🍴Fresh & generous servings of sashimi that are seasoned well. Value-for-money set that comes with soup & salad found in the CBD ⭐️ 4.5/5 ⭐️
⚠️ Always crowded on weekdays with the work crowd but empty on the weekends
📍Koji, 3 Pickering Street #01-42, S048660
I can have chirashi don all day every day, & Kaiware's is definitely one of them. Priced at 18$+ during lunch time, the don comes with chawanmushi, miso soup, braised vegetable side dish & watermelon slices. Did I mention it was all for 18$+? While the slices aren't as thick as some other establishments, it's fresh & you don't feel the need for a food coma after you're done.
When I first came to know this place, I thought it'd be a cafe since it's by the folks behind Populus Coffee and Co but it is in actual fact, a stall in FIVE Square. It doesn't really matter though as long as the food doesn't disappoint. I ordered the Pulled Pork Senate Bowl but you're free to create your own bowl where you can choose your choice of base, protein and add ons, typical of many grain bowls out there. For me, I found the pulled pork a tad too salty for my liking but eating it together with the three grain mix (pearl barley, quinoa and bulgur wheat) makes it a tad better, hence, definitely not the best pulled pork I have (I love pulled pork but it's hard for me to like this because it's really salty!!!) The wholesome grains, however, is something I wouldn't mind having more (despite being on, ahem, low carb diet). The barley is addictively chewing, which stands out the most among all grains in combination. Carrot and herb salad was refreshing and took that saltiness away else this bowl would definitely put me in despair. Roasted cherry tomatoes have that hint of roasted sourness that bursts in your mouth when you chew on it, not for those who aren't a fan of sour stuff I reckon. Oh, but I think they forgot to put the baby corn in my bowl and I didn't remember until after the meal. But I guess it's... okay... (I mean what can I do now that I've already finished everything and left the place?!) Anyway, I guess this bowl is not bad even though the pulled pork could have fared better, like, please do not put too much salt or whatever is causing it to be overly salty. Otherwise, it's all good. (And please don't ever let me roam around alone during lunch hour because I end up meandering off to Ann Siang Hill to plan my meals for the next few lunches which means I'm going to be broke af at this rate I'm going. I'm such a spoilt kid that I end up having expensive lunch almost everyday now.)
Aside from their signature pastas, &SONS’s selection of proteins and Italian classics from their lunch sets are of pretty good value. Well seasoned and grilled to a lovely medium-rare pink, their lunch deal Sirloin Steak ($13.90) was quite a steal with a decent portion and taste. A busy lunch spot, the service was also prompt which is a must to cater to the office crowd. Served with a generous heap of salad and pan-fried potatoes that were done till golden brown sautéed with sweet onions, the cut of steak was a tad chewy and tough by the end but the flavours were on point.
Read rave reviews of the sea urchin carbonara here and decided to give it a try. It was disappointing. The cream mix (the yellow stuff) was extremely heavy (jelat as we Singaporeans call it) and I actually felt like vomiting after I left the restaurant and for the rest of the night (despite not finishing the carbonara). It left behind and thick pool of oil once you get to the bottom. Extremely unhealthy. It was also difficult to get the staff attention, though there were less than 4 customers at the shop then. Will never head back again, not recommended.
Made our own bowl that was filled with chilled soba, roasted cherry tomatoes, nori seaweed, roasted mushrooms, onsen egg & pulled pork! This huge satisfying bowl, which was good for 2 to share tbh, was $16!
You can choose either from their fix combinations or create your own! Top up another $2.50 for a cup of coffee or $4 for cold brew!
The cold brew was on point & could easily be part of my top 5 favorites at the moment, with hints of nuts & caramel!
while waiting for bus that will come in 20 minute, i decide to wander around and find this place. Surely unexpected to find this cute, cozy and nice cafe. The cafe itself not big but that's what makes it cute.
As for the cupcake, i try the crème brûlée one coz i that always on my list and really its nice on the palette and as for the drink , i try the wildberry collagen tea, quite nice la while waiting for the bus to come.
Really unexpected find😄
Pancetta ham, asparagus, mushroom and cream sauce ($7.90). Fresh tasting, but got a bit boring after a mouthful.
&SONS definitely has one of the best lunch deals I've seen for good food, service and ambience imo! The steak was (per my request) medium rare and very juicy, though it was quite a hassle to chew by the end. I'll come back again to try their other lunch deals!
Best recommends for Korean BBQ!
Despite we have to spend more but it is all worth it👍👍
Think Salted Egg Black Sesame Cake ($9 for a slice), Mentaiko Lava Toast ($17.90) and this Volcano ($4.60) luscious coconut soft serve drizzled with egg yolk sauce. Try it to believe it!
See the full list at http://eatbook.sg/weird-flavour-combos/
Writer: Lorraine Ge
Photo credits: @wreckedp0ny