Whenever I visit Singapore, I tend to go back to the same few spots where I’ve grown accustomed to the food and place. Creature of habit, I know. My other half however, loves trying new places and insisted we try something out of our norm when we were in the city – PS.Café at Ann Siang Hill.
The interior feels very bistro chic; ideal for leisurely meals and casual dates given its lush surroundings. Service however, was poor when we were there, despite it being past lunch hour and the crowd had subsided. It was rif’s birthday so a celebratory cocktail was required – for him, the PS. Mojito and me, the Basil & Mint Lemon Mojito.
We had a Portobello mushroom soup with watercress and truffle oil to start, as well as the crispy triple cheese toast. The latter was wicked stuff; a decadent treat of bread, layered with three different cheeses and deep fried to molten perfection. This came with a robust tomato soup dip to offset the richness.
The soup was thick and flavourful, with a heady aroma from the truffle oil. I didn’t care much for the crusty bread slice it came with as it was too hard to chew. Not the best I’ve tried but this wasn’t too bad either. Substantial portion too.
My beef burgundy pie featured beef chunks slow-braised till tender in red wine gravy, for all the flavour and goodness to be absorbed. It was hearty and chunky, best eaten with buttery mash.
His chargrilled cheeseburger was alright, but nothing exemplary. The patty of wagyu and US chuck was grilled medium, and topped with melted gruyere, mozzarella and crispy onions for more bite. I did enjoy the shoestring fries it came with – made me contemplate on ordering the truffle version but that would mean I have no room for dessert.
The cake display is my favourite feature at PS.Café, with at least 15 selections to pick from. I picked the Chocolate Nut Doorstop, the dessert that caught my fancy from the moment I was seated. This comprised three layers of different textures; a dense brownie at the bottom, crunchy caramelised nuts at the centre and chocolate mousse on the top, with Maltesers chocolate topping for extra oomph.
Our bill came up to about SGD170 for the above, which was a bit steep if I were to convert since the Malaysian currency is pretty pathetic at the moment.
Food: 6.5/10 (non halal)
Verdict: I wasn’t bowled over but I did like the triple cheese toast and chocolate nut doorstop.
45 Ann Siang Road,
#02-02, S 069719
Tel: +65 9797 0648