Location: 28 Stanley Street
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 7.30am-4.00pm. Closed on weekends.
Healthy Laksa. Instead of using cows milk or coconut milk, this dish is using soy milk. I've never eaten laksa with soy as a thickener before, but overall it worked quite well. Granted, it doesn't have the same richness that coconut milk would achieve, but the flavour and texture still satisfied me. I loved how the laksa paste was obviously made from scratch, the lemongrass in particular had strong pronounced flavour. The owner and chef are also particularly proud of their homemade chilli, which you can see on top of this dish.
Price: $7.50. 7/10
Vegetable Cutlet was the next dish to the table. Presentation wise, this was definitely the most beautiful looking dish. Penne paste, steamed broccoli and carrots, a wedge of pumpkin and the vegetable wrap doused in gravy and topped with coriander. Wow. When it came to taste, everything was pretty delicious and all ingredients worked well together. The vegetable cutlet tasted a bit like a soggy spring roll to me though. With some adjustments in seasoning, I think the wrap could have been even better. A fine tasting dish overall though.
Price: $9.50. 7/10
Claypot Chicken. I loved how this dish didn't rely entirely on the usage of mock meat (just a few pieces were inside). Instead, the chef fills the claypot with a wide variety of ingredients - Capsicum, lotus root, carrot, mushroom, tofu, bok choy, broccoli and black fungus can all be found soaking inside the claypot. The amount of vegetables particularly was commendable, but it was the thick brown gravy which really won my heart. The gravy had a delightful sourness, which reduced me to practically licking the pot clean. Thai organic brown rice and clear soup are served on the side.
Price: $9.50. 8/10
Conclusion - Angel's Bistro provides a wonderful option to office workers around the Raffles Place, Telok Ayer and even Chinatown area. However, assuming you are not working in those aforementioned areas, it will be tough to visit this eatery, due to the early closing time and inactivity on weekends. Food wise, I have little complaints, superb quality overall.
Food - 8/10
Service - 8/10
Value - 6/10