Birds of a Feather, a beautiful place to spend a lovely evening with friends. Nestled in Amoy Street, this resto bar is uniquely decorated with lush of greenery and woody furniture giving you a feel of being in a secluded garden or backyard.
As you enter, the long and huge bar greets you with dim and cosy lighting. Followed by the rows of tables along side. Every corner has a different setting which makes it a whole lot more interesting.
Though a little shorthanded, the service crew tried their best to be as attentive as they possible could. One handed me a huge cushion to be placed behind my back for more comfort when he noticed I am pregnant. The other waitress that took our order was also very attentive in telling me how the food when be done and if I was ok with it.
And so we ordered a Crispy Gyoza with Truffled Soy Vinaigrette, Bird’s Signature Burger and Spicy Oriental Bolognaise. For drinks, they do not have a menu for the mock tail so the waitress ask for my preference of sourish or sweet and they will come up with something for me. The mister of course ordered a beer.
The drinks came quite swiftly after the order was placed and…..the mock tail was amazingly good. There were hints of passion fruit and lime juice with a dash of soda. Refreshingly good.
The food took a little longer than expected, about 45 minutes or more despite the restaurant being not too crowded. The Crispy Gyoza arrived in a hotplate topped with crisy lotus root slices and cherry tomatoes with the Truffled Vinaigrette on the side. The juices from the gyoza oozes out as you bite into it filling your mouth with lots of fragrance from the tender pork and marinates. It is as flavorful itself without even having to dip in. The vinaigrette was a perfect pairing with the slight acidic vinegar and some light soy, give it a little boost in taste. “Mmmmm”…was what came out from my speech. However, to me, the skin is a little on the hard side.
The starter came out pretty well and we were excited and hungrily waiting for our main course. The main course took another 30 minutes before they came.
Bird’s Signature burger – a relatively thick and juicy beef patty with caramelized onions and melted cheddar topped with foie gras between two fluffy bread. It is accompanied by fried potatoes that was seasoned with spices and a small salad. The beef patty was cooked to perfection and so was the foie gras. Overall the taste was fair with not much surprises but that chili paste you see gave it a little omph.
If you are expecting a classic bolognaise to arrive, you will be surprised to see this plate of Spicy Oriental Bolognaise. Angel hair pasta topped fried with minced meat sauce, sliced of sze chuan peppers, dried shrimps, kale, sliced cherry tomatoes and onsen egg with sprinkles of Parmesan cheese. That is what you will be getting. For me the angel hair pasta was way over cooked making it too soft, sticky and mushy. The minced meat sauce was nothing to cry out loud for. The crispy kale, tomatoes, peppers and dried shrimps did give the dish a little crunch. It felt like a plate of minced meat noodles from the market with a high end twist.
At the end of the meal, we decided to give the desserts a try as they look very interesting on the menu. So we ordered the Raspberry Granite and the Poached Pear.
Poached pear was served with snow fungus, longan and some flower petals with a scoop of caramel ice cream. Along side it was a decanter of syrup which gave the dessert an refreshing yet not too intense taste of citrus and a hint of spiciness from the ginger. It was yummy! The mister’s eye lit up after his first mouthful.
Raspberry Granite – the combination of the dense Earl Grey Cake with a little almond nougat combined with whipped chocolate cream and raspberry sorbet sent me straight to heaven. A tad of sweetness, sourish and creamy textured swirled in my mouth which sends yum, yum, yummy signals to my brain! Superbly good!
Bird’s of a feather certainly have some really good and some fair dishes. We will definitely return with friends and I am so definitely ordering the Raspberry Granite again for sure.
Birds of a feather
115 Amoy Street #01-01