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September 18, 2015

Arbite @Serangoon Gardens

We visited this place on a weekday, having seen a few of this outlets around. They're more like a cafe, which we are kind of apprehensive about the food. Nonetheless, we decided to give it a go. On a row of shop houses in Serangoon Gardens, right beside Chomp Chomp, this cafe is located on the second floor, with a staircase and a quirky walls leading to it. The menu looked pretty interesting with lots of mod-sin dishes.

Virgin Classic Mojito

Soup of the Day- Cauliflower Soup

Salmon Risotto ($24)

Braised Pork Ragout Pappadrella ($18)
Handmade pappardelle, pork collar, carrots, dried chinese mushrooms & tomatoes

We were first served our Soup of the Day, which was Cauliflower Soup. A generous, big bowl, enough to warm up two hungry tummies. The Virgin Classic Mojito is a fail-proof with the distinctive mint leaves. This set (drink and soup of the day) costs $6 to top-up, if you order a main course.

The Braised Pork Ragout Pappadrella ($18) had heat gushing out  when we lifted pasta, which seems to remind me of my microwaved dinner... The pork was braised evenly, but the taste seemed monotonous after awhile, especially since as the Pappadrella didn't stand out either.

The Salmon Risotto ($24) is pretty interesting as it seemed like more like a wet porridge dish. We're not sure if it was what the chef wanted it to be, something like the Chinese's Mui Fan (soupy rice). I thought it seemed like a dish I'd love to eat during cold, or ill days, as it was especially tummy-warming and easy to gulp.

We saw quite a few people coming in to order their all-day breakfast items as well, but I doubt we'd return. There're many other good places with similar concepts to try out in the vicinity.


Food: 3/5
Service: 3/5
Ambiance: 3/5
Total Score: 2/5
[1- Never visit again, 2-Won't visit unless there's no other option, 3-Perhaps, 4 & 5- Yes!]

Good for? Couples, Groups, Family


About it:
Address: 66A Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555962
Prices: $16-$22 onwards (Mains)