Finally had a chance to try lawyer-turn-chef Willin Low's Relish. Even though it had been opened long ago at bukit timah Cluny court,I didn't had a chance to visit till it was opened here at Serangoon Gardens myvillage.The place is hidden at a corner on lvl 2 but it was surprisingly relaxing and cosy. Particularly because of the open windows the place was very bright and u can view scenery outside. I like it this way because I can and take photos under natural lightly easily. Most importantly, you can dine without any pressure here.
|Here is the very old school style menu on the chalkboard. Highlighting some food and specials.|
|Big airy dining place|
|Seafood Arrabiata Spaghettini with Kaffir|
scallops, prawns, tomatoes ($16)
|Soft Bone Char Siew Pork Burger|
using Home Made KL sauce ($14)
As you can see, this is an open burger and i prefer this to the usual closed two layer kind. The foccacia bread base was toasted and topped with some bean sprouts lookalike veggies. The portions here are just right, not too big or small.
Quite an unusual char Siew because it's sooo black but it's so soft succulent tender with bits of fat. Yummy, I nearly wanted to exchange with him but I think not all can take the blue cheese in my burger .
|Blue Cheese with Walnut butter and Poached William Pear Burger|
($14.80 for 150g)
The beef pattie however was a little chewy and tough. And I soon realized that the blue cheese had been mixed into the pattie and when u cut it through, some blue cheese will ooze out.it was a little messy but fun to eat. Ooh, not to forget the sweet soft onions and William pear chunks below the beef. I love the last layer of bread that had the walnut butter spreaded on it. Tasted a bit like peanut butter but it is much more fragrant and mild. Would not overpower the rest of the burger:)
|Walnut Butter Spreaded on Bun & Chunks of Beef Pattie|
Do note that the fries,onions and salad as the sides are not included as a set. They each require an additional $2.50 which I only knew when I paid the bill. I thought it was included as the waiter asked so naturally whether we prefer salad or fries. I think the menu might have stated it but I was just careless. After trying them I think it's ok to forget about the fries or onion rings because they are rather soggy and soft. The onion rings seem like just eating fried dough batter instead of onions.The chilli sauce does not taste like one as it is too sweet.
|Pandan Infused Panna Cotta with Gula Melaka Syrup|
|Milo & Horlicks Marble Cake|
Well, I think u can give this a miss. The flavors like Milo and Horlick was not strong at all and it just tasted like a much less oily marble cake. Not too dry but neither it is very tasty or soft. To be honest, the cream (not sure if it's cream cheese)but it was very plain or was it actually salty??? So not very value for money for this quality.
|Carrot & Chrysanthemum Cake (打包 5.90)|
the chrysanthemum is in the crumble
But as for this, I would say it tastes much better than the horlicks cake even though it is slightly cheaper. Yes, chrysanthemum was the key that made me want to try this. Again, I warmed it up and sliced it horizontally by half and so it looks like this below.
The darker looking crumbles are the chrysanthemum. Interesting texture, chewy like u are eating the chrysanthemum flowers. Luckily it does not contain walnuts, like the usual carrot walnut cake, or else I have to waste time digging them out. Anyway, the cake itself is moist and less sweet and dense than the Cedele's or the Skinny Pizza's version. Cakes like such really require you to warm it up in order to get its real full taste. Or it is just simply a block of hard stone. Ooh, and the cream cheese layer, though not tangy, its still acceptable and not too sweet. And if you can resist your temptation, don't add any ice cream to get its original taste
Conclusion: They do better burgers than cakes though both are rather innovative.
Some may find the prices steep but actually I was surprised that the prices listed here was lesser than the ones online. And Timeout Singapore said that the prices here are lower than the Cluny Court outlet but I realised that the weight of the beef pattie is smaller here. So i guess if u do the calculations, they are around the same. Going by the prices of today's chic burgers I think this is slightly more affordable and worth trying. Oh my, especially when you can Relish the taste of the char Siew burger even if u have eaten it hours ago
|Relish @ my Village|
#02-07, 1 Maju Avenue