Marche / Marché Mövenpick

July 30, 2011 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Marche / Marché Mövenpick
313 Orchard Road
#01-00 313@Somerset

1 HarbourFront Walk
#03-14 VivoCity

50 Jurong Gateway Road
#01-03 Jem

252 North Bridge Road
#01-17A Raffles City Shopping Centre

3 Temasek Boulevard
#01-612 Suntec City Tower 3


https://www.marche-movenpick.sg/en


Latest Post - Oct-2020


Still Celebrating Fresh Produce In Hearty Portions

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Ambience & Setting: 7
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 9
Value for Money: 8
Spent about SGD $27 per person.


Update Oct-2020: It's been more than 9 years, and Marche / Marché Mövenpick is still going strong. This time though, the COVID-19 pandemic has really hit them hard; due safe distancing and hygiene measures, Marche / Marché Mövenpick can no longer operate open kichens. As such, they've now adopted a more traditional sit-down dining restaurant format, where you order from a menu. But am pleased to find dishes are as good as before, featuring fresh ingredients and large portions.

Ambience at Marche / Marché Mövenpick is now aging. The sturdy yet comfortable wooden rustic furniture has held up well, but without the draw of open kitchens, they've lost a little appeal. Still, it's a great place for chilling, especially since it's much less crowded than before.

Service at Marche / Marché Mövenpick is as good as ever. Staff are professional and friendly, demonstrating good product knowledge on the various dishes. They're attentive and quick to take orders, and clean up efficiently when diners leave. Staff engage diners in conversation on occasion, checking for feedback.

Food at Marche / Marché Mövenpick features typical German and Swiss dishes, made with fresh ingredients, and served in large individual portions that can be shared. Tasty and consistently well-executed, while visually pleasing. The menu is much smaller now though. Prices are slightly more affordable than before, budget about SGD $27 per person.


Marche Menu 2020 Specials
Marche Menu 2020 Specials



The Sweet Potato Fries (SGD $10.90) arrives just overflowingly out of the serving basket. Best shared, these thick cut fries are warm and fluffy, with lovely sweet savoury flavour from the natural sweet potato. Good!

Sweet Potato Fries (SGD $10.90)


Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet Potato Fries



Created for the Asian palate, the Spicy Chicken Wings With Triple Dip (SGD $12.90) features tender juicy chicken wings marinated in a mix of Asian spice that tingles and excites with its savoury salty spice flavour. Served with a triple dip of tangy sour sweet barbecue sauce, sweet spicy chili sauce, and fiery sambal belachan. Good!

Spicy Chicken Wings With Triple Dip (SGD $12.90)


Spicy Chicken Wings With Triple Dip
Spicy Chicken Wings With Triple Dip



A house speciality, the Smoked Salmon White Pizza (SGD $26.90) is served without tomato, with slices of tender smoked salmon fish, crisp rocket leaves / arugula, juicy green apple slices, and creamy horseradish sauce, on a thin, crunchy flat pizza base. The pizza has bright vegetal fruity bitter sweet smoky meaty milky flavour, pleasant and enticing. Good!

Smoked Salmon White Pizza (SGD $26.90)


Smoked Salmon White Pizza
Smoked Salmon White Pizza



A seasonal special for Oktoberfest, the Chicken Schnitzel (SGD $16.90) is served with sides of fresh mesclun salad (baby spinach, red radish, sorrel, mizuna), raspberry compote, and crisp shoestring potato fries topped with parmesan cheese. The chicken schnitzel itself is large and well-breaded, with a light crisp crunch to the exterior and a soft tender moist chew to the chicken meat interior, with good sweet savoury grainy flavour. Yum. Highly recommended!

Chicken Schnitzel (SGD $16.90)


Mesclun Salad
Mesclun Salad


Fries
Fries


Chicken Schnitzel
Chicken Schnitzel


Chicken Schnitzel



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Earlier Posts - Jul-2011


Rosti, Paella And More
(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 9
Ambience & Setting: 9
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 9
Value for Money: 8
Spent about SGD $37 per person.


Original Post Jul-2011: Since the Swiss management took over, they've improved on the food and service at Marche.

All your favorite Swiss dishes are back at Marche; Rosti, Crepe, Pork Knuckle, Bread Pudding; along with food from other parts of Europe, like Paella.

You do get what you pay for, and although the price of each dish is around $10 - $20, it's well worth the money. Portions are large and filling, and more importantly, are well-cooked and taste great.

I was a bit let down by the Margarita Pizza however, it wasn't authentic, and had too much cheese.

Aside from that, the Rosti and Paella at Marche were superb, and the fillets of meat and fish were grilled to perfection and still juicy. Excellent!

Decor at Marche is designed to be resemble Swiss countryside farms, and the service staff clear tables very promptly, so no complaints there.


Bailey's Mascarpone


Black Forest Ham Crepe Inside


Black Forest Ham Crepe


Bread Pudding Inside


Bread Pudding


Calamansi With Sour Plum


Cream Of Carrot Soup


Fried Silver Fish And Fried Calamari


Fried Calamari


Ice Apple Tea


Lemonade


Lemonade Jug


Mushrooms


Mushroom Ragout


Oxtail Soup


Pork Knuckle


Pork Knuckle Again


Rib-Eye Steak


Rib-Eye Steak & German Coarse Pork Sausage Again


Rosti With French Garlic Pork Sausage


Rosti With German Coarse Pork Sausage


Rosti With German Coarse Pork Sausage Again


Rosti With Veal Sausage


Salmon Steak


Seafood Paella


Snapper With Mashed Potato


Veal Sausage


Seabass Fillet


Rack Of Lamb


Mint Chocolate Ice Cream


Margarita Pizza


Minced Beef & Red Onion Pizza



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Pursuit Of Happyness

July 29, 2011 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Pursuit Of Happyness


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But here's another clip of the same scene, done in what's known as "Kinetic Typography": 





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Burp Cafe

July 17, 2011 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Burp Cafe
3 Hougang Avenue 6
#02-02 Punggol Community Club


http://www.burpcafe.com/




Food With A Cause
(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Ambience & Setting: 6
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 2
Value for Money: 9
Spent about $8 per person.

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Burp Cafe is tucked away in Punggol Community Club, this hidden gem has surprisingly great tasting Pizza and Pasta at affordable prices. 


Burp Cafe allows you the option of customizing your pizza / pasta from a list of ingredients, which range from simple ones like eggs and sausage, to exotic ones like smoked black pepper duck. 


It is possible to visit multiple times just to try the different combinations! 


However, while waiting times for the food is short, don't expect fantastic service from the wait staff. 


This is because Burp Cafe is also a Social Enterprise, meaning they employ special needs staff. These include needy students, those with mental / physical impairment, or ex-convicts. So do be patient, because every time you eat here, you're also doing a good deed! 








Cheese Baked Meatballs




Pizza Barbeque Sauce, Smoked Pepper Duck, BBQ Chicken, Olives, Capsicum Slice




Pizza Barbeque Sauce, Smoked Pepper Duck, BBQ Chicken, Olives, Capsicum




Pizza Tomato Sauce, Beef Pepperoni, Chicken Ham, Pineapple, Mushroom Slice




Pizza Tomato Sauce, Beef Pepperoni, Chicken Ham, Pineapple, Mushroom




Calamari Fritters




BBQ Sauce Chicken WIngs










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