Monday, August 20, 2007
Aston's @ East Coast Road
This place has been pretty well reviewed by floggers (food bloggers). It also always has a perpetual queue of diners waiting outside every single time I walk or drive by.
So I practically forced DH to come with me to Aston's one night. Although it was 9 pm there was STILL a QUEUE.
Fine, we wait. And then I realise, hey, there were empty seats in the place! and then I further realise, actually, the queue is for the diners to place their orders at the counter, and then we are quickly ushered indoors to take a seat. So, actually, the queuing time is only 10 minutes or so! Hmmm, but it gives other people the (false?) impression that this place is so packed that there is a long line of people who are prepared to wait for their dinner. Very clever gimmick.
The food, is very reasonably priced. You can get a meal for about 7-8 dollars, and your pasta even comes with free soup.
The steak was very much like Ponderosa's. Not surprising, considering that the chef did come from the now defunct Ponderosa's.
The steak was quite a big portion for SGD12.90. It was decently juicy, with a nice side of crispy onion rings. Avoid the watered down salty sauce on the side at all costs. At the end of the day, I'd rate this meal only a 6 upon 10.
It wasn't spectacular and honestly I don't see what the hype is about. Maybe we didn't order the right thing?