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Monday, November 14, 2011

SIN: Ignite Music Café

Responsible cocktails, a.k.a. mocktails!

I really want to finish all the entries on my France trip the other day, but I guess we need more entries on Singapore eateries as well this month, so I think I'll do them alternately. Anyway, tucked in an enclave of eateries in the popular Bugis vicinity, Ignite Music Café is a Halal café offering a wide range of what they name the 'responsible cocktails', or what we commonly know as mocktails.


Calamaris, Relight my Fire S$5.00
Taste: 7/10

The café does offer a number of appetiser dishes with unique names. The calamari rings were pretty big in size, and they were crunchy enough. Another thing noted was that they were too oily. Also, the purportedly special house dip tasted like the usual mayonnaise with a dash of lemon juice, but it nevertheless went well with the calamari rings.


Aglio Olio Pasta with Homemade Meatballs S$8.50
Taste: 7/10

They used the wide and flat pasta for the dish, which I really have no idea what it's called. The pasta was quite flavourful especially with the strong aroma of green peppers, but the dish seriously lacked garlic and oil. The meatballs were nice and tender. Pika's advice: Other than meatballs, you can choose toppings such as ham or sausage slices!


Juicy Beef Burger S$7.50
Taste: 8/10

The burger was good, and it did live up to its name. The beef patty was thick and juicy, and the melted cheese and the tomato salsa definitely added depth to it. Even though they used a piece of canned pineapple, I didn't mind that because the sweetness of the pineapple balanced the other savoury ingredients. The Cajun fries on the side had enough spices, and they weren't soggy.


Busrahmint S$5.20
Taste: 7.5/10

Here it is, the Busrahmint, admittedly named after the Bussorah Street where the café is located and it seems to be the best-seller mocktail. It was a refreshing citrus drink concocted with mint leaves. Actually, it tasted a bit like fruit punch.

Melon's Rating
Taste: 7.5/10
Ambience: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Overall: 7.5/10

It's a small café, but I feel that it's really a nice place to chill out with friends while listening to live music. The lady sang Fly Me to the Moon the other day, and I instantly remembered those days when I lived in Catholic Junior College hostel during my Secondary School days just because we used that song for the annual hostel performance the other time haha...

Ignite Music Café

73 Bussorah Street
Singapore
(Daily: 6.00pm - 3.00am)


*Prices quoted are subject to 10% service charge.

Have a nice meal,
Cliff(y)

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