Showing posts with label European. Show all posts
Showing posts with label European. Show all posts

26 March 2014

Symmetry Cafe Singapore

Symmetry is a cafe by the day, restaurant by night. 
Y was the one who introduced the cafe/restaurant to me, and I was attracted to its rustic charm immediately when we reached. Nestled along Jalan Kubor, it is reviewed to be quite a popular place for brunch and dinners.

The restaurant is pretty small size, hence do remember to make reservations!

Shopping at parco bugis before we head over for dinner.


Took a short stroll to Symmetry from bugis.

Starters: Grapes!
When we tried this, I was sold T.T
The grapes were so yummy and addictive that we finished them up in a minute.

Pork Cheeks Pasta $26
Tagliatelle pasta, mix mushroom, creme fraiche, parmesan cheese, arugula salad

The cream pasta was really good! Not a fan of pork usually, but the pork cheeks were so juicy and tender that I had quite a huge portion.

Cod $32
Cauliflower hachis parmentier, edamame, cheddar, pancetta bits, lyonnais sauce

This dish didn't wow us as much. The cod fish was average and cauliflower hachis parmentier was pretty bland. It would have been much tasty if the cod fish is seared better.

Drink (Free)

Okayyyy j/k. 
This was a ornament at our table which I find quite pretty~ ;)

Lychee Mint $14
Lychee, fresh mint, lime juice and brown sugar

This is a MUST-TRY! 
Super refreshing and it puts you in a completely chillax mood once you take a sip of it.



9 Jalan Kubor #01-01 S(199206)

Tel: 62919901

Tue-Thu 1030 – 2300

3 March 2014

Open Door Policy @ Yong Siak Street

One of our favourite lane for food and secludedness - Yong Siak Street

Tried our luck at Open Door Policy despite not making any reservations beforehand, and boy!- We were lucky to get a seat as it was still early.
Very soon after, foreigners, mostly expatriates-alike came streaming in.

With Open Door Policy under the same managing group as Forty Hands Cafe right opposite the restaurant, House, Barracks, Camp, Skinny Pizza and Tippling Club (F&B) - the Spa Esprit Group - you can expect it to be on the cutting-edge of style and choice, passionate about bringing quality, value, innovation and creativity in all its products, services and design.

The décor delivers a rustic chic feel with metallic tables and wooden shelves plus brick red walls to warm up the place.

In addition to the decor, be prepared to be wow by the food.

Risotto nero with confit calamari $19

The risotto was creamy and yet, you can feel the contrasting individual grains of rice still.
It was perfect with the firm, and just slightly chewy, calamari topping.

Seared scallops with cauliflower couscous and preserved lemon $26

This item was our favorite savory dish of the evening.
The scallops were perfectly cooked with a nice colour to all. The cauliflower couscous complements the scallops perfectly, without being too intense for the dish.

Pan-seared barramundi with artichokes barigoule $28

The serving is rather generous with 4 huge pieces of fish and lots of greens.
The fish was seared to perfection with crispy skin and sweet, juicy flesh. However, the carbo (potatoes) were kind of plain though.
But all in all, still a delicious dish :)


Open Door Policy

19 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168650

Thu - Mon: 12:00 - 16:00
Thu - Mon: 18:30 - 23:00
Wed: 18:30 - 23:00

Fri and Sat – Bar open till
12 midnight
Closed: Tue

Tel: 6884 6884


18 October 2013

The Royal Mail - Ascott Singapore

Caught up with Q after dinner at The Royal Mail.


Tracyeinny dress
Prada tote
Walking in Her Shoes pumps


If the name reminds you of the British royal family, you must be wondering what popular British food would they serve – Fish & chips? Scones? Shepherd's pie?
I was really thinking along the line lol, pardon my ignorance :/
But as soon as we reached there, we found out that it is in fact a modern European restaurant and bar that serves well, European cuisines.

Smacked right in the middle of the Central Business District (and right beside my previous workplace), getting there was a breeze.

Didn’t get much photos of the surrounding cos we were busying talking and wondering if another friend was going join us.

The bread was definitely freshly-baked (we could smell them as we were seated near to the kitchen! Lol) and served warm.

We had 3-course and ordered different dishes in order to try more creations! :)

Pan-seared bay scallops
With bell pepper coulis, semi-dried tomatoes,black olives and onion salsa.

A restaurant can never go wrong with fresh ingredients :) The scallops were seared to perfection with light seasoning so as not to cover the sweetness of it.

Roasted tomato soup
With horse radish vodka crème frache and vegetable caviar

This was wayyyy too sourish for my liking. The crème did not mix well with the soup either.
On hindsight, the sour-ness might be good for those who don’t have any appetite at all.

Sous-vide Duck Breast
With pumpkin, celery puree, pomegranate and cassis juice.

Unfortunately, I don’t remember the taste of this at all :O
Qian, why you never let me tryyyyy.. :(

I had the Braised Australian Grain-fed Beef Cheek
With pearl barley, baby carrot, zucchini and orange sauce.

The beef cheek was melt-in-your-mouth soft. The accompanying pearl barley and baby carrots brought about a contrasting crunch to the dish. Sauce hints just a little of the citrus fruit, but still managed to bring a refreshing taste to the entire dish of meat.

I had the lychee sorbet with fresh raspberries and raspberry-almond financier. Good enough for a sweet after-meal fix. Serving of the sorbet could be a teenie weenie larger though.

Q had the trio of dessert which consists of chocolate and peanut-butter tart, red velvet cake and apple mousse.

We were both quite looking forward to the red velvet cake!
But alas, it was a tad disappointing. It looks so dry & unappetizing that I didn’t really wanted to try it.
Q finds it rather tasteless.

The apple mousse was a “dark horse” in the desserts trio though. It was surprisingly good!
The mousse was dense and silky. Once you put it in the mouth, the intense apple flavour and aroma explodes on the tongue like fireworks.

The Royal Mail serves 2 and 3-course Set Lunches ($35++ and $38++ respectively) from Mondays to Fridays which include delectable selection of what the kitchen has to offer including the quintessence of Classic British cuisine – Prime Roast. Set Dinner is available in 3 and 4 course options ($62++ and $68++ respectively) from Monday to Saturday and features a mix of favourites from the a la carte offering and innovative new creations from the kitchen.
A perfect restaurant for after-work wind-down or romantic dinners in the CBD area :)

The Royal Mail

Ascott Raffles Place, 2 Finlayson Green

Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri: 18:30 - 23:00
Sat: 18:30 - 23:00