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Sunday, January 6, 2013

SIN: Just Acia

D.I.Y. root beer float! ^^

Today's review is on an eatery which is close to where I'm staying at the moment. Having one branch tucked in the NUS School of Medicine, Just Acia offers a rendition of traditional and fusion Asian cuisine. Note that all set meals include free flow beverages and ice cream.  

Deep-Fried Chicken Set S$8.80
Taste: 7/10

The medium-sized deep-fried chicken chunks were actually pretty moist on the inside, but they weren't crispy. The set came with a bowl of miso (Japanese fermented rice, barley and/or soybean) soup which was alright, as well as a small plate of kimchi (Korean dish made of fermented cabbages and carrots in this case) which was appetising and piquant enough.

Ebi Fried on Melted Cheese and Homemade Tomato Sauce Set S$9.50
Taste: 7/10

The deep-fried prawns were pretty succulent on the inside, but again, they weren't crispy, especially since they were sitting on tomato sauce, blanketed by melted cheese. While the cheese was good, the homemade tomato sauce wasn't inspiring as it tasted only slightly sour without being sweet at all.

Kimchi Beancurd Udon Set S$10.60
Taste: 8/10

I can see why my senior loves this bowl of bouncy udon (Japanese wheat flour noodle) in a bright red soup full of silky beancurd and preserved vegetables. The soup was neither overly thick nor prohibitively spicy with just enough kick to awaken the taste buds.

Spaghetti Aglio Olio with Chicken Teriyaki Set S$9.50
Taste: 5.5/10

I have to admit that the spaghetti was pretty al dente, although the chicken meat wasn't entirely juicy. They could be more generous with the amount of garlic in the dish. Besides that, the teriyaki sauce was kinda sweet for my liking, and it was so runny that it unfavourably wetted the spaghetti.

Ice Cream (Set Menu)

Six different flavours of ice cream are available daily. I tried strawberry, cookies and cream and yam flavours the other day, and I enjoyed the creamy yam ice cream the most. Pika's advice: It's said that the tropical mango flavour is their all-time favourite. I haven't seen it, so do grab it when you spot it!

Homemade Milk Tea (Set Menu)

I found that the cold milk tea wasn't creamy enough. Nevertheless, its sweetness was definitely more than welcomed, especially after completing one experiment in the laboratory!

Root Beer with Vanilla Ice Cream (Set Menu)

Anyone miss A&W's famous root beer float? Well, you can make your own by adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream (or more) to a glass of root beer! :D

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

Not trying to be picky, but I feel that a few taciturn servers should learn from one of their colleagues who's friendly towards customers.

Just Acia

14 Medical Drive
MD6 #01-03 NUS School of Medicine
(Daily: 11.00am - 10.30pm)

*Prices quoted are nett prices.

Have a nice meal,

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