Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Queen wants a Mangosteen

Queen and Mangosteen, has a huge impressive board just outside of their restaurant. I was attracted by this board when they were first opened. They do have quite a impressive entrance. In fact i was awed by it.

Queen and Mangosteen offers both indoor and alfresco dining. The ambience was quite cosy. The usage of quite warm lightings let the diners free themselves and can talk more freely.

Roasted Rack of Lamb with Rosemary Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus and Mint Yoghurt (S$35 inclusive of a Straits Beer)

The dish has been arranged very nicely and it definitely looks to be waiting for me to jump in to start eating. It looks so appetising. The lamb that i ordered was to be done medium rare and it retains the pinkish colour of the meat when it was sliced. There were also grounded pepper which i believe was sprinkled on top by the waitress before serving to me.

First, the lamb was medium rare and the meat was tender on the outside while juicy on the inside. The meat itself is already full of flavours, even without the mint yoghurt. The medium rare was done just nice. The amount of fats is also just nice in proportion. The gamy taste of the lamb has been successfully removed, and only a little can be tasted at the fats portion.
The asparagus is young and so it has the sweetness, is soft and retains a little of the crunchiness. The asparagus is boiled and so the freshness is maintained. I would say that even for one that do not like asparagus, such as I, has also finished them.
As for the potatoes, there is only a tint of the rosemary taste. However, the potatoes had the taste of burnt spices, which i believe, comes from the rosemary.
It can be said that this dish is a really good dish and i enjoyed it very much. A highly recommended dish, if only they do not let the rosemary get burnt.

Service Attitude
The staff were very friendly and they also gave recommendations. The waitress that took my order even told me that for one of the dish, i will have to do the de-shelling of crayfish, and all thanks to her, that i ordered the rack of lamb. She even took the initiative to put together the beer that i ordered into a set which will save me some money. Kudos to the service.

There wasnt much that i can complain about the cleanliness as i was seated at the bar counter and was able to see the bartender prepare and serve the drinks. The seat given to me was clean and all was good.

Presentation: 4/5
Taste: 4/5 (0.5 deducted for the burnt smell)
Service: 4/5
Cleanliness: 4/5
Value for money: 3/5
This is a good place to chill out, even if not going for the food. There are quite a few strength of beer to choose from, while not discounting the other alcoholic drinks, including wines. The cosy ambience allows patrons to really let down their hair and enjoy the night.


1 comment:

  1. I'm not a lamb lover but I like the colourful pix. Great posts & thks for d add. Looking fwd to your comments @ http://luxuryhaven.blogspot.com!


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