Exploring the world one bite at a time

Day: April 20, 2015

Brasserie de Vlegel: “Lovely terrace, mediocre food”

We went here on a gorgeous spring day, mostly to enjoy the lovely terrace. The terrace has a tropical vibe with palm trees en white sand. For children there is jumping castle and lots of toys to play with in the sand. We really enjoyed sitting in the sun and I have to recommend the sangría which was superb.

Brasserie de Vlegel had a big fire in their kitchen somewhere in February. The team worked very hard to repair all the damage, so the brasserie could reopen after only two months. Due to these unfortunate circumstances the menu was very limited. We could only choose between about ten very basic dishes.

I ordered a plain steak without any sauce. The steak was cooked as ordered (saignant), but I was a little disappointed by the very small side salad. Luckely I got more than enough fries. The food was ok, but served too cold. As if the waiter had forgotten to serve the dishes in time. The food of our friends was also too cold. A real shame, because I loved the summer vibe in this place.

Would go back for drinks, not for the food.

Brasserie de Vlegel, Mechelsesteenweg 20-22 Mechelsesteenweg 22, Mortsel 2640, Belgium
+32 468 32 25 65

Visited April 2015. You can find my review about Brasserie de Vlegel also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 3/5, service 3/5, food 3/5.

Marutama Ramen: “Great ramen!”

The best ramen I’ve had in Singapore! Really, really loved the ramen in this restaurant! I ordered karashi ramen with ajitsuke tamago en yaki gyoza as a side dish. Which was plenty of food to keep me going for a long time. The boiled and marinated egg was simply a delight. The yolk was perfectly cooked: still soft and runny.

Service was friendly and most importantly for a ramen restaurant very efficient. Highly recommend this restaurant to ramen lovers from all over the world. A warning though: at lunch time this place can get very crowded.

Marutama Ramen, 8 Eu Tong Sen Street #03-90 the Central, Singapore 059818, Singapore
+65 6534 8090

Visited March 2015. You can find my review about Marutama Ramen also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 4/5, service 3/5, food 5/5.