Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Cafe d'Orient Is...

..."The Hong Kong" in Singapore! Bah! So cheesy...

Dear and I went to try the food there almost a month back, when it was just newly opened, before the hype in the papers about Sunset Way.
Dear ordered Beef Slice Spaghetti and cold Yuang Yang. While I ordered Instant Mee with Chicken Chop, Egg and Curry and cold Milk Tea. We had to write our orders down and pass it to the service staff. If you don't know how to fill in the order sheet, the service staff can help you.
They will then bring the order form back to the counter and print out an order chit, slipping it under the glass sheet on the table. So while waiting for the food to come, I took a few pics of the place...




Can tell that it's full house already before the media hype...

The bar/ counter and birds lights in birdcages.

Notice the oriental laterns everywhere in the cafe? The whole place has the look of a hong kong cafe seen in TVB serials with those high-backed back to back seats and wooden chairs and tables, but with a "funkier and futuristic" edge to it.

First, the drinks came...
Dear said the cold Yuan Yang has a sourish after-taste. But I did not taste that as much in my cold Milk Tea, so it might be the coffee in the Yuan Yang. However, the blend of tea and coffee in the Yuan Yang was just nice. My Milk Tea is yummy, just the way I like like, milky...

Then my Instant Mee with Chicken Chop, Egg and Curry came...
The mee was quite "q". The egg was like those normal sunny side up. The curry blended well with the soup and was a great accompaniment/ sauce for the chicken chop. But the chicken chop was power. It was crispy on the outside, juicy and tender on the inside. Of course throughout the meal, the crispiness lost its battle to stay crispy with the soup, but the chicken chop did not taste dry and overfried. Dear said the "saving" part of the noodles was the chicken chop. Yes and no, because I felt that the curry made the soup tastier too.

Last but not least, Dear's Beef Slice Spaghetti...
I was enjoying my noodles so much that this didn't really appeal to me. My noodles, with the soup and curry had a "heavier" taste than the spaghetti. Dear said it was kinda bland and I agree too. But those who would like to give your taste buds a "lighter" job, would like this dish.


This is how much poorer we were after the meal...

I wana go back there again. Till now, the taste of the chicken chop still lingers... Hmm, maybe tomorrow I'll walk down there to get my lunch! Dear normally attributes this kinda cravings as "must be hungry lah"... Sorry for the "flat" looking food pics, I don't have a digital SLR with funky lens and functions and I'm bad at photoshop.

Address: Blk 106, Clementi St. 12 (Sunset Way), #01-64
Tel: 6777 4680


Psst: Anyone wana date me to makan at this cafe?

7 comments:

JuZ JZin said...

Thanks for this post!

Not many reviews for Sunset way yet...

I'm gonna check it out tonight!

YAYYees!

JuZ JZin said...

Oooo...i went! And I tried the same thing u had...it was yummm

We also tried the tofu...nice! Will post pics and review soon...when I upload the (many) pics

Anonymous said...

Just back from there, and the worst services I'd in my life. They keep sending wrong order to us. 1stly drinks, then rice... 1 of the order (fry sea food horfen) my kids started without my notice. I only realise the mistake when my next table complaining wrong order. I'm angry because nobody come to us explain even I' m asking for my fry horfen. 'll never go back again, this is the worst restaurent I'd in Singapore.

Jas aka paced said...

Hi Anonymous, I guess either they can't cope with the high traffic, or they have new staff. The entire sunset way area is bursting with energy and people.

Food lover said...

Hi! I have dine in the restaurant several times, their services is not as tip top comes to busy period but come on! There’s no service charge anyway, plus the pricing are reasonable. Moreover, I enjoy their food!

Anonymous said...

Hit Anonymous, saw your comments.In fact I had been there for a couple of times,and also encounter same problem. But their staff was friendly enough to offer to void the noodles which was sent wrongly event though I had finished my food!

I believe service can improve (anyway no service charge). Food was good and now they even offer free soup and desserts for weekdays lunch. As i worked nearby, so will drop by for lunch more often.

PIGOFHEAVEN said...

Hi Anonymous, saw your comments, I tried their food couple of times. Each events was good. Not sure why you had such incident? I am sure this are normal, maybe staff are new in their kitchen.

Anyway, I just had lunch there, and was surprise that they have free soup and dessert for weekday lunch!! It is so worth it, soup are doubled boiled and desserts were Pear with White Fungus. My colleagues love the package. Hope it will have more of this.

Worth to try..