I am back! I’m going to pretend you are just about excited about this as I am – it’s possibly the longest hiatus between posts on this blog, and I feel a vengeance. you never know how obsessive connected you are to your electronics until you’re separated.
we’ll start the engine up with a set of rather out-of-the-ordinary photos taken at this okay cafe at pacific plaza. I’ve been here before (how has it been two years since!) – and it maintains its rather meh-but-edible status.
it’s a colorful place set off the side of the building, and still decently packed on a weekend lunch. the menu looks like a fancy interpretation of american diner delights: burgers, salads and shakes – so fancy, in fact, that it’s dished up all frenchified and modernesque.
but there’s something about their food that just doesn’t do much for me. I certainly wouldn’t fuss too much if someone suggested a meal here – but they really haven’t improved with time. our caesar salad had moist slices of salmon and a soft egg atop, but the dish was marred by FAR TOO MUCH creamy salad dressing.
it was almost like navigating a thick cream soup with loads of veg. tasty dressing, yes, but overpowering at such volume.
the 3 little pigs burger was rather also tasty-but-not-quite-there, with a patty that was well-seasoned with minced chorizo and bacon mixed into the ground pork – but it was a hard puck of overcooked meat. a pity, as was the overdressed salad on the side.
it’s a pretty pricey place, which suits the locale but not the food. the best place about this place is possibly how quiet it is – the hype has receded and so has the crowd, and pacific plaza is conveniently in town without being part of the madness. doable, but only mildly recommendable.
&MADE Burger Bistro
#01-04-06 Pacific Plaza
9 Scotts Rd
tel +65 6690 7566
$$: 20-30 per person