The food at Paper Crane is not so much defined by a cuisine but more by an intuitive and fun approach to food. Like the people behind this cosy bistro along Waterloo Street, the food is unpretentious, honest and hearty. The menu is kept concise but there are always new offerings because we like to keep things fun for us, and interesting for our customers. Prices are affordable, with all-day deals starting from $10. However, regardless of the offering, it always reflects our obsession with taking the time to tease out flavours and making as much as we can from scratch. Everything's made with heaps of love, so come hang and let us know what you think :)
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96 Waterloo Street
Singapore Council of Women's Organisations
Singapore 187967

Friday:
11:00am - 10:00pm

Saturday:
11:00am - 10:00pm

Sunday:
Closed

Monday:
11:00am - 10:00pm

Tuesday:
11:00am - 10:00pm

Wednesday:
11:00am - 10:00pm

Thursday:
11:00am - 10:00pm

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Price

~$15/pax

Reviews at Paper Crane

Reviews of good food at Paper Crane
Angel Hair Pasta in Ginger Scallion Oil with Shrimp Roe

Honestly I wasn't expecting this to turn out quite as fusion as this given its name, but I am actually quite happy having this. It's something meant for those with heavier palettes for how this pasta is an umami and savoury affair. It's laced up with quite a fair bit of ginger scallion oil, so expect slurpy pasta with just a hint of garlicky yet umami flavour that comes with a light touch of ginger and dried shrimp that helps to enhance the flavours further. Very Asian, yet goes with the pasta very well.

Daily Specials

Like if this helps you! πŸ‘Œ

πŸ’΅ Cash/NETS only
β˜€ Alfresco seats only
🌬 2 pax air-con seats next to cashier
🚫 No service charge or GST

$10 HH Beers

Happy hour is from 5-8PM; all beers (bottled) are $10 nett 😏

πŸ’΅ Cash/NETS only
β˜€ Alfresco seats only
🌬 2 pax air-con seats next to cashier
🚫 No service charge or GST

Delicious & Different

Kimchi Fries with Grilled Steak in Cilantro Mayo ($15 nett)

If you're looking for flaming hot kimchi, please adjust your expectations. The kimchi wasn't spicy to me- but added a good refreshing sourness with the thick cut fries. Wish there were more kimchi though because I ran out quite quickly & was left with plain fries.

Grilled steak was perfectly done, in bite-sized slices. Wish there were more in quantity but for the price, I am not complaining.

Cilantro Mayo is quite something- a good sauce with either the fries or steak or BOTH πŸ˜‰

Simple Fish Pasta

Spaghetti with Pan Fried Sea Bass in Brown Butter & Onions ($18 nett)

Perfectly cooked sea bass chunks, onions & garlic cloves browned just right, & cherry tomatoes that add enough acidity to the dish. I think some might consider this bland, but it was just right for me.

Seabass Pasta With Chicken And Beef Add On: 18+4+5

Rather obscure location that takes a while to walk to (under the sun) but What Value For Money!!! Where else can u find 90g of beautifully seasoned steak for 5 dollars nett? Didnt really like the chicken personally but the fennel onion pasta was really good, and the seabass was fresh and tender as well(ala carte 10nett add-on). Lots and lots of protein for a meat lover at a really reasonable price.

Don't Blink

If you blink, you might miss it! Paper Crane is nestled in the grounds of SCWO. Dress comfortably, as most of the seats here are outdoors - I think only 3 seats in the air-conditioned space next to the cashier.

So-so

Spaghetti in Pesto ($10)

This was alright, with some mushrooms here & there. It's great that it is wallet-friendly, but lacks the oomph I'd look for in a good pesto pasta.

Otah Stuffed Pork Loin (Price unknown, treat from Howard and Nan).

I think this isn't on the menu, and was a special request from Nan to Kamei the owner to prepare it for us.
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The pork loin was wrapped with bacon and stuffed with otah sourced from Ah Hua kelong, then served with this yummy sauce made from pork fats! They're still making changes to how they cook this so it may be different and better when you have it next.

food that anyone can enjoy

i maintain that adding kimchi to food makes it taste better. case in point - kimchi fries. crisp fries paired with crunchy slivers of sour cabbage - the koreans are geniuses!!

and beneath that slightly thick beer batter is seabass, people. not blah-tasting mushy dory but seabass. with just enough firmness and juiciness - it might just be my favourite fish.
#BurppleXChope

Grilled Salmon - New Menu
I love how @papercranesg is constantly working on adding new creations to their menu from time to time to surprise their patrons!πŸ˜€ I'm a huge fan of salmon and YAY~ they finally started to serve salmon!

The grilled salmon has very crispy skin while being super tender on the inside. It is served with their usual super delicious fries and salad. The salmon here is sourced fresh everyday. You don’t get any frozen salmon here at Paper Crane. I'm honestly quite satisfied with their rendition and I'll definitely be back for this! πŸ˜‰
See our updated review at http://thehungrygeek.com/2016/03/24/paper-crane-cafe-buttermilk-chicken/

Alcoholic Ginger Beer

Quite something that I quite liked even though I don't really fancy things with ginger. It's a rather easy drink for it carries of an easy sweet start, but gulp it in and that's when it carries a rather mild spiciness that seems to stay on both on the tongue and lips and builds on with subsequent sips. This works so well with fried food especially, and even better if you have chili dip for the fried food β€” every single sip just seems to help add a little bit more spiciness to the food which makes it a really interesting drink to try.

Kimchi Fried with Grilled Steak and Gilantro Mayo at @papercranesg
The generous amount of Kimchi fries with actual kimchi that is topped with perfectly done medium-rare steak under some really delicious cilantro mayonnaise.

This is a surprisingly good combination of flavours that mashes the best fragrance from east and west. You can get it at only S$15! πŸ˜™
Full review at http://thehungrygeek.com/2016/03/24/paper-crane-cafe-buttermilk-chicken/ (active link at bio)

Beer-battered Fresh Seabass with Chips - recently featured by TODAY
The sea bass is super fresh and direct from Ah Hua Kelong every morning.

The beer-batter is made using Dead Pony Pale Ale which has grapefruit, orange peel and pine flavours all rolled into one. The batter is just like their fries, perfectly crispy. The sea bass is soft, fresh and fragrant. We requested for cilantro mayonnaise to go with their sea bass and it matched perfectly.
Fish and chips lovers MUST try this!
See full review at http://thehungrygeek.com/2016/03/24/paper-crane-cafe-buttermilk-chicken/

Southern-style Deep-fried Buttermilk Chicken with Slaw + Fries
Not your usual chicken cutlet at your western food restaurant.

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The chicken’s crispy skin is simply perfect, with a unique crumbly experience that is unlike any other. The chicken is extremely juicy and tender compared to the usual boring chicken cutlet options elsewhere.
See full review at http://thehungrygeek.com/2016/03/24/paper-crane-cafe-buttermilk-chicken/

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