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Five and Dime.

IMG_6132Nestled in the midst of the urban housing of River Valley Road, Five and Dime is at least 15 minutes away from the nearest MRT Station, Somerset. Yet, this eatery is not lacking in patrons on a late Saturday morning. Couples, friends and even non-locals are familiar faces among the crowds here to have their bellies filled with brunch. The setting is a two-storey shophouse that exudes a cosy and homely ambience. If you do get the chance to visit the second floor, you would be surprise to find an actual table tennis table right smack in the middle of the room. This extraordinary table does not only have decorative purposes but serves as a dining table for the customers. This peculiar interior might cut back on the eatery’s seating capacity but as a result, it provides opportunities for different groups of patrons sharing the table to interact. Not really a Singaporean custom, but the foreigners are often the ones to start the ball rolling.
IMG_6125Eggs Benny (Poached eggs on warm brioche with smoked ham, mesculun greens, breakfast potatoes and fruit salad): Personally, I felt that cured ham is far more superior than mere smoked ham in an eggs benedict as the taste level would be far more complicated with the hollandaise sauce and runny yolk. In addition, they could be more generous with their serving of hollandaise sauce. The eggs benny would definitely be more wholesome and stronger in flavour. But for its pricing, the eggs benny is definitely worth its price. You get what you pay for right?

wBig Breakkie (Choice of scrambled or sunny side up eggs with pork bacon, chicken chipolata sausages, baked beans, sauteed mushrooms and thick toast): Nothing can go wrong with pork bacon and scrambled eggs, tasty essentials for a big breakfast. But I’m usually picky at brunch dishes. So things like soggy mushroom turns me off. According to Gordon Ramsay, the chef has definitely boiled the mushrooms, instead of sauteeing them with a fire that’s too low. And baked beans is just too weird for a typical Singaporean having brunch.

Overall, this eatery scores well with its service and interior design. However, its menu and food quality might lose out to competitions in the same industry. I am sure foodies such as Singaporeans are willing to pay the extra dollar for much better brunch. With its inaccessibility to top it all up, I’m sure I won’t be visiting Five and Dime anytime soon.

Five and Dime 
297 River Valley Road
Singapore 238338
Opening Hours: 
Monday – Thursday: 12pm – 10pm
Friday: 12pm – 12am
Saturday: 10am – 12am
Sunday: 10am – 10pm
Serving Time:
Lunch (Mon – Fri) : 12pm – 5pm
Brunch (Sat – Sun) : 10pm – 3pm
Dinner : 6pm – 9.30pm*
Supper: 10pm – 11.30pm*

P.S Cafe

IMG_4415The crowd on a late Saturday morning. Thankfully there wasn’t a need to queue at the Paragon branch. There’s something calming about the interior setting of this outlet. The cosy seating arrangement, the wooden tables, the intricate ornate pieces on each table or maybe the chalkboards displaying specials of the day. Perfect place to relax and enjoy your weekend brunch at. 
IMG_4410Eggs Benny: It seems like my mission in life is to try the Eggs Benedict dish in every brunch outlet. P.S Cafe has their own twist to this dish. Toasted muffin is used instead of the typical brioche bread and thus, the overall texture can be a little tougher than expected. This might not be the best version that I’ve tried but it definitely qualifies as comfort food for a weekend brunch. 
IMG_4408Portobello Mushroom: I’m a fond lover of sauteed mushroom. Portobello, swiss button, shitake or even enko. Hence, I couldn’t resist the temptation when I saw this dish on their brunch menu. After recovering from the initial disappointment of having only 1 miserable portobello mushroom on the plate, my objective palette loved how the fungi was seasoned perfectly and went well with the poached egg. Definitely not enough to fill an empty belly, but sure to tantalise your taste buds. 

P.S Cafe @Paragon
Paragon Level 3
290 Orchard Road

Wild Honey

IMG_4388First introduced to Wild Honey on my birthday in 2009, I’ve witnessed how much this place has grown and blossomed into one of the most popular brunch places in Singapore. Located snugly in the posh floors of Mandarin Gallery, the small restaurant has a cosy and warm ambience. From wooden chairs to plush cushion seats to high table stools, patrons can be seen lounging in the restaurant chatting over brunch and a cuppa.  

Before you make your order, you need to take a good look at the menu first. The brunch menu is named according to regions and countries, with detailed description of what you can find on the plate.
IMG_4398European: My all-time favourite and a signature dish at Wild Honey, the Eggs Benedict. The eggs benny served here is a notch above other versions I have had. Slightly toasted brioche served with well-seasoned sauteed mushroom, prosciutto, perfectly poached eggs and delectable hollandaise sauce. Let me know if you know of a better eggs benny, otherwise, I’m settling down with this restaurant.
IMG_4400Parisienne: This is the restaurant’s special take on the Croque Madame or ham and cheese sandwich topped with a fried egg. Prepare your taste buds for the rich flavours that this dish can bring. A savoury rendition of french toast stuffed with cured ham, gruyere cheese and Dijon mustard,  served with hollandaise sauce, this dish may just be too overwhelming for one to endure. I personally could barely complete half the dish.  

Wild Honey
Mandarin Gallery
333A Orchard Road
Third Floor