Stirling is the latest restaurant to set up shop along Cheong Chin Nam Road, offering a selection of affordable western dishes in a casual and comfortable setting. When we were there, a “Showcase” music event was going on where they had a live band (great singer!) and more importantly, 10% of the revenue was donated to Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home to support the well-being of elderly folks. I hope it will be a regular event!
Our first starter turned out to be our favourite! K doesn’t like salads but even he was fighting with me over this haha. The cubes of pan-seared Greek cheese were firm with a crispy coating but still nice and soft inside.
Grilled Halloumi Salad
pan-seared greek cheese, baby spinach, tomato and capsicum salsa
The pairing of sweet juicy grilled watermelon with the salty parma ham made a good match. Grilling fruits seem like a brilliant idea – the caramelized sugar packed quite a punch!
fresh watermelon grilled till roast-sweet, parma ham, rocket salad
Fresh and well marinated chunks of salmon were elegantly presented in a cocktail glass, though I thought it would be even better if the salmon was sliced more thinly.
special of the day
When my main of salmon was served, my mind went “crap, that looked overcooked” but alas, it turned out to be perfect! The meat was still pinkish and moist while the outer layer was crackly. Crispy salmon indeed!
Crispy King Salmon
potato and dill leek sauce
Charcoal-grilled steaks are the one of the specialties at Stirling so if you love your red meat, get it here! K was happy that his medium rare steak was not overdone, resulting in a pretty pink interior. Very reasonably priced for a big slab too!
Stirling Charcoal-Grilled Steak (Sirloin/ Ribeye)
truffle fries, summer vegetables
The tiramisu was moist enough though nothing spectacular. Not bad!
classic coffee-flavoured italian dessert
The owner’s mom is a home baker and she supplies cakes to the restaurant occasionally. I was lucky to try her custard cake – creamy, dense and simply amazing! Is this what magic custard cake taste like?
dessert of the day
I’ve been craving for mud pies lately and this one was pretty good! It’s really hard to not like mud pies, unless you have a thing against chocolate, Oreo cookies and ice cream aye?
Muddy Mud Pie
vanilla ice cream, marshmallow, chocolate sauce, oreo cookie
My thanks to Elwyn for the kind invitation!
15 Cheong Chin Nam Road