Week 14 – (Aston’s Specialities)

 

Finally reached Week 14. 

Updates: Saw gynae 2 days back and got a “cleaner” bill of health. Save a small blood clot, all looked good. Baby was still bouncing up and down. Yet to feel the movements; can’t wait! 🙂 Took last jab and scheduled to go back 3 weeks later. Am I glad not to have anymore jabs!!! 😀

So.. to “celebrate” the end of my painful jabs, I asked Kim to bring me for a good meal. Decided to try Aston’s Specialities across the road (East Coast Rd) as we have never been there before. There wasn’t much queue as we were early. Thank God; otherwise I got to queue with my painful a**. 

As expected, food was acceptably good and value for money. Of course, we aren’t expecting a Morton’s slab of beef steak but it was tasty enough to warrant a second or even third visit. Instead of paying say, $5 to $7 for dry and flaky hawker western food, I think Aston’s does a better job here! 

Kim ordered a black pepper steak, medium-rare (his all time fav) with sides – baked potato and coleslaw. Verdict: Steak is good enough (for the price u pay), baked potato doesn’t come with sour cream but butter (thus drier), coleslaw – ok. 

I ordered a black pepper chicken with sausages with pasta salad and mashed potatoes. Verdict: Chicken is lean enough for my taste buds now and black pepper sauce is just nice. Sausages came in a generous serving and firm enough (not too much fatty meat as well).

Pasta salad – ok; dressing not too oily. (but Kenny Roger’s pasta salad has more oophm in them; pity they didn’t serve marcoroni cheese like Kenny’s! my all time sinful fav too!). 

Mashed potatoes with brown sauce – not made from fresh potatoes; taste-normal. 

So overall verdict: 

3.4 to 4/5 stars for taste (depending on what you order) 

4.5/5 stars for value for $$$! We spent a total of $23.90 (as described above + 1 caffeine-free root beer!) Definitely worth a try if you haven’t been there before. You bet I will be back. 🙂 

 

 

Mine - black pepper chicken, sausages, mashed potatoes and pasta salad. (Sorry, I was so hungry that I took a few bites before taking this photo; presentation was better before this!)

Mine - black pepper chicken, sausages, mashed potatoes and pasta salad. (Sorry, I was so hungry that I took a few bites before taking this photo; presentation was better before this!)

 

Kim's steak with sides - baked potato and coleslaw

Kim's steak with sides - baked potato and coleslaw