nydc Launched a Newly Revamped Menu (CLOSED)
nydc has long been known as the cafe where people kickback, relax and enjoy desserts over good conversation. Recently, it has launched a newly revamped menu which offers over 30 dessert items, 20 hot food items, four kids’ meals and 40 beverages.
With the introduction of ‘Small Plates’ and ‘Big Plates’, the new menu encourages sharing of main courses so diners can have room for desserts; naturally, the main focus of the meal being desserts which transcend all food philosophies!
We always associate chocolate with dessert but never knew that chocolate can be a great accompaniment to ribs too! LOLLI PORK RIBS ($9.80/4 pcs) offers a mini rack of four Spanish baked pork ribs served with cocoa sauce and chocolate soil. This is finger lickin’ good, the cocoa sauce is not overpowering and adds richness to the ribs, while chocolate soil provides texture.
Another interesting ingredient used in the new menu is peanut butter. And it is obvious as many dishes are offered with some peanut butter in it. For example, CUT THE CRAB ($9.80/4 pcs) is a thick patty with generous shredded crab meat within. Drizzle with peanut butter chilli sauce and just cut the crabcake!
MUSHROOM MUNCHIES ($7.80/6 pcs) is the best way to enjoy a meltdown! Button mushrooms, ham, garlic mayo and mozzarella combined for a full body burst of flavour.
The Brooklyn chicken wings I had were usually too spicy or BBQ sauce overload. However, I really enjoyed nydc’s version. This mouth-watering HOOKIN’ BROOKLYN CHICKS ($8.80/6 pcs, $14/12 pcs) has a slightly spicy but tangy sauce. The tanginess gives a refreshing taste to the drumlets and actually made me crave for more. It is paired with vegetables sticks and blue cheese dip for a sinfully tasty time.
If you’ve got a hankering for some all-day breakfast, perhaps try SUNNY GROOVES ‘N’ MUNCHY MOVES ($15.80). A pork sausage and a chicken cheese sausage are served with a sunny side-up. Instead of using mashed potatoes, crushed potatoes were used to give it some texture. Looking at sunny side-up makes me happy.
nydc has a menu that leaves room for dessert. It has a handful of sandwiches that will satisfy the cravings of a sandwich lover.. One of them is DOUBLE BEEF BOOSTER ($14.80), similar to the iconic New York deli style Reuben sandwich. This comes with double of corned beef and pastrami, sauerkraut and melted cheese. Typically in Reuben style sandwiches, either corned beef or beef pastrami is used, but you’ll get both in this one, hence the name! I am not exactly a fan of beef pastrami, but I love the juicy corned beef and melted cheese. It is served with a side of mesclun salad and Russian dressing.
I prefer the STEAK YOUR CLAIM, SIRLOIN! ($17.80) better which is marbled sirloin steak sandwiched between two nicely toasted Turkish bread buns, and accompanied with guacamole, aioli, caramelized onion and shredded romaine lettuce with a side of mesclun salad.
Never forget the classics such as GOOD OL’ FISH & CHIPS ($15.80). Their fish & chips boast battered hake fish, coleslaw, tartar sauce and a lemon wedge for that citrusy edge. The use of hake fish is unique because most of the time, we will usually use cod, haddock or dory fish. Hake’s flaky texture is similar to that of cod but the flesh is softer and more dense. These long slabs of soft and luscious hake fish is encased with a thin and light batter which gives a delightful melt-in-the-mouth quality.
I really love the name and the layout of this dish. Everybody needs a good slop story and SLOPPY JOE ($14.80) is just grate! Minced beef stew on buns, mozzarella, coleslaw and lettuce and butter roll with a mesclun salad side. I always believe that burgers are best enjoyed as messy as possible. And this is definitely not your regular Joe!
Not a beef lover? Nevermind, nydc has pork burgers too! PIGGLY WIGGLY BURGER ($15.80) has succulent pulled pork slathered with BBQ sauce, coleslaw, romaine leaves and with a mesclun salad on the side. Bun it all! And say bye-bye to your resolve to stop at one.
When you think of nydc, what is the first thing you will think of? Desserts of course! nydc is always remembered by diners as THE go-to dessert cafe where people celebrate life’s every moment over indulgent, delectable desserts that warm the heart.
The new menu also offers new desserts such as LET’S GET BERRY HIGH ($9.80) which has a light yoghurt sorbet sitting on a bed of wild berries soaked in red wine.
See see see, another peanut butter dish. I would say this is a twist to the usual bread and butter pudding. PEANUT BUTTER CRUNCH TIME ($6.80) has a crunchy peanut butter pudding which comes with a scoop of vanilla ice cream drenched in irrestible caramel sauce. Eat it while it is hot!
I am always amused by nydc’s menu because they never fail to come up with creative dish names. I SCREAM BURGER! ($9.80) sure makes me scream when it arrived. It is so colourful and so fun! Reminds me of my childhood days when we eat ice cream bread.
Three scoops of chocolate chip, vanilla and strawberry ice cream get hemmed in with chocolate soil, chocolate chip cookies, whipped cream, stars candy, chocolate, strawberry and caramel sauce, all sandwiched in a brioche bun. So pretty how to eat! AHHHHHH
With every year’s birthday celebration, nydc will come up with a celebratory mudpie for a limited period of time. This year, it has come up with P-NUT BUTTER ME UP!, a peanut butter and chocolate mudpie ($8.80) where the peanut butter complements the chocolate perfectly.
I brought home some desserts too and my favourite is the GRASP THE RASP ($6.80/piece) which is a magical combination of raspberry with white chocolate and cheese – you’ll be asking for more after this tease.
BLUE ME AWAY ($6.80) is packed with explosive taste. This blueberry cheese swirl was quick frozen to seal in its freshness. Its tangy edginess just blue us away and will do the same for you too.
WE LIKE TO MOUSSE IT, MOUSSE IT ($6.80) is a simple mango mousse but definitely brings sunshine along with it. It is sure to get you up and goovin’ with every bite. C’mon, let’s all tuck in and mouse it, mousse it!
Not forgetting the lemonades which we shared. The green one is COOL CUCUMBER-AID ($4.20/glass, $8.50/pitcher) where they mix a whole Japanese cucumber, orange juice and lemonade for a welcome temperature change. And red one is SO BERRY MERRY ($4.20/glass, $8.50/pitcher) which is a cheerful blend of lemonade, orange and cranberry juice. Beat the heat with these lemonades!
Overall, I love this year’s new menu for nydc much better than last year. There are definitely hits and misses but I will come back for their Hookin’ Brooklyn Chicks, Lolli Pork Ribs, Sloppy Joe for their mains, and Peanut Butter Crunch and I Scream Burger.
Because they are celebrating their 18th birthday, they have come up with two marvellous promotions! These promotions are valid for dine-in only till 29 Sept 2013.
1) Peanut Butter Chocolate Mudpie (P-nut B’day Mudpie) – $8.80. September birthday babies enjoy this at $6.80 and mini cakes at $18 (U.P $36)
2) Coney dog (Coney woof!) – $7.80. Going for $1.80 on 18 Sept only! Don’t miss it!
You can find nydc at:
Bugis Junction, #02-47/48
200 Victoria St, Singapore 188021
Tel: +65 6333-3161
Sun – Thurs & PH 11.30am to 10pm
Fri, Sat & Eve of PH 11.30am to 10.30pm
Holland Village, 30 Lor Mambong
Tel: +65 6469-2998
Sun – Thurs & PH 11.30am to 10.30pm
Fri, Sat & Eve of PH 11.30am to 11pm
Wheelock Place, #02-19
501 Orchard Rd,
Tel: +65 6736-3253
Sun – Thurs & PH 11.30am to 10.30pm
Fri, Sat & Eve of PH 11.30am to 11pm
For updates on more new and exciting offerings from nydc, check out their Facebook page www.facebook.com/nydcSG