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Hello! Why Cliff(y), you ask? Well, a lot of people I've met since primary school till now have always called me Cliffy! Unless specifically mentioned, I personally paid for whatever chargeable stuff featured in my blogs. Anyway, for every 50 posts I come up with, and every 25,000 pageviews, I'm donating a sum of money to the World Food Programme. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

SIN: RS Deli

Chicken satay burger, anyone?

The last NUS exam period ever for me is around the corner. As I'm taking a short break, I shall come up with an update at least once before my first paper this coming Saturday. Fancy Indonesian cuisine with a Western twist? Head down to RS Deli, where RS stands for Rasa Sayang (lit. affection), a famous bakery based in Jakarta. Pika's advice: This is the place to get Indonesian snacks and cakes, such as kue lapis (lit. layer cake)!

Gado-Gado Green Salad S$4.00
Taste: 8/10

I've never been a huge fan of gado-gado, which in this case is a salad dish of ingredients such as cucumbers, iceberg and romaine lettuce, topped with garlic crackers and peanut sauce). I ordered the dish to fulfil my daily needs of vegetables, and I didn't regret my decision at all. All of the vegetables were fresh and crisp, and the peanut sauce was pretty smooth and fragrant without being overly sweet.

Sweet and Spicy Belado Wings (2pcs) S$3.00
Taste: 7/10

I've had a variety of chicken wings from Western eateries (esp. pizza joints). However, it was my very first time having fried chicken wings tossed in the traditional Indonesian chili sauce. While the chicken wings were pretty juicy, the chili sauce wasn't as good as expected. I believe it could be less wet and oily.

Ikan Bakar Yellow Rice S$8.00
Taste: 8/10

The aromatic nasi kuning (lit. yellow rice), which was full of turmeric goodness, was paired with succulent char-grilled pacific dory fillets brushed with Indonesian sweet soy sauce char-grilled pacific dory fillet. The dish also featured acar kuning (lit. yellow pickles) comprising julienned cucumbers and carrots, as well as half a boiled egg and cucumbers with chili.

Chicken Satay Burger S$9.00
Taste: 8/10

Snuggled in between lightly toasted bread were a slab of char-grilled chicken thigh and a sheet of iceberg lettuce drizzled with peanut sauce. The meat was pretty tender, while the peanut sauce was as good as the one used for the gado-gado. The french fries were addictive, and the coleslaw was topped with peanut crumbs instead of being laden with buttermilk and mayonnaise.

Pisang Saleh S$4.00
Taste: 7.5/10

I tried the two dessert dishes available. The first one was pan-grilled banana slices with coconut ice cream and palm sugar. The creamy ice cream blended well with the fragrant palm sugar in terms of taste. However, I believe the banana slices could be fresher.

Pulut Hitam with Coconut Ice Cream S$4.00
Taste: 7.5/10

The other dessert dish was a combination of warm black glutinous rice with coconut ice cream, drizzled with palm sugar. With the addition of ice cream, I'd actually prefer the black glutinous rice to be chilled beforehand so that the whole dish would be cold instead of lukewarm.

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

I'd love to try their nasi lemak (Malay rice dish cooked in coconut milk with pandan leaves) burger when I have the chance to drop by the eatery in the near future!

RS Deli

244R Upper Thomson Road
Thomson Garden Estate
(Tue-Thu 11.00am - 10.00pm; Fri-Sun: 11.00am - 10.30pm)

*Prices quoted are nett prices.

Have a nice meal,


rw said...

all the best for your papers!

Cliff Anderson said...

hey, thanks so much! i'm left with one more! :)

btw, i'll be going to taiwan and japan next month! more interesting food reviews to come, i hope! :D

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