Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Hog's breath

After hearing all the good things about Hog's breath @ Chijmes, my gf and I decided to give it a try today. To ensure a seat, I made a reservation for 1830hrs. To my surprise, it was pretty empty when we arrived, probably due to the National Day Parade. The outfit was pretty cosy and had a very cottage feel to it. (In my opinion at least)We took our seats and after some recommendations from the friendly waitress, I ordered the natural cut of their prime ribs (300g) while my gf ordered the Jamaican chicken. (She doesn't take beef)

After a short wait, (about <10mins) our dishes arrived and we tucked in. First impressions, the beef I had was very well done and the meat was tender and a little juicy. (I had ordered it medium well)The sides were nothing to shout about though. The hog tail fries tasted like the curly fries from MacDonalds and the salad looked like it could use some sprucing up. I managed to try some of my gf's chicken and it tasted kinda weird with peachy-mangoey sauce on top of the chicken. The sauce tasted like those you would find in puddings.

My take on this one? The beef is good, but only the beef. Didn't get to try the dessert as we had plans to head on to Haagan Dazs after that. The waitresses were friendly, but a little lacking in service. I ordered a refillable glass of Coke and I had to wait for quite some time to even see a waitress to get it filled up. Nice laid back atmostphere though.



Hog's Breath



Nice laid back decor



The Natural Rib



The Jamaican Chicken



The total bill






Final Verdict:
Ambience:7.5/10
Service:6.5/10
Food:7/10 (Just for the steak)
Value for money:6/10

Overall:6.75/10


After dinner, we headed down to the Haagan Dazs cafe @ Raffles City to have our fill of ice cream. I tried the new summer berries delight and my gf had the triple chocolate chip. Total damage for ice cream - about $17/-.
Total damange for the night - about $90/-


Summer Berries Delight (Sorry for the half eaten ice cream. Couldn't resist taking a bite first)



The Bill again


2 comments:

LiquidShaDow said...

Ahhh....good for you. I've been wanting to get the natural cut for just plain good old beef. Always, the other one with cheese and green chilli gets me. I like that prime rib enough that I have actually never tried anything else on entree there before.

fatpig said...

Yup the prime rib is good, just that they need to buck up a little on their service.