First things first – we are not becoming horribly boring, nor do we think that this place is so great that it warrants visits on consecutive weekends. We met M, J and baby E for an impromptu dinner, so we had to go someplace fairly baby friendly in the Holland Village / Ghim Moh area.
Nothing very new to add in terms of the sausages since the last time, except that we had the 2 sausages with mash to share, and the portion size was perfect. We tried two new sausages of the day – Duck and Orange, and Lamb, Lemon and Oregano. Both A and I were hard pressed to decide which we preferred – both were good, although the purported citrus flavours in both were quite undiscernable.
Because the sausage and mash portion was very manageable this time, the four of us also shared the Steak and Guinness pie with chips. I liked the puff pastry – it was light, airy and fluffy, but the beef filling (careful, it’s insanely hot), though superbly tender, was slightly underseasoned and again I didn’t taste any Guinness at all. It lacked a richness and depth of flavour. The chips were more like roast potatoes; they definitely weren’t twice cooked, deep fried French fries as we know them. These are probably much healthier, but not what I expected.
We also had room for dessert this time, and boy I’m glad we did. We ordered a bread and butter pudding and a sticky toffee pudding to share. Both came with a jug of Bird’s (read: instant) custard, another British staple. The bread and butter pudding was really old school –instead of the custard being baked in like lots of modern day bread and butter puddings, this pudding was really just layers of bread dusted with cinnamon, nutmeg and dotted with sultanas. You then pour the custard over according to your taste.
I much preferred the sticky toffee pudding, and I’m not even a fan of this dessert usually. It wasn’t at all stodgy – the sponge was quite light, and the dark butterscotch sauce was prefect without being too sweet. A bit of custard added a final touch. Yummy.
We met B there tonight, who was there with T. Before we left, we asked her how her dinner was and she wasn’t very impressed with her mains. I’ll leave her to post her comments – B?
Despite my aversion to British desserts, these turned out really good. I figure the 2 bangers & 1 mash with dessert is the perfect size.
26A Lorong Mambong
Mon & Tues: 6 pm to 10 pm
Wed to Fri: 12 noon to 2.30 pm; 6 to 10 pm
Sat & Sun: 12 noon to 10 pm