Nydc, the well-loved restaurant which has continually thrills Singapore diners with its iconic mudpies and cheesecakes since 1995, is celebrating its 17th birthday this year by launching more than 20 new food items on its menu.
I’ve never been to nydc before, even though I’ve heard a lot of good reviews about them. So, when we were invited to sample their wholesome new dishes last weekend, I was very curious to try them out.
We went to the new nydc’s outlet in Wheelock Place. My first impression of the restaurant was that it’s small but cosy and nicely decorated with Halloween stuffs like webs, spiders, pumpkins and pointy hats. Those fake spiders were keeping our boy really busy that night. I’m just glad he didn’t insist to bring them home.
We’re thankful that a table has been reserved for us, because when we arrived at the restaurant, it was packed full of people. It’s indeed very popular. We browsed through the new menu, as well as the current one.
We ordered two entrees. The Summer Harvest ($12.80) is a garden salad served with strawberries, blueberries and oranges. It’s attractively healthy and tasty! V also ordered the Super Sampler ($23.80) – a platter good for twin-sharing with yummy chicken wings, cheesy baked-potatoes and chips.
We also ordered one entrée from the new menu, which is the Drunken Masta ($18.80) with 2 shots of tequilas. I must say that this pasta-dish spiked with tequila is my favourite! The most interesting thing about this dish is that you can customize your drunken master level with one to three shots of tequilas. Interesting, isn’t it?
I chose the medium level with two shots, and the sauce is just nice for me. The tiger prawns were crunchy and the clams were lovely, you just have to try this! It’s served with two slices of herb-buttered toast, which is a perfect companion for the sauce.
For our first main course, I ordered the Piggy Back ($17.80), which is the marinated pork ribs served with seasonal vegetables and golden wedges. Our boy, who is a big fan of fish and chips, ordered the Good ol’ Fish and Chips ($15.80).
It was two huge slabs of hand-battered pacific dory served golden brown, accompanied with sides of fries, salad and tartar dip. Our boy had one huge slab all by himself!
We also get to try the drinks from their new menu – Nutty Cookie Cruncher ($7.80) and Shake Affogato Shake ($9.80), both served with shots of Bailey’s. These milkshakes were pretty thick and sweet (but not too sweet). Personally, I prefer the Shake Affogato Shake for its slightly bitter espresso taste.
We ordered a glass of Berry Freezy ($6.80), a refreshing blend of fresh-mixed berries, real lemonade and soda for Little Edison. He loves it to bits! I also ordered the Raspberry Tremble ($6.80) on the menu; it has a refreshing, tangy and spritely sweet taste. It’s really, really good!
Finally, we wrapped up our dinner with a 3-some ($11.80) dessert – a yummy combination of chocolate chip cookie dough ice-cream and strawberry cheesecake ice-cream, cookie crumbs and graham crackers. Little Edison just went wild with these layers of ice-cream!
It’s not often that a restaurant can put everything together – an innovative menu, a charming atmosphere, excellent service, reasonably-priced (most main courses are below $20) and delicious food, and in a family-friendly setting. nydc has managed to do all that, and it really deserves a big tick and worth a visit!
Here are some family-friendly deals at nydc that you might be interested:
Kids Eat For FREE! @ nydc Velocity & Tampines
Free *Kids Meal with every order of any regular a la carte Main Course.
1 > chicken little spaggy: Shredded chicken breast and spaghetti in yummy tomato sauce.
2 > hammy spaggy: An all-time favourite dish of Italian ham and spaghetti tossed in creamy sauce.
3 > little little fellas: Two petite beef burgers stacked with cheese, onions and coated with a special sauce.
4 > mini fish and chips: Mini battered fish served with wedges.
Available on Sat & Sun, except on eve of PH, PH & other special occasions at nydc Velocity and nydc Tampines only.
Limited to one free Kids Meal per adult Main Course purchased.
Valid for kids aged 12 and under.
‘Main Course’ includes: Oven-baked, Sandwiches, Spaghetti, Mains & Pizzas
We’ll definitely be back again!
- Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Road, #02-19
- Tel: 6736 3253