Yorkshire Puddings & Pub Grub @ Queen & Mangosteen, VivoCity

During my last visit to Queen & Mangosteen, I wished I had sufficient tummy room to accomodate some Yorkshire Puddings.

Yorkshire Puddings
Yorkshire Pudding with Gravy @ S$5

When C and I met for lunch at Queen & Mangosteen, I had to have the Yorkshire Puddings. The Yorkshire Puddings here were disappointing as they were bland, the crust was rubbery-hard and the centre was exceedingly dense. It’s so tough to find a place that serves Yorkshire Puddings in Singapore, much less a decent one.
Caramelized Onion Gravy
Gravy for the Yorkshire Puddings
Even the Caramelized Onion Gravy couldn’t help the Yorkshire Puddings. Dense puddings dipped in heavy sauce made for a weighty combination that made us ponder the wisdom in taking in so much calories for a dish that barely seemed worth the trouble.
Beer Battered Fish @ Queen & Mangosteen
Fish & Chips with Curry Tartare Sauce @ S$14
During my last visit, the Beer Battered Fish were absolutely delicious with a light, crisp batter. This time around, the batter was soggy with oil that oozed out when we cut the fish. Though the fish was succulently sweet, it was marred by the oil-soaked batter.
Chunky Fries @ Queen & Mangosteen
Chips to go with the Fish
Like the Fish, the chips were not as crisp as I would have liked them. I think the person who did the frying probably didn’t heat the oil up well enough.
Bangers & Mash with Caramelized Onion Gravy
Bangers & Mash @ S$26
served with Caramelized Onion Gravy
Bangers & Mash is one of my favourite comfort foods. They didn’t serve Cumberland Sausages during this visit. In its place were 3 types of sausages, lamb, pork and spicy beef. I enjoyed the spicy beef sausage and pork sausage very much. We weren’t too crazy about the lamb sausage as it had a pretty strong lamb-y odour. The mashed potatoes were moist and went well with the Caramelised Onion Gravy. The Onion Rings that topped the combo fared better than the Fish and Chips. This is a Must-Try!

The service staff were very attentive and came by a few times to ask how we were doing as well as to gather our feedback. I guess it was partly because there were only about 6 tables of customers and also because we told them to remove the Yorkshire Puddings when the other dishes arrived. We told them about the soggy fish, the bland and heavy Yorkshire Puddings and the less-than-crisp fries. They said that they would pass our feedback on to the kitchen staff. Sounds reasonable to me.

PS: This visit was on a Saturday afternoon so I didn’t feel as much of a time pressure as I did on my previous visit.

Click here for my previous post on Queen & Mangosteen.

The Queen & Mangosteen
#01-106/107 VivoCity
1 Harbourfront Walk
Singapore 098585
(close to Lift Lobby E & Lift Lobby F)
Tel: +65 6376-9380
Email: enquiries@queenandmangosteen.com

Operating Hours:
Sundays to Thursdays: 11 am to midnight
Fridays, Saturdays & Eve of Public Holidays: 11 am to 1 am

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3 Responses to “Yorkshire Puddings & Pub Grub @ Queen & Mangosteen, VivoCity”

  1. superfinefeline October 17, 2009 at 1:38 pm Reply

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