The Place If not for the Palate card, I would not have known the existence of The Sleeping Rhino, a casual western restaurant located in Klapsons hotel in Tanjong Pagar area.
For the record, it was really quiet on a Saturday evening as only a few tables were occupied. The ambience is casual and it does not feel like I am dining in a hotel. That said, I was still in anticipation of my dinner as the selection is reasonably wide.
The Food I have a tendency to order appetisers/starters prior to having my mains as it makes me feel like my meal is more complete that way. For the mains, there is practically every variety of meat on the menu, from beef to lamb to salmon and to chicken.
We were served the complimentary bread for a start.For something to share, we had the Australian Black Mussels ($18.50) in white wine which I thought is pretty generous for its serving. The mussels are fresh and I love how it goes with the white wine.
Next up was the Roasted Mushroom soup ($11.50) which may seem hefty for its price tag. No doubt the mushroom soup is indeed very tasty and aromatic, I feel that it is overpriced.
For mains, we had the Double-cooked Pork Rib ($28.50) which is decent fare with the chef’s secret BBQ sauce.
I also chose to have the New York Striploin ($28) which was done medium-rare. It is probably better than the average western food stall at the coffeeshops, but not exactly what I am willing to pay for if not for the discount on the Palate card.
Rants The standard of the food here is decent but it does not wow me. I also feel that the restaurant lacks a strong selling point despite its wide variety.
Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
The Sleeping Rhino
15 Hoe Chiang Road
Klapsons, The Boutique Hotel
Tel: +65 65219001