Friday, May 29, 2009

Cafe d’Orient

C says:

So sorry for the radio silence. A’s been off serving the nation for the past 2 weeks, and to top it off, we’re also on somewhat of an austerity drive for various reasons, including our recent extravagant holiday. So you may hear less of us, or you’ll find us writing about slightly more modest establishments.

This cha chan teng in Sunset Way definitely fits the bill. We went there on Y’s recommendation and we were very pleasantly surprised. I judge every cha chan teng by its instant noodle dish – Streets (which now has branches at Raffles City and Liang Court) passes with flying colours, Xin Wang not so much. The one here was a soup version and it was much better than Xin Wang’s, and they were very generous with the ingredients, piling on ham, luncheon meat and an egg.

A had the pork chop baked spaghetti which was more his thing than mine, but not too bad all the same. It was a very no-frills, old-school dish – very much comfort food.

We also shared the mocha spare ribs, which were much better than expected. The meat was really juicy and tender, and the mocha flavour was distinctive yet not overpowering.

They’re currently having a 30% discount on all a la carte items, which works out to a very reasonable meal indeed. This place is definitely a viable option for when we want to eat out but don’t feel justified in splurging. Pity about the rather sad name.

A says:

The food’s pretty decent and the prices are reasonable. I’ll be back if I feel like some quick cha chan teng food in the area.

Cafe d’Orient
Block 106 Clementi St 12 (Sunset Way)
#01-38L (next to Rocky’s)
Tel: 6777-4680
Open daily: 11 am to 11 pm


YY said...

Y is very relieved that they liked the place. Y is very scared to recommend places because Y likes neighbourhood butter cream cakes and Hans chocolate cake.

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