[SG] SocialHaus

Friday, July 20, 2012

Those who have visited 40 Hands or Open Door Policy probably wouldn't be unfamiliar with the new kid on the block, SocialHaus. What caught my eye about this place was actually the name of the place and the decor. I walked past this place before it opened, had a peek at its interior decor and liking its clean and sleek design.  

The place had a light-hearted touch to it, where it was cosy enough for people to just chill-out over a couple of drinks. 

Beef Stew ($14.50)

A first sip of the stew, I was surprised by how flavourful it was and thought it was a bit too strong in fact. The beef was also cooked for too long and was quite tough. However, don't be put off by the first taste, as the flavour got more and more addictive after your taste buds have warmed up to it. The fine bread complimented it well, as it was able to soak up the gravy well. It would have been better if the bread had been toasted though. 

Nom Factor: 7.0/10

Fried calamari ($7.50)

Quite pricey for a starter of calamari, but I must say it was worth it! Unlike the usual calamari batter, this had a different twist to it with breaded crisps. The thin layer of batter also allowed us to taste the tender squid inside and you don't have to worry about the batter coming off from the squid. Dip it into the saucer of sweet chilli for the finishing touch!

Nom factor: 8.0/10 

Bob's Burger ($15)

Thought we'd order their specialty to try out, it turned out to be just another ordinary beef patty burger. Like any usual gourmet burger, it comes with a thick beef patty in the middle. I like the degree to which it was done, pretty much similar to a medium rare steak, except this is in the patty form. It was tender on the inside and the juices were well locked in. Just don't expect anything special, and enjoy a plain beef burger. 

Nom factor: 7.0/10

Overall, I thought it was a little pricey for such ordinary food fare. The ambience was good, and the service staff was very friendly and attentive as well. They don't have any service charge so what you see is what you get. A nice place to chill-out probably over their bar counter before 8pm for their Happy Hour house pours. It's not worth travelling all the way down to the little roads of Yong Siak Street for their food, though you might want to pay them a visit if you happen to be in the area. Personal opinion, I'll definitely choose this over 40 Hands. 

Overall nom factor: 7.0/10
11 Yong Siak Street
Singapore 168646

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