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Review: Addictions Cafe and Remedy Bar @ Marina Square

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Visiting Addictions Cafe and Remedy Bar is one of the rare times when I actually attempt to visit a cafe located within a shopping mall. In fact, I never knew they existed and this trip here was planned by the boy who wanted to bring me to the flyer for my birthday, and dinner at this place thereafter.

The Place

Addictions Cafe and Remedy Bar is located at the second level of Marina Square, at the enclave of food establishments. Adopting an open space concept, they occupy a rather big area, as they had a huge bar counter at the side of the cafe, and a relatively large number of tables. They are just opposite where Bangkok Jam is!

At the time when we patronized the cafe, there wasn’t a single soul in sight. We were the only patrons there and hence we attempted to choose a seat with the best lighting, and apparently we failed quite badly. I liked their menu, because they had really cute doodles behind the wooden board.

IMG_8865They do have poster of these cute doodles put up around the entire cafe too!

The Food
IMG_8861 Their offerings were rather common, and since they were located in a mall, their prices on a little on the high side.

We ordered a their Truffle Fries ($10++), as a starter, and I picked the Pan Fried Foie Gras ($17++) under their all day breakfast menu, and the boy ordered a main of Crispy Chicken Roulade with Foie Gras Rice ($19++). We were still fresh from our visit to Le Petit Paradis, and hence the foie gras choices. Moreover, I thought that the foie gras offering was pretty unique for a cafe, so it’s worth a try!

IMG_8869 Truffle Fries ($10++): This bowl of truffle fries was pretty huge, and to our surprise, it tasted pretty up to expectations as well. The taste of truffle was distinct and the fries stayed crisp throughout our meal! IMG_8953 Chicken Roulade with Foie Gras Rice ($19++): The chicken roulade was pretty huge as well, and overall a pretty good tasting dish. Not something I would order because of the rice but the chicken roulade has definitely impressed me quite a bit, and it would definitely leave you satisfied with its serving.
IMG_8878Pan Fried Foie Gras ($17++): served with a poached egg, 2 slices of brioche toasts and asparagus. The ironic thing was that, the star of the dish is actually the asparagus, as it was fresh, juicy, and crunchy! The toast was not exactly what I expected, because it’s texture resembled that of a piece of usual bread toast. The poached egg was not taken out properly, hence it left quite a lot of water remaining on the egg which diluted the entire taste of the egg. The foie gras was pretty average, decent at its best. IMG_8904

Closing Remarks

The standards and quality of food by Addictions Cafe was exactly what I expected from a cafe located in a mall like Marina Square. There is no sincerity in the dish that were served and taste-wise, was just average. Even though they had a few unique offerings, but sadly, they were not executed up to par and did not do the ingredients justice.

This visit has made me lose faith in cafes that are more located within malls, and with so many restaurants and cafes within the area, it was not surprising for them to be empty at the time when we visited them. A stark contrast in the crowd meter amongst its neighbors, and I guess now, we know the reason why!

IMG_8863 Thanks for the dinner treat Benny, and I had quite an eyeopening experience at the flyer, even though I thought it was lame initially. Singapore is SO PRETTY!

How to get there?

The Dining Edition, #02-105A, Marina Square Shopping Mall

Opening Hours

Mon – Fri: 11:30 – 15:00
Mon – Fri: 18:00 – 22:00
Sat & Sun: 11:30 – 22:00

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