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Hello, I'm Cliff Anderson, a resident of Singapore and a diluted 'ang moh'! Why Cliff(y), you ask? Well, a lot of people I've met since primary school till now have always called me Cliffy!

Monday, September 19, 2016

SIN: The Lab

I wonder if Heisenberg used to like hamburgers?

Happy birthday to Pikachu and me! Although I haven't really been celebrating mine in the recent years, I took the opportunity to go to an eatery I've always wanted to go to. I'm pretty sure Chemistry teachers, myself included, will love this particular place where syringes, beakers and test tubes are a common sight.


Here's the birthday boy! I also got him a slice of cake from the eatery.


Rusty Chicken S$10.00
Taste: 8/10

Don't worry, this particular appetiser dish doesn't contain hydrated oxides of iron. The grilled mid-joint wings I had that evening were juicy and marinated well with honey and dates. The accompanying black spicy dip was actually good, thanks to the sweet soy sauce, but the level of hotness could be toned down quite a bit.


Mussels and Asparagus Spaghetti S$16.00
Taste: 7.5/10

As one of the signature pasta dishes, the slightly soupy mussels and asparagus spaghetti wasn't that special, but more than decent. The presentation was pretty good though. The mussels were adequately fresh, while the asparagus stalks were pretty crunchy. The flavours could definitely be richer. Pika's advice: Instead of spaghetti, you can opt for linguine.


Heisenberger S$17.00
Taste: 8.5/10

Do you know about the Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle? Okay, let's not go into quantum mechanics, but I can assure you that there shouldn't be uncertainty in deciding whether to order the burger. Grilled medium-well, the beef patty was still pretty much moist and full of flavours. It was accompanied by turkey bacon, tomato coulis, caramelised onions, mesclun salad and Danish blue cheese aioli, resulting in a happy marriage of flavours. The duo fries - potatoes and sweet potatoes - were enjoyably crunchy.


Ondeh Ondeh Cake S$8.90
Taste: 7/10

Inspired by the traditional rice cake filled with liquid gula melaka (Malay brown sugar) and rolled in grated coconut, the modern cake could be better. It was moist enough and not exceedingly sweet. The pandan aroma was there, but it could be stronger. Why not infuse coconut flavour into the cream?


Caramel Macchiato (Iced) S$6.50
Taste: 8.5/10

That good glass of iced coffee drink at the end of the meal was very much appreciated. Floating on top of the mixture of milk and caramel was a huge syringe containing robust Amek Gao espresso blend. After homogeneous mixing, it turned out to be a refreshing drink with the right amount of sweetness.

Melon's Rating
Taste: 8/10
Ambience: 6.5/10
Overall: 7.5/10

That was a good birthday hamburger and caramel macchiato, I must say. I'm interested to try some other dishes next time.

The Lab

1 Jalan Pisang
Singapore
(Mon-Sat: 12 noon - 10.00pm; Sun: 1.00pm - 9.30pm)

*Prices quoted are nett prices.

Have a nice meal,
Cliff(y)

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