Rice & Fries cafe located along Changi Road is at the stretch closer to Frankel Avenue. It is within walking distance from Kembangan MRT station. As such, it is relatively convenient getting to the cafe. In fact, this cafe is so inconspicuous, though I dropped by the area on and off, I failed to notice it till my recent my visit to Pasta Meat Sauce at East Village. I was informed they are sister cafes.
From the name, we were expecting that Rice & Fries serves their Mains with either options but they didn’t extend the theme to the menu. Nevertheless, the menu was attractive. There are numerous dishes that we lured our attention such as Escargots ($12.80 for ½ dozen/$21.80 for a dozen), Foie Gras ($15.80), Lobster Bisque($12.80) and many more dishes at wallet friendly prices.
For greens, we turned to Chef’s Salad ($7.80) which comes with 3 choices of salad dressing. We chose Mango Infused Olive Oil. The remaining 2 options are Balsamic Vinaigrette and Ebiko Mayonnaise. We thought our choice dressing was refreshing though I find it a little too sweet for the green. Among all the dishes we order, this is the only dish that is overwhelming in salt level.
Next, was the Black Mussels ($12.80) cooked in white wine berb broth. This dish was flavourful and fresh but far too salty.
Followed on were mains. First we have the Rice & Fries Signature Lambshank ($28.80) slow-cooked lambshank served with fettuccine pasta. Lambshank was soft and has a melt in the mouth texture. Gamey flavour was absent. Overall it was delectable. It would be perfect if salt amount was reduced.
Our last mains was Crab & Lobster Risotto ($21.80). We could savour the rich seafood flavour in the rice and gravy. Like most of their dishes, it was far too briny.
For drinks we got the Longan & Mint Soda ($6.80) and A&W Root Beer Float ($5.80)
As we witnessed a saga at the beginning of our meal at Rice & Fries, regarding salty food feedback from a customer, as such we didn’t dare to return our food. Ended up we have to endure the high salt content and finished the food. Overall, dinning experience isn’t pleasant due to the above 2 factors.
A pity, though food are very flavourful at Rice & Fries, they are far too generous with their salt. Hopefully, they could reduce the salt amount and it would be perfect.
Rice & Fries
484 Changi Rd, Singapore 419896
Tel: +65 9738 6648
Monday, Wednesday – Friday 1200 to 1500, 1700 to 2300; Tuesday 1800 to 2300; Saturday and Sunday 1200 to 2300
- East West line – Kembangan station
- Before Jamiyah Home along Changi Road 2, 7, 24, 26, 28, 30, 67, 155
- Kembangan MRT station along Sims Ave East 2, 7, 24, 26, 28, 30, 67, 155
- Before Frankel Terrace along Frankel Ave 32, 42
- After Frankel Terrace along Frankel Ave 32