Hippopotamus Restaurant Grill was established in Paris in 1968 and they have been serving steaks of various cuts from well-known Sirloin, Tenderloin and Rib Steak to the rare Hanger and Skirt Steaks.
Doctor Chong knows that I am a meat-lover, so he introduced me to Hippopotamus Restaurant Grill. He claims that Hippopotamus Restaurant Grill serves one of the best steaks in Singapore.
The fiery red setting reminds one of the burning charcoal using in grilling, giving the restaurant a cosy feeling.
I like that “beef, like nowhere else”. Such confidence, I just hope it is as good as it claims.
We are served complimentary bread while we wait for our food to arrive. Warm and soft, they taste so good with the packaged butter provided.
Combo Platter consists of calamari, cheese sticks, chicken wings and onion rings. Everything is tasty and well-marinated, the chilli/mayonnaise/brown sauces further enhances the flavour. The perfect finger food to whet your appetite.
I was feeling adventurous, so I decided to try Wagyu Flank 200g (Australia). Flank steak comes from the abdominal muscles, I find it a little more tough as compared to Ribeye. Baked Potato is pathetically-small, but baked well and tastes good with sour cream and bacon bits. Sautéed Mushrooms could use a little more seasoning.
Classic Ribeye 200g is still one of my favourite steaks. At medium-rare, the centre is still slightly pink and the meat is juicy and tender. Potato Gratin is delicious with
Those who don’t eat beef can opt for seafood such as Grilled Salmon. Sadly, the salmon is just a little overcooked and lacks moisture.
Banana Cake is soft and spongy but a little dry. A little more moisture and it would have been a terrific dessert.
Combo Dessert consist of Crepe With Chocolate Sauce, Carrot Cake, Fruit Salad, Creme Brulee and Strawberry Sorbet. This is the prefect dessert to order if you are indecisive and want to try a little of everything.
The cuts of the meats are good, meats are grilled to perfection and prices are very reasonable. I have have not eaten enough steaks to conclude that Hippopotamus Restaurant Grill serves the best steak in Singapore, but it is definitely worth a try.
Hippopotamus Restaurant Grill
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square #01-204/205
Opening Hours: Daily 11am – 10.30pm