turtle soup (meat only) - $16
Usually go to their main branch at Geylang, but tried the Potong Pasir one today.
The chilli was not as nice, soup was watered down, meat was tougher, and portion of yam rice was too little. Difference in standard was very clear.

  • 1 Like

Prawn basil pesto pasta ($25)
Pesto sauce is thick and rich in flavour, and the crushed pine nuts give it a very subtle crunch and nutty flavour. Generous with their chunks of grilled prawns too.
Can’t go wrong with this if you’re in the mood for pesto pasta.

  • 1 Like

Oven baked eggs ($19)
Finally got to try something from their brunch menu, which is only available on weekends and public holidays.
Below the cheesy surface is minced meat in tomato sauce baked with 2 or 3 eggs. This was seasoned with a lot cumin powder which was too overpowering. Eggs were overcooked with the yolk too dry. Bread was too hard as well.
Would not recommend this!

  • 1 Like

Crab meat pasta with white wine sauce ($27)
Generous with their chunks of crab meat, the soupy sauce was similar to that of vongole pasta - fragrant, lots of garlic, and not too alcohol-y. Entire bowl was finished clean with not a drop of sauce left

  • 1 Like

Lamb shank ($29)
Huge portion, generous with the sauce - looks a lot bigger in real life than pictured
Meat is tender and comes off the bone easily while still retaining a good firm texture. The bone was so big that my dad was even able to dig out and eat a decent amount of bone marrow.

Spanish Chorizo and Jamon Iberico Ham Pizza ($25)
Best part about this was the crust - it was perfectly crispy yet also light and airy. Pizza base (tomato sauce and cheese) was also really tasty.
As for the toppings, they were pretty standard - smoky meats balanced by the rocket greens. Would have appreciated if they were better arranged instead of clumped together in the middle as we found ourselves doing the portioning of ingredients for each slice ourselves.

  • 1 Like

Prime Ribeye Steak ($29)
Quality steak cooked using their Josper charcoal grill, the outer part is nicely charred and has that smoky taste. I ordered medium rare and it was tender and well salted too. Not sure what the sauce was but it went great with the steak. Wedges were also very well done - crispy and hot, not soggy at all.

Used up all my burpple beyond deals at their First Grill Gastronomic branch already and was elated when I found out they opened a second restaurant with a similar menu. With burpple beyond this is really value-for-money.

  • 1 Like

Shio Hamaguri Soup Ramen ($17.50 inclusive of GST and service charge)
Surprised to find out that they have a michelin star because it tasted pretty normal to me. Portion was not enough as well. Though at this price point, it’s one of the more affordable places to eat in CHIJMES so I can’t complain much!
Highlight was actually the mini clam rice which was served as a complimentary appetiser with every bowl of ramen - clams were really sweet and juicy!

  • 2 Likes

In picture: Negitoro onsen ($21.90) and Kaisen don ($39.90)
Ambience was cozy for a quiet date night.
The negitoro was so flavourful and mixed with the onsen egg it was sublime I liked it a lot. For the kaisen don, the price is a little steep, but at least you will rest assured that you are paying for high quality fresh ingredients.
Overall a good meal and may come back if in the area!

  • 2 Likes