Excellent + Value Set Lunch @ The White Rabbit on 21Oct2015

alaskan king crab tagliatelle. pork broth

alaskan king crab tagliatelle. pork broth

had a great lunch with wife at the white rabbit on 21.10.2015. ^^

wife was meeting a close friend and had tea first & was waiting for me to join lunch.

i was here recently with another friend just few weeks back on 30.9.2015.

the white rabbit set lunch menu

the white rabbit set lunch menu

the uob 1 for 1 promotion is until 31.10.2015. it is really good value = an excellent 3-course lunch at S$42 for 2. 🙂

wagyu carpaccio. truffle cream

wagyu carpaccio. truffle cream

the wagyu carpaccio with truffle cream was really good. so i ordered that again. 🙂

basically both of us shared all the dishes – appetizer, mains etc. 🙂

wagyu carpaccio. truffle cream

wagyu carpaccio. truffle cream

carpaccio was really good, & just superb taken with the truffle cream.

seared bay scallops. white choc veloute

seared bay scallops. white choc veloute

wife ordered the seared bay scallop.

seared bay scallops. white choc veloute

seared bay scallops. white choc veloute

it was competent, but by comparison with the wagyu carpaccio, a rather mediocre dish. scallops were small. the white veloute was ok.

& no better than my own pan seared scallops really.

i used IQF (individual quick freeze) scallops but my scallops were much larger, double the size. actually i think mine was much better.

alaskan king crab tagliatelle. pork broth

alaskan king crab tagliatelle. pork broth

the alaskan king crab tagliatelle with pork broth & konbu was good.

alaskan king crab tagliatelle. pork broth

alaskan king crab tagliatelle. pork broth

pasta was al dente & broth was very tasty. it’s the kind of good restaurant pasta. not my most preferred pasta but something different from what i do at home. a great dish. 🙂

36hrs short ribs. truffle miso glaze. parsnip puree

36hrs short ribs. truffle miso glaze. parsnip puree

i thought the 36hr beef short rib was really excellent! i think awesome is the oft used word! ^^

36hrs short ribs. truffle miso glaze. parsnip puree

36hrs short ribs. truffle miso glaze. parsnip puree

the beef was really tender, flavourful. i think maybe i will try to make this at home. 🙂

fresh fruit melange. grapefruti shaved ice

fresh fruit melange. grapefruti shaved ice

like the fresh fruits. there was a grapeful shaved ice. very refreshing combination. 🙂

fresh fruit melange. grapefruti shaved ice

fresh fruit melange. grapefruti shaved ice

chocolate was a good match i guess, but i could do without.

chocolate fondant

chocolate fondant

the chocolate fondant was kind of below expectation for me. no much lava at all.

chocolate fondant

chocolate fondant

flavour wise i think my own chocolate lava cake also better.

overall, i think it was really a superb value quality 3-course set lunch at S$21pax after uob 1 for 1.

at the full price, it was actually ok quality but nothing special, so not something i would be much wowed bu.

eg if you (say) c/w les amis 4-course set lunch at S$45, les amis would be a lot better deal.

of course les amis doesn’t have this now, but the point is that is it is S$42pax then i would be looking around first none too anxious to try it.

c.h.e.f andy

Good Value Set Lunch @ The White Rabbit on 30Sep2015

wagyu carpaccio

wagyu carpaccio

had lunch today with a long time business associate/friend at the white rabbit at harding road, dempsey on 30.9.2015. ^^

this the first time i dined at the white rabbit. there is free parking & the ambience is nice. the restaurant occupied a nicely refurbished old chapel, bright & airy with high ceiling/columns & stained glass windows. 🙂

set lunch menu

set lunch menu

there is a ongoing uob 1 for 1 set lunch promotion till 31oct2015 (tues to fri).

the set lunch menu included the famous dishes like wagyu carpaccio, seared scallops, alaskan king crab tagliatelle, 60hr mangalica pork belly, 36hr short ribs etc. 🙂

bread roll

bread roll

we had a complimentary roll & butter to start. quite good. restaurant offered additional bread but we declined.

wagyu carpaccio

wagyu carpaccio

i had the wagyu carpaccio. it was very good, one of the better ones (or best) i had. 🙂

there was shaved parmesan & truffle cream, nice truffle fragrance, sweet, great texture.

seared bay scallops

seared bay scallops

my friend had the seared bay scallops.

seared bay scallops

seared bay scallops

it looked great & he said it was good. 🙂

alaskan king crab tagliatelle

alaskan king crab tagliatelle

friend also had the alaskan king crab tagliatelle.

alaskan king crab tagliatelle

alaskan king crab tagliatelle

i tried a little. pasta was perfect al dente of course. excellent flavours, nice crab sweetness with a bit of bisque veloute, not creamy. i liked the pasta.

60hrs braised pork belly

60hrs braised pork belly

i had the 60hrs pork belly. read one of the reviews about this special mangalica pork. for myself i don’t think it was naywhere near a good kurobuta in terms of the flavours & marbling.

60hrs braised pork belly

60hrs braised pork belly

pork was very tender from the slow braise, and the skin was crispy (but if it’s only about crispy skin i would prefer the chinese crackling roast pork over this anytime).

the pork overall quite nice though i not much into the white beans & miso broth. i made a tender tasty slow-braised miso belly pork myself so this dish not so wow for me.

choc fondant

choc fondant

friend had the chocolate fondant. came with macaron & ice cream. 🙂

choc fondant

choc fondant

i did not try it. friend said it was good. will try next time the molten caramel. 🙂

lemon merigue tart

lemon merigue tart

i had the lemon meringue tart.

lemon merigue tart

lemon merigue tart

also pretty ok, nothing special. but for the uob 1 for 1 promotion, the price difference between 2-course & 3-course was only S$2, so i took the dessert. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy