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Jacob cafe – Country cooking at Changi Village
Jacob cafe’s is right at the heart of Changi Village – our countryside and a country pub that fits perfectly to its rustic and idyllic charm of Changi Village.
The air-conditioned indoor dining area is filled with European country style deco, woody interior furniture, warm yellow right, old theme pictures and fainted photos that brings back memories of old times, the 60s or perhaps earlier, besides the cosy indoor setting, you may prefer some fresh air with its alfresco dining area.
Jacob’s cafe is a country cafe and food here are alł about homestyle country cooking, simple with touch of homeness.
Truffle Fries $10.50
Truffle fries but where is the truffle? Inadequate truffle added or perhaps overkilled by the cheese? Whatever it is, we can’t taste the truffle or too mild to be pick up by the nose’s sensory receptors, the potatoes can’t help at all with its bland flavour. (2.0/5.0)
Rich, creamy and flavourful, nice starter for the meal. (3.5/5.0)
Not cheap for a Cabonara but the creamy, rich, al-dente and yet flavourful noodle will win your heart over. My son used to be a fast eater but took extra time to enjoy every strain of noodle to ensure the return of “investment”. (3.5/5.0)
Aglio Olio Salmon $26.90
My daughter requested extra chili to spice up the dish, but I always prefer the original seasoning to keep the authenticity of the dish to its origin. Flavour was fairly standard or perhaps a little bland to please our tastebuds. Salmon was tender and fresh, but the skin was soggy that lacked the preferred charred and crispiness that we are looking for. (3.0/5.0)
Braised Pork Knuckle $44.90
We were struggling to decide in between the Chinese braised pork knuckle or the Germen deep fried crispy pork knuckle, in the end accept the waiter’s recommendation to go with their braised pork knuckle. The pork knuckle was big and good enough to be shared by 3 diners, the set menu came with boiled veggies and plain rice or bread, of course, plain rice went well with the braised meat but eating bread with this Chinese dish just feeling hmm….weird, imaging dipping the bread into the dark braised sauce…
The pork knuckle was tender with good ratio of fat to lean meat, seasoning may be a little tame to our taste, not “shiok” enough to leave a deep impression, but the portion was big and allowed us to pack the balanced back for our dinner, of course, we have to perk up the taste with additional seasoning. (3.2/5.0)
Jacob’s cafe has its charm when come to the ambience with its warm, relax and countryside environment, the food may have some duds but it can be an ideal place to break away from the hustle and bustle city life with its tranquil and idyllic charm of Changi Village.
No GST and Service Charge
A: Blk 5, Changi Village Road, #01-2049 Singapore 500005
Mon – Thurs: 10:30am – 11:00 pm
Fri -Sat: 9:00am – 11:30pm
Closed on Sun and PH
T: 6542 7500 / 6543 1106