OK Food @ Relish Gardens on 1Dec2014

rocket beef burger

rocket beef burger

burgers not really my kind of food. i take mcdonalds very occasionally & once when i was travelling with son at lake tahoe. i guess i am quite ok with them at US$1 a piece for breakfast (lake tahoe in 2007) or if it is S$2. i have tried gourmet burgers sometimes. guess they are ok but not what i do when there is a choice.

we had this S$25 for S$50 groupon voucher at relish gardens expired 30.11.2014. i called some days before they agree to honour the voucher for dinner on 1.12.2014 as the other days were fully booked. quite sensible for the restaurant. if you want to promote the restaurant why be rigid & negative & upset the customers. unfortunately most restaurants do not think that way, so 1 point to relish. 🙂

anyway post promotion on 1.12.2014, restaurant was empty only 2 tables occupied at 8pm.

rocket beef burger

rocket beef burger

we ordered the rocket beef burger & char siew burger.

beef burger was ok, but honestly both my wife & i thought we each made a tastier burger than this. wife made a nice one recently, & i tried one maybe 1 year ago (the very first time) & both my daughter & her friend liked it. i think it was tastier than this.

wife thought the one at toast much better than this. probably. anyway i not so hot on toast kind of food either. if anything i would go for the S$11 D-I-Y steak sandwich at nassim hill bakery (after 1 for 1 promotion when they have it).

char siew burger

char siew burger

char siew burger

char siew burger

char siew burger? no char siew here…a sweeter tasting kong bak??? wife said like eating kong bak pau.

the braised belly pork was good, but again honestly kong bak pau tasted a lot better, both the braise (not so sweet) & the combination more to my taste.

fries ok la….

mesclunsalad

mesclunsalad

they forgot we ordered 1 fry & 1 salad, so they gave us a free mesclun salad. another point to relish(unfortunately no points for food).

nothing to comment this salad. they should do some japanese ponzu sauce.

relish @ ivillage serangoon gardens

relish gardens @ myvillage serangoon gardens

lychee mojito

lychee mojito

wife wanted mojito. it was not included in the voucher, so we ordered separately.

the bill

the bill

deconstructed strawberry cheese cake

deconstructed strawberry cheese cake

deconstructed strawberry cheese cake

deconstructed strawberry cheese cake

& wife remembered the deconstructed strawberry cheese cake we had in wild rockets of old, must be like 15years ago?

well this was very good. the biscuit felt like there was caramel in it. there was the cream cheese with hint of strawberries & the cream & strawberries. excellent. think i am going to try this at home.

c.h.e.f andy

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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