5 Entertainer Spots to Check Out: Jan 2019

Hey lovelies!

This 2019, I'm sharing my Entertainer app with a few of my friends (don't worry, it's legal. You can add them to your family. Read more here.) Entertainer is an app that offers 1-for-1 meals for selected restaurants in Singapore, JB and other countries. You also get deals on beauty or hotel accommodations.

If you often face choice paralysis for deciding where to eat, this short guide by Si Min, Jeia and I might come in handy since Entertainer offers many restaurants to choose from!

Note: We are completely not sponsored by the restaurants nor Entertainer πŸ˜‚

1. Mr Punch Public House

26 Seah St, Singapore 188382  (Nearest MRT: Bras Basah, or a short walk from Cityhall or Bugis)

Tip: Mr Punch is located below the MINT Museum of Toys and is easy to miss. We all walked past it the first time. You'll need to take the stairs down to access the restaurant.

Ambience:  Things can get loud later at night with the music and people who come after work for drinks. So if you're looking for a quiet place to hang out with your friends, maybe head to the restaurant earlier at 7 p.m. There is also an alfresco rooftop setting if you prefer.

Comments on food: We had the Chicken Roulade and Pork Cheek as mains. A chicken roulade is basically vegetables, cheese and etc rolled up with chicken breast. At Mr Punch, the chicken was tender with a crispy finish. My friends enjoyed the brussel sprouts while I loved the mini potatoes served at the side. To be honest I was so delighted by this I hope to be able to cook this in the future.

Chicken Roulade
The Pork Cheek was very tender and served with pumpkin paste which I adored. The portions are medium sized and easy to finish. Overall we really enjoyed the food!

Other: The servers were very friendly and made you feel at home. They asked us if we enjoyed the food, and when we said that it was good, she asked, "Really?" Hilarious. 

Reservation by Chope: Yes
Rating: 8.5/10

2. OTC Cafe

100 Victoria Street, 03-01, National Library Building, 188064 (Bugis MRT)

Ambience: Tucked away in the library, it is charmingly quiet, a great place to chat with someone.

Cheeky Chickee, $15.50
Comments on food: If you're a hangry person, OTC would not suit you. We had to wait quite a while before all the food was served. However, the food portions were huge and quite value for money when you apply the Entertainer deal. Food was pretty tasty!

Tip: One important thing to note if you're heading here for dinner, is that the kitchen closes at 8 p.m., and would not entertain requests to order anything (including a slice of cake). The cafe closes at 9p.m. , which is also when most of the library closes at well. So head down in the day or for early dinner.

You can also use Grabpay here to pay for your meal.

Reservation by Chope: No
Rating: 7/10

3. Barrio by Mex Out

#01-116 Vivo City, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585 

Ambience: Relaxing. This is a good place for a beer after work.

Comments on food: The Pork Carnitas Rice Bowl is a Mexican food dream come true. It came with generous servings of ingredients like tender shredded pork, avocado and black beans, and everything came together well with the sauce. Popular dishes include the fish and pulled pork tacos.

Pork Carnitas Rice Bowl

Tip: The Signature Tortas was very forgettable though so please skip it.

Reservation by Chope: Yes
Rating: 7/10

4. Stirling Steaks

43 East Coast Rd, Singapore 428764

Ambience: Very casual but slightly noisy when the place is packed on weekends.

Comments on Food: We tried the Sirloin and Tenderloin. The Sirloin came with a strip of wonderful fat but the meat was slightly tougher to chew, whereas the Tenderloin was wonderful. Go for the latter if you’re willing to splurge a few more dollars. Comes with salad and your choice of mashed potato or truffle fries for sides. The salad and mash were good but the fries were very mediocre.

Tip: There are two outlets on the same stretch of road so go to the other one if one is too crowded.

Reservation by Chope: Yes
Rating: 7/10

5. Plentyfull

9 Raffles Boulevard #01-79/80 Millenia Walk, 039596  (Promenade MRT)

Ambience: Suitable for both large groups and couples. The hanging plants were a nice touch.

Comments on Food: The Angus Beef with Herb Butter was good! 

Angus Beef
For dessert, try the Pandan Creme Brulee with Gula Melaka Ice Cream. We really enjoyed this.

Pandan Creme Brulee

Tip: We also took a chance on the Miso Souffle, only to be disappointed as it tasted too salty and therefore kind of weird. Maybe give this a skip.

Said Miso Souffle.

Reservation by Chope: Yes
Rating: 8/10

Burp Kitchen & Bar (Tanjong Katong)

259 Tanjong Katong Rd, Singapore 437047 (Paya Lebar MRT)

Ambience:  The Burp Kitchen and Bar is a nice cosy outfit. Alongside with a bar, there are plenty of tables and free wifi. Before peak dining hours, people come here to work on their laptops. When we were there for dinner on a Friday night, there were groups of colleagues, expats, and a family as well.
Comments on Food: We ordered the Soft Shell Crab Mac & Cheese and the Burp Beef Burger.

Soft Shell Crab Mac & Cheese, and Burp Beef Burger, about $16 each (But with the app, you pay $16 instead of $32)

Both portions looked small on their small black platters. Little did we know that we would be super full afterwards. The crab was crispy with a peppery taste. Loved that! The cheese is not the bright yellow kind (think Astons Mac & Cheese), but a milder cheese, possible Gruyere (forgive me I'm no cheese expert) served with flakes too. Get this to share!

As for the beef burger, BEWARE BASIL HATERS! This burger is served with basil, or 九层呔. Personally I find that it lends a special flavour to the burger that lets it stand out from other burgers. Otherwise, the burger was pretty much average and not very memorable.  So if you're fussy with herbs, skip this or ask for no basil. For more adventurous diners, perhaps try the Mexican Chilli Burger instead.

Service was prompt by chirpy waitresses. Food was served quick.

Tip: Use Grabpay to chalk up points!
Reservation by Chope: No
Rating: 6.5/10 (For food only. We didn't try the drinks.)

We hope these short reviews helped you with the question, "What should I eat?" this weekend!

Skye, Si Min and Jeia

P.S. More restaurant reviews to come!