The latest addition to the neighbourhood of Kampong Bahru, Old Boys Gallery serves western-fusion cuisine with more than 50 different variety of craft beers and ciders to suit every palate. This was formerly an art gallery but has now been transformed into a bistro where food meets art – from graffiti art and wall murals to canvas paintings.
Of course, I was not there to check out the alcohol or art, but for the food! Always for the food ha.
We seldom eat fried food but when we do, sweet potato fries usually top our list. I love the version here! Fried to perfection and that curry mustard dip on the side is a flavourful bomb in the mouth.
Potato Head ($7.90)
sweet potato fries, curry mustard dip
There’s a good selection of bar bites – think wings, meatballs and fried food like fish fingers. Go for the “make your own triplets” if you are in a group, or not in the mood for a full meal. For $27, take your pick of three appetizers from the menu. It’s great value for money! Speaking of which, there is no GST or service charge so the food is really affordable.
OBG Crab Cake ($11)
sassy flavors of special crab cake with mango relish
Cremini in Disguise ($11)
breaded portobello mushroom topped with louisiana spices
Our choices were most satisfying – filler-less crab cakes, savory crunchy breaded portobello mushroom and addictive fried baby squid that’s a danger to the waistline.
Crispy Baby Squid ($11)
fried squid with tangy sauce to go with curry leaves
Chef introduces a special dish every month and when I was there, it was a delicious slab of miso cod. For this month, it’s a massive Knuckle Up meat platter for $69 nett. You get a huge ~1kg pork knuckle, chorizo/lamb/beef sausages, Australian ribeye, German potato with crispy bacon, sauerkraut and sauteed vegetables, woah. Beer is a must to go with that, so for every 3 pints of beer, the 4th one is on the house!
cod fish, vegetables, miso sauce
For something equally hearty for just for 1 pax, the handmade beef burger stacked with cheese, bacon, egg and caramelized onion will fill your stomach and heart. I swear, K was super happy with this, especially on a TGIF night!
Manster Burger ($17.90)
cheese, bacon, egg, caramelized onion, served with fresh greens and fries
Desserts are the only letdown. We tried the tiramisu and a ramekin filled with mousse-like chocolate. Too sweet and not impressive, head somewhere else for a sweet ending!
Devil’s Double Choc ($9)
served with ice cream
Thank you for arranging dinner, Amanda and Yong Sing!
Old Boys Gallery
67 Kampong Bahru Road