Hog’s Breath Café – Keeps You Hungry for Aussie Steak & Ribs


Hog’s Breath Cafe’s philosophy is to “have fun and enjoy yourself”, and it is also the restaurant to enjoy Aussie steak and ribs.

It has been a long time since I have been to Chijmes for a meal, and I was surprised to hear loud cheers coming from a moderately crowded Hog’s Breath Café on a weekday evening. Oh yes, it was due to the screening of a rugby match between New South Wales and Queenslands.

How appropriate. Hog’s Breath Café was first opened way back in 1989 in Queensland Australia by founding partners Don Algie and Ginger White. It has since expanded to 75 outlets all over the world. The Hog’s Breath Café in Singapore’s Chijmes boasts a great atmosphere to wind down with friends after a hard day’s work.

Talking about friends, the Finger Food Combo ($22.95) – a sampler plate of potato skins, buffalo wings, crumbed chicken tenders and calamari, is real enjoyment. Usually when I order a platter like this, there are one or two items I may not fancy, but this plate has everything I like.

The salt and pepper dusted calamari dipped in the special Hog’s Breath honey mustard feels rather sinful, but it’s probably worth the calories.

The recommended prime rib steak comes with different options of toppings such as garlic mushroom, calamari, and avocado. I was recommended the garlic prawn ($36.95 for regular, $44.95) for Aussie size). The thick slab of steak came served with three huge prawns on top, with overflowing garlic and white wine cream sauce.

I would sometimes assume that you can only get good steaks at a top-notch expensive restaurant, but this dish proved me wrong. The meat was evenly cooked (still slightly pinkish, yet not too red), juicy, tasty but not overly fatty. Even though I ordered a regular size, the 200 gram portion was still too huge for me.

You cannot really come to a HOG’s Breath Café without trying its signature Smoke Pork BBQ Ribs ($26.95 for half rack), which is tenderly delicious in a special smoked BBQ sauce.

For those with a sweet tooth, the Mississippi Mud Cake ($13.95) which has a heavily guarded recipe since 1989, is impressive and irresistible. It comes ‘bleeding’ with chocolate sauce, served with ice cream on the side – thick, heavy, and moist. I use the word ‘bleeding’ because there is really an over-abundance of chocolate sauce.

*The above entry is an advertorial.

Hog’s Breath Café Giveaway
Hog’s Breath Café is giving away 15 sets of $30 Piggy Dollars to lucky Daniel’s Food Diary readers. All you need to do is to *likes* the FaceBook Page of Daniel’s Food Diary AND Share this post on Facebook or Retweet on Twitter.

Leave a comment below to say you have done so. Results will be announced on Friday 27th July 2012. Contest winners must furnish a Singapore postal address to receive the Piggy Dollars.

Note: Piggy Dollars come in denomination of $10 which can be redeemed with any purchase made over $30 from the a la carte menu. Multiple redemption allowed to every $30 spent. Subject to any other conditions which may be imposed by Hog’s Breath Café (Chijmes).

Hog’s Breath Café (Chijmes)
30 Victoria Street, #01-26/27 Chijmes, Singapore (City Hall MRT), Tel: +65 6338 1387
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 12:00am (last order 10:30pm)

*This entry is brought to you by Hog’s Breath Cafe.

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27 Responses to “Hog’s Breath Café – Keeps You Hungry for Aussie Steak & Ribs”

  1. Kelvin Koh
    July 18, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    Done and repost! Choose me!! :)

  2. July 18, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    Wow~ I miss their steak! RT done :p

  3. July 18, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    RT ed.

  4. Elaine Chang
    July 18, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    Dear Daniel

    Thank you for the yummy giveaway! Love to try the food at Hog’s Breath Café.

    1. Have liked your FB page. FB name: Elaine Chang or https://www.facebook.com/Elaine4059
    2. Have shared the post on FB. FB URL is https://www.facebook.com/Elaine4059/posts/336989623050634
    3. Have retweet the giveaway. Twitter name: @Elaine4059. Tweet link is https://twitter.com/Elaine4059/status/225425863510982658

    Hope to receive good news from you. :-)

    Elaine Chang
    Email: elaineechang@yahoo.com.sg

  5. Jason Seet
    July 18, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    Liked and shared your post on FB.

    I’m game for a nice slab of steak anytime!

  6. Michelle
    July 18, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    Repost on fb :))

  7. July 18, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    Would love to explore Hog’s Breath Cafe

    I have retweet & tweet the post
    Twitter name: hazelleo
    Tweet link: http://twitter.com/hazelleo

  8. July 18, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    done 😀

  9. July 18, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

    Shared and liked! I want the voucher! =D~

  10. Christine Sim
    July 18, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

    Love their food so much.

    I have liked & shared the page.

  11. Gabriel
    July 18, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

    I am an avid fan of Hog’s Breath in SG and AU. :) Have liked and Shared.

  12. David Q
    July 18, 2012 at 11:38 pm #

    Have *liked* and *shared*!

  13. July 18, 2012 at 11:55 pm #

    shared and retweeted!!! it must be the late night hunger that’s making me really want this!!

  14. Jason
    July 18, 2012 at 11:56 pm #

    Liked and shared

  15. Koh Hui Cheng
    July 19, 2012 at 12:06 am #

    Liked and shared…..nice to try since have yet to visit. Cheers!

  16. annabelle
    July 19, 2012 at 2:23 am #

    liked and shared!

  17. Jace Koh
    July 19, 2012 at 2:36 am #

    Yo Daniel!

    Thanks for the giveaway again! The pictures of the food u posted were so tempting! Would like to go n have a try @ Hogs Breath Cafe.

    Have liked,shared n retweeted!

    FB name: Jace Koh
    Twitter: @missyjace

    Cheers! ♥♥♥

  18. Elise
    July 19, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    Liked and shared! :)

  19. Lee Siew Siew
    July 19, 2012 at 11:21 pm #

    I have liked and shared in facebook. My facebook name is Siew Siew Lee. Thanks.

  20. Sonia
    July 19, 2012 at 11:30 pm #

    Hi Daniel:

    shared on fb: https://www.facebook.com/sonia.lee.3192
    tweeted on twitter: https://twitter.com/SoniaLST

    love reading your blog and drooling over the food and thanks for the giveaway :)

    Sonia Lee

  21. Shirlene chang
    July 20, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    I have shared on Facebook the pictures really looks super tempting and delicous really hope I can win so I can go there to try the lovely steak…….

  22. Szetoh Wei Wei
    July 20, 2012 at 10:56 pm #

    Hope to win and let the juicy steak takes my breath away. Liked and shared on facebook. =)

  23. Zorana
    July 21, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    shared and tweeted about the giveaway to be one of ten lucky piggies :)

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chan.zorana

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/tanzorana


  24. Poh Yun
    July 23, 2012 at 10:25 pm #

    Shared this post. Would love to try the food here! Everything looks yummy! =)

  25. admin
    July 30, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    Congrats to Kelvin Koh, Elaine Chang, Jason Seet, Hazel1908, Christine Sim, Siew Siew Lee , Zorana Tan, Sonia Lee, Alice Chin, Chee Yong De for winning a set of Hog’s Breath Cafe (Chjimes) Piggy dollars to enjoy your steaks and ribs! Pls drop me an email at DanielFoodDiary@gmail.com with your name & mailing address 😀

  26. Elaine Chang
    August 12, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

    Hi, I have dropped you an email but receive no response. Would appreciate your reply so that it is receiving your attention.

    Many thanks

    Email: elaineechang@yahoo.com.sg

  27. Tohj
    June 16, 2014 at 5:49 pm #

    This review look so fake lol. Advertorial indeed.

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