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Thursday, August 25, 2016

SIN: 99 Bistro

Thick mushroom soup that was way too rich for my blood...

How many of you have been to the Lifelong Learning Institute at Paya Lebar? Launched in 2013, the institute provides an avenue for in-demand skills training, as well as professional upgrading programmes. On the first floor is a Halal certified bistro serving a variety of international dishes. 

In Islam, the number 99 represents the number of beautiful and respectable names of Allah.

Porcini Velouté S$11.00
Taste: 6.5/10

My BFF and I made the right decision to share a bowl of the ultra thick cream of mushroom soup. While it felt really rich and yummy on the first few spoonfuls, it soon grew heavy on the palate. The accompanying cheese toast, albeit small, was pretty good.

Herb-Breaded Halibut S$16.00
Taste: 7/10

The big-sized halibut fillet was pretty moist, being lightly breaded before being subjected to deep frying. I didn't get much of the herbal aroma though, simply because there weren't much of the chopped herbs used in the first place. The side salad and fries were decent. 

Barbecue Roasted Chicken S$18.00
Taste: 7/10

Half a chicken was arranged nicely with roasted garden greens and potato wedges. The white meat was adequately tender, while the barbecue sauce could have more kick in terms of taste. The potato wedges weren't soggy, but a few pieces of the yellow bell peppers were bitter. 

Crème Brûlée S$8.90
Taste: 5.5/10

To end the dinner the French way, we had the custard dessert that was passable. Not only the texture was somewhat too soft, but also there was only a very thin layer of hardened caramel on top. The level of sweetness was just right for me though.

Melon's Rating
Taste: 6.5/10
Ambience: 7/10
Overall: 6,5/10

I'm not sure, but perhaps the local dishes are better. Pika's advice: The bistro provides catering services to meet your tea break and buffet lunch requirements.

Bistro 99

11 Eunos Road 8
#01-02 Lifelong Learning Institute
(Mon-Sat: 8.00am - 10.00pm)

*Prices quoted are nett prices.

Have a nice meal,

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