We slept in today because we had a long day yesterday and met up for brunch at this (becoming) very popular cafe. We read that there’s a perpetual long queue here and it would be best to come early.
Luckily, it was a weekday morning, so we only had to queue for a short 15 minutes.
The cafe was not big with only about 4-5 tables on the inside and another 4-5 tables outside. We were assigned the alfresco seats and fortunately there were heaters around and it didn’t felt that cold but we had to keep our jackets on. 🙂
Everything looked good (while we were queueing and observing other people’s plates 🙂 ), but we had limited stomach spaces, so we could only try:
We decided to check out the relatively new French restaurant at Upper Thomson (which took over Crust Pizza which was sharing the shop front with One Man Coffee) before we fly off for our 2-weeks break! 😛
Since it was quite near to closing, we decided to just try out a couple of items on the standard menu.
- 12-hour Belly of Pork ($16.90 nett): The skin is the crispy, but sticks to your teeth type, and the meat was quite tender. We thought that they were a bit too generous with the dressing for the mesclun salad. The potato salad was quite creamy.
- Charcuterie Platter ($14.90): Our second time trying out duck rillette. This time, it tasted less like tuna mayo, haha! We still liked it with the pickled cucumbers. The duck sausage was quite delicious. The rustic baguette was a bit too hard for our liking.
We were glad that another French restaurant has opened, since the last one had given way to bingsoo. There were actually some monthly and today specials that we intend try sometime soon 🙂
Note: Only cash and NETS accepted here. Water is available freely at the cutlery counter.
- Location: 215R Upper Thomson Road S(574349)
- Website: garcons.sg
- Hrs: 5:30pm – 10:30pm
Chope had a flash giveaway for noodles and pasta today, and so… We made changes to our dinner plans and ended up at Napoleon 😛
And we ended up realizing that there are so many restaurants in this stretch that we have been wanting to try out 🙂
We had patronized Ambush many times and today is one of those days when you can’t really decide what to have for dinner. 🙂
But alas, the pork knuckles was out of stock AGAIN! Of the so many times we were here, we had only managed to try it once…
- Mixed Mussels and Clams Pot ($19.50++): The white wine sauce was so tasty and flavourful!
- Confit of Duck ($20.50++) – Duck was a bit tough and not as tender as what we had in other restaurants.
- Risotto with Pancetta and Foie Gras ($21.50++) – Our favourite dish of the night! The risotto was wonderfully done and eaten together with the pancetta bits and cheese was so satisfying!
Mixed Mussels and Clams Pot
Risotto with Pancetta and Foie Gras
Confit of Duck
- Location: 9 Bishan Place Junction 8 Shopping Centre #02-19/20/27 S(579837)
- Website: www.ambush.com.sg
- Hrs: 11am – 10pm
We walked past this restaurant the last time but didn’t venture in because although it calls itself a cafe, it’s more like a restaurant.
So tonight when we ran out of ideas for dinner, this restaurant just jumped out of our mind!
The wall posters in this restaurant has, of course, the black sheep theme! There’s even a poster of The Last Supper but all the disciples are black sheep! Haha…
There are not many tables and seats inside, but the ambience is quite relax and with smooth piped-in music, the environment makes for an ideal setting for a quiet meal with love ones.
Wifey left office rather late today and met me at Upper Thomson in the hope of having more food options in the late hours. We found that La Petite was rather quiet and empty tonight and since we had a pretty good experience the first time we tried it, we decided to give it another go!
La Petite Cuisine has 2 branches with the other one being at Serene Centre (strangely we walked past the Serene Centre branch twice last year and it looked like it’s closed down). They served quite affordable French cuisine and do not charge service charge and GST. Decor and ambiance is homely with red-white checkered table cloth, French paintings on the walls, and free-flow of self-service water. Menu is a simple piece of paper and you need to order and pay at the counter before food is served to you. There are indoor seats (6 tables) and alfresco seats along the walkway just outside the restaurant.