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Post by Primrose Hill » Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:42 am

Has anyone been to Pollen?

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Post by Brah » Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:09 pm

Just got the bad news on the good news - the new Mexican that just opened is part of the chain that is way overpriced and serves very small portions, and the new place is the same.

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Post by zzm9980 » Fri, 17 Oct 2014 1:07 am

Brah wrote:Just got the bad news on the good news - the new Mexican that just opened is part of the chain that is way overpriced and serves very small portions, and the new place is the same.
Which Mexican place? That's the one food type I always missed while in Singapore.

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Post by Girl_Next_Door » Fri, 17 Oct 2014 9:21 am

Primrose Hill wrote:Has anyone been to Pollen?
Pollen's food is decorative, similar to most celebrity restaurants. As expected, the tasting menu doesn't come cheap.

My favorite part is, after dinner, you can pop upstairs and get access to the Dome, after it is closed. There is enough lights to get around, and its really nice to enjoy the non-crowded Dome with a glass of wine, slowly strolling.

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Post by Brah » Fri, 17 Oct 2014 9:12 pm

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Brah wrote:Just got the bad news on the good news - the new Mexican that just opened is part of the chain that is way overpriced and serves very small portions, and the new place is the same.
Which Mexican place? That's the one food type I always missed while in Singapore.
I'd better PM you or tell you when you get here, don't want to get hit for slamming the place publicly (though I will via HGW and Yelp).

There are a couple of good Mexican places, but they are not in Duxton or Robertson Walk.

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Post by zzm9980 » Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:53 pm

Brah wrote: There are a couple of good Mexican places, but they are not in Duxton or Robertson Walk.
The only remotely decent one I've had in Singapore was the one at Haji Lane and Beach Rd. And even that wasn't anything amazing. If it was in California you wouldn't go back more than once unless it was due to convenience.

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Post by Brah » Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:32 pm

That is one of the two, and agree

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:14 am

I had the best steamed dumplings I've ever eaten so far, and it outdoes din tai Fung hands down.
Polished off 3 sets of 7 steamed heaven coated me 12$ for the lot.
It's near Ikea Alexandra, in the food court.
Their spicy Sichuan noodle soups are excellent too.
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Post by the lynx » Mon, 20 Oct 2014 1:14 pm

I don't have the best taste buds for Mexican but I personally like El Patio in contrast to Cha Cha Cha, Cafe Iguana and the likes. I hope I hit the right place, or is there a real Mexican place I should really try?

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Post by Barnsley » Mon, 20 Oct 2014 4:08 pm

the lynx wrote:I don't have the best taste buds for Mexican but I personally like El Patio in contrast to Cha Cha Cha, Cafe Iguana and the likes. I hope I hit the right place, or is there a real Mexican place I should really try?
Margarita's in Siglap isn't bad , a bit pricey , it also has a real ale pub just across the road.

El Rochos on Circular Road behind Boat isnt bad either, well the burrito I had was OK.
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Post by the lynx » Mon, 20 Oct 2014 4:10 pm

Barnsley wrote:
the lynx wrote:I don't have the best taste buds for Mexican but I personally like El Patio in contrast to Cha Cha Cha, Cafe Iguana and the likes. I hope I hit the right place, or is there a real Mexican place I should really try?
Margarita's in Siglap isn't bad , a bit pricey , it also has a real ale pub just across the road.

El Rochos on Circular Road behind Boat isnt bad either, well the burrito I had was OK.
Are you talking about Dog N Bone across the street from Margarita's?

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Post by bgd » Mon, 20 Oct 2014 5:28 pm

the lynx wrote:
Barnsley wrote:
the lynx wrote:I don't have the best taste buds for Mexican but I personally like El Patio in contrast to Cha Cha Cha, Cafe Iguana and the likes. I hope I hit the right place, or is there a real Mexican place I should really try?
Margarita's in Siglap isn't bad , a bit pricey , it also has a real ale pub just across the road.

El Rochos on Circular Road behind Boat isnt bad either, well the burrito I had was OK.
Are you talking about Dog N Bone across the street from Margarita's?
Nope, that's further up the road. Assuming we are talking about the same bar it's a micro brewery rather than a real ale place. The couple of times I've been I wasn't impressed with service. Can't think of the name.

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Post by Barnsley » Mon, 20 Oct 2014 6:11 pm

bgd wrote:
the lynx wrote:
Barnsley wrote: Margarita's in Siglap isn't bad , a bit pricey , it also has a real ale pub just across the road.

El Rochos on Circular Road behind Boat isnt bad either, well the burrito I had was OK.
Are you talking about Dog N Bone across the street from Margarita's?
Nope, that's further up the road. Assuming we are talking about the same bar it's a micro brewery rather than a real ale place. The couple of times I've been I wasn't impressed with service. Can't think of the name.
Thats the one , real ale/microbrewery interchangeable for me. :D

Adstragold I think its called, we were the only group in there when we went so service was OK :D
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Post by zzm9980 » Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:34 pm

the lynx wrote:
Barnsley wrote:
the lynx wrote:I don't have the best taste buds for Mexican but I personally like El Patio in contrast to Cha Cha Cha, Cafe Iguana and the likes. I hope I hit the right place, or is there a real Mexican place I should really try?
Margarita's in Siglap isn't bad , a bit pricey , it also has a real ale pub just across the road.

El Rochos on Circular Road behind Boat isnt bad either, well the burrito I had was OK.
Are you talking about Dog N Bone across the street from Margarita's?
Nope, someone already fixed you on that though. Margarita's is right near to Telok Kurau. It's very near to Penny University, by far the best coffee shop in East Coast, of not all of Singapore east of Jalan Besar. :)

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