I don’t often do restaurant reviews, and there’s a simple reason for it; I focus on things you sip or gulp, not those you munch on. Once in a while, though, a restaurant has an extensive enough booze menu that I’m inclined to at least give it a go. Of course, since it’s a restaurant, it’s more about the drinks complementing the food, rather than the food complementing the drinks, and I look at it from that perspective instead.
For those familiar with the area, Joo Chiat is festooned with food and beverage outlets of all sorts. Most of them are not worth a mention, with a few notable exceptions (AliBarBar, Cider Pit and Two Pigs Fly) coming to mind. What’s most disappointing is that there isn’t much going for the mid-priced ($30-$60) western food market. Fortunately, the team at the Wooloomooloo Group agrees with that assessment and opened The Chop House at I12 Katong.