Saturday, September 14, 2013

Dinner at Addictions Cafe & Remedy Bar @Marina Square

I was wondering around at the newly makeover dining wing, The Dining Edition, at Marina SQ looking for something unique for dinner. This cheery open-concept eatery tempted me with their eye-catching bright yellow, green & blue chairs and off-white tables, pillars and floor.


I went over to check out their menu on display at the entrance. A manager guy came over and convinced the skeptical me that they serve good value food made with fresh quality ingredients and they have a good mix of western and asian selections. I finally decided to give it a try.

The cafe has a all-things-natural type of decor theme. Check out the off-white tables & pillars that looks like deliberately aged painted wood etched with signature deer antlers signs, the interesting wooden framed Drinks menu boards carefully divided into several categories, and the hand-drawn animal prints photo frames on the wall. They also have low sofa type seating for patrons who wish to chill out with drinks only.


At every table, there is a bottle of Antipodes water $9++ (pure aquifer groundwater from NZ). I asked if they serve regular ice water, they do, so I had ice water instead. The ice water had subtle hints of grapefruit flavor and is slightly pinkish in color. I realized that this was infused water that contains grapefruit slices & cherries...nice, and best of all it is complimentary (served upon request).

The main menu is simple and well categorized with a handful of items under every category. Selection isn't exactly extensive but I managed to pick a main course from the 'Asian Delights' offering. I also ordered a fresh squeezed fruit juice from the 'Elixir of Life' category from the drinks menu.

My Spiked Melon $10++, a mixture of fresh watermelon, rock melon & honeydew. Nice presentation with a wedge of watermelon as decor. This was refreshingly sweet and had layers of flavors coming from the three different kinds of fruits, I enjoyed it very much.

Slow cooked pork belly with tomato rice & asian greens $16++. Generous portion of chunky pork belly slices topped with thick curry gravy. The pork was cooked till really soft, it was juicy and tender and goes well with the spicy curry sauce. The tomato rice was flavorful but a tad dry, I wish they had more curry gravy to go with the rice. The asian greens here was stir fry caixin which was fresh and crunchy. Overall, a pretty delish dish.

Juicy pork

The service here was very good, with smiley waiting staffs checking on us every now and then to see if we need anything else or if the food and drinks were ok. A slight raise of hand would have them rushing over to serve you...nice! Food quality was good and reasonably priced, and the ambiance was great. I would gladly return to try the other interesting items on the menu.

Addictions Cafe & Remedy Bar
Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard #02-105A, S039594
Tel: 6339 8787

Opening Hours:
Mon to Sun: 1000 - 2200

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