Thursday, April 21, 2011

BYO wines to Big Eater at Jln Pari Burong

Last weekend a few of us went to AA French Wine Pte Ltd to purchase and taste some back vintage bordeaux and burgundy wines. Its almost always good to taste back vintages of wines from these french regions as a bit of aging goes a long way to soften tannins, create a better balance between the wines' components and show secondary aroma and flavour profiles in these wines.
As evening drew near and hunger pangs became insistent, we chose to have dinner at a restaurant at the end of the row. This place is called:

Big Eater
34 Jalan Pari Burong (upper changi road)
singapore 488700
Tel: 62457268

There's 2 good news with regards to this place for a wine enthusiast. The first one is that it permits BYO wines without any corkage charge. Ice buckets are also provided for whites, though I would suggest you bring along your own wine glasses.

The second good news is its location. It is located amidst a quiet neighbourhood beside simpang bedok; a place easily accessible by those residing in bedok, tampines and simei neighbourhood areas. There's no need for these residents to lug their wines and glassware to a place in town.

It certainly looks popular as the restaurant was operating at near full capacity during the early evening hours on a saturday. It has indoor and outdoor seating areas, and offers a wide range of chinese cuisine. We tried the hokkien noodles with black sauce, crystal hor fun, sambal kangkong, salted egg with bitter gourd, beancurd skin with shrimp roll and dong bo rou (fatty pork in sauce) served there. I must say the cuisine offers lots of wine pairing opportunities for any wine enthusiast keen on pairing wine with local cuisine.

Do go visit if you are around the corner. 

Note to readers: It’s always good to give the establishment a ring and reconfirm its BYO policy before heading down; things in life have an impulse to change :)

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