N.Y.D.C used to be THE place for my class outings – where we laugh over school and teachers over a big mug of Elephanccino, gorging down the Ally’s New York Cheesecake, Elmer Fudge with an E=MC2 in hand. Remember those days?
During a recent visit to the Bugis branch, I realised it had a more lively vibrant New Yorker look, but still serving the familiar favourites.
As it is beginning to look at lot like Christmas, my friends and I had the Hearty Christmas Roast Platter for ($98). This festive combination has marbled sirloin steak, herb roasted chicken, pork cheese cracker, bratwursts, onion rings, potato gratin, salad mix … topped up with 4 drinks and 4 log cake slices. If you like variety, this is for you.
We immediately attacked the steak, prepared medium-well and nicely grilled, and still tasting rather fresh because it is flown vacuum-packed . The meat was cut up into long strips though – the pro camp would enjoy the convenience of eating without even lifting our knives; but the against camp would prefer a slab to savour the mouth-watering juice within.
Our favourite part was collectively the spring chicken. The skin was indeed crispy thin with a slight ‘crunch’ when bitten, with the inside staying lusciously moist. The marinate was flavourful enough and you probably won’t need additional sauce to top up.
Being the dessert café, N.Y.D.C offers two decadent log cakes – the “Yule love it” chocolate mousse ($51 for 1 kg) and divine white chocolate cheese ($56 for 1 kg). Over the two, I much preferred the white version, not only because white chocolate is my thing, but the Philadelphia cream cheese centre evens out the velvety texture, and makes the experience oh-so-complete.
N.Y.D.C Cafe & Restaurant
200 Victoria Street, #02-47/48 Bugis Junction, Singapore, Tel: +65 6333 3161
Opening Hours: Sun–Thu: 11.30am – 10.30pm, Fri–Sat & PH Eve: 11.30am – 11pm