Thursday, August 01, 2013
Jewel Café @ Rangoon Road
Rangoon Road, which is near Farrer Park MRT station, has been seeing many new cafes and eateries popping up.
One of them is Jewel Café and Bar. It is usually rather quiet on weekdays, but come weekends, this place is packed for its popular weekend brunch.
A cute sketch hanging outside of the café.
The chef here was formerly from One Rochester and Les Amis. We visited this café twice. First time the food was really good, but on our second visit this time, we find that the food was not as good. Probably it was the ever-busy weekend brunch and everything was cooked in a rush.
French Onion Soup (S$8) with a cheesy crust. We like the pippin hot onion soup which was full of ingredients. The cheesy crust added some different texture and flavours to the soup.
Portobello White Mushroom Soup (S$9) with white truffle oil - The is the 2nd time we had the mushroom soup. Unfortunately, the soup wasn't as good as what we had previously during weekday dinner. A bit too watery.
Umami Prawn Capellini (S$22) with grilled prawns, crustacean oil topped with special Umami "magic" dust. The noodles was firm and the prawns were fresh, but they could have added more flavours to this pasta dish.
Port & Blue Cheese Burger (S$20) - Onion caramelized in port reduction, chunks of aged stilton and secret "magic" dust mix. Quite an ordinary burger, but the fries was crispy and good.
For desserts, we had the Brioche French Toasts (S$13) with caramelized strawberry, blueberries and mascarpone. We find the French toasts rather average, and actually left of it untouched. So far, one of our favourite version of French toast is from Dean and Deluca.
After 2 visits here, we find that the standard of the food here fluctuates. On our first visit, the food was very good, but the 2nd visit it was only average. A bit inconsistent.
129 Rangoon Road
at 5:40 PM