Sunday, April 08, 2012

Space @ My Humble House

Was staying in nearby Conrad for the weekend but didn't fancy anything too elaborate for dinner so settled for a quick meal at Space @ My Humble House at the Esplanade.


Playing neighbour to it's more illustrious sibling, My Humble House (which by the way didn't quite impress me on my previous visit), Space has a nice modern, minimalistic vibe to it - definitely not some place you would expect to find local favourites like chicken rice, hokkien mee and the likes. But at a premium of course.

Mama Leong's Chicken Rice

Apparently this humble dish was named after Sam Leong's mum. And I thought it was good - tender, moist and seeping with flavour. You have the option of ordering an entire chicken ($32), half a chicken ($18) and single portion @ $12. Rice is an additional $1/head and though fragrant and seemingly prudent with the oil, lacked the fluffiness that I would have liked.

Fried Radish Cake with Freshly-peeled Crabmeat, Whole Prawns, Juicy Scallops and Egg

I loved the extravagance of this dish - huge prawns and scallops coupled with copious amount of egg. However it lacked the slightly charred taste and came across as bland. Somehow everything just didn't seem to meld together. The radish cake wasn't exactly smooth and silky either.


A quick meal of local dishes cost us to the tune of $48 (inclusive of a small cup of watermleon juice @ $6). The chicken rice was good but the radish cake only made it to average based on the merit of the prawns and scallops; without which, it would have languished at the bottom half of the scale. Service was decent but hardly a selling point.

Final Verdict:

Food:6.5/10 (7/10 for the chicken rice, 5.5/10 for the radish cake)
Value for money:6/10

Address: #02-25 Esplanade Mall

Contact: 6423 1881

Opening Hours:

Lunch : 11:45AM - 3:00PM
Dinner : 6:00PM – 10.30PM

Last Order
Lunch : 2:30PM
Dinner : 10:00PM



Tony Johor Kaki said...

wow almost SGD50 for average hawker fare. quite jia lat. ok lah, the ambiance does look really cosy and classy. looks like a nice place for a chat with good friends. thanks for sharing ;D

Ee Ling said...

I almost tried this one with an overseas guest but she cancelled last min haha. Looks not too bad for local fare in a more atas setting :)

Anonymous said...

lol... Valentine dinner?

fatpig said...

I guess you could consider it a pre Vday dinner lol