Wednesday, June 11, 2008
New York New York!
New York New York!
Location: E!hub Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, #01-03 Singapore 519599
Tel: 6583 2856
Opening Hours: 11.30am - 10.30pm

I hadn't met up with Wenjing for the longest time though we have been chatting on MSN every single day while we're both at our respective work zones. I enjoyed seeing her physically that day. Sounds a little funny, but yeah.
We went to have dinner at New York New York! at E!hub, the new entertainment hub located at Downtown East. It was my first time there and I was very excited as there are alot of different food outlets, some I have never seen before. We made reservation in advance to dine at New York New York! and I'm glad we did because the crowd started coming in after 7pm, forming a long queue outside the restaurant.

The setup and atmosphere of the restaurant are entirely similar to the one at City Link and Ang Mo Kio Hub. I visited the outlet at City Link sometime ago and it was filled to the brim with young teenagers in big groups. For the outlet at Downtown East, I found it to be more family-oriented.

Anyway, here's a look at what we had that night:

Wenjing's Hawaiian Chicken Chop:

We both felt that it came in a portion that was slightly too small. Looking at the proportion of the pineapple ring sitting on top of the meat to that flap of meat itself, you can imagine the actual size of the chicken chop. I tried abit of the meat and I wasn't blown away. It was well-marinated but it wasn't as tender or juicy as I had hoped it would be.

Here's my Mo' Mushroom Sandwich:

I could choose between White, Whole Wheat or Focaccia Bread. I had mine in Whole Wheat and it came in four thick and big slices. The bread slices were all toasted to a nice and crisp texture which I had really enjoyed chewing into.

I'm a sucker for all kinds of mushrooms and I was excited when I could smell the strong mushroom fragrance. There was quite a generous portion of luscious mushroom slices smacked below the warmed cheese. And I could savour the succulent mushrooms in every bite I took. It was indeed a light and yummy treat, although the portion was quite big and I had to skip one of the slices.

And we can't go without a dessert of course. So we had a Waffle with Chocolate Ice Cream, drenched with chocolate sauce and served with maple syrup:

I know the photos of the waffle make it look like it's really tasty. But, I'm sad to say that it was the worst waffle with ice cream I had. The waffle was a tad too tough and the interior was really dry and hard. We had to drench the waffle with a tremendous amount of maple syrup in the hope that it might become slightly moistened so that it'd be easier for us to swallow. The chocolate ice cream was really bad too. I thought the ice cream could make up for the sucky-tasting waffle but boy, I was so wrong. The ice cream had a really tough texture and it certainly did not taste chocolatey enough. I'm never going to give this another chance again. My favourite waffle is still from Cafe Cartel.

That day was really cold and my digital camera's lens had a layer of condensation initially and I thought my camera was going cranky after I saw this blurry shot:

In the cab heading to the train station:

After reaching Pasir Ris MRT station, we were still insistent on taking more photos before leaving for home. So we happily placed our stuffs on some tables and started snapping away. And 5 minutes later, the station had made an announcement of their last train leaving. So we ended up taking a cab back home instead. We would have made it for the last train if we hadn't took more photos. It's so typical of us to do such silly things. But it was fun. Hehe.

P.S. Wenjing: I can't wait for our next meet-up already. :)

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