Hard Rock Cafe : The Classics And The New

Hard Rock Cafe has been around for the longest time in Singapore, and worldwide for that matter. Finally opening up a new outlet at Resorts World Sentosa some time back, they have also try to keep up the edge with the introduction of more seafood dishes into their current menu. 
Nigel Ate : 3.3/5
We tested all the 4 new seafood dishes on the menu alongside with some Hard Rock Cafe specialities. First up was the  Crispy Sea Bass ($26++). The seabass fillet was unfortunately too dry and has a slightly fishy taste to it. I reckon it would have been much better if it is well seasoned with some herbs to musk the fishy taste.
Nigel Ate : 3.8/5
My favourite was the breaded calamari rings among the other fritters on the Seafood Platter ($28++) . Overall it's a little too greasy for me. Maybe it's a good accompaniment with a can of beer but sadly I'm not legal to drink yet. 
Nigel Ate : 3.5/5
The  Chilli Crab Spaghetti ($26++), which came next, had most of us commenting that it had an uncanny resemblance to one of our local delights - mee goreng. The Chilli Crab dip at Hard Rock Cafe is raved by many but maybe the idea of incorporating it with pasta just didn't work too well for me. It's a little too dry and sticky while someone commented that the lack of cheese in it didn't seem fitting to the image of a pasta dish. I can see why and agree that maybe a generous shaving of parmesan might score some additional points for this dish. Oh, and if you're wondering about the two slices of garlic bread, it's a American thing; I was told that in American, all pasta dishes are served alongside with bread.
Nigel Ate : 4/5
The last seafood dish of the night was the  Crab Fried Rice ($20++). Fluffy and fragrant grains of olive rice, the dish came very pleasantly presented in an omelette box with 4 prawns hidden inside. This was probably my favourite seafood dish of the night. Olive rice, seafood, lime and some chilli with soya sauce, this was Asian on a plate. 
Nigel Ate : 4.2/5
One of the favourites at Hard Rock Cafe was their Hickory Smoked BBQ Ribs ($32). Slathered in homemade BBQ sauce, the ribs were well marinated and fell off the bone good. Their baked beans in BBQ sauce was also homemade, a plus point.

Macaroni and Cheese's (Nigel Ate : 4.4/5) a American diner's classic and a popular choice here. It was creamy and cheesy just like how a good old Mac and Cheese is, I would have appreciated a more pronounced cheese flavor though. But I must admit, I'm impressed by the chicken fillet, for it was moist and tender. I would recommend trying their Mac and cheese if you do dine here.
Nigel Ate : 4/5
Stuffed and well fed, we were not done with the night yet heh. There's always room for desserts, no? With mud pie and brownie, tell who can resist? Their Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae  was delicious though not blow-off-your-socks good. Call me a food nazi, but ice cream on top of a brownie is mandatory. 

The Mud Pie (Nigel Ate : 4.2/5) was two layers of coffee and chocolate ice cream was some hot fudge over the top and sprinkled with toasted almond flakes. Simple and unpretentious, I like it that way. 

Thank you Natalie and Andy for hosting us and Rui Ting for the invite!

Hard Rock Cafe Singapore
HPL House
50 Cuscaden Road
Singapore 249724
Tel:             +65 62355232      
Website: http://www.hardrockcafe.com
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS line)

Opening Hours:
Tue-Thu & Sun: 11am - 1am
Fri-Sat & Mon: 11am - 3am
(*1st Sunday of the month: 11am - 3am)


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