Has anyone heard of HomeTeam NS-JOM Clubhouse before? I must admit that I had not, and was wondering where in Singapore that was. You see, C had wanted to go to FIX to try their donuts with liu sha dip, so being a dutiful boyfriend, I did a Google search on FIX.
After Googling it, I found out that it was somewhere near Toa Payoh, and of a walkable distance from the MRT. Once exiting Toa Payoh MRT, head in the direction of the HDB Hub, and look for the big COURTS store (you can’t miss it, the building is painted bright yellow). From there, cross the road via the overhead bridge, and you’ll find yourself at a carpark that is linked to the Whampoa Park Connector.
It was terribly hot on the day that we walked there from the MRT, and we were really sweating a LOT by the time we arrived at FIX. Anyway, take the Whampoa Park Connector to cross the expressway, and you’ll arrive at the HomeTeam NS-JOM Clubhouse.
The clouds came in after we had walked for close to 15min under the hot sun.. -.-” Booo.
FIX is located within the HomeTeam NS-JOM Clubhouse, so just make your way in. It’s open to the public, although the word ‘clubhouse’ sounds exclusive. :p
FIX overlooks the club pool (which is members-only unfortunately), which is pretty cool. You get to dine with a pool view! Now, how many people can say they dine at a cafe with a pool view?! :p
True to their name ‘fix’, the entrance of FIX proudly displays an assortment of tools to ‘fix things’. :p
It’s free seating, and if you’re lucky you might even snag yourself a booth overlooking the pool! Depending on the day and time you’re there at though. We were pretty lucky to get a booth overlooking the pool, as we arrived slightly after lunch hour on a weekday.
There are no waiters to take your order, so head over to the counter to order and make payment. FIX charges GST, but don’t collect service charge! After that, you can go relax and people-watch while waiting for your food! 🙂
Our view from our booth! There was only one (lonesome) guy swimming while we were there, so it wasn’t very exciting or anything. :p But it was still pretty cool to have a pool as scenery while eating and chatting! 🙂
I ordered a chicken tikka naan-wich, which is unique to FIX. A pretty interesting concept, I thought that the presentation was a bit messy, but it turned out ok taste-wise. The naan itself is warm but not crispy (I prefer my naans to be crispy so I was slightly disappointed). C was happy with the naan though. It’s served with achar (a type of Nonya spicy mixed vegetables), so it has a slight sour taste. Both of us didn’t mind though, so it was fine. Overall, a good try to introduce a ‘different’ dish, but I would have liked it more if the naan was crispier (just me though :p).
The main came with cheesy nachos, which were really delicious! Yummzzzz.
We topped up S$3+ for an iced chocolate, but it would normally cost S$6+ ala carte. The iced chocolate was rather bland and dilute though. I didn’t like it at all, and felt it was quite a waste of money.
Churros (S$7+) with cinnamon sugar and chocolate dip was pretty good. Considering the amount they gave and the price, it was rather worth it.
Donuts with salted egg (liu sha) dip (S$6+) was what C kept bugging me about. I felt that the donuts were pretty plain and disappointing, but the salted egg dip managed to save the donuts, making them taste significantly better. I even dipped a churro into the salted egg dip, and it was pretty good as well (to my surprise :p).
If you still can’t get enough of desserts and sweet things, have their butterscotch arabica choux (S$6+)! The choux pastry was not the soft type that I like, but rather pretty crunchy (making it a bit difficult to cut into). There is salted caramel and chocolate filling within the pastry, which went well with the butterscotch cream as the topping. However, the salted caramel was a tad too sweet and cloying, and although we finished the dessert, we didn’t finish all the salted caramel.
FIX has really good desserts, and I would come again for their churros and butterscotch choux, and maybe their salted egg donuts, but probably not for their mains. Although I didn’t try other mains besides the chicken tikka naanwich, the other mains weren’t really appealing to me. It can be quite an adventure getting to FIX from Toa Payoh MRT if you’re not sure how to get to the park connector, since that area is a maze of HDBs and shops. It’s also quite a sweaty workout, especially if the sun is out in full force, since there is no shelter along the route at all! :p I do like the relaxed and quiet atmosphere at the cafe, and it’s a nice place to hang out and chill with friends. 🙂
#01-06, HomeTeam NS-JOM Clubhouse, 31 Ah Hood Road, Singapore 329979 (Nearest MRT: Toa Payoh)
11am-9pm (Mon-Sun), closed last tue every month
Check out their website here.