Saturday, October 19, 2013

Necessary Provisions @ Eng Kong Terrace

Latte and Flat White 4.2/5

For people staying in the West, rejoice as a good cafe has opened at the quiet vicinity of Eng Tong Park. Necessary Provisions by Smitten Cafe is quite inaccessible but for a good cup of caffeine, I was not surprised to find the place crowded. In fact, I have to wait for a couple of minutes before I could get a seat.

We had a Latte ($5) and Flat White ($5) in a 6oz cup to start the dinner. Among the various cafe I have visited, I still prefer the coffee from Smitten/Necessary Provisions. My latte was done exactly the way I like with the right amount of espresso and steamed milk allowing me to appreciate the aroma of the coffee bean while still having that creamy smoothness.

Sauteed Calamari 3/5

When the Sauteed Calamari ($8) was served I have to admit I was taken part. My partner even has to reconfirm with me how much does this small bowl of sauteed calamari cost. The dish itself was not bad. The squid was tender and crunchy in a fragrant white wine broth.

Pork Burger 3.5/5

Moving on to our mains, I have the Pork Burger ($14) which was quite petite. The juicy pork patty was sandwiched in a delectable bun and served with sweet potato chips at the side.

Bucatini Grilled Prawn Pasta 3.5/5

My other half had the Bucatini Grilled Prawn Pasta ($14) which was cooked al dente with a nice bite. The grilled prawn was also beautifully executed. Overall it was a good pasta dish with clean flavours.

I will definitely go back Necessary Provisions for a good cup of coffee and chill out at the cozy cafe. Food is not bad but the portion is kind of small for the price I am paying. Next time I am here at Necessary Provisions again, I would like to see how their cakes and pastries fair.

Necessary Provisions
21 Eng Kong Terrace
Singapore 598993
Tel: +65 92317920
Nearest MRT: Clementi (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Tue-Thu: 10am - 10pm
Fri-Sat: 10am - 12 midnight
Sun: 10am - 6pm

1) Alight at Clementi MRT station: Take Exit A. Walk to Clementi Bus Interchange (Stop ID 17009). Take bus number 173. Alight 8 stops later. Continue walking along Kismis Lorong and turn right onto Eng Kong Road. After a short walk, turn left onto Eng Kong Terrace. Journey time about 20 minutes. [Map]


  1. wahhhh, you're going down the cafes path too. This one comes so soon after the duxton hill cafe.. (alamak, i forgot the shop name).