Archive for June, 2011

Dallas

 

 

Having read several reviews on Dallas, I finally made my way there.

Dallas was not a fine-dining restaurant but a Pub cum Restaurant. Majority of the customers were Caucasians working at the nearby offices. I kinda enjoy the hip and cool atmosphere here.

Finger foods are served here but they do offer a 2 or 3 course set lunch/dinner menu which changes monthly. 2 course set lunch priced at $20 ++ , offering a choice of main course from the 4 choices.

American food sizes are offered here thus most of the food are meant for sharing.

 

Honey mustard bacon salad

 

Offered as 1 of the starters, the honey mustard bacon salad was just enough for 1. Few strips of smoky bacon , salad leaves, avocado, wedges of tomatoes and topped with shavings of parmesan cheese .

 

 

 

Pan fried Barramundi with dill and lemon mayonnaise 

 

A thick slab of pan fried barramundi was served atop a bunch of steamed asparagus. For $20 ++, I felt that it was worth every cent paid since a generous piece of fish was offered alongside with a starter of choice.

The fish was fresh, soft and the skin was crisp. The lemon mayonnaise reminded me of the tartar sauce, with a tinge of tangy and creamy texture.

 

Dallas platter ($15++)

 

The dallas platter was meant for sharing , 2 pax @ $15 ++ & 4 pax @ $30 ++. The platter allowed you to enjoy 3 of their popular and signature bar snacks ( Salt & pepper calamari wings , Dallas wings & Chicken skewers).

Care-less about table etiquette  , I  dirty my fingers whilst enjoying the pipping hot salt & pepper calamari and dallas wings.

Salt and pepper calamari are best enjoyed hot from the deep-fryer . Squeeze a little lime juice over to add a tinge of lemony flavour & reduce the greasiness . The squids were large and juicy , batter was crispy and not soggy. However, it was  a little tad oily and cloying towards the last few pieces as it turned cold.

The Dallas wings were ordinary .It taste best when eaten warm and dip in the special chilli sauce ( hint of cracked black pepper can be tasted ).

The Chicken skewers reminded me of chicken satay. The thigh meat was used and they marinated it with a cajun seasoning . It goes pretty well with the coriander and mint sauce. A little let-down was that the chicken skewers were served lukewarm.

 

 

Verdict: Highly recommended for big eaters! The foods served here are American sizes and would definitely satisfy your hungry stomach. Generally I am satisfied with the food , service was prompt and efficient, short waiting time for the food to arrive and clearing , funky and cool place.

In summation, I love this place!.……. except … the cigarette smoke!

 

 

 

Dallas Restaurant & Pub

31 Boat Quay

Website: http://www.dallas.sg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House of Robert Timms GSS promotion

GSS Promotion 

 

 

Buy 1 main course and get the second FREE!

 

Prosciutto & grilled pineapple salad ( $15++)

 

Claimed to be the most popular salad at The House of Robert Timms . They were pretty generous with the prosciutto ham and the peppery rocket leaves. I would prefer fresh pineapples instead of those from cans where the sugar syrup was just too sweet. The best commination would be rock melon~ .

 

Herb crusted barramundi ($26++)

 

 

The main course was huge .

The chunky piece of barramundi was crusted with herb breadcrumbs and baked till golden brown. Sat atop was the tangy salsa with bits of black olives, gherkins and tomatoes which goes well with the fish.

 

Pumpkin Lasagne ($16.50++)

 

 

I realised that The House of Robert Timms offered a variety of vegetarian choices. They have Tofu patties, Portobello mushroom salad and the Pumpkin Lasagne was one of them.

The sweetness of the pumpkin and the melted cheese goes well. The cheese was not too overwhelming and cubes of pumpkin can be found between the layers.

 

 

 

Verdict: Do make a visit to The House of Robert Timms during the GSS period to enjoy the 1 for 1 offer!

 

 

 

 

The House of Robert Timms

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