Enjoy a lovely weekend afternoon catching up with my friends on their recent trip and many other stuffs, The Workbench Bistro proves to be a great chill out place if you’re seeking an air-conditioned place or to enjoy the outdoor seating area with a constant breeze from the ceiling fan. You can order any of their coolers to bring down the heat in you or enjoy a nice chilled latte for a great catch up with your friends or family.
Having heard about the new management and a new creative set of menu, we decided to drop by for lunch and try out some of their yummy meals. Located in Ang Mo Kio, Workbench Bistro proves to stand out in this estate with many cafes sprouting throughout. Efforts are put up into the decor of the cafe as well as much improvements in service and creative menu compared to the previous management.
Salted egg wings, who can resist the temptation of salted egg foods?! Generous layer of salted egg yolk stir fried with crispy and juicy chicken mid-wings. The foamy layer on the wings says it all, a good starter and a must have if you need something before your mains. Do eat it while its hot ya.
We order three mains: Crabmeat Linguine, Aglio Olio with Smoked Duck and Pulled Pork Burger. Two of which is Chef’s recommendation. Velvety crab meat generously mixed with tangy tomato sauce in linguine, this is one tasty dish for seafood and crab lovers. You don't get the overwhelming taste of the crabmeat but instead a well harmonised flavour of the sea and tomato.
Tossed in olive oil, fresh garlic slices and chilli, agilo olio lovers can request for more chillies to be added and the peppery smoked duck slices tastes great! The meat's tender and one dish I would put it as a Chef’s recommendation as well!
Pulled Pork Burger, a Workbench all-time favourite, lots of effort put into the cooking process of the meat, many hours of rubbing & marinating, slow roasting and then cooked and simmered in sweet smoky BBQ sauce with a tang in it. This burger packs a punch to all pork lovers and also one of the must try if you’re heading down craving for a burger. Not forgetting the lovely paprika shoe-string fries, a wonderful pair.
Lastly we leave some space for desserts, something which caught our eyes, Chocolate S’Moreffles?! Yes, we’re intrigue by the Smurfilicious name and we decided to give it a try. A mixture of both Red & Blue Velvet Waffle and of course 2 scoops of ice cream! Sweet taste of chocolate drizzled onto the waffles which has melted marshmallow and small bits of berries in it! beware of you’re adding scoops of ice cream to your waffle, do eat it quick before the yummy scoops of ice cream melts in front of your eyes. The mixed berries ice cream is great for ladies who love the sweet taste of anti-oxidants on your palate.
Well, The Workbench Bistro is still improving after taking over a month ago and many new initiatives are coming right up: for example the recent Mother’s Day promotional set meals and the up-coming specials for ALL students in mind FTW! Its a place with good food and at a very reasonable prices.
Whats more? You can always drop by this cafe when you’re free and its definitely a place for all ages. But if you’re someone who is in a rush, I suggest you pop by the coffeeshop and have a plate of Chup Chye Peng (Mixed Vegetable Rice) or try out my recommendation at Kovan Hawker Centre, as the chef at The Workbench Bistro takes pride into every single dish to be served.
Craving for a bottle of craft beers on a hot weekend afternoon or how about a little chill out in the evening after your dinner?
Just today, The Workbench offers a bubbly variety of hand crafted beers and one that I will look forward to on my next visit to the bistro. The promo starts today and please do grab the yummy deal while its still on and thats another reason to stay and enjoy at The Workbench!
Let us know whats your favourite in the menu and the new taste of the craft beers too! Lets enjoy and have a wonderful weekend ahead! Cheers! :)
The Workbench Bistro
Blk 332 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
#01-1881 Singapore 560332
MRT: From Ang Mo Kio MRT station, it is just about 3 bus stops away. It will take about 15 minutes walk under the MRT tracks and cross the road when you see Church of Christ the King.
Bus: If you take the bus, the bus numbers are 22, 24, 262, 135. From Bishan Park, just walk across the bridge.
Who shares about Chup Chye Peng (Mixed Vegetables Rice)?! ME @iEatTravel.com!!
Why? Because it looks normal but tastes so good and i bet you’ll need to queue up at least for 15mins during the peak periods. Sometimes I just wanna make my queuing more worth it by ordering a few more packs of rices!
A clear line of hungry patrons drilling as constantly popping their heads out trying to get a good view of whats available for the day. I was introduced to this stall by a close friend of mine when we decided to have our dinner before our usual Futsal session. Ever since then, whenever I am around the area, I’ll join in the queue for a big pack of Chup Chye Peng at Kovan Hawker Centre.
A group of aunties serving you and most prominently, a lady with a deformed hand using a pair of scissors, picking up the food, cutting them into smaller pieces easier for you to eat. The variety might not be as much as some of the other stalls but I can guarantee you that majority of them tastes really yummy!
Some of my favourites: fried egg omelette, eggplant with shallots, a variety of Yong Tau Foo, curry vegetables, Sambal long beans, fried fish, prawn rolls and a must have, chicken cutlets! then you ask for a good ladleful or curry onto your rice and my dinner is complete!
My pictures of the food might look like a cluster of dark foods but please don't be fooled by it. you have to come try it out and tell me that this will not be the last time you’re going to patronised this stall. the only setback? Long queues during peak hours and if you’re planning to have it there, its non air-conditioned.
Give it a try and share with me which are the dishes that you love!