After my visit to The Good Batch, I wanted to return to try the dinner menu. So I suggested to my partner that we try something different for our Friday night dinner.
Parking is a pain in Uptown and we had to park some distance away.
We were there about 7:30pm and the banquette seating was all taken. Well, actually there was a seat available for two but it was too close for comfort, so we took a table.
There were fresh flowers on every table. Nice. Within 10 to 15 minutes after we were seated, the place started to fill up. It's a good thing we came early.
Looking at the menu, my partner was looking for something familiar and that's when asked me about fish and chips. I actually feel bad bringing him here as this is not his kind of dining venue. As I have mentioned before, he is more the tai chow or Chinese restaurant food type and he is not so comfortable in these angmoh style places.
Since there is no fish & chips to be had, I suggested the pasta selection to him. Again, nothing familiar to him as there was no spaghetti bolognese. Adoi. So I suggested the Crispy Duck Aglio Olio.
For me, I chose the Pan Seared Duck Breast and 5-Spice Chicken Lollipop to share.
For drinks, a Mango juice for him...
and the Good Iced Tea for me....
I asked the server if there is sugar in the tea and I was told, yes, it is already premixed but not that sweet. But I found it a tad sweet.
The 5-Spice Chicken Lollipop are chicken drumettes served with a yogurt dip. My partner commented that the chicken was "tasteless". What he meant was that it was not well seasoned. I had to agree. But eaten with the very nice yogurt dip, it was all right.
It's a pity really as the Chicken Lollipop was very meaty, moist and tender. My partner ate only two and the rest were mine whoohoo!
My partner's Crispy Duck Aglio Olio was served next. It was quite a modest portion. The pasta met with his approval and he let me try some. It was tasty but we both agreed that the duck was too salty.
Finally my Pan Seared Duck Breast was served.
The duck breast though not as tender as I had expected, was nevertheless well seasoned and I was quite pleased with my order. But I admit that I could do without the the sweet plum vinaigrette that added a slight tartness to the duck. I had no complaints with the other accompaniments on my plate.
When my partner was taking care of the bill, I had a peek at the cakes.
Aiya...regretted did not order desserts.
Not a fan of Red Velvet Cake.
Lagi regretted did not order dessert. My partner noticed me staring longingly at the cake and asked if I wanted a slice of the Peanut Butter Banana Cake. No lah... no lah.... hah...hah....
I am still pining for that cake. So maybe I'll drop by for tea heh...heh.....