Category Archives: + Steak

Jack’s Place (The Heeren)

I have been patronising Jack’s Place for a long time. It is started by a Chinese from Hainan who learnt how to cook by joining the British Army as a cookboy! Used to visit its first outlet at Sembawang, called Cola Restaurant. Today, it has evolved to include several concept restaurants such as Eatzi Gourmet, Seafood Harvest, Brewbaker’s, Hoshigaoka and Jack’s Place under the JP Pepperdine Group.

Jack’s Place is currently has 15 restaurants in Singapore and specialises in western cuisine such as steaks. Decided to visit its restaurant at Heeren.

Normally, I go to the Jack’s Place restaurant at Ang Mo Kio. It is always packed. This time as we were going to town, I made a reservation at Heeren. The place was quite empty with only 3 other table occupied. Not because the food here is lousy, but more of Heeren lacking a solid/reputable anchor tenant to pull the traffic in. Inside, it is  a cozy environment with dim lighting and their signature white and green checked table cloth.

Menu

Daily Set Lunch

The Daily Set Lunch is only from 11am to 230pm. The set lunch includes garlic bread, soup of the day, tea/coffee and dessert. For main course, you can order the items in the Executive Set Lunch or the main courses for the individual day. Do note, the main course for that individual day might include steak, but it does not come in a hot plate nor does it come with baked potato (instead it will be mostly with fries).

I used to aways order the NZ T-Bone Steak with Brown Sauce. How with the price increase I have recently switched to (1 year back) to NZ Ribeye Steak with Brown Sauce (Executive Set Lunch).

Utensils

From the utensils you might have guessed what was ordered.

Garlic Bread

Soup of the day (vegetable)

Vegetable Soup with chunks of chicken. It was not as bad as I thought, but I still prefer Cream of Mushroom Soup.

Escargots in Shells (half dozen) $9.50

Yes, the utensils were meant for the escargots so that it can be easily extracted. Sauteed with garlic and butter, it was then baked. Was an average dish, there was too many garlic.

Executive Set Lunch: NZ Ribeye Steak with Brown Sauce $16.00

Requested for extra brown sauce. The steak accompanied by the brown sauce was delicious with steam greens and baked potato on the hot plate. Anyone know how to make the brown sauce?

Tea

Dessert

Awesome meal! I love eating at Jack’s Place. A satisfying delicious meal that starts from soup to mains to dessert at such an affordable price. Where can you eat such good tasting steak at such prices! Moreover, the service was very good. Warm water got refilled promptly. The store manager will come to you and check if the meal was good and if there was anything he can help. Normally, in other outlets, the staff will be so busy that they will not even check on you. So kudos to the store manager at the Heeren outlet. Will I be Back? Definitely!

Jack’s Place (The Heeren)
260 Orchard Road
#05-06 The Heeren
Tel: 6738 8683
Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 10pm
Website: http://www.jacksplace.com.sg/ (the 15 outlets location are listed in there)

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Shin Yuu Japanese Restaurant Pte Ltd

Shin Yuu is a restaurant that serves Ala Carte Japanese Buffet. Came here during lunch time on a weekend. The food was great!

Shin Yuu japanese Restaurant

Ok here comes the food. Will not comment too much unless its super yummy!

Complimentary Smoke Duck, Salmon Belly, Shin Yuu Special Aburi Sushi (Salmon)

The Salmon Belly and Shin Yuu Special Aburi Sushi (Salmon) were very delicious. Especially the Shin Yuu Special Aburi Sushi, it is the nicest sushi I have ever eaten. perfect, flawless and with melt in your mouth sensation. A oversight not to order another serving of Shin Yuu Special Aburi Sushi.

Complimentary Grilled beef short ribs

Overcooked, too hard to chew.

Complimentary Wafu Steak

Wafu Steak another must try. So soft and tender with melt in your mouth sensation!

Complimentary Gyoza

Sashimi Moriwase (Mixed Platter)

Sashimi Moriawase has six different kinds of sashimi; Maguro (tuna),Hiramasa (kingfish), Shake (salmon), Mekajiki (swordfish) and tako (octopus)

Shin Yuu Special Chawanmushi

Shin Yuu Special Chawanmushi, steam egg with salmon roe.

Shin Yuu Special Makimono (Unagi with Avocado)

Shin Yuu Special Makimono is a must try.

Special Sakana Chiizu (Dory fish with cheese)

Special Sakana Chiizu, can skip.

Hotate Mentaiyaki

Hotate Mentaiyaki, grilled scallops with cod roe sauce. Scallop taste fishy!

Chuka Idako (baby octopus)

Ebi Tempura

Ebi Tempura, the prawn inside was fresh, meat was firm and solid.

Spare Ribs Teriyaki

Pork ribs with sweet soya sauce, the meat was tender and soft!

Tebasaki

Tebasaki, grilled chicken wings. Soft, tender and juicy inside, totally shiok!

Shishamo

Kani Karage (soft shell crab)

Green Salad in Special Dressing

The green salad was so delicious that we had to order two bowls !

Overall, a good experience, certainty a place to come back to. Good service too, constant refilling of green tea. The staff also frequently change your dirty plate to a clean one. Looks like there are several hidden gems in Greenwood Ave, a place worth exploring!

Shin Yuu Japanese Restaurant
16 Greenwood Avenue
Hillcrest Park
Tel: 6763 4939
Opening Hours:
Lunch: 12pm – 3pm
Dinner: 6pm – 10.30pm

Lunch :$36.90++ (Adult)  $21.90++(Child)

Dinner :$49.90++ (Adult)  $29.90++ (Child)

Website (Facebook): http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shin-Yuu-japanese-Restaurant-Pte-Ltd/177697156864