still very good food at this cafe-restaurant that relocated to the genial confines of holland village. it used to be a little closer to me, though definitely more inconvenient in its previous hideaway in serangoon – but it’s great that standards haven’t dropped, portions haven’t shrunk, and all that terrible jazz you associate with any drastic change in an eatery.
it’s almost a food court, with three distinct stalls operating within a single compound – just quite a lot classier. in its new location, it’s also spacious and rather cozily furnished, and a good choice for those large gatherings of friends where you’re looking for a not-shabby place that won’t break anyone’s budget.
I’ve actually done a post on this place before, and what I said then applies now too. the food is quality, prices more than reasonable for even a simple weekday dinner, and there’s plenty of choice from a menu that offers indian, thai, and that all-encompassing genre that is western.
this time, we went with thai fried rice (which was delicious and came as a large mounded dish), mushroom soup (enlivened with a judicious dash of truffle oil) and mushroom risotto (al-dente grains in a moist-to-wet execution) – but most of the meal was indian.
that east-asian bit is probably my favorite part of the menu: flavors are perky, everything is well-marinated and well-spiced, and the chicken is never dry. the mixed platter is a pretty good choice, with bits of prawn and fish and chicken, and those go well with the garlic naan – all browned and puffy from the tandoor. remember to get the raita too, which brings both a cool bit of hit and richness from that delicious yogurt.
it was rather a pleasant surprise that they hadn’t changed anything from the as-good-as-it-gets meal we had previously. service is friendly too, and the larger space (which includes an al-fresco patio if you’re so inclined) makes for a less-claustrophobic meal.
very good, and please keep it up.
The Fat Cat Bistro
17D Lorong Liput
tel +65 6333 9312
$$: we did about twentyfive-ish, but you could probably get by with less than