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Monday, May 26, 2014
Rider's Cafe and a very disappointing dinner at Chef's Noodles
I'm going to talk about Rider's Cafe today! Initially I wanted to blog about Book Cafe as well as Group Therapy Cafe too! However, I had a terrible experience at Chef's Noodles this evening I think I need to blog about that NOW.
Bukit Timah Saddle Club, 51 Fairways Drive
Sun - Thu: 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat: 08:00 - 22:00
Closed on Monday
Hidden behind the lush greenery of Bukit Timah, Riders Cafe is one of the most unique venues in this urban city. This place reminds me of days I was in Rockhampton and New South Wales. It really is a place to relax and have brunch with the horses. This place is so hidden I suggest you guys to either come with your own vehicle or take a cab in. Riders Cafe is super popular so make sure you reserved your seats or be prepared to wait up till an hour.
The usual brunch items on the menu were delicious and lived up to the good name they have online. However, the cafe is not air-conditioned and think I almost died from heat exhaustion.
The truffle fries was one of the best I had out of so many places that I've been to! :D
No matter how full you get, remember there is always room for desserts!
These 2 are the most popular/delicious desserts that they have in store for us.
Like the name, Death by Chocolate Cake would really kill you. But rather, it is due to the quantity and not the quality. I was really looking forward to this but it kinda disappoints me a little. There was not much contrast in taste between both the vanilla ice cream and the chocolate cake. Both were really really sweet. Those with sweet-tooth would love them to bits though. The portion is really big I think you can share them with 2 other friends.
Salted Caramel Brioche. The mix between the salted caramel as well as the sweet crisp was great but i got sick of it after the 5th bite as it was too sweet. We could only finish half of what they gave us. It 's nice but maybe just one or two bites per person would suffice.
We spent ard $35 - $40 per person which I think is quite expensive. However, considering the ambiance, food (maybe minus the desserts) and service. I think it's worth the price.
After brunch, just walked roughly 50 meters and this is what you would see!
It's so freaking cool and such a different experience I swear. If not for the scorching sun, everything would be perfect.
OH OH TEE DEE - Floral Shirt from Vintage Freshbox
A picture that we tried taking and I think it came out pretty well. More pictures up on my Instagram @limgw .
Now, I'm going to talk about the bad experience I had earlier on at Chef's Noodles (Jurong Point).
I was in school filming for my FOC videos with the rest of my GLs today. So we decided to have our dinner at Chef's Noodles since it just opened and we all had cravings for Korean Food.
What I ordered:
Daehan Deopbap, their Signature Korean Style Rice Tub. It is a little bit like Bibimbap just that it is not served with Hot stone. Also, their Tamago egg is super cute.
It's $14.90. The taste is pretty decent.
Janchi Gaksoo. The broth is pretty awesome with a tinge of peppery taste which is unique on it's own.
Okay, so that's all about the good stuffs I have to say about this restaurant. I ordered this Chef's Bulchobap aka Sparkling Sushi Fire for $7.
By the name you would expect to see the sushi flambe over a torch of fire to grill the meat right?! But NO! The Wagyu Beef tasted so bad and raw you cant even bite it into half.
We tried asking for plain water and they say the don't serve plain water in this restaurant. So we asked if there's tap water and the waitress actually said "We do not have tap water." Are you freaking kidding me? Throughout our dinner, there was no waiter nor waitress in sight. We can find no one even when we want to top up our kimchi. We said excuse me loudly and even ring the bell but no one came to serve us. My friend went to look for them at the back of the restaurant and they actually ignore my friend. Seriously? This looks damn bad on the restaurant and FYI, the one that serve us is the manager. There were roughly 5-8 people queuing outside, waiting to get into the restaurant initially but all left as no one was there to serve them.
In all, the service sucks and I'm not going back ever again.
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