Monday, December 22, 2008

Melvados Cafe- Closed Down

was browsing through a few credible sites/blogs/food reviews for my next Friday Supper Club location.
Criteria: to be a cafe budget average bill ard $12, a good spot to chit chat, GOOD FOOD! a rather comfortable ambience
I found review of Melvados through the Lady Iron Chef's website and decided to give it a try. O especially love the fact that this place is at Bukit Timah Road (love this area)

559, Bukit Timah Road
#01-01 King's arcade (next to Coronation Plaza)
Tel: 64693101

we ordered:

Smoked Duck Confit Oglio Pasta (spaghetti):

- Great combination of tastes. Eatting this transports me to the world of "Ratatouille" where the rat takes a bite of one ingredient and another bite with another ingredient, but yet it fuses together to create an "outburst of harmonizing flavors!"
okok, maybe not that exaggerated like in the cartoon movie, but this dish does a little excitement to your taste palettes. The bell peppers, smoked duck, olive oil, slight powdering of cheese, garlic,pepper is a nice concoction.
costs: $9.90

*eat it while its hot!

Breadbowl Beef Stew

It does not look that fabulous, but when you peel off the bread , dip in with the stew and take a bite of it, you would be pleasantly surprised!
The bread is toasted to perfection (at least it meets my standards)
It is nicely toast and crisp, but not hard on the outside, yet in moist and soft in the inside. Amzaingly, the stew does not soak through the bread, so i was quite happy that i do not need to be eatting soggy bread.

The stew is done quite well, more towards a Tomato-ish taste.
costs: $9.90

Fish & Chips

It came out looking plain and dull, quite short of standard. I tasted it feeling skeptical about it at 1st but ended off with a nod on my head.
It is not heavy like the usual fish and chips where they dip cheap dory fillet in thick batter and fry it to crisp.
This version here uses breadcrumbs, therefore it may look Shrunken in comparative to the usual fare of fish and chips, but i will say i prefer this version alot more. It is delectable and not "Gelad" (so filling tt u get sick of it)

I couldn't really make out the type of fish they were using as i took only a bite out of this dish, but 1 thing for sure, they do not use the usual cheap dory fillet.
costs: $8.90

Last but not least, the MUST HAVES!
BROWNIE!! what can i say? this is a Brownice specialty cafe, how can i give the brownie a miss?

Black & White Kisses with a scoop of ice-cream

i sunk my fork in it and devoured it unknowingly within a short matter of time.
Is it good? Well, i dunno what to say, maybe you should go try it for yourself.
costs: $4.90 + ($1.00 single scoop of ice-cream)

Overall conclusion:
Surprise find. I nice cozy cafe that serves great food at a affordable pricing.
A sad thing though is that this place is really really unpopulated. we were the only ones around.
This place definately deserves more publicity.
I will be heading back there and recommending people at this unpolished Gem.

ps: for people that want to chill over a game of pool and beer, they have it over there.


Anonymous said...

When are u bringing me there?


Yyn said...

haha, no problem manx! lets og there on one of our Friday Supp Club Meetings! ;)

Kara said...

That's right!!!
The beef stew is a must try!