Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Black Sheep Cafe

The Black Sheep Cafe – One chef… One Standard
That is what their website says. Heard about this place from her and then going on to google the place, our interest rose as we read how good it is. So since we are nearby and celebrating a happy occasion, let indulge in it!

Apparently, this is a French Cuisine cafe and the chef is an Indian.

If you are not familiar with this place, look out for the sign (see picture below).

Stepping inside…

There was already two groups of people there although it was only 630pm.

Their previous location was at Seletar, hence the picture above.

Menu Part 1

Menu Part 2

Menu Part 3

Menu Part 4

Notice in the menu, for starters, main course and desserts there are not many varieties as the chef only serves what he does best in and his signature dishes.

We ordered Baked Brie Cheese, two Duck Confit with Apple Roesti and a Flourless Chocolate Tart. After ordering, warm water was served. Do take note that this is fine dining, if you are in a rush, do not attempt to eat here. As the waiting time might be long.

Baked Brie Cheese (Pistachio crusted Brie served with Citrus Fruit compote) $12.50

another angle

This starter (Baked Brie Cheese) really wow us. The cheese was warm yet crispy! Coupled together with the chilled citrus fruits consisting of slices of oranges and pomelos, it was a fantastic start to our dining experience.

Duck Confit with Apple Roesti (Crisp roasted Confit Leg served with Tangy Mango Relish) $22.50

Mango Relish

Apple Roesti beneath the duck

The Duck Confit with Apple Roesti which has many garnered the praise of many bloggers online. I am not one who goes fine dining frequently, or eaten a duck confit before. But wow, even before it arrive, I could smell it literally. The Duck Confit had a crispy skin. Inside the meat was very tender. So tender that I wonder if it was really duck. However, it was slightly too oily for my liking.

The Mango Relish was so so. The flavour was overwhelming.

Apple Roesti, was good, so different from the roesti that you get to eat else where.  Needless to say I whipped the plate clean.

Flourless Chocolate Tart $8.00

After the main course was cleared we asked for the Flourless Chocolate Tart. It took ages to arrive about 20 to 30minutes. Quite an average dish.

We must be big eaters, as we were not full after the meal. Well I guess this happens during fine dining =).

Do take note there is No GST, No Service Charge. All prices are Nett. Do let the chef know if you are in a rush. If you want a quick meal this is certainty not the place.  And yes, do make a reservation if you are coming as this is a small yet cozy place with limited capacity.

The Black Sheep Cafe's name card

The Black Sheep Cafe
35 Mayo Street
Tel: 6292 5772

Opening Hours: Mon–Sat: 11am–3pm, 6.30pm–11pm
(Closed on Sun)
Website: http://www.theblacksheepcafe.net/
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Roma’s Deli (2nd visit)

Another visit to Roma’s Deli. The previous post can be found here. This place serves good vegetarian food. Went during a weekday lunch time. With a small capacity, it best to go early.

Set Lunch Menu

Their set lunch menu from 12pm to 3pm. Decided to order the Baked Mushroom Pasta $6.90. It comes with a piece of garlic bread, soup and baked mushroom pasta.

Garlic Bread

Cream of Mushroom

Liked the soup as I am a crazy fan of mushroom. This time the soup is more starchy/thicker. But I still like it as much.

Baked Mushroom Pasta

Careful, the side of the container holding the pasta is hot! Pasta was well cooked, it was soft unlike some other places which are under cook. The mushroom add on to the flavour. However, this dish is quite unhealthy as too much oil has been added. After eating, you will notice what is left below is a layer of oil. I do not think I am likely to order baked stuff from here again.

Overall for for $6.90, I must say that its worth it. Some restaurants are charging $4to $6 for just soup, whereas here, the set of garlic bread, soup and pasta is so value for money. And your warm water gets constantly refilled! Good service, I hope the standard can be maintained!

Roma’s Deli
100 Beach Road
#01-23 Shaw Towers
Tel: +65 6293 4585
Opening Hours
Daily: 11.30am – 9pm

Parklane Zha Yun Tun Mee House (North Bridge Road)

Another visit to Parklane Zha Yun Tun Mee House. This time I went to the one at North Bridge Road just directly opposite Bugis Junction Shopping Centre.

Decided to order the Yun Tun Mee ( wanton mee). Standard should be the same right since its the same name = same owner. Well, but it was not.

Yun Tun Mee $3.50

The Yun Tun Mee comes in either $3.50 or $4.50, this time round I ordered the $3.50 Yun Tun Mee.

In terms of presentation, it looks messy as per normal with this stall. But disappointingly, the taste department failed. The noodles was not QQ nor was it springy. Moreover, the noodles was dry and hard.

The star of the meal is again the same Char Siew. Similar standard as the one at Bencoolen Street. Tender, flavourful and not hard.

The fried yun tun was similar to the outlet in Bencoolen Street, nothing fancyful to me as I prefer more meat fillings.

Bowl of wanton soup.

Bill

Hmmm, the home-made barley at this outlet is 10cents cheaper than the one at Bencoolen Street. No idea why.

Food arrives quite fast, maybe too fast that is why the noodles was hard and dry. Not sure if you were to try it on other days the noodles will be better. But so far, the consistency at the Bencoolen Street outlet is better. If I were to recommend, I would recommend the stall at Bencoolen Street, not North Bridge Road.

Parklane Zha Yun Tun Mee House (North Bridge Road)
470 North Bridge Road
North Bridge Commercial Complex
Tel: 6338 9971
Opening Hours: 9am – 11pm