I'm doing something new and exciting today! I'll be having my first guest blogger bloggging for me and I'm exhilarated that that person is none other than my boo Anna Francesca Rodriguez from Wynterflakes.com!
I'll leave you in good hands and do let us know what you think/feel about this guest blogging thing cos' I hope we can do this more often! ♥
When we think of chill-out bars, we imagine fancy, city-lighted, just-left-the-office-
businesssuit-cladded men hanging out on a friday night. At least for me, that’s the image that comes to mind. The last setting one could ever imagine is being surrounded by greenery all over in such a place; but that’s exactly what you’ll find at Kakis Bistro and Bar which makes it pleasantly different from the bars we are familiar with.
Located at Farnborough Road at Changi Village. Yes, it is a bit far and away from the city, but this is, in my opinion, what gives it its charm. Gwen brought me along their Chill-Eat-Drink session just so we could catch up and hang out that day. Isn’t she the sweetest?
We parked quite far away and had to walk to reach there, which is just sad because we didn’t know there was free parking on site! Upon arriving, we were ushered in into what seemed to be a huge garden; rightly so because all the greens that they serve on the menu all come from the place itself. It couldn’t get any fresher than this!
The ambience is definitely relaxing and soothing; a far cry from our busy, fast paced life, thus a good place to just chill and hang out with friends.
Prawn Alioli with Homegrown Lemongrass & Coriander
The prawns are served medium rare and are plump and juicy when chewed; certainly fresher than your average shrimp. The lemongrass and coriander adds an even more refreshing taste to this dish. Too bad for Gwen that she can’t eat to shrimp-- I had it all to myself. *grins*
Stir Fry Button Mushroom with Homegrown Kaffir Leaf, Shallots and White Wine
We loved this offering! The mushrooms were cooked just nicely and were not at all soggy as some might turn out when cooked with a bit of sauce. Needless as it is to keep repeating that the produce are all very fresh, they truly are and is what makes their food worth the visit.
Chicken Quesadilla with Home Made Salsa
The quesadillas are thin and light; definitely not overwhelming to the palate. The chicken itself is soft and matches well with the semi-crispy tortilla, although I feel that they could add more serving of the salsa. After all, isn’t that what we’re always after?
Fries Addiction (In-house special seasoning)
They are very generous in serving size when it comes to fries, the two of us almost cannot finish the amount that they gave us! Although unsure of the seasoning’s composition, it is indeed tastier than your average bar counter fries.
Aglio Olio (w/ fusion taste of home grown kaffir leaf)
Served with prawns cooked in similar style to the Prawn Alioli above, their Aglio Olio is well cooked, as with the rest of the food they served us. Not too oily and not too creamy, it’s definitely a good choice for pasta lovers.
I have to be honest that by the time the Fish and Chips were served, I was quite full already. It’s served with salad and cooked the way fish in Fish and Chips, in my opinion, should be--crispy on the outside, soft and juicy on the inside.
Red Velvet Cake
For dessert, we were served their signature red velvet cake. I like the fact that it wasn’t too sweet to the taste and though it’s not as moist as other cakes, it was a great way to end our meal.
They offer a lot of fun activities and that night we were also taught how to make our own drinks by the bartender!
One last thing worth mentioning is the great band that plays at Kakis--it is what made us stay so late that night. We got to chat with them for a while and such cool and down to earth people they are! They’re very friendly and open to requests, and even though Gwen asked them to cover a difficult song, they agreed to play it with a just a few cheering, and they delivered it excellently, too.
It’s best to go to Kakis at night time as it will be much cooler with all the greenery and sans the intense heat of the sun. It is relaxing and great for those who want to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city and would like to have a fun evening with friends and music.
Must admit that the downside is its location; a bit far from any MRT and suitable for those who come by car or by bus (Changi Golf Course Bus Stop 99049, Buses 2, 9, 19, 59, 89, 109)
As for the food and I’ve reiterated so many times in this post, the dishes served are all very fresh and succulent and will not leave you hungry during your stay there!
Kakis Bistro & Bar
289 Farnborough Road
Tel: 6214 3956