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Showing posts with label Food Glorious Food. Show all posts

Sunday, February 14, 2016

food review: Better Field.

One fine day, after dropping the kids off to their respective schools, Andy and I decided to go on a little lunch date.
It's only during Chinese New Year that Hubby can take leave from his work (so don't think that working in a family business is all sunshine and rainbows, and that's also the reason why we cannot go on long periods of travels >_< ). 

But I digress. So back to our lunch date.
We went to Waterloo Street for lunch and since it was 初三 (3rd day of Lunar New Year), the streets were still quiet as most people have gone back to work, and many shops were not open for business yet.

Went to explore the quaint neighbourhood.

Settled for lunch at this little restaurant called The Better Field:

Like its small and minimalist concept. Not populated when we went there (not sure if it was because of CNY or otherwise)

Ultimate Italian black truffle fries: $7 (M) or $13 (L). The size we ordered was M.
I like the skinny fries so it is not too filling before the mains are served.
Sprinkled generously with Truffle salt. Yumms!

Saute mushroom and Spinach: $8

My main: French duck confit, a dish of duck from France, spinach, berry compote, mushroom fricassee, roasted potatoes. $21.
The skin on the duck was very crispy and the portion was just nice. I could finish almost everything except a bit of the roasted potatoes. The berry compote goes wonderfully with the succulent duck.
Will request for more berry sauce next time :)

Want affordable steak? Then you have to try their Angus beef.
Hubby's main: The black Angus ribeye, chilled Australian beef, whole grain truffle mustard, Maldon sea salt, mesclun salad.
(How on Earth do these food people come up with all those names?!) 

200gm @ $21, 400gm @ $38, 600gm @ $50

About The Better Field:
261 Waterloo Street, #01-23, 180261
Tel: 66942361

Opening hours:
Mon - Fri LUNCH: 11am - 3pm
Mon - Fri DINNER: 6pm - 10pm

Saturday: 11am - 10pm

Sunday: 11am - 8pm.

Modes of payment: Cash, NETs, or American Express card only.

Hope you're having a wonderful Valentine's Day and 人日 (everybody's Birthday for the Chinese) =)

Saturday, December 5, 2015

{food review} Food-tasting at 1 Tyrwhitt Italian Bistro and Bar.

Wondering where's a good place to meet up with friends for your yuletide gatherings?
How about checking out 1 Tyrwhitt Italian Bistro and Bar?

Working in KKH, I sometimes hang out with Andy around the quirky and lesser-known neighbourhoods of Rangoon Road and the Balestier/ Ceylon radius, where they are homes to many brunch cafes and the like.
When I received the invitation to attend a food-tasting at 1 Tyrwhitt Bistro and Bar, I thought, "Why not!"
Located at its namesake, 1 Tyrwhitt Road, this new reataurant was birthed on 1 July 2015, by Karen and her husband's family.
Andy and I arrived an hour earlier, because it is just so close to my work place.
We found a convenient parking lot, and took a short stroll down to the restaurant.

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If you don't drive, it can be quite tricky to find your way as it is not near to MRT.
If you drive, well, chances are you may have a hard time finding a parking lot nearby as lots are limited, so you may end up walking quite a bit.
There are no shortages of Italian restaurants in Singapore, so in order to stand out, one must not only serve really awesome Italian food like thin-crust oven-baked pizzas and keep an up-to-date menu, but also win in aesthetics and pricing departments.
At 1 Tyrwhitt, they hire an Italian-cuisine trained chef and several assistants.
The last time I had really mouth-watering Italian pizza was at Peperoni Pizzaeria at Frankel Avenue.
That evening, I had the good fortune to try 1 Tyrwhitt's truffle and egg pizza, and it was really superb!
Their spam fries and cheesy stuffed mushrooms are also Da Bomb.
I recommend going straight for their pizzas and sides.

Spam fries (Sgd$8) and cheesy stuffed mushrooms (Sgd$8) are da bomb!

Mushroom soup

Smoked salmon salad (Sgd$12.80).

Hubby's main: chicken chop.

Fried chicken wings (Sgd$10) were very crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside!

Cabonara pasta with bacon strips (Sgd$16.80).

Mini Beef burgers (Sgd$16.80).

1 tyrwhitt italian bistro truffle egg pizza da bomb yummy
Truffle and egg pizza (Sgd$23.80) fresh from the clay oven!
When you use a fork to burst the egg yolk and spread it across the pizza, it is shiokness to the max!

Always room for dessert: panna cotta (Sgd$8.80).
The wait staff are friendly and prompt, and make effort to check back frequently to clear dirty plates and replenish drinks.
I have been to one too many restaurants where wait staff pretend they don't see you/ stand around but not making eye contact with patrons, so I really appreciate good customer service when I encounter it. Thumbs up!
Check out their Happy Hour 1 for 1 alcohol prices, and the food is priced really competitively!
As we arrived early, we ordered a Chicken chop, mushroom soup, spam fries, cheesy stuffed mushrooms and a panna cotta for only $40+ after 10% discount (these are additional orders to the sponsored meals we had after the rest of the gang came).

If you like industrial warehouse-like set-ups, this is the place for you utilitarian lovers.
Filament lights, aged steel, and minimalist wooden furniture, these are the features of the design.
This restuarant seats 100 pax, and is big enough for parties even.
If you wish to hold a private event, you don't need to pay booking fee. You only need to pay for the food for your guests and for your deco of course.
1 Tyrwhitt Bistro & Bar also does children parties, but you can't fit a bouncy in here.
Ride-on vehicles, a small ball-pit, a balloonist, magician, and face-painter would be better ideas.

The restuarant is however, a little too cold for my liking, but that's probably just me as I am terrified of the cold. I sleep without aircon, only the fan, so can you imagine!

Lastly, a parting shot with the bloggers and Karen, the restaurant co-owner.
Thanks 1 Tyrwhitt for the yummilicious food and wonderful friend-making session.
Already making plans to go back again with my girlfriends for our annual Christmas meetup!

And nice meeting and getting to know you Soon Koon (Lemon Film blog), Shirley and Audrey!
Shirley and Audrey run the parenting blog, SAys Happy Mums, and they are the friendliest "strangers" I ever met! Thank you for the invite :)
We had so much in common to talk about, namely our 2009 Ox offspring HEHE.
About 1 Tyrwhitt Italian Bistro and Bar:
1 Tyrwhitt Road S207522
Opening Hours : 11.30am – 12mn (Closed on Tuesdays)
Telephone: 63415167

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Sunday brunch at DC Super Heroes cafe, MBS Singapore.

After attending the Hermes exhibition and having dinner at CUT last weekend, we are back again this Sunday.
This time, we brought our poker faced boys to DC Super Heroes café for brunch.
DC Super Heros Cafe 2 Bayfront Avenue, Level 1-03/04/05 Bay Level
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Singapore 018972
Tel: +65 6688 7610

I asked Hubby when he wants to shave and he told me "December" #faints #movember

Food presentation level: 1000!
My kids loved the Batman charcoal burger and their drinks.

The café was opened in September 2015 by our local celebrity chef Eric Teo.
Expect to see lots of DC Comics heroes and heroine figurines, merchandise and themed food.
Price is slightly on the high side.
Sadly, they do not have any child-friendly DC themed play corner which I thought would really be good for families.
Nonetheless, we had a good time and finished all the food.
The charcoal burger was something different too.
It would be a great venue for teens and youngsters to throw superheroes-themed gatherings and parties, take lots of photos, and enjoy the food and company.