Quaint and cozy... nice!

We discovered a quaint and cozy eatery. It is quietly and nicely tucked away in the central part of Singapore. We had passed by so many times but never once took the opportunity to make the turn in until this evening.

Riders Cafe

What we love about this place besides its quiet surroundings:
There is a riding school just next to the eating place and we saw many riders mounting their horses to go out for their training. 

Close to 6.30pm, we sat ourselves down for dinner.

C ordered a vanilla milk shake.

For starters, 
"Wedge" Salad with avocado, heirloom tomatoes, bacon and buttermilk dressing ($15). This was surprisingly refreshing. 

House Seasoned Fries ($7) This was alright; just the right amount of salt.

Salt & Pepper Squid with Kaffir Lime Aioli ($13) The squird was extremely tender, something we had not expected.

Kid's Spaghetti Bolognaise ($10) C loved the fine spaghetti and the thinly shredded cheese.

Creamy Risotto with seared Hokkaido Scallops, Broccolini & Truffle Oil ($24) Unless you like the cheesy taste, this dish can be a little too heavy. But the fresh and soft pieces of scallops went very well with the risotto.

Spaghetti Aglio e Oli with crab meat, spinach, chili oil, garlic and parsley ($24) The crab meat was unfortunately a little too salty but otherwise, it was a pretty decent dish; not too spicy and definitely filling. 

Braised lamb with carrot mash and grilled dole asparagus ($26) I had my reservations because I was wondering if it was possible to have the lamb braised without the recognizable taste. Yet I was reassured that the dish would not. Good choice, really! 

Steak Frites with U.S. Angus striploin, seasoned fries and Cafe de Paris butter ($35) The meat was done just the way it was ordered and it was juicy and tender. Another excellent choice!

Overall, the dining experience was brilliant and as we gazed out from where we were, we occasionally saw a rider or two on his horse gallop by. The relaxed ambiance made us want to stay longer. Definitely a place that we would come back again.  


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  • It's been a while since we sat ourselves in a plane. Definitely itching to fly over, to let our hair loose, to catch up with friends and be tourists.