this evening we gathered at a friend’s place for a movie session on 6.8.2016. ^^
we started with some durians from ah seng. 🙂
i prebooked MSW (mao shan wang) 2 days before. still they ran out of MSW & told me i had to wait till past 6pm for another batch to arrive. i couldn’t so switch to golden phoenix + D13.
i was lucky i got my durians soon enough. as i was leaving at 4.45pm on a saturday, the queue had built up. these people just queueing to get a queue no.
i had 4 golden phoenix at S$49 + 4 D13 durians at S$29=total S$78.
as it turned out we were very happy with the golden phoenix + D13. D13 was flavourful but actually not as good as the other day. golden phoenix was excellent, very nice flavour, mild but lingering. ^^
the host made some lor mai kai 糯米鸡.
i like never take this except for dimsum. this one was very good, chicken very tender, rice was tasty, top slightly dry but inside ok. even ginger was nice.
after all these eating we started our movie. it was a korean movie “the man from nowhere”. quite a nice action movie, good acting.
after movie host drove us to the bark cafe just by changi prison. it was about 9.30pm. quite an interesting place.
when i started writing this review, i looked at other reviews. strangely they were almost all negative, only hungrybunnie mentioned that the smoked duck was good.
for the dishes we ordered for this evening, they were mostly ok, good by my standard.
the caesar salad was pretty ok, like any other caesar salad.
the chilli razor clams was my friend’s favourite for the evening! 🙂
it was ok for me. 🙂
dish was overall tasty, razor clams no sand & not overdone = which should equal good la!
sauce i think was the xo type, so the strong flavours type, a bit robust, but then chinese style dishes supposed to taste this way.
the spicy beef tenderloin was a chef’s special on the menu. i asked & the server said it was tenderloin. i asked if preparation was chinese style, he said there was vinegar.
a friend said the beef was “joon” teochew for tough. actually for me it was ok, for this price not expecting the expensive beef cuts. i have never tried this preparation before, sliced like tagliata, not raw like carpaccio, & with quite a lot of vinegar?
anyway i quite like the taste, and texture was ok for me, just slightly tough.
for me also, the smoked duck was the best dish for the evening.
the smokey flavour was excellent, and the duck was juicy & tender. like hungrybunnie said, this dish belongs more to the atas restaurants, and they did it exceedingly well here. for me that was top restaurant standard. the mash & rockets were good too.
definitely better than my own, which was pretty good itself. 🙂
i didn’t mind the pizza. i supposed it was nothing special but still a good pizza. pizzas could be bad too, but this was decent to good.
the chicken wings my friend highly recommended. & it was good.
though not as good as my helper’s deep-fried chicken wings, which is better than most i get outside.
dinner 6 dishes for 6pax came to S$152, abut S$25pax nett. pretty decent la i would say.
The Bark Cafe
Mon – Fri: 11:00 – 00:00
Sat: 11:00 – 01:30
Sun: 11:00 – 00:00