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Sunday, 29 December 2013

Chilling out at KPO Cafe Bar

I have always been curious about this rooftop bar / lounge that shares the building with Killiney SingPost branch - KPO Cafe Bar. On nights that I passed by, I heard tantalizing music pounding from within - so inviting; yet I was reticent to head in because I'd also heard that it was a pickup joint for expatriates. 'Cos you know, I'm not that kind of girl... :)

Anyway, been there twice since last year - and other than the place being perpetually crowded, I have no complaints about this cosy chillout haven situated at 1 Killiney Road, Killiney Post Office, Singapore 239518. The number to get connected is 6733 3648.

Interestingly, its name, "KPO", does not stand for the Hokkien version of being nosey ("kaypoh") nor does it stand for "Killiney Post Office" - it is actually the initials for its location, being situated at the intersection between Killiney Road, Penang Road and Orchard Road.

So, this little cafe bar boosts of a totally chilled ambience - unpretentious, relaxing and simply-decorated. I always try to snag a seat on level 2 - the rooftop bar that looks more classic and romantic. The music may be a little loud though, but for the patrons, it was probably what we needed exactly - something to lose ourselves in. The DJs are pretty good. It provides the ideal place for friends to gather for drinks and bites,or colleagues to unwind after a long day's work.

That night, Sylvia* and I decided to chill out there, and we were fortunate enough to get a seat at the rooftop balcony that I preferred. Outside here, music was not as loud, and we could chat over drinks, food and a cosy alfresco ambience.

Besides my Mapu Cabernet Sauvignon and her Somersby Apple Cider, we shared a variety of snacks.

First there was a Wasabi Prawns - tasted like they were stir-fried? Succulent and bouncy in texture, basked in the tantalizing flavors of spicy-wasabi - this is a must have for prawn lovers. They made for the perfect snacks as each prawn was shelled and bite-sized. 

The Pork Cubes -coated lightly with flour / biscuits, fried to a perfect crispiness. The overall texture is crispy, firm, but not hard. The taste was a light saltiness that sat well on the tongues, and I loved the bite-sized cubes as well,  so easy to eat.

We also had the Truffles Fries - crispy slims of potato fried to crispy golden shade, and always a delight to munch on. 

Overall, another great drinks and dining experience - each of us spent SGD$35.00 and enjoyed the overall ambience, views, music and food very much.

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