Bliss Restaurant (Cheng San Community Club)
Whenever we pick a restaurant for a meal, ambience becomes an important factor. Many restaurants have hence opened in interesting places such as parks, factories, or in small street. And for Bliss Restaurant, they are located in Cheng San Community Club!
Bliss used to be at Punggol Park and they only moved into Cheng San CC about 2 years back. I am so happy that there is a nice chill out place in Ang Mo Kio! Enveloping the tranquil restaurant is a lush and relaxing atmosphere.
Dinner started with Mussels in White Wine ($13.90/dozen). The mussels are cooked in white wine, garlic and parsley, simple yet yummy.
It was quite rare to find top shell in restaurants. Bliss’s top shell ($7.90) is tossed with chilli marinade, similar to the cold appetizers in wedding dinners.
We also had 1/2 Dozen Escargots ($9.90). The six plump snails were well soaked in garlic, herbs and butter sauce and had a nice bouncy bite. Addictive!
Not exactly a fan of their Smoked Pepper Duck Aglio Olio ($12.90) because its aglio olio wasn’t spicy and garlic-ky enough.
Mild and moist, Norwegian Salmon Fish Fillet ($15.90) can be served with choice of sweet onion sambal or miso-mayo. We went for the miso-mayo so as to taste the texture of the salmon. Their veggies and carrots, unfortunately, were pretty raw and tasteless. Perhaps a light stir fry will make it better.
My favourite main dish for dinner that day was Gratin Steak ($16.90) accompanied with baby potatoes and cheese. It’s served hot and sizzling, which makes it different. In fact, you can actually hear your steak sizzling from across the room and the fragrance was permeated the whole room. Considering the price, the steak is sensationally tender and tasty. Cheddar cheese is melted over sirloin and grilled to perfection.
Another favourite of mine is the Durian Gold Rush ($6.90) with unadulterated pure durian pulps deep fried with batter. Every bite has thick durian pulps, I suggest you eat this last!
Dinner ended with Sea Salt Caramel Banana Waffle ($7.90) with fresh banana tossed with salty caramel sauce topped over freshly made waffles.
It’s quite a nice place to chill out to late, have some beer and talk with friends. Food here has some hits and misses but prices here are afforable, so I don’t mind coming back if I need to find a nice chillout place. It is also nice to know that Bliss donates all their used carton box & canned tin to low-income elderly resident; and groceries to low-income needy resident thru Aljunied GRC.
Address: 6 Ang Mo Kio Street 53, #01-01 Cheng San Community Club
Tel: 6280 3389 / 97624226 / 97242931
Opening hours: Sun-Thur 3pm to 12am; Fri-Sat 3pm to 2am