Brand New Island Cafe & Bar @ TANGS at Tang Plaza

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Island Cafe & Bar, established in 1993, has recently gone through a revamp and now boasts a brand new interior! The cafe located at TANGS at Tang Plaza, in the heart of Orchard Road, serves signature local and regional favourites, in addition to after-hour cocktails. With the contemporary design and open space, it is definitely a great place to relax and hang out with friends.

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Other than the great ambience, what I really like about Island Cafe & Bar is the huge servings of food! My family and I ordered four dishes (one main course, two small plates and one greens) and one dessert and we were very full at the end of the meal.

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Japanese Caesar ($17). Romaine and iceberg lettuce, seaweed, miso dressing, crispy flying fish roe, egg and croutons. Personally, this was pretty normal and the flying fish roe was not very substantial. I would prefer some meat to go along with the salad, but adding chicken would require an additional $3.

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Fried Chicken Wings ($12), marinated and deep fried, then tossed with lemongrass and lime leaves. I felt that the meat did not really have any taste and even the occasional leaf was not very remarkable. I will not order this again.

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Tahu Telor ($14). This was a marked improvement from the previous dish. Carrot, cucumber and a tall tower of fried tahu. Unlike other misshapen tahu telors, I have had, this one was actually formed quite nicely. Also, there was enough sauce to go around.

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One of the two signature dishes that the Island Cafe is famous for–Island Jumbo Prawn Laksa ($24). Rich spicy coconut gravy, thick rice vermicelli, prawns, cockles, fishcakes and quail eggs. A must try! My mum found it too creamy, but the rest of us liked it and finished this really quickly!

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Salted Caramel Cake ($10), from the selection of cakes at the counter. The moment I walked into the cafe, my attention was drawn to the sweet treats displayed at the counter. I asked the staff what he would recommend and as luck would have it, his recommendation coincided with what I would have chosen in the first place! This cake was served warm and it was the best of both worlds with salty and sweet flavours.

Island Café & Bar
310 Orchard Road Level 4,
TANGS Orchard,
Singapore 238864
Tel: 6311 3424
Opening Hours:
Monday to Thursday, and Saturday 1030-2130hrs
Friday 1030-2300 hrs
Sunday 1100-2030hrs
Nearest MRT Station: Orchard Station (North South Line)

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