It’s been a year since we started blogging. Along the way, we have widened our social circle and met many gracious people. Last week was a typical night out with a few new friends at a food tasting session at 1 Tyrwhitt Bistro & Bar. The event happened with thanks to Alvin from OneMenu app whom we met twice at Mandarin Orchard Hotel’s food tasting events which includes the current Christmas festive delights at Triple Three and goodies takeaway service.
Alvin alerted us to this chic family-run bistro located at the old neighbourhood at Jalan Besar area where activities in the area involve around hardware trading during the day that transforms into a food haven at night. He mentioned that the bistro has become his favourite hang out and the place is also suitable for private parties and events that us mummies are forever looking out for. At his kind gesture, we connected with Karen, who agreed to host us and even allowed us to invite our fellow family bloggers for a mini gathering.
Once a huge hardware store with in-house galvanising service located at the junction of Tyrwhitt Road and Kitchener Road, the store was refurbished into a spacious 100-seater casual diner with modern industrial look. Hanging tungsten bulbs from the comfortable high ceiling and exposed ceiling provided the premises with a warm and relaxing ambience – just the perfect wind-down most of us would look for at the end of the day.
Aptly named as 1 Tyrwhitt Bistro & Bar, the bistro intelligently made use of the address where it is located at. Run by the warm and hospitable Karen and Paul’s family and helmed by a chef who has a decade of experience in Italian cuisine, I would say his fine touch to the dishes served reflects that of nothing but awesomeness.
Together with Soon Koon from Lemon-film and Veron & Andy from Confessions of a Mumzilla, we started the night with Smoked Salmon Cappacio, $12.80. Topped with a generous heap of fresh arugula, cherry tomatoes, raw onion rings, lemon slices and capers tossed in lemon dressing, the thinly-sliced savoury smoked salmon and greens successfully stimulated our interests for more to come.
Spam Fries, $8, something that I totally adore, went very well with the special homemade sauce. I heard the complementing sauce is a concoction by Paul who wanted to enhance the finger food with a unique flavour. I can eat this everyday!
I heard of the Crispy Mid Wings (Spicy), $10, before I even stepped food into the Bistro. Well-reviewed by fellow chicken wing lovers, I could not give this a miss. As raved by others, the mid-joint wings were devillishly crispy with a tinge of spiciness to it. Maintaining a juicy texture on the insides, these wings were a perfect hit for wing-lovers.
What truly hit our appetite for more was the oven-baked Black Truffle Egg Pizza, $23.80, heartily served with wild mushrooms, mozarella and parmesan cheese together with a sunny side up in the middle. The crackling thin-crust pizza was drizzled all over with the heavenly aromatic truffle oil, yes the real ones and not those powdered ones found in a packet for fries ;p This is a highly-recommended one!
Plated in 3s, the Mini Beef Burger, $16.80, is a great option to go with the ice cold beer. The minced beef patties are the perfect bite size food for a small group to enjoy.
If you are a cheese lover, you would love the Carbonara Bacon, $16.80. With the creamy base made using egg yolk and a rich cheese sauce, it will surely entice the hungry stomachs which love a thick and delish coating on their spaggetti accompanied by strips of chewy and tender bacon. This will be ideal for sharing so that you can have enough space for the other great food on the menu.
For a true authentic taste of Italian Tiramisu, a must-try at 1 Tyrwhitt Bistro & Bar is their very own Homemade Tiramisu, $8.80. A pride of Karen’s, I must say that this left a deep impression on me that night with the strong burst of coffee liquer within the velvety smooth sponge layers that instantly delighted the picky tiramisu lover in me. However, I wished that the sponge layers could be a little more soaked through though! I would return for this definitely.
Another homemade delight, the Panna Cotta, $8.80, has a silky smooth texture that resonated from the fragrant creamy taste that lingers. Served with mixed berries raspberry coulis, it went down well with everyone.
At just 4-month old, 1 Tyrwhitt Bistro & Bar has the potential to be the next hip location for great food and affordable prices. Right now, there is no service charge and GST so everything is NETT PRICE on the menu. With happy hour until 9pm and a TV screening live soccer matches, the bar is a great hang out place with like-minded friends. If you love pizzas and pastas, this place is definitely worth checking out.
With the awesome company of Veron, Karen and Soon Koon that night, Audrey and I went home feeling happy with new friendship and satisfied tummies. I think, we will meet up again soon. Nothing beats a good laughter with friends at the table. Thanks to Karen, we had an awesome dinner and discovered a new place for gathering with friends. Thanks for joining us at SAys! Happy Mums! All photos unless otherwise stated are copyright of SAys! Happy Mums. If you liked what you read on our blog, please follow us on Facebook for the latest updates. We hope to see you back again soon. ❤
~ SAys! Shirley 🙂
About 1 Tyrwhitt Bistro & Bar
1 Tyrwhitt Road S207522 (Map)
Opening Hours : 11.30am – 12mn (Closed on Tuesdays) | Happy Hour : 11.30am – 9pm
Parking : Roadside Coupon Parking / Jalan Besar Sports Complex