Lolla is the place we point our friends to for good food — which is why we think every couple should make a pilgrimage here at least once in their relationship. Expect hearty and downright delicious small plates that are great for sharing with your beau. Apart from some of the best-selling dinner items like the Sourdough ($4) with Kombu Butter ($7) that are also available at brunch, there are a few new additions like the Stuffed Squid ($26) and the Crab Lasagna ($29) that you must order. The latter is packed full of luscious crabmeat and paired with a delectable bechamel sauce, a dish Burpple Tastemaker Michelle Kayla Tey says is "bound to leave you sighing with contentment". If the wallet is willing, order the Doughnuts with Lemon Curd ($12) or the Steamed Dark Chocolate Pudding ($15) for a luxurious ending.
Avg Price: $70 per couple
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Michelle Kayla Tey
This is best described as a flavour bomb in a tiny bowl.
Creamy raw sea urchin on top of dense squid ink pudding. These are two very strong flavours here, and both are creamy. I especially love the soft mushy and fresh uni but the squid ink pudding was also especially thick and umami.
Doughnuts with lemon custard (S$12) is the best dessert and I'll visit more in the future for other dishes. The workers were friendly and explained about menu precisely well.
I like how the savoury marinate of this pigeon permeates through to its flesh. So while the pigeon flesh was already sweet on its own, it's also savory cos of how well this is marinated. Looks like a simple dish, but the right chefs behind it can make this shine.
The thought of blue cheese in your virtuous omelette may raise a few eyebrows and wrinkle some noses, but if you are a lover of stinky cheeses, I urge you not to miss this. It's not so simple as merely mixing in the cheese—no, you don't get chunks of it in the fluffy omelette, but that distinct "aroma" does come through as you dig deeper into its juicy, molten layers. Remarkable dish, but do share as it does get overwhelming after one bite too many.
Because who says no to bacon STEAK, right? Thickly cut and grilled to melty perfection, this is bacon in its full glory. Not wildly in love with the creamed peas on top, but they did help to ease the saltiness so that you can have MORE 😎
Saving the best for the last. These babies are practically brunch & dessert rolled into one. Slathered onto the deliciously tart rhubarb conserve, Lolla's homemade hazelnut butter was a refined and less sweet version of Nutella, yet no less full-flavoured. The slightly tangy ricotta refreshed the combination, and the stellar sourdough deserves yet another mention for its amazing flavour and crustiness; it held up all that goodness without turning soggy. I'm definitely having this again on my next visit.
I didn't snap a photo of it, but the Steamed Dark Chocolate Pudding ($15) is fantabulous—a must-try for chocolate lovers. Imagine the cool vanilla bean ice-cream melting against warm, luscious semi-molten chocolate in your mouth. So good.
Wish I'd gotten a photo of the intersection to show how the lasagna pocket bulged with luscious crab meat, which kinda tasted like chilli crab sans the chilli. Paired with a delectable bechamel sauce, it is bound to leave you sighing with contentment—rightly indulgent for a Sunday brunch. Although it looks deceivingly small, the portion would be sufficient for 3-4 pax considering the other delicious plates you'd be tempted to order as well.
A dish that had us at 'wow' from the very first bite. The smoked-kissed chargrilled squid rings were firm, yet tender, and pregnant with fillings so yummy I just had to find out.
Here's when the oft-quoted cliche 'Ignorance is bliss' became relevant—when the answer that came back was, "Prawns and squid head." I managed an "Oh", and proceeded to devour the plates head-on. Whether you're intrepid or inquisitive, this is something you wouldn't wanna miss at Lolla's Sunday Brunch.
Lolla's Kombu Butter ($7) is the kind you'll want to slather onto everything, in copious amounts. You can never have too much umami, can you? 'Cos that seems to appear in most dishes here.
I suspect lardo also played a part in imparting that irresistible je ne sais quoi, which makes you want to order more of that crusty, rustic-tasting Chargrilled Sourdough ($4) to polish it off. For more variety, you can also choose from other spreads such as duck rilette and hazelnut butter—mad love for the latter.
Now I get it—the hype that surrounds this bea-uni-tiful creation—it is totally justified. There are no words to describe that savoury sensation when the jet black squid ink pudding dissolves in your mouth. Covered with a blanket of creamy and super fresh uni (sea urchin), it is enough to send any foodie to umami heaven.
At $42 for the full portion ($22 for half), it is worth every dime, even when the full portion barely fills the palm. It's meant to be savoured slowly and is good to be shared among 2-3 pax, if you haven't polished it all up, that is.
Absolutely loved this dish! Will come back just for uni pudding :9 The half serving is enough for 2 people!
This seafood timbale is so well put together; a sublime combi indeed. It's on their specials menu so go soon if you don't wish to miss it!
As this came highly recommended by Jayne Tan whose taste I trust implicitly, ordering it was a no-brainer.
The sensuous combination of the grilled avocado's softened creaminess with feta cheese, a crunchy pine nut crumble and refreshingly crisp pickled fennel was swoon-worthy to say the least. The fennel sauce wasn't the kind that shouts but I fully appreciated its quiet yet vital presence.
A must-order if you are an avo fiend like me.
Found this special on Lolla's Sunday brunch menu. The porcini mushrooms, sautéed with a few paper-thin slices of garlic in white wine, were really juicy. But I feel the brilliant touch was smothering them in toasted quinoa. Those tiny grains enhanced the dish with a delicate smokiness and crunchiness.