3rd Hard Rock Cafe Opens in Sentosa, The Forum
Rock ‘n’ Roll fans will love this chill-out haven. Walking into the beautifully conceived dining room of Hard Rock Cafe Sentosa, the superior luxury of a vast collection of music memorabilia finds their perfect spaces on the walls, and a stylish contemporary lounge bar are one of those rare experiences which go some way to establishing Hard Rock Cafe as one of the globe’s culinary hot-spots.
Located in the heart of The Forum in Sentosa island, the third Hard Rock Cafe in Singapore features classic American food mixed with regional favorites. We heard some great music while enjoying the food too!
|Honey-Citrus Grilled Chicken Salad ($20)|
Fresh cut greens tossed with sweet red onions, grilled Cajun chicken and tossed with our honey-citrus dressing. Topped with fresh orange segments, spiced pecans, red pepper strips, sweetened dried cranberries and blue cheese crumbles, the salad was a refreshing start to the meal.
|Jumbo Combo ($28)|
A delectable array of the Hard Rock’s most popular starters that’s big enough to share. The combo includes Santa Fe Spring Rolls, Hickory-Smoked Chicken Wings, Onion Rings, Potato Skins, Tupelo Chicken Tenders and served with four different sauces for mixing and matching.
– Santa Fe Spring Rolls: Stuffed with spinach, black beans, cilantro, corn, jalapenos, diced red peppers and Jack cheese.
– Hickory-Smoked Chicken Wings: Colossal wings, hickory-smoked in hardwood smoker. These wings are tender and flavourful.
– Tupelo Chicken Tenders: Boneless, seasoned and breaded chicken tenders
– Potato Skins: Unique potato sheels fried till golden bown and filled with Jack and Cheddar cheeses, crisp seasoned bacon and green onions.
|Hard Rock Nanchos ($20)|
Fresh corn tortilla chips piled high with Jack and Cheddar cheese and seasoned pinto beans. Served with sour cream, chopped green onions, pico de gallo, jalapenos and a side of freshly made Hard Rock salsa. I don’t know why, but it actually taste good with the Chilli Crab dip in the menu too!
|Twisted Mac, Chicken & Cheese ($26)|
Twisted Mac is actually Cavatappi, a form of macaroni in a spiral tube shape. These short, tubular, and corkscrew shaped cavatappi goes well with sauces that are thick or chunky.
Hence, Hard Rock Cafe tossed it in a lightly spiced 3-cheese sauce, with garlic, roasted red peppers and Romano parsley bread crumbs, and served with grilled chicken breast and garlic bread. I am not exactly a cheese fan, so I don’t think I can finish the whole plate by myself.
|Fish & Chips ($26)|
Fish & Chips was very well done. Fillet of fish dipped in our special batter and deep-fried to a golden brown. Great tasting, crispy batter enveloping juicy succulent fish. Fish n Chips came with huge serving of fries and mixed green salad.
|New York Strip Steak ($46)|
New york strip steak was grilled and topped with Merlot-garlic butter, and served with roasted garlic smashed potatoes, gravy and fresh vegetables. Unfortunately, the steak that night was too well done, hence the meat came abit tough.
|Hickory-Smoked Bar-B-Que Chicken ($30)|
Southern-style half chicken, rubbed, grilled and basted with the authentic homemade Hickory Bar-B-Que sauce, served with seasoned fries, ranch beans and fresh coleslaw.
The chicken was moist and tender, and the meat peeled off easily when attacked by my fork. The homemade Hickory Bar-B-Que sauce was very addictive and leaves a smoky aftertaste in the palate.
|Hickory BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger ($26)|
Another hickory BBQ dish we had, was Hickory BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger. All burgers here used Certified Australian Angus Beef (CAAB) and are cooked medium well unless requested otherwise.
Basted with our special Hickory Bar-B-Que sauce and smothered with caramelized onions, the burger was topped with crisp seasoned bacon and melted Cheddar cheese. The patty was full of flavours and very juicy.
|Chilli Crab Dip ($15)|
Everyone in the dinner, including me, has this perception that Hard Rock Cafe only serve western food. Little do we know that the cafe also serve some asian food and they taste pretty good!
Famous Singapore Chilli Crab was made into a delicious dip and served with a choice of Chinese buns or fresh corn tortilla chips. This chilli crab dip was introduced about 5 years ago with the aim to attract more locals. The dip has a balance of sour and spicy taste. Perhaps I am an Asian, I think the sauce goes well with everything I dip in!
|Seafood Char Kway Teow ($18)|
Stir fried Kway Teow (i.e. flat noodles) was tossed with bean sprouts, fish cake, chinese sausage, egg, prawns, squid and a sweet & spicy soy sauce. No pork lard is added and the chef uses less oil to fry the kway teow. Some say, this plate of Seafood Char Kway Teow is better than Zion Road. I think it was a close fight, definitely worth trying!
|Mud Pie ($16)|
Mud Pie had a cookie crust filled with a heavenly concoction of coffee and chocolate ice cream topped with hot fudge and crunchy almond flakes. Very sinful, but who can resist?
|Fresh Apple Cobbler ($16)|
A country favourite, served warm with vanilla ice cream, topped with walnuts and caramel sauce. I would prefer the pie to be more buttery.
|Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake ($8)|
Hard Rock’s famous New York-style cheesecake was served with a blend of chocolate and caramel sauces. I find the combination too sweet for my liking, perhaps savoring the cheesecake alone would taste better.
|Hot Fudge Brownie ($18)|
Chocolate lovers would love Hot Fudge Brownie. Haagen Daz vanilla ice cream and hot fudge on a fresh brownie, tropped with chopped walnuts, chocolate sprinkles, fresh whipped cream and a cherry.
|Berrilicious ($22, with Hurricane Glass)|
Alternative Rock drinks are alcohol free and includes a souvenir glass. I had the Berrilicious which had a delicious combination of berries created by using raspberry syrup blended with strawberries and orange juice.
You can also wash it down with a glass of Hard Rock Cafe’s signature Cecil iced tea, which is very refreshing with a subtle taste of cinnamon and cloves.
Hard Rock cafe welcomes unique personalities to be part of their team. So it is common for you to see the cafe crew with different hairstyles, tattoos or piercing. And if the staff wants to colour their hair, they get it done for free!
Hard Rock Cafe Sentosa Singapore
Address: 26 Sentosa Gateway
#01-209 to 214 The Forum
Tel: +65 67957454