The Weekly Glutton (18/9-24/9)
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I was in the Marina Bay Sands area, and famished. At that point, all I knew was that I wanted food.
Shuffling my leaden legs forward, I stumbled upon the unassuming establishment of 26@Marina.
As I was pondering the number of sides that would satiate my rumbling stomach, I was introduced to Carol. She gave some choice recommendations, and made sure I left in contentment.
Crispy Pork Belly Salsa ($13.90)
Carrying just the right amount of fat, each slice of pork belly had a crisp, golden-brown cracking. I especially love it when the fat just melted in my mouth!
Feeling that a little something was amiss, I added some chilli, and that sealed the deal for me. The homemade chilli sauce helped bring out the flavour of the dish, and at the same time added a punch to the dish.
Aptly named Ooh La La Belachan Chilli, it is made with a special homemade recipe and is up for sale at $8 a bottle, but produced in limited quantities. Naturally, they sell out pretty quickly.
Stuffed Mushroom ($11.90)
The dish was simple, but after I had my first bite, I knew this was not your regular stuffed mushrooms. This was when Carol explained that this dish was made with her own secret recipe, consisting of chopped sausages and bacon, giving you that juicy goodness that just OOZES out!
This is the dish that has stood the test of time at 26@Marina, and remains a crowd favourite even after all these years.
U.S. Pork Chop and Sausage ($12.90)
By this time, the angry rumbling in my stomach has subsided, but when my main was served, my jaw dropped. The portions were so huge!
The sausage was large and juicy, and was filling enough to be served as a main in itself! Imported from the States, the meat was hearty and satisfying to the last bite. For the pork chop, it was well-seasoned accompanied with a nice, herb-y taste.
On the other hand, the fries by the side did not cut it for me, as they were a tad too bland.
Others to try
If you have diet restrictions, other bestsellers include the beer-battered dory, classic cheeseburger, and spicy hot wings.
Savour a refreshing pint of Archipelago Blonde Ale or a can of Tiger White or Tiger Black. Happy hour here starts as early as 12pm, and drinks go for as cheap as $23 a jug. Only available on Mondays to Thursdays though, from 12pm to 8pm.
As I finished the last of my meal, it occurred to me that this was a fantastic spot for a gathering with friends. Additionally, they offer a wide selection of alcoholic beverages, serve superb bites. All these with a KILLER view of Marina Bay.
The staff were friendly and very accommodating, and I would most definitely be making a trip back in the near future. Until next time!
Address: Satay by the Bay
18 Marina Gardens Drive
Tel: 6702 0739
Opening Hours: 11am-11.30pm
*The Mbassadors paid for their own meal (ouch!) unless otherwise stated.
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