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REVIEW: 6 restaurants to visit for a unique weekend brunch in Singapore

If you are bored of the usual brunch menu with eggs benedict, waffles and pancakes, try these six restaurants that are serving up unconventional brunch foods like Mexican tacos, Japanese liquor and Indian briyani.
 

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Weekend brunch at Long Chim
12pm to 4pm, (every weekend)

longchim.com.sg

You know brunch culture is making waves when even celebrity chefs are jumping on the bandwagon. Just earlier this year, David Thompson's Thai street food restaurant Long Chim launched its own weekend brunch menu, going at S$60++ per person for sharing portions of at least nine different dishes, plus a choice of beverage.

These dishes are popular items taken from its a la carte menu, such as the dried prawn with ginger and toasted coconut wrapped in betel leaves, spicy pork with rice cakes, grilled lamb ribs with chilli and cumin, grilled eggplant with dried prawns and steamed egg, and coconut cake for dessert.

Yantra Brunch Buffet
11.30am to 3pm (every weekend)

yantra.com.sg

Fancy exploring Indian fine dining for an unusual brunch date? Head down to Yantra by Hemant Oberoi, a three-month-old restaurant featuring traditional Indian dishes reinterpreted in a contemporary setting. Their weekend brunch starts at S$49++ per person, and features live stations, desserts, and salads, as well as main courses such as Murgh Beet aur Khatta Pyaz (chicken, beet, with pickled onions), Martabaan Chole (chickpeas in a pickling spice jar), and Lucknavi Gosht Biryani (lamb biryani from Lucknow).

Weekend Brunch at Super Loco
10am to 3.30pm (every weekend)

super-loco.com

If you're tired of the usual Eggs Benedict with hollandaise drizzled over poached eggs on smoked salmon, then maybe try out its cousin Huevos Benedictos instead. This Mexican-styled brunch favourite is served with pork carnitas and chipotle hollandaise (S$19), at the Mexican restaurant Super Loco in Robertson Quay.

They also serve a Taco de Desayuno (breakfast taco, S$7) with egg, potato, parsley, tomato salsa, and queso fresco and Zucchini Quinoa Fritters (S$22) with Mezcal-cured salmon and pineapple habanero salsa.

Kinki's Bottomless Brunch
12pm to 3pm (every Saturday)
tel: 6533-3471 or visit kinki.com.sg

While most restaurants offer champagne brunches on weekends, modern-Japanese eatery Kinki Retaurant and Bar has a different focus - bottomless Japanese liquor brunches.

Their basic brunch package is an a la carte buffet at S$52++ per person, featuring seven food sections - sushi, sashimi, maki, cold, hot, mains, and desserts. Signatures include Hotate Aburi, Maguro sashimi, and Wagyu Foie Gras Donburi. Diners can choose to top up S$5++ per person for free-flow soft drinks, tea, still and sparkling water, S$25++ for beer, or S$35++ for either sake, shochu, or prosecco.

Mitzo Weekend Brunch
11.30am to 2.30pm
Every weekend and public holiday
tel: 6603 8855 or email rsvn@mitzo.sg

Who says brunch has to be a young, hipster affair? Families would feel right at home when dining together at the progressive-Cantonese restaurant Mitzo, which offers a range of traditional dim sums and roasted meats alongside modern creations and beverages.

Their weekend brunch menu costs S$68++ per adult, and offers classics such as the Mitzo special barbecued pork, char siew bun, har gao and siew mai, as well as some new items such as escargot cheese puffs, black pepper cod fish dumplings, and Hokkaido milk cheese tarts. Diners can add S$60++ per adult for free-flow cocktails, Veuve Clicquot champagne, wines, and beers.

Weekend Brunch at Baba Chews
10.30am to 3pm
Every weekend and public holiday
tel: 6723-2025 or email babachews@ihg.com

If you want local fare in a modern setting, then head down to the new Baba Chews Bar and Eatery in Katong, which offers a semi-buffet brunch at S$28++ per person. Their menu covers a Continental Breakfast Pantry as well as cook-to-order dishes from the Breakfasts Clipboard Menu, but they also carry two rotating hot local breakfast items every day, such as wonton mee, mee soto, nasi goreng, roti prata or prawn noodles.

This story was adapted from The Business Times

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