Very Poor Food for the Price @ Chotto Matte on 26Oct2015

grilled wagyu - S$38

grilled wagyu – S$38

we were celebrating a family occasion on 26.10.2015, not sure why we ended up at chotto matte.

they have uob 15% discount & dbs 1 for 1 main course for dinner & lunch (limited to only 1 free main course for each table).

chotto matte

chotto matte

we were there at blair road about 7pm, but i could not find any parking, & ended up parking at the hdb carpark next to everton park. my daughter & her friend came later but managed to park along the blair road itself near chotto matte.

restuarant was tiny.  most of the recent reviews on hungrygowhere were poor, but mostly about the service. we had a chat with the male server & his attitude was actually quite good & helpful enough, but i think limited training & knowledge about the menu & the discount practice. ok la i guess.

sake - S$95

sake – S$95

wife liked the sake after trying 1 carafe from a new bottle they opened. we told them we would take the whole bottle if we liked it, so we did. 🙂

we ordered the grilled wagyu, grilled kurobuta, onsen egg wagyu don, mentaiko pasta, chirashi don & a salmon maki.

we were expecting to try out some decent food first, and then order more.

but was disappointed enough to tapao 2 packets of char kuay teow from adam road food centre afterwards. no kidding…lol… sigh! 😦

grilled wagyu - S$38

grilled wagyu – S$38

the grilled wagyu. can’t exactly say it was bad, but it’s mediocre maybe S$18 or S$22 ok, not S$38.

c/w my own tagliata, i think anyday my steak is infinitely better!

of course that’s just my opinion. haha! 🙂

grilled kurobuta - S$35

grilled kurobuta – S$35

the grilled kurobuta. i think it was a disaster! you just cannot serve such a dish in a restaurant. i wouldn’t order this for S$12 la!

grilled kurobuta - S$35

grilled kurobuta – S$35

it was dry, hard? i mean any normal pork would be a lot better than this in taste & texture, no need kurobuta!

just look at the iberico pork rack at foc. so flavourful, moist, marbled.

if foc’s is 9 or 10, chotto matte’s would be 1?? not sure 1 even if it is worse than normal pork.

onsen egg wagyu don - S$35

onsen egg wagyu don – S$35

the onsen egg wagyu don. ok lah, i guess it was more of the same as the grilled wagyu main. so same ok standard, just ex.

onsen egg wagyu don - S$35

onsen egg wagyu don – S$35

the sushi rice though was quite poor here.

mentaiko pasta - S$18

mentaiko pasta – S$18

mentaiko pasta. my wife & daughter quite ok with this, though it was a tiny portion for S$18.

for me, i think my own mentaiko pasta was a lot better. 🙂

chirashi don - S$45

chirashi don – S$45

& the chirashi don? this is not a S$45 chirashi don. this is a S$25 chirashi don

chirashi don - S$45

chirashi don – S$45

must say though that the sashimi were all fresh, sweet & good. the sushi rice was not! there was 1 piece of chutoro, 2 good hotate, maguro, kampachi, kajiki etc.

c/w mikuni’s chirashi don, also S$45 after 50% feed at raffles discounts. well nothing to compare.

or with kuriya’s S$62 chirashi sushi gozen set. what’s there to compare right?

salmon maki - S$16

salmon maki – S$16

the salmon maki was pretty ok.

salmon maki - S$16

salmon maki – S$16

anyhow, after the few signature dishes that failed badly, we did not want to add any order.

the bill came to S$290 (including a S$95 bottle sake) after dbs 1 main course discounts. so less that it would be close to S$180nett for 5pax. may not be expensive on per pax basis but we did not order that much food & the standard was really poor for the price.

we went to adam road food centre afterwards & tapao 2 packets char kuay teow! 🙂

never come back again for me!

c.h.e.f andy

Chotto Matte

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    (Last order for lunch at 2pm)

Excellent Dinner @ Xin Cuisine on 25Oct2015.

lobster noodles - S$22

lobster noodles – S$22

we decided to take chinese since the next day we are having japanese at chotto matte.

& we did not want to have outdoor zi char becos of the unhealthy haze, so we went to xin cuisine again on 25.10.2015. 🙂

we were here at xin cuisine some weeks back on 1.10.2015.

si chuan sweet & sour soup 酸辣汤2

si chuan sweet & sour soup 酸辣汤 – S$9

we had a very nice lie tong 例汤 the last time here. this time they had the chinese liang teh base 凉茶, so we decided to try couple other soup.

si chuan sweet & sour soup 酸辣汤2

si chuan sweet & sour soup 酸辣汤 – S$9

the seafood sweet & sour soup 酸辣汤 – S$9 was very good standard, fragrant & also lots of seafood ingredients.

i would say a very good soup except this kind of gluey soup & just a bit sweet (though it was ok for this type of soup) for me not really my preference.

lobster bits soup

lobster bits soup – S$18

this soup actually had lots of lobster bits. the soup itself (ie the stock base) was also very tasty, but again the gluey texture not my favourite.

lobster bits soup

lobster bits soup – S$18

at S$18 i am not sure i would order it again, the  lie tong 例汤 or the seafood sweet & sour soup 酸辣汤, at S$9 made a lot more sense. 🙂

tea infused duck - S$28

tea infused duck – S$28

this tea infused duck is a must-have at xin cuisine.

tea infused duck - S$28

tea infused duck – S$28

the duck was so flavourful, you could smell the aroma of the tea fragrance when the dish was served & on the table. 🙂

tea infused duck - S$28

tea infused duck – S$28

we ordered 1/2 duck for 2pax. it was a large portion but we still finished everything. 🙂

lobster noodles - S$22

lobster noodles – S$22

wife did not want too much carb items so we ordered just 1 loster noodles to share.

lobster noodles - S$22

lobster noodles – S$22

i must say this was extremely good, very tasty, both lobster & noodles were good.

i must definitely order this again the next visit.

dried mustard vegetable with small cabbage 梅菜烹娃娃菜

dried mustard vegetable with small cabbage 梅菜烹娃娃菜 – S$18

we had the dried mustard vegetable with small cabbage 梅菜烹娃娃菜 – S$18 again.

dried mustard vegetable with small cabbage 梅菜烹娃娃菜

dried mustard vegetable with small cabbage 梅菜烹娃娃菜 – S$18

this was really an excellent dish. the 梅菜was so flavourful.

i must really try to do a 梅菜 dish at home. in fact today when i was in sheng shiong i bought 1 packet of the dried 梅菜.

aloe vera with lime sorbet

aloe vera with lime sorbet

we shared 1 dessert.

wife didn’t quite like it.

aloe vera with lime sorbet

aloe vera with lime sorbet – S$10

for me it was perfectly ok. lime sorbet was great, so was the aloe vera jelly, very refreshing. i do agree with my wife that the couple dessert we took at tunglok signature were better.

for the dinner, we only spent S$67 after 50% amex palate discounts for 2pax.

it was really an excellent meal for that price. ^^

c.h.e.f andy