The Chop House – Meat lovers, rejoice!
Created by the same team behind the acclaimed Wooloomooloo Steakhouse, The Chop House is a gastro bar that serves classic feel good fare and an impressive range of ice cold draught beer. Following the success of its VivoCity flagship, the popular gastro bar has opened a new outlet at I12 Katong.
Situated in our culturally rich Katong area, where there is a good mix of locals and expatriates staying around the neighbourhood, the second outlet of Chop House boasts a modern industrial outlook with both spacious indoor and outdoor dining areas that provide an ideal setting for laidback, relaxed meals and cozy gatherings all day.
What’s interesting about this new outlet? Well, their menu has been revamped and improved on. On top of that, the addition of a Southbend broiler from United States of America (same model that sears Wooloomooloo’s famous steaks to perfection) is in the bar’s kitchen. Doesn’t this sound exciting?! This reflects The Chop House’s commitment to serving the best meats at affordable prices for discerning diners. We started with appetizers for sharing.
The Filet Mignon Salad ($16) consists of pan fried filet mignon with argula, romaine lettuce, shaved fennel, baby spinach, roasted peppers and cherry tomatoes and tossed with aioli while their Mussels Mariniere ($24) is cooked in white wine with garlic, shallots, celery and parsley. My favourites are the Crispy Pork Belly ($18), served with apple jam and an apple radish salad, as well as, the Roasted Bone Marrow ($18) which is topped with salsa verde and served with toasted garlic herbed baguette. The former is sinfully delicious, with the right balance of flavours and nice texture while the latter uses goat’s bone marrow?! Yes! You read me right, G O A T! We were all amazed by this uniqueness as only a very minority of restaurants uses goat’s bone marrow. This appetizer was simply melt-in-your-mouth tender!
Moving on to the mains, we had the USDA Prime Grain Fed Rib Eye ($38) that is served with watercress, grilled tomato and a choice of bearnaise, red wine or black peppercorn sauce. Thanks to the high speed Southbend broiler that can reach temperatures of about 980 degree Celsius, The Chop House ensures that its grilled meats are always succulent with a slightly caramelised surface. The high temperature helps to quickly seal in the juices within the meat while creating a flavourful crust. Here’s a fact for you! The USDA Prime ranks as the top 2% of all beef produce in America.
In addition to beef, diners can also indulge in the meaty goodness of The Chop House’s signature Pork Knuckle Platter ($85)! This platter comes with 1.2kg grain fed Australian pork knuckle, smoked BBQ baby back ribs, assorted sausages (pork, beef and lamb) and served with coleslaw and truffle potato. Their pork knuckle is steam baked, hence, pull-apart tender yet so tasty you just can’t stop at one mouthful. We really enjoyed their truffle potato. This portion is sufficient for sharing between 4-5 pax so if you’re calculating, the meat here isn’t that expensive actually.
We also tried their Garlic Prawns, sautéed with tomato, chilli, parsley and olive oil and served with saffron rice. This reminds us a little of those Spanish paella, with just the right amount of spiciness. Another main that is worth recommending is the Aussie Burger ($26), featuring a generous half pound beef patty topped with tomatoes, lettuce, onion jam, beetroot, sunny side up and bacon. This dish will be very popular among children and teenagers!
Finally, we finished our meal with The Chop House’s memorable sweet desserts such as Churros ($6), Apple Strudel Tortillas ($8) and Hot Chocolate Brownie served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The deep fried cinnamon sugar coated donuts served with chocolate dipping sauce stood out for us as these churros were dense and moist. Its middle was not airy and not too dry nor too crispy unlike those that we get elsewhere. The chocolate sauce has a pinch of paprika so it does not taste too flat. We’ve currently gone to desserts heaven!
To provide a complete culinary experience, The Chop House offers an extensive selection of drinks at their bar counter. There are draught beer, wines, cocktails, and other refreshments ready to complement any meals. Overall, it was a pleasant experience dining at The Chop House at Katong!
The Chop House
Address: 112 East Coast Road, #01-13, I12 Katong, Singapore 428802
Opening hours: 12pm – 12am daily.
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