G House – Affordable Dining in Dempsey
In my impression, dempsey is a place filled with many expensive restaurants. But when I visited two weeks ago, there are quite a few affordable restaurants which won’t burn your pocket. One of them is G House at Blk 10. With a menu ranging from Eating Clean to Asian to All-Day Breakfast, G House has a kitchen of local and foreign chefs, the kitchen is well prepared to serve dishes with international flavors.
A must-order appetizer is Buttermilk Texas Style Fried Chicken ($14.90). Deep fried till perfection, the texas fried chicken is infused with butter milk and southern spices. When I take a bite, I can hear the crunchiness of the crispy skin with juicy chicken meat. Best paired with Lychee Ice Blended ($6.90).
It seems to me that the chef loves to add Thai flavours in their western dishes. One example is the Grilled kaffir lime spiced kampong chicken ($26.90) which has already been sous vide for 4 hours to retain the juiciness and grilled to bring out the strong kaffir flavours.
My favourite is Grilled Spicy Squid ($26.90), served with home-made sambal jam. Playing with the taste buds of foodies, the squid is marinated for at least 1 day prior to serving. It has a tinge of sweetness admist the spices. Squid is nice and tender, unfortunately, part of the meat was undercooked that day.
With the teachings from a Thai Chef, G House’s local chefs pulled off a Thai dish Tom Kha Gai ($16.90) well. The creamy coconut milk and tender poached chicken make this Thai style Tom Kha Gai hearty and satisfying! I saw that they also have Peranakan Rendang Beef ($29.90) which is a reason for a re-visit.
The standard of a chef can be judged by their most classic dish, for example aglio olio or vongole. But most of the time, it may not be the most satisfactory one because everyone has different perceptions of how that dish should be. Vongole Linguine ($19.90) features the clams, garlic, parsley, tossed in olive oil, and a dash of white wine. It was acceptable but could have used more sauce as the noodles were too dry.
Ended the night with a stacked of Sticky Date Pancakes ($15.90) studded with sticky dates, topped with vanilla ice cream, caramel dipped bananas and homemade butterscotch sauce. Honestly, I didn’t quite like this because the pancakes were not served warm and it wasn’t fluffy nor airy enough.
I think more work needs to be done to ensure the quality and consistency of the dishes. The menu, in fact, looks a little confusing to me because of the choices available, and some dishes were repeated in different category.
G House Restaurant
10 Dempsey Road, #01-21, Singapore 247700
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