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Moules Frites ?

Postby Travailes » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 1:26 pm

Can anyone recommend a Belgium-style bar for moules frites and beer ? Fancy a night out that is a bit different. Cheers.
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Postby Darthcoder » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 1:29 pm

Here

http://brusselssprouts.com.sg/

They never have Duvel in stock though :mad:
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Postby Travailes » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 1:35 pm

Darthcoder wrote:Here

http://brusselssprouts.com.sg/

They never have Duvel in stock though :mad:


Thanks. Looks good.
I see they sell Duvel Belgian Golden Ale @ 20 bucks a bottle (oouch!).
Good job it's not in stock - I'd be broke !!

ps Out of their two outlets - which has the better atmosphere ?
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 2:51 pm

I'd have to say the one on Robertson Quay as it's right on the river and also in the Quays where there are other nightspots so no need to drive from one to the other to make a night of it.

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Postby Zeenit » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 3:32 pm

We went last night, food below average, Price WAY ABOVE AVERAGE WITH AN OUCH!!!
one bottke wine, 2 starters, 4 mains, 4 beers =$400.00
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Postby Darthcoder » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 3:58 pm

Yeah, the prices are insane. 22 Dollars for a RocheForte (11%).
The best bet would be go by 6PM and just stick to Leffe Blonde/Hoegaarden/Stella (Which are about 8.5 during the happy hour).

I had Belgian beers after an year so didnt mind spending 200 just on the beers :oops:
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Postby Zeenit » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 4:00 pm

The beer was Blonde :???: :???: :???:
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Postby Darthcoder » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 4:15 pm

Haha yeah one of the most famous beers is Leffe Blonde (Lighter than Leffe Brune/Brown). It is listed under Draught Beers on their website too. Used to buy it for 2 Euros and have to buy the same for 12 dollars here :mad: .

Why is alcohol so costly here :cry:
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Postby nakatago » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 4:18 pm

Darthcoder wrote:Why is alcohol so costly here :cry:


Supposedly to discourage drinking so that people will not get drunk and get into fights or cause trouble for other people. Sin tax.


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Postby JR8 » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 5:37 pm

I have eaten at Brusselssprouts. I found the mussels small and over-cooked, and the 'gravy' uninspiring. I had a standard moules mariniere, but the wine used was too sweet so the gravy had no bite at all. My wife had something with garlic and cream (IIRC) and it was just rather blah...

My overriding impression was a restaurant taking a very cheap basic ingredient (mussels) and then cooking them wrongly and sending them out for top-$.

It is a shame because a good bowl of mussels is a wondrous thing (we had some in Europe recently at a beer-hall, vast bowls, about 2kgs each!, at euro12). I appreciate the question is getting them on a night out... but I'd remind mussel lovers in SG that Cold Storage stocks fresh green-lips at $2.25 a kilo. Talk about value for money, and cooking them at home means you can get them just right. On a number of occasions I've cleaned out Cold Storage, broken out my lobster pot and cooked up a trawler load of green-lips with a couple of fresh baguettes for a cheap easy and delicious communal hands on dinner with friends.

A restaurant that can't cook it's signature dish correctly is a real bug-bear for me. It's like an Italian that overcooks it's pasta [basement, City Hall]. There's no going back... as such.

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Postby Zeenit » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 6:27 pm

JR8 wrote:I have eaten at Brusselssprouts. I found the mussels small and over-cooked, and the 'gravy' uninspiring. I had a standard moules mariniere, but the wine used was too sweet so the gravy had no bite at all. My wife had something with garlic and cream (IIRC) and it was just rather blah...

My overriding impression was a restaurant taking a very cheap basic ingredient (mussels) and then cooking them wrongly and sending them out for top-$.

It is a shame because a good bowl of mussels is a wondrous thing (we had some in Europe recently at a beer-hall, vast bowls, about 2kgs each!, at euro12). I appreciate the question is getting them on a night out... but I'd remind mussel lovers in SG that Cold Storage stocks fresh green-lips at $2.25 a kilo. Talk about value for money, and cooking them at home means you can get them just right. On a number of occasions I've cleaned out Cold Storage, broken out my lobster pot and cooked up a trawler load of green-lips with a couple of fresh baguettes for a cheap easy and delicious communal hands on dinner with friends.

A restaurant that can't cook it's signature dish correctly is a real bug-bear for me. It's like an Italian that overcooks it's pasta [basement, City Hall]. There's no going back... as such.



I am so with you on this post. :o :o
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Postby Travailes » Mon, 09 Jul 2012 2:16 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I'd have to say the one on Robertson Quay as it's right on the river and also in the Quays where there are other nightspots so no need to drive from one to the other to make a night of it.


I was lead to believe one was at Robertson the other on the East Coast Park ?
Generally views seem negative on this outlet - anywhere else that offers authentic Moules Frites on that basis then?
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Postby JR8 » Mon, 09 Jul 2012 2:27 am

Another suggestion here.... http://www.oosters.com.sg/food-menu/

I haven't tried it though, just a Google.



ps. re: Brusselsprouts have a look at
http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/ ... s_sprouts/

Ignoring the kind of people who seem happy just eating anything, look at what the critics have to say. hmmm ...

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Postby Darthcoder » Mon, 09 Jul 2012 10:43 am

JR8 wrote:Another suggestion here.... http://www.oosters.com.sg/food-menu/

I haven't tried it though, just a Google.



ps. re: Brusselsprouts have a look at
http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/ ... s_sprouts/

Ignoring the kind of people who seem happy just eating anything, look at what the critics have to say. hmmm ...


Thanks for the Oosters link, I am checking it out next!
Agree with the -ve reviewers on the fries. The fries are not really fries but wedges (but it made no difference to me as I am a glutton :roll: ). But still those were not the authentic belgian fritjes. I am a veggie so the only food I had was the fries/wedges. Oosters beer menu looks great too but have to check out their prices (No happy hour would make Leffe Blonde here a bit more costlier than that at Brussels Sprouts I guess). I'll go and checkout the prices there, lets hope the prices are cheaper than at the sprouts :?
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Postby young.chinese.guy » Mon, 09 Jul 2012 11:20 pm

In my opinion, Brusselssprouts is overrated and overpriced.


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