Sunday, July 25, 2010

Tawandang Microbrewery @ Dempsey

Did some research on food + beer places on Dempsey and decided to head to Tawandang
microbrewery with 2 others. Read from blogs and their website, that it is a Thai-German microbrewery with modern Thai food.

Got there around 8 and it was already packed for a Thursday night. Thank god we made a booking.

They had a pretty good life band I must admit - and it being a microbrewery, people get 'high' and 'drunk' fast and before 9, people were already dancing to songs like YMCA.

Always start off Thai food with fish cakes, one of my favourites and must haves in Thai restaurants. Not too bad for a starter.

Then, you always order Tom Yum Seafood Soup. It came in a rather large serving and 3 of us had 2 bowls each and big fresh juicy prawns + other seafood in our soup. Taste was just nice with a generous amount of seafood.

Next came the crab omelette. Nicely done and not too dry, topped with also a generous serving of crab meat.

Another very common Thai dish - pineapple fried rice. Did not really fancy it - somehow, just felt they overdid on some spice in the dish.

For some strange reasons, I have forgotten to take pictures of our Green Curry Chicken and Basil Leaves Beef. Wouldn't rate their tastes as spectacular but nevertheless pretty appetising.
I did come across many tables of customers having chilli crab, perhaps something worth considering if you're there next time!
Minus the beer tower we had (SGD45), food alone came up to about SGD40 pp including tax and all.
Service was a weeeee bit disappointing, either because we were seated in a sad corner of the restaurant or they were really short handed. Food came really quickly, but if u wanted other services - it'd take forever to flag the waitresses down.
Just love places with their own microbrewery - not sure what beer David ordered but it wasnt bad tasting.
Food wise - 7/10
Value for money - 6/10
Service - 5/10
Ambience - 7.5/10

p/s: last night, had dinner with uni mates, Lana and Jules at an awesome little Japanese restaurant famous for their grilled stuff, tucked away in a little corner in Cuppage Plaza. More pics on that too.
Right's time for a good rest after a day under the sun at Universal Studios Singapore.
Address for Tawandang: Block 26, Dempsey Road, #01-01 Singapore 249686
Phone No: 6476 6742

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