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Saturday, 1 November 2014

Dinner at Supply & Demand @ Orchard Gateway

277 Orchard Road #02-14 Orchard Gateway, Singapore 238858
Tel: 6703 6218
Website: http://www.supplyanddemand.com.sg

What are the odds of me going back to a cafe so soon, within a couple of weeks, to eat again? I mean, out of so many others out there? Well, yes I returned, partially because of the location I was meeting buddy *Sidney. Read about the previous visit to Supply & Demand for lunch here.

He was early, so he worked on a Lime Milk Tea while waiting for me. He was not impressed by the tea for some reason - no tea or lime taste. It looked diluted to me anyhow... and yes, the straw was neglected by the waitress.

My Hazelnut Latte was another story altogether - rich with hazelnut's aroma amidst the smooth milky coffee. It was light and frothy, easy on the throat and not too sweet.

He ordered the Set Lunch (SGD$16.90++) which came with this platter of mini starters featuring Bread of the Day, Antipasti of the Day and Cheese of the Day. The first one was cheese slices, lovely for nibbling on and whetting the appetite. Then the other two were some yogurt and ham dishes, all in good flavors.

I ordered an appetizer of Handmade Spicy Satay Skewers (SGD$12.00) simply because I thought it interesting to see traditional local streetfood fusioned into an Italian bistro restaurant. Grilled to a smoky deliciousness with marinated, tender chicken cubes, these piping hot meat-on-sticks were actually served on a mini stove. It was really adorable (oh dear, should have taken a shot of this stove).

Then I had a Shrimp and Avocado Salad (SGD$16.00) - look at the buttery soft and generous portions of avocado slices! Nothing beats a melt-in-your-mouth, smooth type of vegetables combined with bouncy, sweet fresh shrimps to make one's day a refreshing, happier one. The best part is that this salad uses Thai-inspired spicy citrus dressing and Thai vinaigrette, so this is not your average shrimp + avocado salad.

*Sidney's Beef Pepperoni Pizza (usual price SGD$18.00), consisting of beef pepperoni, oregano, mozarella and tomato sauce. The crust is thin and crispy, the first bite already eliciting feelings of immense satisfaction. The overall getup of the toppings was pretty standard, really, nothing that stood out immensely, but it tasted good as a homely, wholesome, comfort food.

Overall, this is still a nice place for nice food. The service leaves lots of room for improvement though.

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