Try eight cruisine in one place

MEDZS was a nice cozy place to hang out with my uni mates as there wasn’t a crowd on a Sunday night. There were eight gourmet stations offering Spanish, Moroccan, French, Turkish, Greek and Mediterranean cruisine as well as a wide range of beer that was on 1-for-1 offer for DBS card holders.

We were all laughing when we tried the rice which was quite salty. It was acting more like a condiment for the kebab that was quite bland. The seafood paella was quite good but we can’t quite get use to rice which was cooked differently from the asian style that we are familiar with. The grains were smaller and harder.

To be honest, none of the dishes stood out. The lamb, chicken and hot plate kebab were alright. The crushed potatoes had herbs that we didn’t fancy. I knew I was taking quite a risk when I ordered the snapper skewer, and as expected, it turned out quite dry and bland. I guess I need to do more research on the food before I pop by again so that I’ll make better food choices. 😉

Orchard Central #B2-01/03


SoulOut at Pasir Ris Farmway

Beer & Wings at SoulOut

If ever on any unfortunate day, you feel like having Jerry’s BBQ & Grill, decide to go to Soul Out instead. Driving to Soul Out (you can only get there reasonably by wheels, not bus not taxi not train otherwise you’d have problems finding your way home), is not unlike the speculative journey of navigating remote, unlit roads at Seletar Airbase. They’ve got pretty amazing hot wings too.

We know this place is close to Ericsson’s Pet Farm – but we always still gotta make a series of turns and U-turns before we actually find it. Ironically, I find it partly exciting that we have to hunt for our food.

The motivation is simple. $45 for 4 crabs & 4 bottles of beer. You heard that right… now take a while to digest the information.

Butter crabs

All right, so that night the promotion wasn’t available but we still got 3 Butter crabs for $52 and they turned out mighty fabulous. Mostly outdoor seats for beer-drinking and loud laughter with no need to take note of any p’s & q’s.

Curry fish head, hot plate tofu, sambal kangkong and eggplant

We also had an assortment of Tze-char dishes that were well-done. Their sambal specialties – which you can choose with prawns, asparagus, kang kong, sotong or clams, is good enough for any veteran chilli-eater. Ooh, and the curry fish head blows.

Not a place to go to often because it’s a pain to get to – but if you need to wind down from a long day of work – as I have, the distance helps. Eating cheap and good crabs away from the city district is a therapy in itself. Will be back.

11 Pasir Ris Farmway 1 Aquafauna Centre, Kampong Pasir Ris, Singapore 519355
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Brussels Sprouts

Brussells Sprouts Special Mussels, Brussels Sprouts Platter and Belgian Wings

Beer, Braised Lamb Shank with Gibelotte Sauce, Caramelised Shallots, Mushrooms and Smoked Bacon, and Steak Frites with Salad: Classic Sirloin with Fries, Side Salad and Caramelised Shallots with Garlic Butter sauce

When attempting to make up our minds on what’d we be having for dinner, I waved for a waiter and pointed at the menu, confused by the multitude of mussel & clam serving varieties. “I’m lost. Can you help me?”

“Well, let me see. You are at Brussels Sprouts, East Coast Park Playground, Block F, Unit Zero One Twenty Seven.”

…and that was where we spent a lovely Sunday evening. Having been to Brussels Sprouts at Robertson Quay, I like their new outlet so much more. Being away from the city, this relaxed environment, with high wooden beams and the beach in close vicinity is perfect for chilling out with friends over mussels, free flow fries and booze.

The service staffs at Brussels’ Sprouts are stars. They are easygoing, attentive and reactive. Every time I checked on an order, or asked for another bucket of fries, I’d be confident of getting a response within a minute.

Larry, coming from Oklahoma, had little experience with mussel and clam types’ seafood and was naturally cautious (as everyone would be when conquering new shells). When we ordered the Brussels Sprouts Special, a broth made from celery, parsley and heaps of pepper, he loved it. Looks like their signature mussels don’t come with a reputation for nothing.

Only thing I wouldn’t order again would be the Platter. It wasn’t as satisfying to the palate as the Wings, Lamb Shank, Steak or fries were. Sounds like I already know what I’m ordering next time when I return, and return I would.
902 East Coast Parkway, Block F Unit #01-27, Playground @ Big Splash
Tel: +65 6346 4344