Posted by: hyacinthus | October 16, 2007

Swensens? Erm…

Had at least 3 bad experiences dining at Swensens – be it food, hygiene (found a small cockroach underneath the salad bowl) and service.

But, I had lunch with Ladyla at its Chinatown point branch today. It’s about a month since we last had lunch together and it’s one of the few halal restaurants in the vicinity.

They have revamped the menu and is offering a 1-for-1 promotion in the month of October.

Ladyla ordered a new menu item – Pesto Salmon set (Soup + Main + 1 Scoop of Ice-cream + Tea) at S$14.90++ while I had 49ers Beef Burger at S$10.90++ and Banana Split at S$7.90++.

S$10 promotion for students. We don’t qualify…

Quoted Ladyla on her soup – “mashed potatoes (soup) was smooth n creamy…

Quoted Ladyla on her Pesto Salmon – “the panfried salon had a thin crips layer, but the meat was still moist… the pesto sauce was so so – not a big deal… 2.8 / 5


49ers Beef Burgers – My first instinct is to check for any cockroach underneath the salad bowl before I eat. No cockroach. Phew! I was offered another set lunch the last time. But, who cares having another set lunch. It spoilt my appetite then.

Generally, the burgers are good and not dry today.

1 scoop of chocolate ice-cream for Ladyla.

I had banana split – Hazelnut, Macademia Nut and Blueberry and whipped cream put aside.

Here’s the complimentary main course voucher that Ladyla has received for the main course ordered.

Overall, I’ll say Swensens has improved slightly since my last visit (last year).

It’s still a place to go for budget-conscious to treat their colleagues, friends or family members on their birthdays – having economical set lunches and ice-creams together 🙂



  1. Swensens has been ok for me so far.

    Maybe you were unlucky for the past few visits. 😛

  2. either that or i’m more observant 😀

  3. Whoa.

    I found a cockraoch in the cutlery basket some time back in Swensens here too…

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