I know some people are going to kill me for this, but what can I do? Journalists live dangerously. (Which is why I quit being a journalist, but old habits die hard.)
Anyway… another food post!
We took the Goonfather to Carnivore for his birthday. The food is so good I feel compelled to go back again right after I digest my first meal!
The concept is not new (been around for ages) but for those who haven’t tried it, it’s a barbeque buffet restaurant where they serve you meat right off the skewers in front of you.
ALL KINDS OF MEAT.
There are several kinds of beef (different parts), lamb, pork, ham, chicken, fish, sausages. There are also interesting things like chicken hearts and pineapple. The meat waiters just come to you nonstop to fill up your plate.
There’s also a salad bar with all kinds of vegetables and pasta. It’s delicious!!!
Here’s what my plate looks like after I’ve helped myself to some salad and had my first piece of beef sliced onto my plate.
This beef just melts in your mouth.
I love the chicken heart.
I hate the pineapple because it burned my tongue (acid burn, not heat burn).
But I seem to be the only one who suffered from that. The others loved the pineapple. It looks dry but it’s really juicy and fragrant when you bite into it. It’s barbequed on a skewer and sliced hot directly onto your plate, like the meats.
One note of caution. Some of the meats are really salty so might not be suitable for people who take minimal salt. But I love it!
And now, for something truly disgusting to take your appetite off a bit.
Rare beef! Yuck.
Some of the beef come with rare centres. It’s so rare it’s raw! The Goonfather and Morte were lapping it up like carnivores. Gross. I don’t know how anyone can look at that red glob and salivate like a savage, which is what the two carnivores sitting beside me were doing.
You can request for the more cooked parts if you’re squeamish like me. The cooked parts are divine. I’ve never eaten so much beef in one sitting!
Ok, enough meat. It’s dessert time!
There’s a chocolate fondue fountain beside the salad bar, stocked with fruits and marshmallows.
That’s Paul’s plate above.
He started rather conservatively with a few pretty sticks.
But he found that he enjoyed it so much, he had to go back for second helpings.
How can anyone eat so much dessert after stuffing himself silly with a whole cow??!! (That’s roughly how much meat he ate.)
Well, he’s Paul, aka Don Juan de Porko. Like that explains anything. But it does.
Personally, I don’t like chocolate fondue (because I don’t like dark chocolate) and I find this chocolate too sweet.
The Goonfather says I’m lousy because I don’t appreciate fine foods like raw meat and dark chocolate.
When everyone was stuffed and couldn’t eat another bite, we sprang the surprise.
The Goonfather nearly jumped out of his skin in shock when the waiters sprang out from the kitchen bearing a cake and singing him a birthday song in Spanish.
But I think he was generally pleased with the surprise.
I don’t know how anyone managed to eat any birthday cake at that point of time, but we all did. It’s Lana chocolate cake!!
But it’s really a bad idea to do a birthday cake thing at a buffet restaurant.
I told Wang Wang as much, but she said the Carnivore staff are really nice and will sing a birthday song on request, so I thought I would give it a try.
I suppose it was worth it.
I’m definitely going back again!
If you go at 5:30pm, there’s a happy hour price of $31++ or $33++ depending on the day of the week. Regular prices are $39++ and $42++. There’s a branch at Chjimes and one at VivoCity.