Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Dinner with the League at Table @ Pip's

After Cherie's pizza birthday party, we explored the Bukit Timah area- first going to a hipster cafe then milling around Lorong Kilat and stumbling upon this quiet place for dinner.

A staff handed out a pamphlet as we walked by Table @ Pip's. Prices looked pretty reasonable. And the smell of the meats on the grill strategically placed right outside the restaurant got our attention.

Here's what we had.

Pip's Garden Green Salad ($5.90). To find walnuts, rocket leaves and dried cranberries in the salad at this price was great. I was half-expecting iceberg lettuce. Moohehe. Decent though under-salted.

The Escargot Bourguignon ($6.90) was scrumptious and well liked by people at the table. These babies were baked with garlic butter and came placed atop white button mushrooms. Earthy, flavoursome and juicy.

Also good for sharing around the table is Potato Skin ($3.90). These strips of crispy potato skins drizzled with sour cream were fun to eat.

Mooving on to the mains, the Grilled Sirloin Steak ($18.90) was plated with Shimeiji mushrooms, potato au gratin and pea shoots. Steakwise, it lacked flavour.

The Duck Leg Confit ($14.90) fared mooch better with its crispy skin and tender flesh. Ratatouille and orange demi glaze provided some flavour and textural contrast and variation. And yay! No pea shoots! Moohehe.

My cow-loving (different from beef-loving) friends opted for the Chive Salmon Steak ($14.90). I took a small bite and found it moist with the salmon and chive puree pairing well together. A drizzle of balsamic vinegar reduction added a slight sweet-tart balance to the dish.

From the Weekly Specials menu on the table standee, the Seafood Risotto ($24.90) featured a nice mix of prawn, seabass, mussels and squid cooked with creamy risotto grains. Didn't quite take to the raw grassy notes from the pea shoots though. Yes, yes. I hear you. Cows should eat grass. :p

Also on the Weekly Specials menu was the Seabass Arabbiata ($19.90). Ribbons of homemade fettucine were coated in a spicy tomato sauce with a good balance between the heat of the chillis and the tang and sweetness of the tomatoes.  

Dinner was enjoyed with a bottle of Cellier Yvecourt Bordeaux 2009 ($60.50). Juicy red fruits dominated. Simple and easy drinking.

At this mooment, I need to apologise.

I skipped desserts for a bowl of noodles and pork porridge at Bukit Timah Hawker Centre instead. MOOHAHAHA. There's a Durian Chocolate listed on Pip's menu that sounded intriguing though!

It felt somewhat nostalgic and happy to be back roaming that part of Bukit Timah with poly pals just like we did over 10 years ago. :)

Table @ Pip's
17 Lorong Kilat
Tel : 6467 6867

Opens: Daily 11am - 3pm, 6pm-10.30pm

Chew On This: They have BBQ Crocodile Ribs on the menu. Sounds like something to try the next time!

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