Pleasant Dinner Chat @ Nassim Hill Bakery on 1Jan2015

chilli crab spaghetti

crab spaghetti arrabiata (spicy tomatoes)

wife, son & i went to have a drink & some makan at nassim hill bakery on 1.1.2015. 🙂

earlier we had a homecooked 20pax family new year day lunch.

i was full & we had some leftover food.

wife ordered crab spaghetti arrabiata (spicy tomatoes) & bruschetta & a drink. i did not take any. iced water was free so we had 3 water.

bruschetta

bruschetta

a yuzu pimms drink

a yuzu pimms drink

bruschetta

bruschetta

spicy crab spaghetti was very good, same as what we had last time on 5.10.2014 but w/o the 1 for 1 discounts.

there were lots of crab meat & a good arrabiata (spicy tomatoes) sauce.

wife liked the bruschetta with melted cheese, cherry tomatoes, parsley (or basil) & good bread. we can make this at home.

son was leaving for london the next day. this a good place to chill, not cramped & crowded like assembly coffee, and parking was free. we had nice, relax chat & good time together. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Good & Super-value Dinner @ Nassim Hill Bakery on 5Oct2014

D-I-Y steak sandwich - S$22

D-I-Y steak sandwich – S$22

had a wonderful dinner with my wife at nassim hill bakery last evening on 5.10.2014. 🙂

last came here for an ok not-too-bad average family afternoon tea on 6.4.2014.

they have an ongoing 1 for 1 promotion for DBS cards from 6pm onwards, until end nov2014.

we ordered a D-I-Y steak sandwich (menu price S$22) and a crab spaghetti arrabiata (spicy tomatoes) main course portion (menu price S$24). also added a white for S$10 happy hour price (till 8pm).

D-I-Y steak sandwich - S$22

D-I-Y steak sandwich – S$22

D-I-Y steak sandwich - S$22

D-I-Y steak sandwich – S$22

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D-I-Y steak sandwich – S$22

the D-I-Y steak sandwich – S$22 was fabulous, much better quality than we expected from a cafe, very much good restaurant standard & quite worthy of S$22 full price. 🙂

it was sweet, tender, nicely medium rare.  the toasted baguette was great & the english & french mustards dip made the whole experience even better. it was truly a D-I-Y steak sandwich! kudos to the chef! 🙂

crab spaghetti arrabiata (spicy tomatoes)

crab spaghetti arrabiata (spicy tomatoes) – S$24

crab spaghetti arrabiata (spicy tomatoes)

crab spaghetti arrabiata (spicy tomatoes) – $24

crab spaghetti arrabiata (spicy tomatoes)

crab spaghetti arrabiata (spicy tomatoes) – S$24

the crab spaghetti arrabiata (spicy tomatoes) was very good too. a good portion, quite spicy which i loved & loads of crab meat. good canned crab meat is very expensive & fresh ones too. so the dish was fairly priced at S$24 even at full price. for me of course a good steak sandwich always prime a good pasta. 🙂

with the 1 for 1 discounts, the 2 items were just S$24++ excluding the S$10++ white. incredible deal really!

service was kind of below par – polite & not unfriendly, but kind of inattentive & untrained. small disadvantage c/w with the food deal.

c.h.e.f. andy

Beef Meatballs Arrabiata Spaghetti

beef meatballs arrabiata spaghetti

beef meatballs arrabiata spaghetti

I like arrabiata (spicy tomato) sauce though second to alio olio with white wine. So this is an easy variation from the pork rib & belly pork arrabiata but require a decent meatball recipe. I very quickly found a simple one for my use on the internet.

I mix 400g of minced beef, 2 eggs, parmesan cheese, parsley, minced garlic, breadcrumbs in a large bowl,  and season with salt and pepper to taste.  I heat some oil in large pan over medium-high heat. I roll the mix in 2.5cm balls and fry until golden brown, but not cooked through completely, then remove to a plate lined with paper towels.

For the arrabiata sauce, I fry to soften some chopped yellow onions in a medium saucepan, then add 1 can of diced tomatoes and sauce & add some sugar. I the put in the meatballs and add light soy sauce, and let it slow-cook in low fire for 1/2 hour.

The spaghetti is done in the usual way according to timing instructions. As with my other pasta dishes, I then heat up the browned garlic cloves & olive oil (set aside earlier) in a pan, add 1 cut chilli padi and fry a little, add in the meatballs with the tomato sauce, bring to boil, turn off the fire, mix in the spaghetti and toss, and then add sea salt to taste.

c.h.e.f andy

Ingredients:

  • 400g minced beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 can (400g) diced tomatoes with sauce
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 chopped yellow onion
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce

Directions:

  1. Prepare the garlic olive oil – stir-fry whole garlic cloves on low heat to brown the garlic & flavour the oil.
  2. Prepare the spaghetti – add some salt & oil to water and boil the spaghetti according to timing instructions & drain in a colander.
  3. Cook  – mix 400g of minced beef, 2 eggs, parmesan cheese, parsley, minced garlic, breadcrumbs in a large bowl,  and season with salt and pepper to taste.  heat some oil in large pan over medium-high heat. roll the mix in 2.5cm balls and fry until golden brown, but not cooked through completely, then remove to a plate lined with paper towels. fry to soften some chopped yellow onions in a medium saucepan, then add 1 can of diced tomatoes and sauce & add some sugar. put in the meatballs and add light soy sauce, and let it slow-cook in low fire for 1/2 hour. heat up the browned garlic cloves & olive oil (set aside earlier) in a pan, add 1 cut chilli padi and fry a little, add in the meatballs with the tomato sauce, bring to boil, turn off the fire, mix in the spaghetti and toss, and then add sea salt to taste.