Remember the iconic Swedish pop group ABBA? Their songs still sound as fresh as the day when I was a teenager fantasizing about becoming a rock star wahahahaha!!! Well, this ABBA has nothing to do with that ABBA.
It was a Friday evening and my partner and I initially planned on dinner at Chili's (we haven't been for a while) when I suddenly remembered that Chili's is a popular buka puasa venue.
For the time being it is best to avoid the hot buka puasa spots and that was how we ended up at SS2. We parked and walked around looking for a place to eat.
Some restaurants were jam packed with queues forming outside while others were deathly quiet. That's when we came across ABBA.
My partner loves bento (and chicken karaage) so it did not take much convincing for him to agree to step inside.
We took our time to peruse the menu. I was immediately attracted to the Beef Rice Bowl due to the sight of the magnificent medium rare beef.
And then there were the bentos.
They even have Korean Army Stew, something I have never been able to wrap my head around, much as I love Korean.
These were our orders. A Beef Rice Bowl for me.
It took quite a long time for it to be served (the pasta too) but it was worth the wait. The beef was done perfectly to medium rare and was tender and moist to the bite. It was a very satisfying bowl of food and I would not mind having it again.
I enjoyed the garlic sauce - garlicky, gingery, sweet and salty - it hit all the right notes with me.
My partner was happy with his bento and chicken karaage (thumbs up from me too except that I thought it was a bit greasy, could have been drained better).
He also liked the pasta which I did not appreciate quite as much due to the lemon juice squeezed in but I must give credit to the generous portion and ingredients and the tender chicken chunks.