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PS.Cafe Opens @ One Fullerton

PS.Cafe has opened an outlet at One Fullerton! This well-loved cafe-restaurant chain which probably pioneered the cafe revolution when it first opened in 1999, has grown to become a household name, known for its stylish interiors and of course, truffle fries. Their latest outlet, located at the heart of the Central Business District, is not unlike the others, but better. The view is rave-worthy, overlooking the bay area of the Singapore skyline while the expansive space with its tall windows does a commendable job at allowing natural light to flood the 160-seater.

We came by for weekend brunch and zoomed into a couple of items on the menu which were exclusive to One Fullerton. The Crispy Smashed Potatoes $12 for starters, was one of them and the server excitedly told us that “it was the new truffle fries!”. Well, if truffle fries made PS.Cafe famous, then this bowl of potatoes is going to bring it to a whole new level because boy, was it good! Hand cut, smashed and fried to a beautiful crisp before being sprinkled with some sea salt and mint. Dip those golden brown pieces into Chef’s homemade BBQ dip and you are set! Thinking about it makes me want to go down just to have this.

The Chargrilled Skate $34 is also another item that is only offered here. The trick to enjoying this is to squeeze out every part of that grilled lemon and you have just the right balance of acidity. We loved that thick pesto sauce that was bold and grassy, complimenting that skate in every bite. The texture of this fish is a tad like stingray as in they are both cartilaginous and the meat peels away easy from their skeletons especially when they are fresh. Ours was no exception.

Weekend Brunch @ DON HO – Social Kitchen & Bar

DON HO- Social Kitchen & Bar opened earlier this year as the newest kid on the block along Keong Saik road. Sassy and stylish with just a little bit of funk, this tropical-themed restaurant served up Australian-fusion food with a touch of Middle-east in the evenings paired with vibrant eclectic cocktails.

Not too long ago however, DON HO also rolled out their Brunch menu which is now available only on weekends. Decidedly modest, the menu features ten dishes which are sufficient for a complete weekend brunch experience, island-style.

We started with two smoothies, the Flamingo Paradise $12 for me and Winter is Coming $12 for him (he is an avid Game of Thrones fan you see). The pink one which was mine could not be faulted for it was creamy, sweet and refreshing. Made up of strawberry, mango, banana and coconut milk, you probably can understand why I enjoyed it so much. His on the other hand, was the green one- made up of all things good and detoxifying. Kale, cinnamon, ginger, apricot and almond. Quite peculiar tasting at first but you get used it after a while. Well, he did finish the whole glass, right to the last drop.

For the food, we ordered the Slow Cooked Eggs $18 that is sure to win the hearts of vegetarians. Eggs, wild mushrooms atop toasted brioche and a sprinkle of Arugula, what’s not to love? The mushrooms were hearty and perfectly sautéed while the brioche was nicely buttered. This was dressed with red wine sauce for added decadence.

Sunday Brunch @ Corner House, Singapore Botanic Gardens

Occupying the iconic colonial house in Singapore Botanic Gardens that formerly housed Au Jardin by the Les Amis Group, Corner House has been earning both accolades and Michelin Stars since its debut in 2014. Helmed by Chef Jason Tan who was previously from Sky on 57 at Marina Bay Sands, the food at Corner House is all about “gastro-botanic” cuisine – sustainable produce and seasonal ingredients.

Having tried making a reservation at this 60-seat restaurant before, I knew just how difficult it was to get one. So my boyfriend definitely scored some brownie points when he told me that we were going to Corner House for Sunday Brunch on my birthday.

Corner House serves a 4 course Sunday Brunch for $88++ per person and as you probably have guessed it, this brunch is only available on Sundays.

Weekend Brunch @ Birds Of A Feather @ 115 Amoy Street

I heard many great things about Birds of a Feather before my first visit here a few weeks ago. This all-day dining cafe and bar that serves Sichuan-influenced Western food opened by folks who are natives from Chengdu (the capital of Sichuan province), has created many waves on social media for its creative dishes and gorgeous space.

We came by one Saturday morning to try their weekend brunch menu and was enthralled by our surroundings. It was like stepping into a whole new landscape filled with tall lush greenery, plants at every corner and wooden accents to compliment. Our dining table for starters was a pseudo cross section of a huge tree trunk while the chairs were mismatched too for that quirky touch. Loved every inch of this place.

The price range of the brunch items were between $20-$26, with a little chilli drawing marked next to the dishes that were spicy. No surprises that quite a number of dishes were marked especially since Sichuan cuisine is known for its fieriness and bold use of spices!

Weekend Brunch @ Xiao Ya Tou, 6 Duxton Hill

By the same people behind one of Singapore’s well-loved cafes- Symmetry, comes an interesting concept that is both cheeky and playful. Serving “Naughty Modern Asian Cuisine” which is essentially local tze char done with a modernized twist, Xiao Ya Tou (小丫头), which means “little girl” in Mandarin, is the newest entry to the many eateries along Duxton Hill.

With its row of hanging red Chinese round lanterns framing the entrance, this quirky Asian restaurant and bar stands out from the recent trend of minimalist decor by re-creating the 1960s vibe which is synonymous with being flashy and gaudy. Similarly, XYT is unapologetically garish and showy with their multi-coloured colour theme throughout and neon sign featuring an outline of a risqué “hostess girl”.

We came by for their newly launched Weekend Brunch which was intriguingly one-of-a-kind Asian inspired, featuring dishes such as Chai Tow Kway, Spicy Otak-Otak Aglio Olio and Oyster Congee. Prices ranges from $12-$23 per item.

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Our first pick was the Unagi Benedict $23– poached eggs served atop deep fried mantou smothered in Yuzukosho Hollandaise and topped with two fillets of grilled eel. An interesting mish-mash of textures and flavours, the zest and spice from the citrus creamy sauce was also delightfully unexpected. We loved the touch of shredded nori to complete the Japanese feel.