Sunday, September 09, 2012 | 11:30 am | 0 comments
OFF TO THE HARD ROCK CAFE WE GO!
I'm sure all of you are familiar with Hard Rock Cafe, the most noted thing about them is they play really good classic rock music. I LOVE ENGLISH ROCK MUSIC. BON JOVIII!
Okay I digress, other than the rock music, their walls are plastered with pictures of rock stars or rock concerts. Basically, rock memorabilia. Hard Rock has gone international, they have branches all over the world . Currently in Singapore, we have the branch at Orchard (Alight at Orchard MRT station and walk towards Wheelock direction), and a newly opened outlet at Resorts World Sentosa.
First time there, we're at the Orchard branch. The interior is soooo nice!
I love the whole bar/restaurant concept, it's a good place to chill. Best thing is they have a mini stage and a live band every night.
I adore live bands!
How can anyone not like live bands?!
I used to go to Timbre just for their music and duck pizza, but then I realize now that Hard Rock has equally good music, food that actually fills me up for the same price, and is 10x more comfortable than Timbre!
How's that for the ultimate chillax session huh?
So come on! Let's dive into their menu and salivateeeee!
This is a very refreshing and yummy drink.
It's a tropical blend of mangoes, strawberries, orange and pineapple juice plus lemon-lime soda.
It's the kind of drink that makes you happy, instantly.
Instant happiness, here I come!
All their drinks look very pretty and yummy, super tempting! Do try out their other drinks, their non-alcoholic drinks menu has quite an extensive selection. Mine was served in a Hurricane Glass. I assume that's the glass above, can't begin to imagine how a Hurricane Glass would look like.
So yes, were are here to sample their NEW SEAFOOD MENU!
Yes you heard me right the first time.
Hard Rock Cafe is serving up more seafood dishes!
Let's take a look at their new menu.
Crispy Sea Bass
Chilli Crab Spaghetti
Crab Fried Rice
First up, is the SEAFOOD PLATTER.
Helloooo, did you get a load of that flame-grilled prawn?!
Beyond awesome I tell you.
Okay before I OD on seafood-ness, let me just tell you what's available in this dish.
We have 1 prawn, 2 softshell crabs, a pile of calamari rings and golden fries.
This dish comes with a tartar sauce.
Although I am a hugeeeee fan of prawns, I must say the star of this dish is the
HOMEMADE CALAMARI RINGS.
They are THE bomb.
Freshly made everyday, the calamari were lightly coated in bread crumbs then fried til golden brown. Paired with the tangy tartar sauce, it tastes even better.
The prawns were grilled to perfection and quite fresh. I like it a lot too!
The softshell crabs were good on the first mouthful, but them it kinda gets too floury or battery. Too much of that batter and I can't taste the sweetness of the crab anymore. A teeny bit disappointing, maybe the chef could ease up a bit on the batter next time.
Overall, this is a wee bit greasy for me. It'll be good if you share it among a group of friends and enjoy it with some alcohol.
I love fish, especially sea bass!!
This comes with pesto sauce and vegetables. The mushrooms are so juicy, love the garlic!
This fish is very fresh but I think the chef forgot to put the salt!
This dish has potential.
If it had a bit more flavour, I think this would be a hot favourite with the ladies.
Be prepared for an explosion of flavours in your mouth.
This is soooo spicy and fragrant, that you forgot you're eating spaghetti.
The noodles are sooo smooth I thought it's like Hokkien mee noodles, but at the same time the spiciness reminds me of Mee Goreng!
The spaghetti is very moist, which is good. I like 'em moist.
It's made with their classic Chilli Crab Dip so all the chilli crab fans out there might enjoy this.
But eh too spicy, I cannot go for more than two mouthfuls without guzzling water.
Unless you're hardcore spice fan, you might want to consider sharing this dish instead.
Rice in a mostly western food restaurant is very surprising haha, but hey it's crab!
Not bad, but not wow.
This is the only Asian dish in the menu, so it's a pretty novel idea. Most of the diners are expats, so they'll get the opportunity to try something Asian too.
The rice is pretty fragrant, and on the first mouthful it's certainly delectable. I like the olive rice, very fluffy. It's like a treasure chest inside, lots of ingredients! The omelette tastes just right, yumms!
But overall, this is just a pretty alright dish as compared to the other dishes.
Other than the new seafood menu, we got to try out a few of their most classic dishes.
One of Hard Rock's classic dishes is the ribs!!
We were served a full rack of West Tennessee-style ribs basted with authentic Hickory BBQ sauce.
This is served alongside seasoned fries, ranch beans and fresh coleslaw.
Cooked to perfection! When you slice, the meat simply falls right off the bones. Clean and easy.
The hickory sauce is so aromatic, and they use the same sauce to cook the baked beans. I've always thought baked beans are yucky, but this is surprisingly good~ The beans were soft but not mushy, and the sauce is just too damn good. I can foresee a 2km run after all these but, WHO CARES.
EAT FIRST, THINK LATER.
Okay in at attempt to be healthy, I tried out the coleslaw too.
This is what I call a REAL coleslaw.
Homemade fresh everyday, this is what I call an edible coleslaw!
No overload of mayo or cream, but huge chunky pieces of cabbage and thin carrot slices lightly coated in a layer of the mayo only. You taste the freshness and sweetness of the vegetables instead of all the fattening mayo and cream.
This is going up on my list of good coleslaws!
A beautifully grilled chicken breast tops off this unique twisted cavatappi pasta. This is then lightly tossed in spiced 3-cheese sauce, with garlic roasted red peppers and Romano parsley bread crumbs. All their pasta dishes comes served with a side of garlic toast, it's an American thing.
Okay I must confess, I am definitely not a fan of cheese. I do eat it, but not in large quantities.
This is way too cheesy for me, but I guess cheese lovers will get a kick out of this.
The chicken is pretty tender and I like the twisted pasta! So cute!
It's like a short version of curly fries going boingggg boinggg.
Brownies can never go wrong. Haagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream and hot fudge on a fresh brownie, topped with chopped walnuts, chocolate sprinkles, fresh whipped cream and a cherry.
Sounds like a dream come true yet!?
These are moist and chocolatey, okay passed my brownies test!
Oh and anything topped with a cherry always gains some plus points in my internal foodie meter.
Needless to say, I gobbled this cherry up haha! Thanks for not fighting with me on this guys. ;)
Mud pie = cookie crust filled with a heavenly concoction of coffee and chocolate ice cream topped with hot fudge and crunchy almond flakes.
The coffee is very fragrant but personally I like the brownies better!
Actually I paired the brownie with the mud pie in one giant mouthful, and it's pretty interesting too hahah..
MEET THE GLUTTONS
Here we are posing outside after our fantabulous dinner.
Full to bursting and Nigel claims he has to take a leave of absence from "indigestion" HAHA.
So do we, so full and satisfied from the delectable dishes!
If you want to try out the awesome food, please visit Hard Rock Cafe!
Confirm won't disappoint your stomach!
Thank you Natalie and Andy for hosting us and Ting for the kind invite!
Hard Rock Cafe Singapore
50 Cuscaden Road #05-01
HPL House Singapore 249724