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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

[ADVERT] Food Glossary @ JTC Summit

Some time last month, I was invited down to the official opening of Food Glossary @ JTC Summit.

"A kopitiam with a modern twist, Food Glossary is a new office cafeteria concept by ABR Holdings Limited and the award-winning Good Morning Nanyang Café. Resembling a raw industrial coffee and kaya factory set in a modern and contemporary environment, the new café embraces tradition with a splash of fun. Food Glossary boasts a healthy combination of local Asian delights and western cuisines such as kaya toast, laksa, satay burger, waffles, sandwiches, and more at reasonable prices."

Food Glossary is a 5000 square feet and 400-seater cafeteria that has only 10 staff (5 front-of-house, 5 in the kitchen), made possible by the use of new technological solutions like mobile ordering apps.
I had a go on the Food Glossary mobile app, where I was able to order from my seat (or in the case of office workers, from their office desk), which saves a lot of hassle of queuing/squeezing with the crowd! The app will then let you know the estimated time for collection, which is really convenient as well.

Below is the self-ordering kiosk that optimises food preparation in line with orders coming in. This ensures a smooth and fuss-free customer experience with minimal queue times:

We had some pastries to start off while waiting for the Guest-of-Honor. Everything tasted really good - they weren't overly sweet and the exterior was very crispy:

Arrival of the mayor of South West District, Ms Low Yen Ling:

Congratulations on the official opening! :D

And then we had the opportunity to try out some of the recommended dishes!

Hot Ying Yang (S$1.50) - we all agreed that their coffee and tea were very rich and fragrantly brewed. Cheap and good, this beats paying $5-$6 for a cup of latte/cappuccino etc at a cafe:

Traditional Kaya Toast (S$1.80):

Ciabatta Toast (S$2.60) - this was my favourite, even though it is still just bread with kaya haha. The ciabatta provides a different texture from the traditional toasts, and it has a sweeter touch overall:

Nasi Singapura with Curry Chicken (S$4.80) - something special about this, as you can tell, is the BLUE rice which is dyed from blue pea flower. It tastes much more fragrant than the usual white rice and is also more visually appealing. The green chilli sambal (made from scratch by the chef) goes really well with the rice too! We all thought the potatoes were way too salty and have given a feedback to the chef:

Nasi Lemak with Curry Chicken (S$4.80) - a very simple and traditional Asian dish. Ditto above for the potatoes:

Tuna Croissant with Tomato Soup - one of the Western dishes available here; I like the generous portion of tuna, and how the croissant's fluffy and crispy at the same time. I'd prefer if the exterior was flakier!:

Chicken Hor Fun Soup (S$3) - this was one of their Daily Specials that day, so it was priced at only S$3. They were out of hor fun by the time we ordered, so we had yellow noodles instead! A light yet tasty dish that is good for someone who's looking for something healthier and not too filling:

Plain Rice with Beef Rendang (S$4.50) - we didn't try this as it was meant for another table. Only set it down to take a photo hahaha. Looks good though!:

Thanks Stefanie and Food Glossary for the invite! :)

Food Glossary
#02-01, The JTC Summit
8 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609434

Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm (closed on PH)

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