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Thursday, 26 November 2015

Thanksgiving Dinner at The House of Robert Timms @ Suntec City

3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-361 to 364, Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983
Tel: 6338 7758

I had lunch at The House of Robert TImms (review here) around a year back, and rather liked it. The Beau and I were rushing for the Def Leppard Concert the other night, and one of the available options was The House of Robert Timms, so we decided to dine there. We observed that many of the other patrons that night were also rushing their meals so that they could catch the concert on time.

The ambience at this outlet was casual chic, with wood panels, mirrors and comfortable seats. Service was effective in general, especially that of a short-haired lady who was always friendly with smiles. We just wished that they had informed us of the waiting time for our orders before submitting, knowing that we were rushing for the concert at 8.00pm.

Anyway, The Beau and I decided to go for the festive menu items aka our advanced Thanksgiving dinner 2015. We both selected the 2-course set meals; I chose the Bun-less Turkey Burger (SGD$32.00) while he had the Grilled Striploin Sleigh (SGD$37.00). All the items listed here could be ordered on ala carte basis as well.

They started with my Halloumi Cheese Prawn Salad (SGD$12.50), consisting of fresh prawns, grilled haloumi cheese, Kalamata olives and mesclun greens. The prawns were indeed springy and crunchy in texture, indicating their freshness; and the greens were refreshing. We also loved the tiny cubes of grilled cheese which had a lightly-saltish flavor, complementing the salad very well. 

The Grilled Striploin Sleigh (SGD$29.00) came in skewered form, and was served with roasted capsicum glazed in berry balsamic, served with spiced roasted kumara wedge, cherry tomatoes and buttered zucchini. The grilled Striploin beef pieces contained a slight-charred flavor to their sweetness, and the gravy had a strong, tasty flavor to it, that added a touch of juiciness to the tender meat. I did not really like the kumara (sweet potato) wedges though - too saccharine for my desire.

My Bun-less Turkey Burger (SGD$24.00) was interesting. Two thick pieces of pan-fried stuffed turkey breast formed the topmost and bottom layers of this burger, clasping between them bacon, grilled tomatoes slices, caramelized onions, and lettuce, topped with sunny-sideup egg. Fries and red wine sauce were served on the side – we were informed that the turkey breast tasted best when dipped with the sauce. I pierced the egg yolk immediately to let it cascade over the burger, so that the sweetness could infuse into the meat. An innovative creative with succulent turkey, and it was pretty tasty. However, I still believe that turkey tastes best with cranberry sauce.

Finally, time for desserts. The Lemon Meringue Tart (SGD$9.00) was served warm, and was a huge tart. The buttery crust was crunchy and fluffy at the same time, filled with zesty lemon curd and topped with a mound of cream. I liked it that the smooth lemon curd was citrusy enough to please the palate, and the sweetness of this tart still prevailed beautifully.

Overall, it was quite an enjoyable meal with substantial portions. It would have been lovelier if not eaten in haste, but slowly savoured, probably over a glass of reds or two, too.  Well, Happy Thanksgiving 2015!

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