Western Food

Western Food

Featuring Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, Spruce (Phoenix Park), Lighthouse Bistro & Bar, PocoLoco (Upper Thomson), Two Men Bagel House (Holland Village), Brasserie Gavroche, Be Frank, Meet 4 Meat, Barossa Steak & Grill (Vivo City), Bowen's
Wilson Foo
Wilson Foo

Perhaps the best bagels in Singapore but be ready to queue during meal times. Portion is huge. For small eaters, please share and not waste this delicious bagel.

They got a lot of different types to choose from but my favourites are The BEC Bagel and The Tandoori Chicken Bagel. And it doesn’t matter which outlet you go to, the taste is just as great. Not the waiting time though.

Definitely coming back to fix my bagel cravings in future.

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As the name suggests, they specialise in hotdogs and they have a wide selection. Follow the step one by one and create your own hotdog or just simply order one of the 8 Hotdogs they offer. They cost $9.90 a pop and I have to say, the portions are big and the taste of the dogs in soft buns is really good. The condiments also go very well.

Whatever you do, don’t order their sandwiches and their fries. I made the mistake of ordering a bulgogi sandwich which came with scant pieces of beef as if the beef slices was added as an afterthought. At $13.90, that was a rip off and hardly value for money. And their fries. Very soggy and tastes almost raw. Too low a frying temperature and too short frying time.

Okay they have nice coffee and wide selection of craft beers but with the current “Stabilisation Phase”, my family of three is resorting to take aways and so we did not get to enjoy the beers.

I think I’ll come back to try more of their dogs and beers.

My first dine in meal after 10th Aug reopening. This is the Spruce at Tanglin. When we arrived, we found that we were the only table. This 5 persons per table if vaccinated is not working. Surely you have someone in your group not vaccinated or too young to be vaccinated. So to compromise, you guys either Da Bao or eat at hawker centers.

Anyway I have only ever rated at the other Spruce at Upper Bukit Timah. This one has a more homely ambience. We ordered pasta, risotto, foie gras, some appetisers to share, plus dessert.

Food is okay, not fantastic but you’ll be pleased to know that happy hours start at lunch time! Yes! So we talked and drank and talked and drank until 3.30pm and left the place. Very happy.

Should be back when they update their menu.

Dabao Spicy Coney Dog with Fries. It is so good. The fries were still crispy and the chilli meat sauce on top of a crunchy hotdog wrapped with a soft bun did it for me.

Definitely coming back for more!

If you feel like eating a steak or grilled meat but don’t wish to pay through your nose for a POSB restaurant setting, Collin’s may be your choice. They have outlets in kopitiams and even full fledged restaurant a la Jack’s Place. The one I bought from today is in a Kopitiam.

We ordered an Angus Sirlion, a chicken Cutlet and a grilled Chicken chop. Total bill came up to $36. But the beef was done correctly to medium as requested, the meat still pinkish when you slice up the sirlion. The chicken cutlet was still crispy after Da Bao home and the grilled chicken chop juicy and flavourful. You also get to choose 3 sides that range from the normal hot vegetables and fries to more special items like Mesclun Salad and Roasted Pumpkin.

Value for money. Definitely coming back.

Ordered online and paid via PayNow. Website is quite intuitive and as long as you order a set menu, takes about 5 mins all in.

40 minutes later, I arrived to pick up my Taleggio Set (Comprises of a 12” pizza, a pasta, a side and two drinks), but they said they did not receive my order. Showed the confirmation and got them started. Have to wait another 15 mins. This is not good.

They were decent enough and apologised for their technical problem. Even gave me a free tiramisu dessert. Sure.

But really what is there not to forgive. The Carnivora Pizza was great and loaded with melted cheese. The lasagne was so so, pasta a bit under cooked. But what surprised us was the side - Vegetable Caponata. It was tangy and sweet and you couldn’t really tell it was a mixed vegetable side dish. You kinda expected to bite into some meat. Very appetising. All in a very legit Italian pizza parlour.

Will be back to try the other stuff in their menu.

So this is my first time to taste Impossible Meat. If no one told me this is made from Soy Protein Concentrates and a bunch of other stuff, I would not have been able to tell the difference, either from visual or from the taste. More expensive than the usual burgers at 12.90 a pop. But if you thing about saving the planet from greenhouse gases and you are still getting a taste very close to real burger, why not?

I’ll be back

One of the best grilled chicken chops I have had from a hawker stall. The sauce is fantastic and the chips are crispy. Be prepared for a long wait.

Good selection of Tapas, hot and cold appetisers, grilled meat and wine. Try to get a seat outdoors and enjoy view of Sentosa opposite. Service was slower than usual, I think they are understaffed due to COVID.

May come back with another group, people who likes to chill in al fresco dining atmosphere.

A down to earth (including prices) cafe serving pretty legit Italian food. For appetiser I ordered the Foie Gras with Truffle sauce. The pan seared foie Gras melts in mouth, with the truffle sauce accentuating the taste of the Foie Gras.

For mains, I ordered the Tagliatelle with Hokkaido Uni and Nero Seafood Risotto. The tagliatelle was al dente and the Uni was fresh. The Nero risotto fully absorbed the flavour of the seafood broth and the squid ink. Heavenly.

I’ll be back to try their Pork Collar and Tenderloin from their grilled meat section.

Equivalent of Collins, this new comer has a bigger selection of burgers. We ordered the grilled chicken and it came with a bun and coleslaw. Surprisingly the star was the bun. Lightly panfried and brushed with butter, it was fluffy and soft. The chicken was normal. The disappointment was the coleslaw. Tasted like cold cabbage with watered down mayonnaise.

Next I am back, I’ll make sure I order something that does not come with coleslaw.

Western burger joint with all the usual trappings. Food was good but a bit pricey for burgers. But when you consider the location at Marina Bay Sands, anything cheaper means Bread Talk, Putien, Ippudo or Food Court.

Been there done that. Not coming back.

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