14th July 2010. Written by Xin Li.
Arbite is located at Serangoon Gardens, next to Borsch and Sushi Tei on the second storey of one of the shophouses. Nostalgic lego blocks were being used creatively and generously as part of the interior décor. The light wooded furniture, light, muted palette and wide windows creates a relaxing MUJI style atmosphere.two course set lunch menu at $11.90+ which consists of a Soup (which you could upgrade to a Mushroom Soup or Clam Chowder with an additional fee), two choices of main courses and a choice of drink.
Iced Citrus Tea seemed to be a concoction tea with various citrus fruits consisting including lime and lemon. A refreshing drink that is semi-sweet.
Cream of Spinach Soup which was quite okay, but the stock seemed to be a little too strong, overpowering the spinach and other flavours. Texture wise, it was a more fluid than creamy soup, hence not too heavy on the palette.
Spaghetti with Chicken, Leeks, Cherry Tomatoes and Mushrooms Aglio Olio Style. The item got me with its “aglio olio”. The pasta was cooked perfectly and the sauce satisfied my demands for aglio olio, not too much garlic and there was a pleasant hint of spice. Although I found the pasta to be somewhat oily and the garlic not being cooked long enough, I still enjoyed my pasta for its flavour and the right amount of spice.
Shepards Pie wasn’t something I enjoyed personally. I felt that the mutton was too gamey and there isn’t enough cheese. The mashed potato was too much, dominating the whole dish. This resulted in a jelak feeling halfway through the Shepards Pie.
My Wifey’s Chocolate Cake (8.00 SGD) came with a scoop of Movenpick Vanilla Ice Cream. The Movenpick Vanilla Ice Cream that accompanied the cake does not need any introduction. It was good ice cream in short. The chocolate fudge cake was served warm with a generous amount of warm chocolate sauce. It was a very rich chocolate fudge cake yet not too sweet. Texture wise, it is quite dense, similar to a brownie. I enjoyed every bit of this dessert together with the Movenpick Vanilla Ice Cream. It is a god-send for any chocoholics who love a good rich chocolate cake.
They also offer 10% discount if you work nearby (within 3 km), just show your business card to enjoy that promotion if the conditions were met.
66A Serangoon Garden Way
Tel: +65 6287 0430
Tue–Thu & Sun: 11.30am – 10pm
Fri–Sat: 11.30am – 12am