Sunday, 21 March 2021

Enjoy Eating House – Singapore Comfort Food with A Twist [MEDIA INVITE]

Grandma's Te Kah Bee Hoon 

Enjoy Eating House & Bar @ Stevens is the new flagship outlet of the popular Enjoy Eating House & Bar at Jalan Besar. A labour of love of Owner and Head Chef Joel Ong, this new establishment at Hotel Mercure on Stevens will feature Singapore comfort food complete with Chef Joel own unique twists and simple tweaks.

The Bar
When you enter Enjoy @ Stevens, you feel like travelling back to the 80s and 90s Cha Chan Teng. The décor is retro, the utensils are ceramic plate disguise in old school melamine and the menu itself designed to look like the traditional Lunar 365 days calendar that our grandparents used to have. The music from the era of Hong Kong 4 heavenly kings will serenade you throughout your dining session. Hanging on the wall are animated posters showcasing the inspiration of the dishes created here.

Part of the Dining Area

Animated Posters
Our meal started with Chef Joel's XO White Fish Soup ($10). The fish is fresh and silky, swimming in the cloudy broth. The milky colour in the broth is not from milk, instead, it is extracted from a long period of preparation and simmering. The broth tasted sweet and robust, infused by the Chinese cabbage, goji berries and a generous sprinkle of XO. It is comforting, delicious and slowly opens up our appetite.

Chef Joel's XO White Fish Soup 

Chef Joel's XO White Fish Soup
Hainanese Chicken Satay ($10). It is well marinated with sweet spices, succulent and finished off with the signature charring on its exterior. The satay sauce is solid, with roughly grounded peanut and a pineapple puree. Completing the dish is homemade achar that nicely cuts through the sweetness in this dish.

Hainanese Chicken Satay 

Hainanese Chicken Satay
Singapore Style Chilli Prawns ($22). This is a “die die must try” dish here. The prawns are fresh, crunchy and for those who like the prawn heads, you will definitely love sucking on these ones. The chilli sauce is bold, showcasing the sweet, tangy, spicy and eggy flavours. Don’t forget to order and crisp and pillowy mantou (50 cents per pcs, min order 4 pcs) to soak up the gravy. LD and I like the gravy so much, we simply slurp it till the last drop. Yummy!!

Singapore Style Chilli Prawns 

Singapore Style Chilli Prawns 
Grandma's Te Kah Bee Hoon ($14 for small). Fork tender braised pork leg that reminds me of the Thai version. The bee hoon exudes “wok hei”, smooth with a slight al-dente texture to it. It is served with Thai Style Green Chilli sauce, to spice up the dish and balance the richness at the same time. The Thai influence on this dish derives from Chef Joel’s experience in running a Thai restaurant.

Grandma's Te Kah Bee Hoon

Grandma's Te Kah Bee Hoon

Grandma's Te Kah Bee Hoon

Foie Gras with Truffled Sous Vide Eggs ($14). A different culinary style for this dish. We like the crisp and creaminess of the foie gras. However, I find the egg yolks are slightly overcooked. Maybe it is better, if they do a soft boil egg style, like in our Nanyang breakfast style.

Foie Gras with Truffled Sous Vide Eggs 
Popiah Garden ($14) - Flagship exclusive. Old school style of ice cream served in popiah skin and drizzle with crushed peanuts and microgreens. There are three flavours of ice cream: blue pea, soursop and Horlicks with sea salt. The soursop and Horlicks are our picks as they have a stronger flavour, while the blue pea is very subtle. Best to finish the desserts fast as the popiah skin can get chewy after a while.

Popiah Garden 

Popiah Garden 

For the drinks, we tried Iced Thai Milk Tea and Pandan Lemongrass Tea. Both drinks are very fragrant and we like the fact it was not overly sweet. For the alcoholic drinks, the fully decked bar with Singaporean-inspired alcoholic beverages like Compendium Chendol Gin and locally-brewed craft beers from Lion Brewery Co. ready to crunchy your thirst.

Pandan Lemongrass Tea and Iced Thai Milk Tea
Overall, we are impressed with the food served at Enjoy @ Stevens. The food is comforting and delicious, while Chef Joel unique twists and tweaks elevate the dishes to another level. The Singapore Style Chilli Prawns are a Die Die Must TRY dish. We will be back to try the rest of the dishes in the near future. Cheers!!

ENJOY Souveniers to purchase
Thank you very much for Protegie PR and Enjoy Eating House & Bar Team for hosting us.

Food & Drinks: 8.5/10
Value: 8.510
Service: N/A (Tasting Invitation)
Ambiance: 8/10
Budget per Person: $11 - $25, $26 - $50

Enjoy Eating House & Bar @ Stevens
30 Stevens Road
#01-07 Hotel Mercure on Stevens
Singapore 257840

T: +65 8511 1478
IG: @Enjoyeatinghouse
OH: Daily 11.00 – 23.00

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