[Review] Beanstro Food Tasting
We were invited by Beanstro (a new restaurant by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf) for food tasting recently. So, during this 1 week of March school holiday, the father took a day's leave to join us for the lunch.
The ambience of Beanstro is very much the same as its coffee & tea cafe chain - earth-tone colours that set the relax mood & soft lighting to set the romantic mood.
We ordered our drinks: Cafe Hazelnut for me, Hazelnut Latte (Decafe) for the father & Hot Double Chocolate with Marshmallows for AJ. We did not expect such tall glasses. At less than $7 per glass, it is definitely worthy.
Next, we had Cream of Mushroom Soup & Caesar Salad. The soup was tasty, & I personally like the in-house salad dressing a lot!
When it comes to dining out, we try to stick to fish because we are wary of antibiotics & hormones injected meat. To my delight, Beanstro serves grass fed steak, so I happily ordered Rib Eye Steak for myself. The 2 boys had Cod Fish & Salmon Skewer.
I love this very much! The pan-seared Chilean cod fish simply melted in my mouth with no fishy smell at all! And the crispy fish skin had become part of AJ's enjoyment of this dish :)
We eat Salmon quite often at home because it is full of Omega 3! It is not easy to master the tenderness of this fish & I do find this a little let down as the meat was not as tender as I have expected. The Salmon was marinated with ginger & soya, but I could not taste them.
The Australian grass fed Rib Eye Steak was done in perfect medium well. The meat was very tender. Even the father, who shy red meat, commented that it was very tender & juicy. It is certainly worth trying!
To conclude our lunch, we had Warm Apple Crumble & Bread & Butter Pudding for desserts. I have a soft spot for desserts because I have sweet tooth. It is hard to resist the temptation, especially when the waitress told me that there are customers who purposely come for their signature Bread & Butter Pudding. Oh boy! So we ordered 2 calories laden desserts.
The Bread & Butter Pudding tasted heavenly especially when it was served warm. AJ loved every bit of it. The Warm Apple Crumble was not too sweet. I love them both.
If you work near Ngee Ann City or Marina Bay Sands, you should consider trying out their Weekday Set Lunch Special. A main course that comes with complimentary soup and drinks satisfy your hunger at the right amount. There is also Tea-Time Special for shoppers!
Overall we had an enjoyable lunch in Beanstro. The service crew was warm & helpful, the food was nice, albeit the serving size can be huge for some, the ambience was good & the price reasonable. Would I visit again? Yes, I sure would.
* We were invited for food tasting by Beanstro. All opinions & text are my own.