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Rubato Italian Kitchen and Bar, Greenwood Avenue

Go!

On a quiet Wednesday afternoon my colleague brought me to the hidden makan place of Greenwood Avenue. We had Rubato, an Italian restaurant, for lunch.

Rubato has a fixed menu as well as a seasonal menu. If you’re not particularly craving for anything, I suggest hearing them out as the do have dishes of the day which are not on the menu.

Sauteed Fresh Clams with Chardonnay, $29.

The best part about a clams with white wine dish is the broth. This dish had a very pleasing and addictive flavour. The broth was gone before the clams were done. Wicked!

Slow Braised Spanish Octopus, $32.

I’m not a fan of squid and octopus because it’s hard hard to get them right; most of the time they end up rubbery and overly chewy. However, the octopus in this dish were so soft! Almost couldn’t tell I was eating octopus really. The sauce tasted quite similar to satay sauce, a surprise for me because it looked so heavily tomato based.

Hand Picked Crab Meat and Angel’s Hair Pasta, $40.

I’ve cooked Angel’s Hair Pasta before, and it turned out a disaster. It cooks really quickly, and gets lumpy once you take it out of the pasta water. For that reason, I don’t really eat dishes with Angel’s Hair Pasta. For this dish, I still don’t quite fancy the texture of the pasta, but the sauce was great! Sweet overtones and chunky crab meat aplenty. Yums.

Mushroom & Co Risotto, $22.

The risotto was done Al Dante. My colleague felt that it was a bit undercooked, which admittedly I did feel that the grains were slightly too hard. Nevertheless I loved the truffle aroma and the porcini mushroom puree really gave this mushroom dish a higher kick.

12 Greenwood Avenue, S(289204)

Weekdays: 1130am to 3pm, 530pm to 12am

Weekends: 11am to 12am

+65 6252 3200

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Nun Song Yee, Bukit Timah

Worth a try.

Located within the Korean neighbourhood of Bukit Timah, Nun Song Yee is a convenient dessert place to end off your meal after a visit to Oven & Fried Chicken next door. 

Nun Song Yee sits a comfortable crowd of people and I was told that this place is packed at nights. Not to worry about not getting a spot though, the cafe is open 24 hours so you’ll definitely get your bingsu fix at one hour or the other.

The seating below the platform doesn’t seem right. Allows cheekopek eyes to peek into the skirts and shorts of girls seated on the platform. Plus, it’s kinda awkward to be next to someone’s butt while you enjoy your bingsu.

Black Sesame Bingsu, $18.90.

For all black sesame lovers out there. The Black Sesame Bingsu is topped with a generous helping of red bean, four cubes of chewy mochi and almond flakes enough to last till the very last spoon. They also serve it with a tiny cup of condense milk which is optional but trust me, it makes the bingsu so much nicer. As you dig into the bingsu, you’ll realise that there are layers of black sesame and soybean powder within the snowflake ice. Don’t bother rationing your  powder on top for the last few mouthfuls.

Pat Bingsu, $14.90.

Having eaten the Black Sesame Bingsu, the Pat Bingsu pales in comparison. I guess if you’re not hungry but craving for that little bit of bingsu to satisfy your sweet tooth, this is the bingsu for you. As with the Black Sesame Bingsu, Pat Bingsu has layers of soybean powder within the snowflake ice. However, because it’s so light, condense milk is a must for this to sustain your interest all the way till the end.

Overall, Nun Song Yee is a convenient place to hang out with your pals until the wee hours of the night. The prices are on the steep side if you order their premium range such as the Black Sesame Bingsu, but hey, the portion is for 4 to share. 

I said worth a try at the beginning of my post because the taste of the bingsu here didn’t really impress me. Yes the portions are generous but tastewise it can be forgettable. Not something that I would think of eating out of the blue. 

9 Yuk Tong Avenue, S(596314)

Daily 24 hours

+65 9728 8563

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Tenderfresh Classic, Upper Bukit Timah Road

Maybe not.

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Location
Tenderfresh Classic pops out quite innocently amongst all the long time players already present at Cheong Chin Nam Road. The history for Tenderfresh goes a long way back, and I think supporters of Tenderfresh would be more than happy to find one in the heart of Bukit Timah.

Interior

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The entrance is very, very inviting. I was  sold by the looks of it. This has to taste good.

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Newspaper articles as a statement to the quality of Tenderfresh.

Food

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Wide variety of food! Be spoilt for choice!

Yes, my taste buds were screaming for me to make a decision. Being the burger fan I am, I decided on their homemade burger.

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Homemade beef burger ($13.90)

I was disappointed. The patty didn’t stick well. It was, towards the end, minced meat with fries. The salad was good, though.

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Drumstick paella ($7.90)

The roast chicken drumstick was juicy and nicely roasted, but unfortunately it was killed by the rice that pretended to be paella. Such a pity, really.

This place doesn’t have service charge.

Address: 9 Cheong Chin Nam Road

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