On the house Ciabatta with butter.The bread was quite dry,the butter was hard.On house.. no complain.
Soup of Day was Tomato soup with Lamb $6.90.
It was a weird combination. Very strong thick tomato taste with added chunks of lamb meat,did not taste like, it was cooked together with the soup..It did not blend that well but did finish it.
Lamb Rack $36.00.
The cuts were big and thick.The sides I had,were baked potato and French beans.Both the sides were mediocre.The potato was over baked with tiny bit of sour cream,the beans were very bland,quite soggy.And the béarnaise sauce was not for my taste.
The lamb was simply superb.Marinated and seasoned just nice for my liking.
Slightly charred was a wonderful touch with full flavour bursting in the mouth.My meat was well done but was cooked to the right tenderness,soft,very moist.With juices flowing with every cut through the meat..Grill right for my taste.Every bite was heaven in the mouth.Maybe the best lamb rack I have had so far.
Combo Dessert.Floating Island,Creme Brulee,Strawberry Sherbet,Fruit Salad and Cerpe with Chocolate sauce.$10.90
The floating Island and Strawberry sherbert were better ones' on this day.Creme Brulee and fruits were okay.
On the house chips,home made chips.Let me put this way,this was the best chips I have eaten so far.Simply awesome.Very crispy with some bite,perfectly fried.
.And the nice lady there even refilled a second time with more.And I finished it in jiff.If this was on the menu I will certainly pay for this.
French Onion Soup. $8.90.
It suppose be topped with cheese,I requested without cheese.
The soup was loaded with soft tasting onions.The natural sweetness of the onion was very obvious in soup.The soup was sweet and had a very distinct taste by itself.
Squid Sticks.$8.90. Was quite nicely seasoned crispy,chewy,tasty.
Fries were big portion,tasted very good,crispy and soft.Had a very nice bite to it.Veges was boiled normal.Chilly sauce was too very sweet for my liking.
First bite of the pork chop,was a wow!.The meat very tender,soft,very moist.there was this smokiness which added to the taste..
Natural juices from the meat flowed steaming with a few cuts and tasted awesome.But after a few minutes the meat toughen abit.Not far but the difference from the first few bites and later were too obvious not to notice.
But still this a one better pork chop I have had.
Warm Chocolate Cake.$11.90.
Was disappointing on this day.It was over baked and chocolate flow was dry.
My first visit the service not so friendly.Could not see any staff around.Appear when they served and disappeared.No water was offer,I had to ask for water. No refill of water,could not get anyone's attention.
But on the second visit the staffs were different.And they were very friendly with a caring service.With a smile ask whether I would like warm or cold water even without asking for it.
Different staffs refilling drinks and asking everything is okay,I need anything else.
Overall,I still like to try some of the other dishes on the menu.I am still having dreams about the chips and the lamb rack.Loved it.
Hippoptamus Restaurant Grill
6 Raffles Boulevard