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Al Dente Don’t estimate this place because of its appellation (‘deli’) or appearance - a doorless eatery on top of an escalator. Not only it’s a proper restaurant with several chefs in the kitchen, but it’s the junior branch of the famous Otto Ristorante by Maxwell’s Chambers. The revamped menu now is more ‘adult’ than before. Pastas are good, perhaps a bit under salted but maybe that’s in line with being in the Raffles Health building. Reasonably-priced wines, although not many wines by the glass on offer. Charming service staff - could be a bit more pro-active though. No need to win the lotto to eat at Otto’s.
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| 🐮 Quite a Moovellous plate of Steak。... ~ · Grilled Aust Grain Feb Angus Beef Rib Eye - $34 · Weighing at 180gm, the angus beef steak is cook to your prefers doneness. I requested for medium, which was was quite nicely done. The steak is grilled so the external still have a slight smokey flavour. Steak is of a nice texture, lightly seasoned by salt and pepper, maintains the steak’s original flavour. Comes with hand cut fries & mesclun salad. Their seasonal potato soup with salted pork taste rather good, cost $9.90, and great for sharing · Otto’s Deli Fresh @ottosdelifresh
Jaden
10w
Australia Grain Fed Angus Beef Rib Eye While the restaurant was having a steak night special menu, I was still attracted by this S$34.90 ribeye steak that was on the regular menu. True enough, the dinner was marvellous because the 180g of beef was juicy and tender, yet grilled sufficiently to give that classic smoky and inviting taste. The hand-cut fries (which appeared more like wedges) were chunky and very lightly seasoned. If the meats had been disappointing, the potatoes might have stolen the show. And since I was already here, my side-note about OTF was that their soup of the day was so good that I could have the whole bowl to myself, even though the serving was relatively comfortable for two pax.
Siming
11w
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Carb-on-carb Action In The California Burrito ($13.50) Muchachos has resurfaced, looking all shiny and new at Fraser’s Tower. Its street level location is just across from Amoy Street Hawker Centre. Besides the usual, there are a couple of new items on the menu too. Like the California Burrito. If you are a die-hard fries fan, this has your name on it. Stuffed in there with the grilled beef and cheese is pretty much a truckload of crispy potato strips. Should you find the going a tad dry, just reach out for the bottles of sriracha or habanero hot sauce sitting on the tables. A squirt of either or both does a lot of good based on my experience.
Veronica
2w
Muchachos Is Back! H O S T E D And with a whole new look and branding too. Now located at #01-01 of Fraser’s Tower on Cecil Street, Muchachos’ all-glass frontage faces Amoy Street Hawker Centre which makes it easy to spot from the street. The eye-catching interior is done up in Cali-Mex (California-Mexican) style with colourful neon strip lighting. Orders are to be placed at the counter near the main entrance, after which a buzzer is given to you. Once it sounds, you just need to collect your food at the pick-up section towards the other end. I decided to try the tacos today, choosing 3 different proteins for the filling: Tongue ($6) Fish and Chicken ($4.80 each), and added guacamole to all (for an extra $1.20 per taco) because I can never say no to guac. Served warm, the tortillas were very soft but sturdy enough to hold the generous amount of fillings well. Speaking of fillings, I thought they were seasoned nicely and decently flavourful. My top pick would be the Tongue, partly because I don’t recall having come across a tongue taco in Singapore to date and this was tasty. One thing to note: there’s quite a bit of chopped raw onions used as garnish. I love that personally but just in case you aren’t so keen on having “onion breath”, you might want to inform the staff when placing your order.
Veronica
2w
California Burrito | $13.50 At last, Muchachos has reopened at a new location at Frasers Tower at Cecil St. Here the interior is bolder and brighter but still offers the same awesome Mexican favourites. One such favourite is the California burrito that has a hefty amount of carne asada or grilled sliced beef and, that’s right, FRENCH FRIES! Add the popular spicy Cholula hot sauce and you’ll have no qualms finishing this huge burrito.
Kenneth
2w
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Anago Foie Gras Bowl Is The Bombz! Had the Anago Foie Gras Bowl for lunch and I thought it was really good! The Foie Gras was well grilled and flavourful. The Anago (saltwater eel) was well marinated and the rice bowl was really satisfying overall :)
Linglan
3d
Anago Donburi First time trying Anago (saltwater eel) vs the more common unagi (freshwater eel). I must say I'm not astute enough to tell the difference, but this was a decent don. Another disclaimer, this was ordered via MealPal and its my understanding this is not offered on their usual lunch menu. Perhaps the missing ingredients would have elevated this dish further - from decent to good? - will have to try their anago foie gras donburi from the standard lunch menu to find out! Rating:3.5/5
Darren
5d
Anago And Foie Gras Don For the uninitiated, anago is unagi’s softer, less fatty and milder tasting salt water cousin. Didn’t enjoy this don as much as the aburi chirashi don unfortunately. The anago tasted a bit too soft for my liking, and with the seasoned ume (sour plum) furikake rice, it was a bit underwhelming to me. The cucumber provided some textural contrast, but I would have preferred cucumber cubes, rather than sticks. By contrast, I would have definitely preferred the foie gras to not be cubed as I couldn’t taste the richness at all simply because it was too small! The outer surface also tasted somewhat sour, like it was pickled, which was peculiar. Wouldn’t go for this again as although it sounded really great, the execution wasn’t as good as I’d hoped for. Thankfully, I got it as part of a 4-course menu deal on Chope during its sales! Maru is also available on #burpplebeyond.
Elizabeth
6d
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Ondeh ondeh hotcake [$15] After the descent of Earl grey charcoal hotcake, ondeh ondeh hotcake is back on the menu once again! ✨ Pandan flavoured hotcake embedded with salted coconut ricotta creme, topped with Pandan coconut gelato, sprinkled with toasted coconut flakes and served with a side of gula melaka sauce. A deconstructed and revamped version of the Peranakan kueh that we are all familiar with, the hotcake was soft, fluffy with a slightly crisp surface layer that carries off a lingering aromatic pandan essence and fragrance. The texture was done to an ideal perfection- soft, light and sufficiently moist 💖. Unfortunately the salted ricotta creme got outshone by the distinct Pandan essence, harbouring a negligible effect to the overall flavour unless you were to consume it in silo. The colour of the Pandan coconut gelato got me turned off initially with an artificial shade of neon green but fortunately the taste did not disappoint, a pleasant sweetness of coconut that was also refreshing though the texture could have been better if it was smoother and less icy. The toasted coconut flakes added a crisp, fibrous mouthfeel to the hotcake, a complimentary and perfect pairing to the hotcake, where the resemblance to ondeh ondeh kicks in. Unfortunately, this would not be available anymore, with the cease of operations at @artistrycafesg 👋🏻 . . . #burpple #smitteneats #smittenchoice
Natalie
29w
Peanut butter & Jelly French Toast [$15] . And so... today marks the end of @artistrycafesg ‘s service and operations 👋🏻😭. Apart from the brunch, one thing I would miss most is this French Toast that surprisingly far exceeded my expectations, officially one of the best I have ever had (apart from @sarabethsofficial that I tried in Taiwan). Had initially wanted to try it last weekend, but it was already sold out by 12pm😭. Came back on a Friday afternoon (and reserved this just in case) which certainly did not disappoint, to which both my dining and I enjoyed it truly, polishing it off in no time, although she doesn’t even have a sweet tooth in the first place, unlike me. The brioche toast soaked in spiced custard was soft, fluffy with a pillowy texture that is filled with peanut butter and raspberry jam. A nutty, roasted flavour and aroma coupled with a subtle tartness from the fruity jam, it was clearly a winning combination that surprisingly didn’t turn out to be overwhelming or saccharine as expected! 💖 Served with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream that was smooth, creamy with a fragrant milky flavour, the addition of the mixed berry coulis provided a tinge of acidity; a good counter balance to the other sweeter elements. Wouldn’t mind giving this a 2nd try... but unfortunately its extinction prohibited me from doing so 😭 . . . . #burpple #smitteneats #smittenchoice
Natalie
29w
PB&J 15++ Again, crispy on the outside and beautifully chewy on the inside. Their peanut butter and jelly comes tgt perfectly and in the right ratio in relation to the bread. Closes this Sunday so better head down there asap. Reservations aren't allowed lol so do walk-in esp in the quieter morning hours
Wuu
29w
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Butcher’s Daughter ($16) Serving up breakfast and brunch items only on the weekends and public holidays, Brothers In Fine Food have finally found their anchor when it comes to keeping a healthy crowd. They’re quite well-known for this dish, as I’ve seen a number of photos of this circulating Instagram and how I saw the same dish delivered to a number of tables when I was there. 👀 Exactly what makes this a crowd favourite? A combination of many factors that make it a formidable and more innocuous contender to McDonald’s oft-flimsy and overpriced Big Breakfast. This comes with a steak of your preferred doneness, eggs in your preferred style, a side of fries and some salad. It’s diametrically opposite to fast food - it’s hearty, breakfast that feels like a homemade Sunday comfort food. 😍🤤🍳 The steak was seasoned enough to accentuate its beefy flavour, the eggs were fluffy and creamy. The salad admittedly could use a more zesty dressing, to bring out the contrast to the umami flavours with its bright, tangy flavour. Still, you know how Dua Lipa talks about how one kiss is all it takes to fall in love with her? Well, for this, one bite instead is all it takes to fall in love with it. 😂(7.7/10)
Zul
4w
Muddy Espresso + Cold Milk ($5.50 Nett) Artisan milk coffee done right- there, right there *gulps* 💆‍♀️
Tammy
4w
Roasted Chicken, Duck Ragout Pasta & Chicken Waffles I honestly didn’t have high expectations at first. But, I was pleasantly surprised by how good the food was for this price range. Waffles with chicken karage, beef bacon and maple syrup was pretty good and for only $8. Chicken was crispy and juicy (I was expecting cold soggy chicken) and the waffles were quite fluffy. Roasted chicken was also succulent and paired quite nicely with the yuzu sauce. ($20 for a full chicken not bad) Duck ragout pasta is under the “Smalls” section in the menu. It isn’t THAT small for $7 and it was quite good too. And lastly truffle fries for $6 which is also pretty decent. Overall quite a satisfactory meal 👌🏻
Peichin
4w
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Many should know it is the last day of operation for @thebetterfield today! We went back for the last time yesterday to bid farewell and tried their special Omakase menu ($80 for 4 courses). 😰 Featuring the main course - A5 Wagyu Beef as part of the Omakase! The marbling of the beef was intensive and the tender meat simply gives you the melt-in-your-mouth texture 🤩 Friendship was forged and bonded at The Betterfield ever since Bras Besar times. 有不舍的感觉! Till then, wishing you all da best @chef_sig!
Jocelyn
30w
Smoked Rib Eye omakase (S$50+) 4 course meal Crab 🦀 meat burger with blueberry sauce Burnt lobster topped with Mentaiko sauce accompanied with salt egg pasta Smoked Sakura rib eye with Indonesian sambal accompanied with Filipino style pickles Ladyfinger with Biscuit ice cream, topped with digestive biscuit, coca powder & rainbow salt Served with a glass of white wine. Available at @thebetterfield Kind of unusual serving steak 🥩 with spicy sauce and appetizing pickles. . The Betterfield Address 🏠 : 100 High Street, # 01-03 The Treasury, Singapore 🇸🇬 179 434 Tel ☎️ : 9233 5142 Open 💈 : Mon - Fri : 11am - 10pm Sat : 6pm - 10pm Website 🌐 : http://www.thebetterfield.com MRT 🚇 : City Hall (NS25/ EW13) Note 📝 : No GST but got 10% service charge Last day of operation is 17th March 2018
Doreen
30w
Before the shutter closes on 17 March, this is my final swan song visit to The Betterfield. Back in 2014 when it first opened in a humble shop along Waterloo Street till now in its expanded premises at High Street, the food has been consistently good under the hands of Chef Shaun. I vividly remember that after my maiden visit, I was truly impressed with their Duck Confit ($22), Pulled Duck Burger ($20) and Black Angus Ribeye ($21 200g, $38, 400g). Each subsequent visit was filled with excitement and the launch of new dishes such as Roasted Duck Fat Potatoes ($16) and Furikake Pasta ($21) made ordering even harder as you are spoilt for choice. On this very night, all of the classics and favorites were layout on a table. • Regrettably, all good things must come to an end as we await the new concept in the near future. Au revoir and good bye for now as The Betterfield has left the building. _____________ The Betterfield Address: 100, High Street, The Treasury, Unit 01-03, Singapore 179434
Julius
31w
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