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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Betterfield

When I first heard of the Betterfield, I kind of relate it to battlefield and was rather curious about the food they serve. Betterfield is hidden at a secluded area among the old HDB estates in Waterloo Street. I wouldn't know there is a cafe exist if I didn't walk into it.

The Better Field
This less than a year old Cafe is founded by Shaun Gian who happened to serve us during our visit. Observing this young chap throughout our meal, I find that he is full of passion on what he is doing, his service was friendly and he really took extra efforts to take care of his customers well by communicating with them. Not only that I also observed that he ensured that his customer would not over order the portion base on the number of pax.


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Starter

These Sashimi grade Salmon was served in a familar plate that I had from Ikea which make me felt like home.With capers, gerkin, white sauce, tomato salsa, spinach topped onto the Tartare, it made a very good start in welcoming the upcoming dishes. The intermittent of the fragrance from its truffle oil had somehow seized my appetite, keeping me wanting for more on their appetizers.

Salmon Tartare
Main 

2 versions of spiced ribeye is ordered. As I'm someone who prefers to have medium-well done while the recommendation by Chef Shaun was medium rare, both of us ordered each type. If you are here in Betterfield, their beef is a must try as they use quality beef. For Cafe Week, the Hickory Spice Ribeye was marinated with cajun, and then smoked with hickory. It is served with secret spiced duck fat mousseline & mesclun salad.

Hickory Spiced Ribeye - Medium Rare
Comparing the Medium Well and Medium Rare doneness, my vote still goes to Medium Well for their meat is not that bloody which is easier to chew and tear apart.

Hickory Spiced Ribeye - Medium Well
Dessert

Going into the desserts, we thought that the local flavored would be interesting and had ordered the Ondeh Ondeh. Consisting of alternate layers of sponge cake and coconut with gula melaka, the cake sums up the traditional local snack we had here locally.

Ondeh Ondeh
Chocolate Lava Cake was disappointing. Perhaps all we have to was to set our level of expectation lower if you are going to cut the cake. Be prepared that there will be no lava flowing out even though the cake was warmly heated up.

Chocolate Lava Cake
The additional appetizer we had ordered out of the Cafe Week menu, Pops Mentaiko Chicken was interestingly made with shredded charcoal bun over a pool of burnt mentaiko.

Pops Mentaiko Chicken - $15
Prices are nett and if you are fond of beef and happen to visit The Betterfield, do try them out. Overall experience from The Betterfield was decent however we find that the ventilation in the cafe is not very good as we walk out of the restaurant bringing the smell on our clothing home.

Thanks Openrice for the winning voucher to Cafe Week in The Betterfield.

Rating: 3 / 5

The Betterfield
Location: 261 Waterloo St #01-23 Singapore 180261