Pictured above: Symmetry Eggs Sur Le Plat
Thinking of where to have brunch for the weekend? Look no further than Symmetry, located near Bugis. In Singapore’s context, 1 year is considered to be a long time when you’re talking about the longevity of cafes. These days, it’s quite normal to see cafes open their doors for business and have them shuttered for good in the short span of a few months.
Symmetry, has defied those odds and for good reason too. The 3 brunch items that we tried were good – good enough to plan for a return trip.
The last restaurant that we visited during Restaurant Week 2014 was Forest by Chef Sam Leong (formerly of Tunglok) at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) Singapore. Suffice to say, it was the least enjoyable as compared to the other 2 restaurants that we patronized during Restaurant Week. Click here to read reviews on those 2 restaurants: Review 1 on OSIA and Review 2 on Summer Palace.
Forest was awarded 1 Dining Star by DiningCity, the organizer of Restaurant Week in Singapore; which meant a surcharge of S$20++ for applicable for dinner.
The only restaurant that I visited during Restaurant Week that serves western cuisine was OSIA, A brief introduction, OSIA is located along Festive Walk at Resorts World Sentosa and serves up Australian inspired cuisine. When they first launched back in 2010 or so, the media used to put much emphasis on it being run (or launched) by an Australian celebrity chef, Scott Webster. These days, I believe the restaurant prefers to let its dishes speak for themselves rather than drawing focus on the celebrity chef affiliation. That affiliation, by most accounts, seems to be that of a consultant in any case.
The Restaurant Week menu was one that surprised me – there was no cutting back of dishes from the usual set lunch menu, save for a $5 discount. The RW menu was never uploaded to the RW website so, it was a pleasant surprise. A great deal, I must confess.
Summer Palace has been one of the more memorable, if not the most memorable, meals that I’ve had during recent sessions of Restaurant Week. They have 2 or 3 Restaurant Weeks in a year, no? This of course, is entirely my personal opinion. A quick glance at the Restaurant Week’s reviews page for Summer Palace (see: http://www.diningcity.com/en/singapore/restaurant_summer_palace/reviews) showed that it has garnered relatively mixed reviews.