I’m sure you’ve experienced this. There seems to be one at every table. When dining with a foodie, you can expect that as soon as anything is put on the table, there will be a flurry of activity. Phones are whipped out, photographs are taken, dishes moved around… all while your food is getting colder by the minute. Conversation is almost futile at that point. The foodie is “styling”, shooting pics and oblivious to the fact that you are starving! Yep, we all have a friend like that and in my case, I AM that obnoxious friend. Luckily, our tasting at Club Meatballs, hosted by The Meat Club Singapore was attended by a group of like-minded foodies and a couple of patient tasters who had been warned in advance.
The Meat Club Singapore
The Meat Club delivers fresh, never frozen, restaurant-quality meat to households across Singapore. I should know because I’m one of their auto-pilot members and take great delight when my monthly order arrives at my door (not to mention the free gift that finds its way into my box each month). We spoke to The Meat Club co-founder, David Beattie in January this year so we were thrilled when fellow co-founder Amy Bell invited us to come taste their produce and bring along a few friends.
A feast of the Kels
Who to invite was a no-brainer. We asked foodies and friends who were part of the Vanilla Beige family and had contributed stories in the past. At the table were (clockwise from bottom left):
- Winnie (Instagram: @boxesnthingssg founder, foodie and photographer) whom we have interviewed and has contributed several articles including her recipe for Hainanese Chicken Rice
- Kelly (Instagram: @kelfeeds), contributor of several recipes including Traditional Vietnamese Pho and Taiwanese Dumplings
- Kerri (Instagram: @wenoms), winner of our Be a Food Writer Competition
- Kellie (Instagram: @yunostudylah), writer of FATCAT Ice Cream Bar and Fine Wines
- And Kellie’s friend, Kellie, who had recently moved to Singapore (yes, in case you didn’t notice, there were three Kels at the table).
Our panel of tasters arrived at Club Meatballs hungry and ready to feast. And feast we did! However, not before we all took our fair share of photographs, the true foodies that we are.
Club Meatballs sliders
We started our meal with the cutest little sliders that are available on the Club Meatballs menu. Using The Meat Club’s lean mince, the mini burger patties sat on a generous mound of sweet, caramelised onion and in between two soft buns. These were simple, no fuss sliders that disappeared quickly and because the mince was so lean, we could eat them almost guilt free.
Next up was the porterhouse steak. When it comes to a steak of this quality, less is best and it was simply grilled and served with sides of salad and fries. The Meat Club’s porterhouse costs $29.00 for a 500g packet that contains two steaks.
We also got to try The Meat Club’s lamb chops which were the winner for many of us. They were tasty and juicy, grilled to perfection.
Kelly (@kelfeeds) said they were:
“Divine! I am so ordering these because it’s hard to get good lamb here!”
The Meat Club’s Lamb Chops are $22 for a 500g pack and one day I would like to try their lamb racks which are $39.90 for a 700g pack.
Take away fresh meat for dinner
While the Porterhouse and Lamb Chops are not on the Club Meatballs regular menu, you can actually drop in and pick up your steaks from The Meat Club to take home. They have a fridge on site at their ClubCo China Court location stocked with all sorts of meaty goodies that you can select for your dinner. One of us took advantage of this convenience and bought a few packets of meaty goodness to take away.
For me, I am more than happy with my autopilot order. Delivered once a month, my standard order usually includes their rib-eye steaks which cost $34.50 for a 500g pack. I also like to try out their new entries each month because The Meat Club regularly introduces new items. Their sausages are great and currently, I am obsessed with their Wood Roasted Salmon which is such an easy fix for a great meal. You can check out The Meat Club recipes to find out how to cook their various types of produce.
Thank you, The Meat Club, for a lovely lunch and sample of the fantastic products you have on offer! Also thanks to Club Meatballs, a groovy location for drinks and good food. I’m sure there was a lot of amusement to be had that afternoon just watching us “work”. Oh and by the way, I’ve been to Club Meatballs separately for their weekend lamb roast and it was very, very good.
Vanilla Beige readers can enjoy 10% off at checkout when you order from themeatclub.com.sg using the code VANILLABEIGE on checkout.
For more information, visit themeatclub.com.sg
Address: ClubCo, 20 Cross Street, #01-05/06, 048422
Phone: 8363 8161
The host venue was Club Meatballs
For this visit, we were invited to by The Meat Club Singapore and not required pay for food or drinks. We are never obligated to post a favourable review whether or not it is a hosted tasting or a meal we pay for ourselves.