Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Carving Board : Good Taste & Best Value

This is one of the top 5 western food stalls that i have featured in my article on Makansutra quite recently. It started by Gary Lum of the defunct The Soup Bar at Tanjong Pagar Food Centre and they have been around since January 2015. There are the only stall operating in that coffee shop in the evening. I was told that the queue can be really long after 6.30 pm on weekdays and after 5.30 pm on the weekends. 

I visited on a Saturday and joined in the queue at about 6 pm and i only managed to order at 7.15 pm. It was served pretty fast after the order is made. It might not be the best queuing system as you have to physically queue up to wait to order. Most of the tables were occupied with customers that have their friends or family members in the queue. The long queue itself is a good indication of the anticipated waiting time and it also served as a discouragement if you are rushing for time.

As it was my pre-birthday dinner, we went for the Mix Grill at $17.00, the Curry Burger at $9.50 and the Calamari Rings at $4.50. The canned soft drink is at $1.40 each. There is no service charge nor GST added to it. 

I enjoyed their Calamari Rings that served with their special Curry Mayo sauce, it still tasted crispy after left it for a while though the texture of the squid ring in it was a bit too chewy to my liking. 

Their signature Curry Burger tasted surprisingly good. It consists of a piece of juicy beef patty with a pineapple ring, a slice of bacon together with lettuce and tomato nicely complemented by Curry Mayo sauce. It came along with a good amount of fries as side. It tasted quite similar to the Curry Mayo sauce that served with their Calamari Rings. 

The Mix Grill consists of a piece of Chicken Chop, Beef Steak, Sausage with a portion of Garden Salad, a piece of Toast and choice of 1 side dish and sauce for just $17.00. The Chicken Chop and Beef Steak were nicely done to the desired texture and went perfectly with the Rosemary Brown Sauce. The Sauteed Potatoes was a tasty and filling side dish to go with this platter. 

This is definitely a good choice if you like to have a taste of everything or to share it with a friend. I would come back this and i will come early this time to avoid the long queue and waiting time. 

Block 252 Jurong East Street 24 #01-107 SINGAPORE 600252
Operating Hours: 5.00 pm to 10.30 pm (Tuesday to Sunday) (Closed on Mondays)

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