Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Provision Shop (Not your usual Mama Shop)

The lions paid a visit to The Provision Shop, brainchild of hotelier Loh Lik Peng.
Grub here is created with expert hands that worked the kitchen at Cocotte.
Woof! Neighbouring animal friends gave their approving paws-up
for another Everton Park cafe addition. 
Love that the decor was not 'overdone'. Simple old school furnishings make
this down-to-earth joint suitably welcoming and unpretentious.
Still this place is, of course, a far cry from what one would expect of
the endangered heartland provision shop selling an eclectic mix of
humble household sundries.
The lions settle for an alfresco seat  by this charming
vintage wood laminate coffee table with stools.
Tin cans holding napkins, forks and spoons.
Nostalgia is a recurring theme here. They should have the
pulley-operated milo tin to store the day's takings
here to complete the picture. Lol.
Ice-cream Float. The delicious homemade Salted Vanilla
Ice-cream is such an addictive winner, it is better
consumed separately.  Do not be jealous root beer!
This marriage is an unequal union.
Latte served in a kopitiam glass mug is a cheeky twist
or a slap on the cheek of the please-take-me-seriously
gourmet coffee offerings these days. This cup of java is a
little too milky though; a double shot might have done the trick.
Reuben Sandwich with melted swiss cheese
done panini-style. The lion loved that the
corned beef came in chunks instead of thinly shaved slices.
The portion was rather small though
and there could have been more sauerkraut in it.
They still preferred Nassim Hill's version of the Reuben even
though the bread used here (sourdough from France) could rival NH's.
Blueberry Almond Lemon Cake with a dollop of fresh cream.
This was a dense and crumbly cake that tasted like fruit cake.
Not a particular favourite of the two cats.
Belinda's Perogis Traditional Hot Polish Dumplings filled with
Mashed Potatoes and Ricotta Cheese. Topped with Bacon,
Onions and Sour Cream, this exotic dish is a little steep at $5 a pop.
But it's worth a try!
The Provision Shop specialises mainly in sandwiches and
salads as seen in its rather limited menu. It's more of a
lunch or brunch venue rather than a dinner destination.
Still, light and health-conscious eaters would appreciate the greens here
(half the menu is mainly salad dishes).
Childhood memories of rainbow chairs.
Here is our review for The Provision Shop :
Coffee Quality: 7.0 pawprints out of 10
Food Quality: 7.0 pawprints out of 10
Ambience: 7.5 pawprints out of 10

The Provision Shop
Blk 3, Everton Park
Singapore 080003

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