This is a good place to come to if you can’t quite decide what type of cuisine you feel like, yet don’t mind if the food isn’t true-blue authentic. Located in Pacific Plaza, facing Shaw Centre, I don’t see this place ever getting too packed, so it’s quite a welcome respite from the bustling crowds in town.
The menu here has a little of everything – Japanese udons and dons, generic pastas, sandwiches, Thai tom yam noodle soups, Korean kimchi soups, and typical bistro mains like pan fried salmon and grilled cod with mashed potato and salad. What we ordered on Sunday certainly reflects A and my inherently differing tastes. A had the salmon pasta, and I had the kimchi kway teow soup.
A ordered the salmon pasta without actually reading the description of the dish properly. Expecting a typical cream sauce salmon pasta, he was a bit surprised with the tomato-based one that arrived. This didn’t quite do it for me – it was no better than food court/hawker centre-style pasta. A didn’t seem to mind it, though. I’m just not a very big fan of plain tomato-based pasta.
For some reason I felt like a hot steaming bowl of soup, so the kimchi noodle soup with fish was calling to me. The menu says it comes with three types of fish – cod, salmon and something else, but as far as I can see, I only got one type of generic white sliced fish. Not that I’m complaining – the dish was pretty good, and the portion was massive.
We also ordered the Thai stuffed chicken wings as a starter; surprisingly, this was actually the best part of the meal. At $8 for 4 wings, this was pretty good value, and very tasty indeed. The stuffing was a mixture of meat (not sure whether chicken or pork), mushrooms and tung hoon, and the sweet chilli dip was a perfect accompaniment.
We’ll probably come back here if either (a) we don’t feel like having anything else in town, (b) everything else is too crowded, or (c) we’re too underdressed for anything more posh. We’ve also got a one-for-one main course voucher that we have to use within 2 months, so if nothing else we may be back to take advantage of it.
Passable food. Passable prices. Very good service though. Perfect for a simple no-fuss meal in town.
9 Scotts Road
#01-04/0/06 Pacific Plaza
Sun-Thu: 11am - 9.30pm
Fri-Sat: 11am - 10.30pm