The wooden board and the mouth watering western food has been appearing on my instagram timeline lately so I decided to make my way down to The Carving Board at Jurong East to check out this modernize hawker stall inside a coffeeshop in Jurong East.
Battered Calamari Rings with Curry Mayo Sauce 2.5/5
We started with some light bites in the Battered Calamari Rings with Curry Mayo Sauce ($4.50). Unfortunately, this taste like frozen calamari with non of the springy texture innard, Instead it was some sort of powdery. I would suggest giving it a miss.
Mixed Grill 4/5
From the Premium House Grill section of the menu, I ordered the Mixed Grill ($17) to get a taste of everything. Served on a wooden board, there was beef steak, bratwurst, rosemary chicken chop with toasted bread and salad. All premium house grill comes with a choice of side and sauce. The beef steak was ok but not the best cut. The favourite on the plate has to be the rosemary chicken chop that is flavourful and grilled to a tender juicy bite.
150 Days Australian Angus Flank Steak 4/5
The other selection on the premium house grill menu I tried is the 150 days Australian Angus Flank Steak ($16). I had my flank cooked medium so that it would not end up too tough. The beautiful beef comes with a chewy bite but it was easy for the teeth and enjoyable.
Overall I find that the new concept has brought hawker food somewhat into a new and modernize level while keeping truth to serving good quality food. Price is quite reasonable with the quality The Carving Board is offering. Aston also started from a hawker stall and maybe The Carving Board can be the next Aston if they continue to work hard and maintain its quality and standard.
The Carving Board
Blk 252 Jurong East Street 24
Nearest MRT: Chinese Garden (EW Line), Jurong East (EW Line, NS Line)
Tue-Sun: 500pm - 1030pm
(Closed on Mon)
1) Alight at Chinese Garden. Take Exit C. Walk to traffic junction of Boon Lay Way and Jurong Town Hall Road. Cross the traffic junction and turn left onto Jurong Town Hall Road. Continue on Jurong Town Hall Road to the next junction of Jurong East Ave 1 and Jurong Town Hall Road. Cross the traffic junction and walk to destination. Journey time about 12 minutes. [Map]
2) Alight at Jurong East MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to Jurong East bus interchange (Stop ID 28009). Take bus number 160 or 506. Alight 7 stops later. Cross the overhead bridge and walk to destination. Journey time about 12 minutes. [Map]
3) Alight at Jurong East MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to Jurong East bus interchange (Stop ID 28009). Take bus number 66. Alight 7 stops later. Cross the overhead bridge and walk to destination. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]