Food: The University Club (National University of Singapore) by Prive

it is by sheer chance that we discovered the University Club at NUS, managed by the Prive group. it’s located at the NUS alumni building, or better known as Shaw Foundation Alumni House, and it’s open to public. Happy hours are till 8pm.

The bar has 3 seating areas; outdoor seating with a view of the university sprawl, indoor seating and private rooms.

service is really really good. it could be the fact that it was a weekday night so the place was almost empty. we had up to 5 different people serving us meals, our drinks, clearing the plates. it’s as if they took turns attending to us so that everyone had one thing to do that night.

while we waited, they served us a slice of cold duck meat to make us happy.

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Pan-Fried Foie Gras with Apricot Chutney, Orange Segments, Toasted Brioche & Tamarind Jus.

i found the foie gras to be a tad salty on its own but with the brioche it’s rather good. it also comes with a small serving of sweet chutney on the side which balances the taste.

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Herb Butter Squid with Pencil Asparagus, Virgin Cherry Tomatoes, Trout Caviar & Lemon Parsley Butter Sauce.

very normal, nothing compared to the butter squid Sun & Moon used to serve.

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Seafood Risotto with Mussels, Shrimps, Squid & simmered in Lobster Jus.

very good chewy texture and rich tasty sauce which makes you want to roll it around your mouth several times.

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Bryan had the The Infamous University Club Wagyu Burger with Melted Gorgonzola Cheese, Caramelized Spanish Onions & Aioli which he finished before I could take a picture.

of course, i had the Sticky Date Pudding with Brown Sugar Butterscotch, Walnuts & Vanilla Ice Cream. my favourite dessert of all time. it was warm and moist and full of goodness.

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I realised with fine dining, when you list every main ingredient of the dish on the menu, it just makes it look more atas.

address: 11 Kent Ridge Drive, Shaw Foundation Alumni House

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