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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Dinner at Morganfield's @ Suntec City

3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-645 Suntec City Tower 4, Singapore 038983
Tel: 6736 1136

Time for catching up with a couple of my carnivorous guy buddies, and both voted for Morganfield's at Suntec City. As such, we 3 plus *Camelia agreed to meet here at 7pm on a Friday evening. This is a largely "meat-arian" joint with hickory BBQ ribs being its specialty; they even have weekend Ribs Buffet going for SGD40.00 per head.

Reservations are very strongly encouraged. I made mine more than a week in advance but they never responded so I had to call in to double-confirm. Anyway, the queue for dinner was very long, we appreciated not having to wait in line.

The spacious restaurant had high ceilings and a rustic setting highlighted by neon signboard declaring the name Morganfield's and "house of sticky bones".

Service was quite friendly and polite, though at one point a service staff debated with me over my order of Cabernet Sauvignon - he brought over a glass of white wine and insisted that was mine.

Anyway it was all resolved in good time. We browsed the menu of ribs and seafood dishes, deciding on a platter for 4 of us to share.

Drinks of Beer and Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine (SGD$11.80) came to the table first, so we chatted over our respective beverages.

Popcorn Pork (SGD$9.90) was an interesting rendition of our all-familiar chicken version. The lightly-battered pork loin cubes were crispy and tasty, served with garlic aioli and another sweetie dip on the side. We all enjoyed this tremendously.

Next came the huge, comprehensive Ocean Feast Platter (SGD$119.90) comprising an assortment of Ribs, Seafood, Fries, Garden Salad, Grilled Sausages, and Corn Bread - complete meal for us all in one.

Beer-battered Fish Fillet was a little disappointing - devoid of any beer's taste or infusion in the non-crispy, soggy fillets of fish. The Tequila-grilled Prawns were smokey and tasty though. Fries were crispy and garden salad crunchy; corn bread was moistened and delicious of corn's flavour.

The racks of Hickory BBQ Ribs (if you don't like Hickory BBQ sauce, you can choose from Smoked Peppercorn, Spicy Asian BBQ or Garlic BBQ sauce) was well-marinated, juicy and succulent, falling off the rack easily and going easy on the teeth. A couple of us thought the signature sauce was a little too saccharine though.

Overall experience was quite good - enjoying the chillax vibes of this all-American restaurant over hearty "soul food" to kickstart the weekend.

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