Sunday, 13 April 2008

Borshch Steakhouse

A friend was asking if i wanted to join him and some friends for dinner, they were going to try this russian food at serangoon gardens. hmmmmm, russian food, something interesting, go i tagged along... the place looks normal from the outside, seems like it has been around for quite a while, should be quite good then. upon stepping in, the place had a very funny smell, not a pleasant one, i cannot describe it, but i got used to it after being inside for a while. we got the set dinner which comes with appetizer, soup, mains and dessert. $22+ and we ordered a dozen of escargot ($24) to share.
Carpetbed steak. the special part about this is that they stuff an oyster in the middle of the steak, and it's really in the middle, you have to cut the meat to see the oyster, but it's a mini oyster.. haha, according to those who had this, it wasn't fantastic.

Shashlik of fillet. medium rare. i had this and i find this quite good, portion i really small , but the meat was tender and juicy. served with a side salad and some grilled onions. did not regret choosing this one.

Cannot remember this. i think it was lamb cooked on a skewer like kebabs. forgotten to ask about the taste of this item.

Escargot, i feel that there isn't enough garlic, didn't have the shoikness i was hoping for.

Borshch soup, mushroom soup, shrimp salad. very disappointing. the borshch soup tasted like something anyone can whip out at home. mushroom soup was worse. shrimp salad was more like haybee salad.

Banana pancake and peach ice cream. very disappointing again. serving was so small, ice cream didn't even fill up half the cup. pancake was soggy and banana taste was for too artificial..

Taking the set was a wrong choice, should have ordered ala carte. oh yes, the drink that came with the set was in such a small cup, i think you need 4 cups to fill up a macdonalds small size drink. not going back anymore..

address: 58 Serangoon Garden Way
contact: 63834069
ambience: 3
taste: 4
service: 6
value for money: 3
overall rating: quite run down, food not very nice, quite expensive


Ed said...

tell me what you think

jx said...

Thanx for the new banner ed

Ed said...

no problem ;p

i'm an aspiring digital graphics designer

Hun Boon said...

wah junxiong, I never knew you're such a foodie cos you're so slim.

And it should be spelled "broscht"! Never trust a restaurant which misspells the name of its food. :)

Isn't there a better Russian borscht place at Far East shopping centre?

jx said...

haha .. not slim already, getting fatter.. oh, i never knew the spelling was incorrect, and yes i just heard about the russian at far east shopiping centre a few days go, will have to try that out one of these days.

Nice to see you drop by my blog. do visit often and let me know if there any nice food outlets to try!

Anonymous said...

i've been there two times. the first time was last year feb, and i found it really really good, that's why i returned. the 2nd time was rather recent and quite disappointing though...perhaps the standard dropped?

i had carpetbag steak, and I think it was nice. the first time i had the escargot, it was good too (but not the 2nd time). i had the dinner set too, and i felt that it's worth the money.

the restaurant has been there for many many years (probably 10+?), and it managed to survive despite the tough competition at that I guess it's not that bad.

probably the main cook was on leave! =P