Booked an early dinner (5pm) via Eatigo for 50% off at Pump Station 1965 Bistro & Bar at Punggol’s Container Park. 5pm is actually the best time for dinner on a weekend. The place is quiet (even their TVs aren’t switched on yet) and there aren’t many people. I wanted to try the Pork Belly Spaghetti, him the Unagi Don and Charcoal Grilled Yakitori Chicken Thigh.
We shared a Coke which was served with a mason jar filled with ice cubes and a black plastic straw.
Final bill after the Eatigo discount: $25.14 (there’s 10% service charge but not GST)
The pork belly is supposed to be “melt-in-mouth” according to their menu but it really wasn’t. Some fatty bits were delish but the rest were a little tough. Still… what a fun combo: spaghetti with pork belly and “shao xin wine”.
The unagi don was fab – onsen egg was delicious, so was the unagi. And the kimchi was a welcome addition. The chicken yakitori side dish was good as well.
Staff weren’t expecting me though my reservation was for 5pm and I was punctual. The lady, supposedly Thai or Vietnamese, even wanted to seat me outside where it was SO HOT. 🙄 I said I’ll pick my own table inside, thanks. 🙂
If you’re asked to sit out there under the sun (against logical thinking and your wishes), go ahead and order Fucking Hell Lager ($11). Hahaha!
After the meal, we went to check out Hai Bin and wow, there have been some changes since our last visit:
Check out that hugeass black tub! Also the nets aren’t paper nets this time. But they are small and not ‘deep’ enough. So trying to catch the fish with them is a back-breaking task.
Other kiddos were happily fishing out plastic fish from the inflatable pool.
Strangely enough, LOTS OF PEOPLE are prawning at Hai Bin on a Saturday afternoon. Even though there’s no more patin fishing here, it seems the business has not been affected. In fact, more people are coming here for prawning. 🤔
Hope your weekend’s going well too! 🙂