Friday, September 15, 2006

Projectshop Cafe, Paragon

Roast Beef Sandwich

Projectshop is actually a clothing store at Paragon (#03-41, 6735-6765) that strangely runs a cafe/restaurant on the side, complete with an extended seating area out in the common hallway near the escalators. I never would have wanted to eat at such a place, but one of my colleagues mentioned to me how this place wasn't too bad. In the interests of some tight time tonight too, we stopped here to see how good it could be as we were already in the building anyway.

I ordered a roast beef sandwich, which I figured would be pretty straightforward. What I got instead though was almost like Salisbury steak, complete with gravy and onions (but with strips of roast beef), sitting only halfway on top of a piece of bread, while the rest of it spilled over onto the plate. The second piece of bread was strangely placed with the mayo spread facing outwards, while the dry side touched the gravy on the inside. Clearly this wasn't the sandwich I had in mind, and I had to resort to using a knife and fork to eat this instead. The taste wasn't anything spectacular, and the meat was a little tougher than I'd like. I didn't even finish it all.

Well, to their credit, I did get some crushed mint and lime soda that was pretty good and unique. I can imagine if their desserts might be good too. But I was foolish to come here to order food. I'm going to have to talk to my colleague next week to see what it was that he ordered here that was so good, because clearly this thing wasn't it.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

PS cafe at demsey road is run by the same people. the sticky date pudding is supposed to be one of the best in town other than the one at marmalade (palais renaissance)

Anonymous said...

I think you should have tried their turkey cranberry sandwich. That is one of their signature dishes. I've tasted it and think it's very flavorful.

Anonymous said...

try not to order the banana caramel cream pie if you do return to try the desserts, cos what you read is what you get: a slab of round digestive base with caramel slather over it (apparently it's dulce de leche), a mountain of whipped cream, and a few slices of banana on top. totally does not justify the $10! i've heard the ginger crumble is good thou...

Colin said...

The specials on the board are the best bets... freshest ingredients and indicative of the chef's middle eastern and mediterranean influences.

For the staples, try the laksa pesto or even spaghetti meatballs. They are awesome.

Sticky date pudding IS the best in town. Other cakes can be good too..

enuwy said...

I've been to the PS cafe a couple of times and likewise, was underwhelmed in lieu of all the hype. I did enjoy the turkey cranberry sandwich though.

Da Fudgemeister said...

Always wanted to order the turkey cranberry sandwich but is it real turkey slices or those cheapo cold cuts? I rather real turkey slices of course. Lemme me you sandwich lovers!

P.S. The chicky sandwich isnt half bad either.

Brigitte said...

You're right some dishes are less than ordinary. But some are extraordinary. I love their housespecial salad, the crisp and dip (pita bread and baguette with 3 different dips) and all of their cakes. And for me the coffee their is the best one in town.

Julie said...

PS cafe shouldnt be taken too seriously.. its a cafe afterall. =)