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

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

INA: Dino Bistro @ Nirwana Gardens

A decent, but plain-looking asparagus risotto...

For an eclectic selection of Eastern and Western dishes, Dino Bistro at the Nirwana Resort Hotel lobby may be an eatery to consider while staying at the resort. It's mentioned in the website that there's a live acoustic performance in the evening to complete your dining experience.


Was it not too long ago that Melon appeared in the cover picture?


Hot Wings Rp 145,000 (~S$15.35)
Taste: 7/10

I've got a love-hate feeling with the appetiser. While the menu states "spicy chicken wings served with hot BBQ sauce", the somewhat juicy wings weren't spicy at all. The sauce was unique though, having something akin to a cheesy flavour. Apart from that, the fries were good.


Asparagus Risotto Rp 155,000 (~S$16.45)
Taste: 7/10

Take note that the asparagus risotto isn't for vegetarians as they use chicken broth in the making. The rice was actually quite tasty, although I must say that it got a bit boring towards the end as there were nothing else than two asparagus stalks. It could certainly use more ingredients to make it more appetising.


Beef Fajita Rp 185,000 (~S$19.60)
Taste: 7/10

As one of the chef's recommendations, the Tex-Mex main course was decent enough. The marinated beef with sautéed onions and bell peppers were seasoned adequately, although it could be juicier. The cassava chips came as a surprise as I had been expecting fries. Pika's advice: Instead of the chips, you can opt for Mexican rice.


Talam Jagung Rp 38,000 (~S$4.00)
Taste: 7.5/10

An Indonesian dessert dish to end the meal wouldn't harm, right? The traditional steamed corn cake with coconut milk was adequately sweet, but the coconut milk could have been cooked with more more pandan leaves to heighten its fragrance. It wasn't that sticky on the teeth. 

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

I wonder when will be the next time I can freely play on the beach again.


Dino Bistro @ Nirwana Gardens

Jalan Panglima Pantar
Nirwana Gardens
Bintan
Indonesia
(Daily: 9.00am - 10.30pm)


*Prices quoted are nett prices.

Have a nice meal,
Cliff(y)

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