Western Cravings

Western Cravings

Featuring Sarnies (Telok Ayer), Lighthouse Bistro & Bar, Route 65 Bar + Kitchen (Suntec City), Nando's (Plaza Singapura), FIRST GRILL Gastronomic, Wolf Burgers (Funan), Harry's (Esplanade Mall), Poulet + Brasserie (ION Orchard), ANDES by Astons (Woods Square), fȳr (Jalan Besar)
Darren Teo
Darren Teo

Always wanted to visit and the recent opening of the Orchard Boulevard MRT made visiting the Tanglin area so much more convenient.

Had the Fish & Chips (Large, $29) and Bangers & Mash (Small, $16) which were just sufficient for 3 hungry bellies. The beer-battered haddock were huge and amazingly crispy. Personally, not my favourite type of fish in fish&chips but overall I still enjoyed it. Special mention to the accompanying chips and mushy peas which were OH SO GOOD. Don't think I tasted this level of mushy peas outside of UK before. For the bangers&mash, sausages was meaty and chunky but the sauce was the star of the show - it tied the dish together nicely.

Outdoor seating but the multitude of fans and greenery made the sheltered alfresco area so cooling and comfortable. Great vibes to just chill and drink the day away with their all-day $9.90 drinks - Peroni beer, Hendricks G&T, and Monkey Shoulder Highball. Only GST and no SVC, no frills bar grub. A complimentary glass of Raspberry Slush (I think?) was also given to my table in lieu of Christmas season so that was great.

Only negative was that when I asked for 3 sharing plates/containers (for my party of three), the staff pointedly questioned how many diners there were on my table. Understand the intention but still, slightly rude.

Sides were the star of the show here - mushrooms were great and the mashed potato is amazing as usual, I always order this when I'm at any Poulet. Seabass was just okay, skin was limp and flesh was tough - the only saving grace was the accompanying cream sauce

Oh boy was this good. The pasta, iberico bits, and creamy truffle sauce all came together so well. Didn't even feel jelak at all.Try it!

Juicy, tender, well-seasoned chicken. Throw in crispy charred bits, and you've got a delectable piece of meat worth droolng over. Coleslaw was light and tangy, adding a nice crunch to refresh the palate between bites. Mashed potato (?) was kinda pasty though.

Even with 1 for 1, two mains costs $33 which would be reasonable if the food was better. Aglio Olio had a strangely addictive taste but Chicken Parm was just meh. Just come for the vibes.

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Sarnies' always had more misses than hits personally, but shan't talk too much about what I had (Miso Salmon Carbonara and the Pork Collar) as they seem to be removed from the menu. Will drop by again to try the exciting new menu.

PERI-PERI Noodles - aka mee tai mak - was surprisingly delicious, wouldn't mind slurping them up in the laksa sauce every week. Nando's boneless thighs were as good as ever, but my Extra Hot version wasn't really spicy for some reason. But no matter, the selection of sauces available made up for it. And if it becomes too spicy for my tongue, then the bottomless drinks will save the day. The sides of corn salsa and grilled mushrooms completed this satisfying and delicious lunch.

Black Angus Ribeye ($29) and Honey-glazed Pork Ribs ($29)
Famed josper charcoal grill dining experience, be wowed when you walk in by their semi-open kitchen where you can peer in and watch the chef's work their meat magic. Both dishes were extremely well done - juicy, flavourful, and definitely able to satisfy any carnivorous cravings one might have. The only complaint would be that they could have been more generous with the sides, and that the 'newspaper' on the wooden board tore easily when it's damp (sticking to my pork ribs) :(

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Juicy and tender chicken chop, nicely charred and accompanied with a surprisingly delectable glaze that wasn't overly sweet - this hit all the checkboxes. Crisp sweet potato fries completed the whole package.

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Fly Me To The Moon was a nice mix of sweet and sour, very refreshing. Paradise Shake was a bit too much on the sweet side.

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Wasn't the best Aglio Olio I've tasted, a little bit on the milder and sweeter side. Tiger prawns, while big, was quite tasteless.

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Chicken thigh was oh so tender and the crisp skin was just *chefs kiss*. The sauce started off being too salty but the mashed potatoes absorbed it so well and it grew on me by the end. Definitely try this, definitely worth the price and made even better with the BB141

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Adventurous and always looking for new flavours on my tongue!

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