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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.

Noshery By Nosh @ 9 Rochester Park

Tucked away in the quiet enclave of Rochester Park and just a level below the upscale Nosh restaurant, is the more casual and cosy version sister cafe- Noshery. Enshrouded with greenery and the ideal escape away from the bustling streets, this place is the answer for cafehoppers looking for a hidden gem that is serene and peaceful. Accompanied by great coffee, good food and the touch of tranquility, it is not hard to be charmed by this neat space.

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We dropped by on a Saturday to try their Weekend Brunch menu and was led to the al fresco area as the area downstairs was unfortunately already full. There was nothing much to complain about though because the upper deck had a theme of wood and whites, bathed in natural lighting and almost perfect for taking photographs. With high powered fans covering almost every corner too, sitting outdoors in our heat was pleasantly bearable and enjoyable even.