Ambush Restaurant: Casual European Dining

Saturday, 28 March 2015

My friend told me about a restaurant which offers nice western food, and I went to try it last weekend. So I made my way down to Junction 8 mall and tried the following dishes from Ambush restaurant.
The menu offers a good variety of pastas, risotto, main dishes, sides and desserts.

Under recommendation, I had the:

Pan Fried Seared Salmon & French Lentils ($18.50)
This dish was not bad, I would say. It features a pan fried salmon set on top of spinach and mashed potatoes.
The salmon was really well done, which I really liked, and they were generous with the french lentil cream sauce. This is surprising as I'm not very much a lentil kind of person. So this dish got my vote.
The only thing I didn't get about it was the topping... the half cherry tomato on top of a sliced lemon. I'm not sure of the taste they are trying to create here, but I did try to squeeze some lemon juice on top of my salmon for enjoyment. The tomato was just superfluous to me, just an addition of colour and it did not taste nice smeared with citrus.

Spaghetti Aglio Olio Con Pollo Crocante ($15.20)
The pasta was tossed with onion, garlic, chilli flakes & olive oil sauce and tasted most garlicky. I'm not complaining because I love garlic, but not everyone might like this.
The texture of the spaghetti was not that impressive but the sauce had improved the overall taste. I liked the crispy chicken they served, because it was deep fried to perfection.

Parmesan & Truffle Fries ($9.80)
These fries are peppered and tossed in truffle salt, white truffle oil and parmesan cheese.
Unfortunately, when I had it, the truffle taste was unevenly distributed and even so, the parmesan cheese hadn't done anything to enhance the taste of the fries.

If you're up for it, you can choose to top up another $5.50 for a soup of the day & a drink. Check with your server for the soup of the day flavour.

Verdict
The price is most reasonable and the food portions are quite generous. Taste standards are higher than average, in comparison to other western restaurants of the same price range, and would feed western food lovers well. Definitely a nice place for families to visit.

Ambush
Location: Junction 8, 9 Bishan Place, #02-19, Singapore 579837
Website: Link

You can also find them at the following places:
Takashimaya Shopping Centre #B201-2
Jurong Point #02-24
Plaza Singaura (The Atrium) #04-64/66
JEM (Jurong East Mall) #04-13/14