Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sauce Bar

This is a long overdue post dating back to mid Dec 2011. Tried out a "new" dining concept at the invitation of Sauce Bar (under the Butter Factory group) one Saturday evening. The idea is pretty simple. Have a BBQ sans the mess and the smell. What Sauce will do is provide you a platter of cooked food (ie. chicken, sausages, fish and sides of fries, whipped potato), served on a small BBQ pit with a small flame beneath to keep your food warm. So you get BBQ food and "environment" so to speak, without all the trouble.

The Place

Sitting on a bed of astro turf with a view of the fullerton bay area can be quite a nice experience provided the weather is forgiving. For those who are worried about the tropical heat, there are powerful fans in place to minimize any discomfort. But honestly it still felt a little warm after a while.

The Food

To be honest, I don't think the food tasted like it had been BBQed the traditional charcoal way as the smokiness seemed to be lacking. Quality wise, I would say it hovered around the average mark with none of the food really standing out. I like the concept but it would probably take better food for the concept to fly in my humble opinion. Thanks for the invite!

Final Verdict:
Value for money:NA


Address: #01-10/12 Esplanade Mall

Contact: 6837 2959

Opening Hours:

Sun–Thu: 5pm – 1am

Fri–Sat & PH Eve: 5pm – 2am



FoodieFC said...

Interesting concept. But if the small bbq pit and flame is near you, I think it can get very warm. In addition, how do you prevent your food from being 'overcook' and becoming dry?

fatpig said...

Actually the flame comes from a tiny candle that is put at the base of the pit. So the heat is probably only capable of keeping the metal plate just above room temperature. haha.

Maruku said...

The food failed to make it in my opinion, for the main course that is. But the bar foods are pretty good like Lunch Chips, Truffled Fries and the French Canadian Pountine.

And did i mention that the beers are cheap? Happy hour all nite long!

fatpig said...

Hi Maruku,

Thanks for the input! :)

yumyumformytumtum said...

peter here! nice meeting you that day too! tho hopefully we will get a chance to meet again soon, didn't really get a chance to talk much to you over dinner.