Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Forgotten Part Of Singapore - Secret Wonderland

Some years ago, I lived on a hobby farm at Mt Tambourine in the Gold Coast Hinterland (Qld, Australia). Situated on eight acres and surrounded by natural rainforest, it was an idyllic location with awesome tranquility.

On Friday night just gone by, I had a Déjà vu moment... yes, right here in Singapore!! Heading out along Eng Neo Avenue then towards Turf City, we ventured up a side street (Fairways Drive) toward the Saddle Club. Immediately we were transported away from the hustle and bustle and found ourselves surrounded by natural forest interspersed with open paddocks... before travelling all the way to a golf range, we turned left at the horse stables to arrive at our destination.

The reason for this trek? - we were invited by a lovely lady, Ivy Woo, to dine at the newly refurbished Mimo Kitchen and Bar - talk about getting away from the hustle and bustle!! What better way to spend a Friday evening after an intense week in the office? Back to nature!

Wine Glass

The venue is designed to cater toward family and friends, and the 'whimsical' designs of local artist ANTz (www.antz-gks.blogspot.com) just seem to meld into the surrounding environment and help bring the work-inspired blood pressure back down to normal levels.

The western style menu offers a great international selection of simple, hearty dishes. From breads to burger patties to cakes and tarts, everything is prepared from scratch in our kitchen... including even the breadrolls which are amazingly mouth watering!

Chef Louie Moong, a pastry and dessert chef by training, heads the team with the simple philosophy - "Cook for your guests like you would cook for your loved ones. You put your heart to it."

So without ado, get a tissue ready to wipe the drool from your lips as I share with you the delicious and wholesome dishes in which we partook - I won't tell you who ate what, because we were so impressed we had to share each others' dishes to get a sample of everything that was brought to our table.

Our Appetizers:

Flower Crab and Mango Salad - S$19

Flower Crab and Mango Salad

Crab Cake - S$18

Crab Cake

Pan Seared Foie Gras - $28

Pan Seared Foie Gras

Main Courses:

Mimo Beef Burger - $28

Mimo Beef Burger

Roasted Stuffed Quail - $36

Roasted Stuffed Quail

Seabass Meuniere- $28

Seabass Meuniere

Dessert Platter - $12
(Angel Food Cake, French Apple Tart, Chocolate Melt, Pina Colada)

Dessert Platter

Jaime had "Eggy and Toasty Beans" from the Kids Menu aith a side of fries - $10

Eggy and Toasty Beans

And of course, icecream - he loved the meringue bites!!

Jaime's Ice Cream

Jaime's Meringue

Oh - did I mention that one of our waiters was 'ELVIS'??


So, take my advice - this is a truly hidden 'Culinary Gem' in an almost forgotten part of Singapore - go check it out with your family and friends...

Here are some more images of the evening, along with the stunning work and design of ANTz - for the full gallery of pictures, CLICK HERE!


Jaime Colouring

Mimo Kitchen and Bar

Mimo Kitchen and Bar

Mimo Kitchen and Bar

Mimo Kitchen and Bar

Mimo Kitchen and Bar

Mimo Kitchen and Bar

Mimo Kitchen and Bar

Mimo Kitchen and Bar

Mimo Kitchen and Bar

Mimo Kitchen and Bar

Mimo Kitchen and Bar

Mimo Kitchen and Bar

Mimo Kitchen and Bar is located at:

55 Fairways Drive, Singapore 286864

Opening Hours:

Tues – Sat, Dinner: 6pm to 11pm
Sat, Sun and Public Holidays, Brunch: 10am to 3pm

For Reservations, email enquiry@mimokitchen.com.sg

For more information on the restaurant, you can visit the website at www.mimokitchen.com.sg

Click Links for Menus

Dinner Menu

Brunch Menu

Kids Menu

1 comment:

Kel said...

Drooling...can never afford such an expensive meal~