Kombi Rocks – For Vintage Lovers Who Love Old School
It is getting harder to meet the girlfriends for dinner because we all have our own commitments. I called for a last minute KTV session during one of the public holidays and what I got was, as expected, rejections. So after one whole freaking month of liaising, we finally met. Nevertheless, I love meet ups with girlfriends because we always get to try something unique. This time round, we went to Kombi Rocks at Yio Chu Kang Road.
This is a vintage cafe that I have always wanted to visit. And I convinced the girls to have dinner there because we can see many vintage cars! LOL! Not the best bait I am sure, but I am glad we are here! Kombi Rocks took over an old school kopitiam-style restaurant called Koon Kee which started in 1971. Many of the furniture and posters have still continue the vintage feel – retro coffee tables, barber chairs, old clocks etc.
Because our other girlfriend was late, we spent some time taking photos with the vintage cars before the sky turned dark. If you are wondering, we actually went to this cafe 2 months ago, I slimmed down abit after that! Haha!
Besides doing the restaurant, they also allow rental of these vintage cars, be it for wedding or for events. Oh mine, these vintage cars are sooooo pretty! I hope I can do my wedding photoshoot with them! Vintage theme, maybe?
I didn’t have a look at the menu prior our dinner, so I thought we will be eating Fish & Chips or steak. Neither did I went to read the reviews and recommendations because I don’t want to be influenced by it. But I was pleasantly surprised by the Asian menu. Perfect, just what I prefer!
We started our dinner with Kombi Nation Platter ($30/4pax, $50/8pax) which came with handmade Thai fishcake, Handmade Prawn roll, pork ribs with lychee, Thai style vermicelli salad, crabmeat omelette. It kinda reminds me of the cold dishes we have in Chinese wedding banquet. These dishes are the popular appetizers from the menu. Love its prawn rolls for its tightly packed minced prawn and pork. And the pork ribs with lychee was pretty unique for its hint of fruity flavour from the sauce.
Haha, it does feel like I am having wedding dinner when our next course was serve – Signature Fishmaw & Crabmeat ($13). No sharks’ fins here, don’t worry.
Crispy Beancurd with Thai Dip and Ground Peanuts ($5/4 pcs, $8/8pcs) has nothing much to shout about except for its appetizing Thai dip.
Fish slices with ginger and onions ($15) is sauteed till fragrant and goes well with a bowl of white rice.
Signature Red Wine Fried Chicken ($15) is our favourite. Having red wine in fried chicken sure makes the dish sound luxurious, and it also makes the meat tender.
Yam Paste with Gingko Nuts ($16) gave a sweet ending to the meal. They are made from scratch with vegetable oil. Moderate sweetness, wished the yam was more fragrant.
Prices here are pretty affordable and service is efficient. Very pretty vintage cafe, wished there are more such cafes in Singapore! Many of you recommended me to try their hor fun, looks like I must visit it again with my hor fun khakis! I used to be called “Hor Fun Mei” (河粉妹) during my secondary school days by a teacher because she always sees me queuing for hor fun in school canteen. LOL!
Friends for 14 years, since Secondary 1. How time flies. In the past, we used to be talking about projects, subjects or our crush on some guys in the school. But now when we meet, our topics are about husbands, housing, wedding. I think 10 years later when we meet, we will be talking about kids! Regardless, I love my girlfriends! They are people who still remain so true and never fail to give each other support when we needed.
Address: 66 Yio Chu Kang Road
Tel: 6288 1206
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