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Monday, September 3, 2012

Shokudo @ Cathay Cineleisure, Singapore

 One can never miss out the prominent, cursive "Shokudo" logo when walking pass Cathay Cineleisure. You know, one of those restaurants or cafes where you pass by time and time again, but you never had the chance to try out?

So last Friday night, my dear and I were contemplating what to eat, before we decided to have our virgin experience at this modern Japanese coffee house.

Upon reaching the restaurant, we were promptly greeted and seated by one of the service staff. The cafe has a nice western touch to its interior and location-wise, I would say it is perfect (considering that the escalators are just a few metres away from the entrance).  However, it was surprising that on a Friday night (at approx 8.15pm), the place was only about 30% filled.

Anyway, I ordered the Japanese-style Kinoko Pork Chop (S$14.80), topped up with assorted mushroom sauce, crispy veggies and corn salad. The meat was slightly overcooked, resulting in a tough and "gnawy" interior. The sauce makes up for it, but could definitely do with more mushroom bits and chunks. One thing that was perfect in this dish though, was the corn salad; the cold mashed potato mixed with sweet, crunchy Hokkaido corn was very good.
My girl ordered the Grilled Chicken Curry Omu Rice (S$14.80) - the grilled chicken was nothing special, but the short-grained rice cooked with tomato paste and drenched with runny scrambled eggs was  awesome. The dish was also completed with a bowl of typical Japanese curry with assorted vegetables.

Their desserts and square thin-crusted pizza looked appetizing too, not very “wow”-inducing, but I might give this cafe a try again in the future.

Shokudo Japanese Coffee House

Tel: +65 6736 0971

Opening Hours
Sun–Thu: 11.30am – 2.00am
Fri–Sat: 11.30am – 4.00am
8 Grange Road
Cathay Cineleisure