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Sentosa Singaporean/Malaysian Restaurant


Valentine’s Day last week for M and me was nice and casual. We gave each other some dvd’s and then took each other out for a meal at a local joint. We decided to try somewhere new and settled upon Sentosa, at Crows Nest, a Singaporean/Malaysian restaurant I’ve been interested in trying out.

Turned out a good idea. The service, the prices, the atmosphere and the food!, all were excellent!!

Willy, the owner, who has his smiling face on the menu, was standing out the front when we walked in. He looked to me a little like a shorter, and slightly wider, Admiral Adama from Battlestar Galactica. It was around 6:45pm and we were only the second lot of customers, but about 10 others were to follow while we were there, all couples :) and a few who looked to be regulars.

The staff were really helpful and friendly, helping out with the drinks and food menus. That’s always a good start.

The menu is fairly short, about 2 – 3 pages I think, but I had my heart set on the Char Kway Teow which I’ve had a few times from food courts, but don’t think I’ve ever had in a restaurant. M felt like a curry and chose the “Nonya” style chicken one. We also chose a mixed entrée of dim sim, chicken stick and curry puff.

The dim sim were nice and fresh, and though I’ve had better, it was still good, especially dipped in the soy and sweet garlic chilli sauce. The chicken was tasty too, but the curry puff was the best, so light and fluffy and yum, think I’ll just get those next time.

The curry was excellent. They bring it to the table on a trolley and cut it off the bones right there and add it to the sauce. Taste-wise, it was like the best homemade curry you couldn’t make at home, if that makes sense, the chook was very tender too.

Ahhhh, but the char kway teow…it was really good. So good, I almost ate the whole plate of it myself (and felt a bit ill the next day!). The noodles were thick and shiny with the thick and thoroughly rich sweet spiced soy sauce; the lap chong (Chinese sausage) which I hadn’t had for years, was delectable, I love that stuff and have wonderful memories of having it with rice at Nana’s. There was also egg, shallots and shredded chicken to be found amongst the noodles. So flavoursome. I really had trouble putting my chopsticks down.

We finished off with a small fruit platter.

Next time, I’m going to try to go a bit lighter on the noodles, so I can try some roti bread!

Definitely heading back to Sentosa :D

Sentosa on Urbanspoon


( 20 comments — Leave a scent )
Feb. 19th, 2008 12:58 pm (UTC)
Tomorrow I will eat Char Kway Teow! And then have to walk one hour to get all the cholesterol and fat out.
Feb. 20th, 2008 04:08 am (UTC)
Have you had your noodles yet? :P
Feb. 20th, 2008 07:19 am (UTC)
Yes. Now I have to walk it off!
Feb. 20th, 2008 08:04 am (UTC)
Losing will to stay awake.
Feb. 22nd, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
Hee, hope you've recovered now! :D
Feb. 19th, 2008 06:37 pm (UTC)
Yum Yum !
Feb. 20th, 2008 04:09 am (UTC)
Was so tasty!!
Feb. 19th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
Ooo I love Sentosa! And that chicken curry is BY FAR my fave.. mmmm...
Feb. 20th, 2008 04:13 am (UTC)
I can't believe we hadn't been there before, but then, there's so many places to eat in Crows Nest with new ones popping up all the time!
Feb. 19th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
Is the curry puff the little empanada/pastie/fried pie looking thing? What's in it?

Feb. 20th, 2008 04:23 am (UTC)
You know, I don't know! I just yummed it up so fast I can't remember...or it might be because it was really light on the filling (they could have stuffed it with a wee bit more), possibly a little bit of potato and minced beef and maybe a pea or two :)
Feb. 19th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
This Sentosa is in Australia right? :P
Feb. 20th, 2008 04:25 am (UTC)
Hee, yup! This one's not quite as glam as the real Sentosa!
Feb. 19th, 2008 11:58 pm (UTC)
Yuuum. Sounds delish :) I love roti bread too - mmmmmm
Feb. 20th, 2008 04:27 am (UTC)
Definitely will get that next time. I think I need to go back to Chinta Ria too at Cockle Bay, they do really good roti there!
Feb. 20th, 2008 04:32 am (UTC)
Chinta Ria do the most AMAZING roti. I love that place.
Feb. 20th, 2008 04:36 am (UTC)
Oooooh yeah! Tasty flakey perfection!
Feb. 20th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC)
Sounds like an awesome Valentines' Day meal!
Feb. 20th, 2008 04:27 am (UTC)
Ya, it was a nice way to spend the evening!
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Feb. 22nd, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
Re: Foods
Oh yes. It has to be done.
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