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Sunday, 29 March 2015

Lunch at The Provision Shop @ Everton Park

Block 3 Everton Park #01-79 Singapore 080003
Tel: 6225 9931

The Provision Shop is a cosy, below-the-block cafe located at Everton Park, and is one of the many fabulous businesses under the Unlisted Collection establishment.

It is a small cafe, usually filled with diners from the offices and government workers nearby, as well as some cafe-hopping hipsters. The outdoors consist of vintage-Chinese tables and colorful schoolchildren chairs, and the indoors boost backless wooden seats that are comfortable enough for chilling out.  I appreciate that despite the space of this cafe, the tables are rather well spaced-out.

*Sidney and I checked out the menu and array of pastries on display, taking some time to make up our mind because everything looked good. They have the daily Set Lunch at SGD$14.00 - consisting of half a sandwich, and a hot drink, very value for money.

We began with a Belinda's Perogis (SGD$6.90) - traditional hot Polish dumplings filled with mashed potatoes and Ricotta cheese, topped with bacon bits, onion and sour cream. The huge dumpling was creamy in texture but rather nondescript in taste  - we could not taste the cheese flavor, so I needed to eat it with the saltish bacon bits.

For mains, *Sidney had the Reuben Sandwich (SGD$14.00), consisting of corned beef, Sauerkraut, Russian dressing and Swiss cheese. The slice of corned beef was rather thin, like ham, with a chewy texture that went well with the soft bread.  Other than that, we thought the sandwich was pretty all right (*Sidney commented that standard had somewhat dropped from his last visit - he had the same dish, and it was a lot better).

My choice of mains was the Corned Beef Hash (SGD$14.00) - comprising of potatoes, corned beef, onions, poached egg, asparagus and a dollop of sour cream. I requested to add Smoked Salmon and it was granted (additional charges but I don't know how much because I did not pay the bill).  This dish contains ALL my favorite things - crispy edged potato cubes, corned beef (though the tender version would have been more superb), sweet crunchy asparagus and a large poached egg sitting atop. It was delicious for sure, a very satisfying lunch.

Dessert time came next - not that we were still hungry, but curiosity killed the control, so we shared a slice of Cheesecake (SGD$6.90) that contained of three layers. The cheese flavor was gentle but the texture was rather coarse and hard.

What's a cafe visit without coffee? The coffee art at this place is unique and utterly beautiful!  *Sidney had a Mocha (SGD$5.00).

I chose a Cuppaccino (SGD$5.00) which came with lovely outlook and was the right amount of bittersweet-ness that I liked, so it made for a good caffeine boost.

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