1933 Restaurant @ Capitol Piazza | City Hall, Singapore

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

1933 is a new F&B concept from The BreadTalk Group that marries Asian flavours with Western influences to offer diners Southeast Asian cuisine. A full-service café with 80-seater capacity, two-storey outlet offers an eclectic menu serving a wide range of food and beverages. Diners can look forward to hearty soups served in bread bowls to all-time favourites like Hainanese Chicken Rice.

For an added experience and taste to the 1930s Magnolia Snack Bar, 1933 boasts a range of milkshakes each served with a generous scoop of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. The milkshake is available in Chocolate, Strawberry, Coffee and Coconut.

Coconut Milkshake [$12] - well the B&J's ice cream is the one that got me ordering this sinful drink! I wouldn't quite recommend the chocolate milkshake, cause it doesn't taste anything like B&J's strong and thick chocolate ice cream to me.

Berry Bliss Lemonade [$8] - a perfect blend of mix berries and traditional lemonade. A thirst quenching with a slight hint of mint, a sip of this to help cleanse the palate after every dish.

For a start, salads with the freshest of ingredients, for example, are tossed with either a sweet-sour Asian sauce or light vinaigrette dressing. 
Sawadee Greens [$14.90] Entice your taste buds with special blend of seafood and distinct Thai flavours on out hearty Thai-styled seafood salad. This has got to be one of my favourite that night! Love that punch of zest to the plain old salad. The price is also slightly steep for a simple salad though.

Nanyang Curry Chicken In Bread Bowl [$14.90] - This could get messy but it is not stopping me to enjoy this aromatic and flavourful coconut-based curry in a crusty and soft bread bowl, the curry kampong chicken is a cosy and warming indulgence.

Hainanese Kampong Chicken Rice [$16.80] - this dish is prepared preserving the traditional Hainanese methods, kampong chickens were used due to meat tenderness and also lesser oil produced. It is cooked at sub-boiling temperatures and bathe in cold water to retain the flavour of the meat and obtain a firm skin texture. On the other hand, the rice is cooked in a rich chicken broth to achieve that perfect fragrance and flavour. Served with a delicious combination of chilli-lime sauce, dark soy sauce and freshly pounded ginger. No doubt it is yummy but I can't seem to justify the amount for this dish.

Grilled Pork Loin [$28.90] - the classic a la mode Western food menu. Composed of succulent pork loin dripped in thyme, bay leaves, honey and brine served on a rack and accompanied by sautéed potato in olive oil. Comes in a choice of Hainanese, black pepper or mushroom sauce. The Hainanese sauces tasted like sweet and sour pork sauce. I prefer the mushroom sauce :) The meat were tender and not dry as it seems.

Gula Melaka Pandan Cake [$8.90] - this is not just your ordinary childhood favourite (it is still my all time favourite)pandan chiffon cake. This yummy goodness is baked with bits of palm sugar for that extra Nyonya flavour and served with delightful gula melaka syrup. If only they could be more generous with the gula melaka or the palm sugar inside the pandan cake.

1933 Coffee is Torrefacto (traditional) Nanyang based coffee beans sophisticatedly presented in trendy espresso style.  Robust, aromatic and nostalgic, the chocolaty aftertaste of 1933 Coffee offers a traditional twist to espresso coffee drinkers in Singapore. 

A cup Coffee ranges from [$4-$7], well this is after all a higher end restaurant even though the food served as Asian fare. That also explains the steep prices. 

In line with giving a feel of colonial Singapore, 1933 distinguishes itself with an ambience put together by design components reminiscence of 1930s Singapore.

Capitol Piazza,
15 Stamford Road,
L1-83 Galleria,
Singapore 178906

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am to 10pm (L.O.: 9.30pm)

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