Sixth Avenue has always been a less vocal part of our island, and perhaps that's what made the establishments here seem more intriguing, at least to me. Sleepy looking, one might easily give the 6th Avenue Centre a miss when scouting for food around this area, but do look out for this young set up Meat n’ Chill.
3 buddies set this up together, fired by their love for American food, for its generous servings and casual vibe. They want a space that allows bonding, without too much fuss. Fall-off-the-bones pork ribs is the signature here, which customers have been coming back for the past one year since they started.
Majestic Meat Platter 4.2/5
To celebrate their first anniversary, they have come out with a special Majestic Meat Platter which consists of pork ribs, salmon, steak, and chicken, all for just $100. The meat platter is designed to feed 4-6pax and it also comes with free flow of sides and drinks.
Signature Pork Ribs 4/5
For Signature Pork Ribs ($19 ala carte), you get to choose 2 sauces out of Original/ Cajun/ Hickory/ Spicy/ Bourbon/ Honey Mustard. We had Bourbon and Honey Mustard. The slabs of ribs were huge, almost tiling the serving board. As promised, the tender meat fell off the ribs with a gentle tug. The sauces were quite balanced in flavour, though I wish the latter could be more mustardy instead of sweet. I could still taste the smoky flavour that seems inherent in the meat but is actually a result from smoking over a composition of hickory and mesquite wood chips for several hours. There is no porky taste at all! Thanks to Chef Bruce, who takes the extra effort to remove the membranes off the ribs which causes those unpleasant chewy texture that you might have experienced elsewhere before.
250g Rib Eye Steak 3.8/5
We had their 250g Rib Eye Steak ($27 ala carte) with red wine sauce. Despite us having it medium well, it was still quite tantalizing.
Cajun Fried Chicken 3.8/5
What surprised me was their Cajun Fried Chicken ($17 ala carte). Using boneless thigh meat, the crispy batter seems to have sealed all the juice in, keeping the meat tender and juicy. The rich and flavourful gravy succeeded in stopping us from reaching out to your usual ketchup or chilli sauce.
Crispy Skin Grilled Salmon 3.5/5
Crowned with Tobiko, the Crispy Skin Grilled Salmon ($19 ala carte) is like a princess amidst all the chunks of meat. First grilled to obtain the crispy skin, then baked to seal in the juice and fats, the savoury tobiko and a squeeze of lemon were all I needed to enjoy this dainty.
Given that the sides and ice tea are free flow, this majestic meat platter is quite a good deal. Overall, this place has fulfilled its mission in allowing friends and families to gather and bond over good food, casually and comfortably. I could simply just chew off the meat straight from holding the ribs, without forks and knifes. 2-storey high, if you need a space for events or huge gatherings, this could be just one of the options to go for.
Photograph and written by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food.
Meat n’ Chill
805 Bukit Timah Road
6th Avenue Centre
Tel: +65 62197460
Nearest MRT: Sixth Avenue (DT Line)
Tue-Thu: 11am - 1030pm
Fri-Sat: 11am - 11pm
Sun: 11am - 1030pm
(Closed on Mon)
1) Alight at Sixth Avenue MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk straight to traffic light junction. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]