Looking Glass Bistro @ Camden Medical Centre

I was seldom sick in my young days but of late, perhaps age is catching up, my body has become defective so to speak 😉

Anyways, visits to the doctors can turn into blogging materials, lol…

I was craving for Fat foa-gura don which is glazed Foie gras and grilled wagyu beef over rice but Fat Cow was filled during lunch hours. After a 5 minute wait, the manager said he could only accommodate us at 1.30pm but that would mean being late for my doctor’s appointment.

“I have a doctor’s appointment at 2pm”, I almost begged.
“Everyone here has an apointment with their doctors or appointment with their patients”, came the unsympathetic reply.

I must remember to make reservations with Fat Cow on my next visit to the doc.

Time was a constraint – we did not have the luxury go to stroll over to Dolcetto by Basilico for Squid Ink Panini with King Crab and Prawns. My kaki’s lunch break was by now limited to an hour so we had to find some food that is either easy to prepare or pre-prepared and quick to heat up. Luckily, we found the Looking Glass, a bistro, right here in the compound of Camden Medical Centre.

I guess I was being a spoilt brat that day...<br />There were sandwiches but they did not looked as delicious as those in Dolcetto. Nah, I am not a rascal. I was lily-livered before my doctor's appointment. I just needed comfort food.

I guess I was being a spoilt brat that day…
There were sandwiches but they did not looked as delicious as those in Dolcetto.
Nah, I am not a rascal. I was lily-livered before my doctor’s appointment.
I just needed comfort food.

Not surprisingly, this bistro is owned by an eye doctor hence the decor and sale of eyewear here.

Not surprisingly, this bistro is owned by an eye doctor hence the decor and sale of eyewear here.

The anaemic in me screamed meat so loudly, the experienced waitress knew I was not interested in those lifeless sandwiches. She quickly offered me a choice of Chicken Tandoori and Lasagne.

The anaemic in me screamed meat so loudly, the experienced waitress knew I was not interested in those lifeless sandwiches. She quickly offered us a choice of Chicken Tandoori and Lasagne.

I wasn't impressed with the artificial reddish orange food colouring when the meal came but once I had the first bite, the bitching stop.<br />The thigh meat was tender and moist.<br />The sauce not traditionally served with this Indian fare was quite a welcome change as it lend a piquant oomph to the already tasty chicken.

I wasn’t impressed with the artificial reddish orange food colouring when the meal came but once I had the first bite, the bitching stop.
The thigh meat was tender and moist.
The sauce not traditionally served with this Indian fare was quite a welcome change as it lend a piquant oomph to the already tasty chicken.

The photos of Lasagne above were pictured in my mind when the attentive waitress recommended it, however, the reality came in the photos below.

Lasagne looked burnt and dry.

Lasagne looked burnt and dry.

If this was displayed in the counter, I would not have ordered it.

If this was displayed in the counter, I would not have ordered it.

Hot Mocha. Ordinary.

Hot Mocha.
Ordinary.

Cappuccino. Slightly below average.

Cappuccino.
Slightly below average.

Apple Crumble. Apples were moist and tender.

Apple Crumble.
Apples were moist and tender.

Overall, I had a decent meal considering the price, food, service and ambience.

Overall, I had a decent meal considering the price, food, service and ambience.

Value for money at S$33.40

Value for money at S$33.40

Looking Glass Bistro @ Camden Medical Centre.

Looking Glass Bistro @ Camden Medical Centre.

I was satisfied with my Tandoori Chicken. My friend had the lasagne. It looked overly charred (to put it politely) and dry but the appearance was contrasted by the delightful flavour when I took a bite. The beverages were normal. The apple crumble may not be the best but it was good enough to calm my wrecking nerves and sent me to the doctor’s, a civilised person 😀

Looking Glass Bistro
Address: 1 Orchard Boulevard,
#01-03, Camden Medical Centre.
Singapore 248649.

Happy eating 🙂

P.S. This is part of my detox program and nobody was hurt by me that day 😉

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Comments
6 Responses to “Looking Glass Bistro @ Camden Medical Centre”
  1. Laura Lynn says:

    Oh sad, to hear that you are sick! Take care of yourself and make sure to listen to your doctor and drink lots of green tea and…be good. Feel better soon, thinking of you.

  2. Jessica says:

    Ohhh, are you feeling better now? Do the doctors know what was wrong? I’m so sorry, Sam! Hope everything is okay!! Also.. The food you show in this post looks great! It’s at the medical center??

    • Sam Han says:

      Hi Jessica, I’m much better except for the hacking cough. I’m up and about now just a little tired and unfocused. I’m in Malaysia now and will should be back to Sg by Sunday night.

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