I particularly like the sandwiches there. My wife used to tar pau (打包 or take away) their sandwiches back when her office was nearby. They were so very good. On our earlier visit there for dinner, I wanted the sandwich badly but sadly, they only do sandwiches during lunch. So this time around, we returned for the sandwich.
The bistro is divided into 2 different section. The front is a very nice dining area with a glassed-off kitchen where you can see your meal prepared.
Walk pass the diner, at the back is a full blown pub and bar - complete with LCD TVs and dart boards. It is also very nicely adorned.
Our meal that day was simple. We started with the Caesar salad which was very very nice. It was butterhead lettuce generously covered with grated parmesan cheese and lots of crispy fried bacon and crunchy croutons. The Caesar salad is apparently very popular there. I saw it on almost every table.
We also shared a pizza. We selected the Dave's signature honey cured ham with mayonnaise. The pizza was awesome. It had ham, pineapple and of course cheese. The crust was thin and very good. The mayo in the pizza made it particularly tasty. It was big too. The 3 of us could not finish it. But nothing went to waste. It was 打包ed (packed home).
Finally the sandwich we came for. The sandwiches in Dave's are normally served in foccacia loaves. But the waiter apologetically told us that they did not have foccacia that day. I was rather disappointed. Their foccacia make their sandwiches so very good. We had to settle for the normal toasted bread. We opted for the classic BLT (I have no idea what the initials stand for) which had bacon strips, cheese, butterheads, tomato, capers (a pickle) and mustard in it. It was served with some potato chips. Despite the absence of the foccacia, the sandwich tasted very good. I particularly liked the bacon strips.
I have to mention about the strawberry lassi. I had it on both occasions that I was there. It was rich and satisfying. I believe they use fresh strawberries. It certainly tasted like it. Wonderful drink.
The Dave's is also good for other western fares - roast pork belly, gourmet sausages, roast rack of lamb, German style crispy pork knuckle, and pasta cooked in various manners. Check out their menu...
Dave's merits my return and more. It has western authenticity. For the drinkers, a meal and some beers at the back would be a perfect night out.
Several weeks after our visit to Dave, my wife was in 1-U one day and tar pau this sandwich back for lunch.
Yep. No doubt about it. The sandwich definitely tastes better with the foccacia bread.