Chef Daniel often appears on Channel 8 and is known to be a celebrity chef. His restaurant, Chef Daniel’s Kitchen, offers a 3 course set lunch at a very attractive price of $10.50nett which is available daily.
The restaurant’s interior was spacious with high ceilings. The furnishing was simple and plain, nothing too extravagant. The service staffs were mainly Asian foreigners. Communication with them was not exactly a breeze.
14th February 2011
My second visit to Chef Daniel’s Kitchen was for Valentine’s Day. From the description provided, the meal seemed promising. The dinner cost $58nett/pax with a glass of wine. There were a few hits and misses for this meal so I shall rate everything individually.
The theme was “Pink Valentine” and I think they tried TOO hard to stick to the theme.
Well, the pink éclair was bad. The dough was tough and tasteless. It would have been better if it was prepared fresh, as this seemed to be mass produced. The scallops were ok though.
The chicken consommé was ok, but clear soups like beef or chicken consommé usually don’t impress me much. The salmon wrapped with vegetables was weird, but still not disgusting. The “pink floating island’, whatever it was, was terrible. It was tasteless and useless. I would have preferred candy floss or marshmallow.
The vegetable with sambal chilli was weird. Chef Daniel’s Kitchen is a fusion restaurant but sometimes when badly fused, the dish would backfire.
However, I enjoyed the lobster. Cod roe sauce was creamy and flavoured with something citrusy, maybe orange, and it was rather sweet and rich. I liked the taste of it. However, my date didn’t like it. It was my first time having lobster so I can’t be too sure how to differentiate good and bad lobsters but this lobster definitely tasted good to me.
The grilled king mushrooms were really good! It tasted like meat. The rice was very good too.
I was quite disappointed to see melted ice cream, but the taste of this was good, as I love rose flavour. Beneath the layer of melted rose ice cream was the crème brûlée. The sugar surface was burnt to perfection. The flavour of the pandan crème brûlée was good too. The rose petal, coated with sugar, was edible! It was crispy and delicious! This would have been perfect for me, if it wasn’t for the melted ice cream.
12 September 2010
This was my first dining experience at Chef Daniel’s Kitchen.
The bread was.. forgettable. The soup of the day was onion soup. Not too bad.
For the main course, I chose the Irish stew, which was a lamb stew. I should have ordered the beef stew instead. I didn’t quite like the taste of lamb here.
The dessert of the day was unfortunately, banana flavoured cake. I hate bananas.
For $10.50nett, I guess it’s still quite worth it. However, if it costs any more, I would give it a miss.
Overall: this restaurant obviously requires improvement. However, I would return if I can’t think of anything else to have for lunch.
201 Victoria Street,
Tel: 6509 9888
Mondays to Sundays
11.30am to 10.30pm
Mon – Fri (8am – 6 pm) : $1.07 for 1st hr, $0.37 for next subsequent 10 mins.
Mon – Fri (6pm – 4 am) : $2.14 per entry
Sat / Sun & PH (8am – 4 am) : $2.14 for 1st 2 hrs, $0.25 for next subsequent 10 mins
2, 7, 12, 33, 56, 63, 80, 130, 133, 175, 197, 851, 960, 980
Bras Basah (CC2)