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Monday, June 23, 2008

Cross Keys Wine Bar & Restaurant
117A Killiney Road
6738 1049

Wen Yi and I discovered this great place hidden on the 2nd level of the shophouses along Killiney Road. As it was still slightly early for dinner, we were the only ones there.

The set dinner ($18 nett) includes a choice of starter and main course. The Vitamin Salad has the usual avocado, grapefruit and orange segments with romaine lettuce, sprinkled with cheese and nuts. It was decent but nothing outstanding.

Wen Yi chose the Cream Dory Mexican Style as his main course. It was served with potatoes and spicy tomato coulis. The dory was fresh and went well with the coulis which was only mildly spicy.

I had the Grilled Cajun Snapper Fillet ($23 nett) which was also accompanied with potatoes and broccoli. The fish was very tasty as it was grilled with Cajun spices and fresh herbs. Another thing I like is that the broccoli was really fresh and green, unlike those wilted ones usually served at western eateries.

I really have to commend this restaurant. There is no GST or service charge here. Yet, the surroundings and ambience are comparable to that of any restaurants in town.

Service was excellent too. The waiter (whom I suspect is the owner) was very warm and friendly. Presentation of the food was beautiful and portions were generous. On top of that, DBS cardholders get 50% off ala carte main course.

Even though the food is nothing spectacular, I will come back again for a cheap meal in a nice environment.


6:10 AM



In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are creatures which have the body of a bird and the head of a woman. They have such sweet voices that sailors who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the nymphs sang.

To me, food are like the sirens in so many ways. Intoxicating, wonderful, beautiful and yet, so very deadly if you let them get the better of you. Food is a big part of my life and it’s meant to be appreciated and savored slowly. I admit that I am extremely particular about what I eat. If it’s not something I want to put in my body, I’d rather not eat. Some people eat to live while others live to eat. I’ve yet to discover which side of the camp I’m in… What about you?

I hope that you will enjoy reading about my food adventures as much as I like writing them. And many thanks to my family and friends who always wait patiently for me to take photos before digging in!


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