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There’s just NOTHING about this Ribeye Bowl ($20) we didn’t enjoy. First off you’ve got the generous portion of well-seasoned Australian ribeye grilled to a perfect medium-rare, super juicy and succulent, boasting those crisp, charred edges we (at least I) all love. Then there’s the creamy and fresh avo dip (very much like a pureed guacamole), poached eggs with the gorgeous runny yolk, and man those soft and tender grilled aubergines were downright tasty. Mix it all up before taking a big bite, and I promise you'll practically fall into nirvana. If anything, their cauliflower rice could do with some improvement. It was way too soft which, when just sitting in all the steam and juices, made it all the more mushy. Also I’m pretty sure the components in our bowl weren’t exactly the ones described on the menu, but idk could be a teething issue with their newly launched lunch service 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Kombucha has become ubiquitous but kombucha mocktail was atypical for me. The kombucha is made in house at sideways and I adored the refreshing drink after a hearty meal.

This was part of a tasting kindly hosted by Sideways and courtesy of Burpple’s invitation✨

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I say this because everything I had from their newly launched menu this week was fabulous, apart from this Big Souvlaki ($18+) that is. I’m a huge fan of souvlakis having had them so often in Melbourne, so I really thought this’d be a definite hit with the pulled lamb ribs, mixed salad, and jalapeño hummus. Well, aside from how this definitely looks like steak and not pulled lamb, which was the protein listed on the menu, as well as how we practically couldn't taste the jalapeño hummus, everything else was unfortunately rather mediocre. The meat was under-seasoned (we even got bits of cartilage in there despite the spot-on medium-rare cook), the dollop of plain yogurt on top failed to lift it up (nothing like the refreshing tzatziki we usually have), and it all just lacked the punchy flavours I expect of a souvlaki. The un-sliced surface of the pita bread was also very floury, in a raw dusted-with-flour kinda way, which was rather unpleasant. I’m guessing there were a couple of teething issues seeing how lunch service is new, and I’m very much able to forgive that considering how great the other dishes we had were. Fingers crossed this’ll taste better on our next visit 🤞

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A Chef (also restaurant owner and barista) creation, this was pleasantly perplexing because the impregnated baby squid with mortadella ham had zero chewy resistance you’d expect from the seafood. Might be the traditional fire brick oven that most of the dishes here are cooked in; whatever the reason these babies (literally), sitting on fresh green leaves and a shallow pool of olive oil, were a great short-lived flavour experience you’d want to try/have again.

Thank you Sideways for hosting us and Burpple for the invitation to one of the better meals I’ve had so far in 2020.

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For people that know me will know that I don’t really fancy raw fish as much to the point that I will not even go near the sashimi section in the buffet. However, the freshly cut barramundi cubes in the Barramundi Poke Bowl ($18) that have been marinated in a sesame oil blend is so addictive that you will want to have more of it. Probably due to the aromatic oil and the freshness of the fish, which was locally farmed in Singapore, these made all the difference and for me, a convert to raw fish. The pairing of the avocado and poached eggs adds creaminess while the roasted vegetables and padron peppers lends the slight charred bitterness.
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📍 Sideways
109, Rowell Road, Unit 01-01, Singapore 208033

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For people that know me will know that I don’t really fancy raw fish as much to the point that I will not even go near the sashimi section in the buffet. However, the freshly cut barramundi cubes in the Barramundi Poke Bowl ($18) that have been marinated in a sesame oil blend is so addictive that you will want to have more of it. Probably due to the aromatic oil and the freshness of the fish, which was locally farmed in Singapore, these made all the difference and for me, a convert to raw fish. The pairing of the avocado and poached eggs adds creaminess while the roasted vegetables and padron peppers lends the slight charred bitterness.
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📍 Sideways
109, Rowell Road, Unit 01-01, Singapore 208033

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This might come as a surprise that out of the three that we have tried, my favourite is actually the Barramundi Poke Bowl ($18) over the beef and vegetable options. The poke bowl is everything Singapore as the barramundi is farmed and caught in our local shores. Freshly cut into cubes, the fish is marinated in an aromatic sesame oil mixture before it joins in the party of mixed roasted vegetable, avocado dip and roasted padron peppers on a bed of greens. A poached egg is then topped in the middle as the crowning jewel with the runny yolk providing a creamy mouthfeel. This is not to say that the Steak Bowl ($20) is not any good, but the marinated barramundi literally swam away with the gold medal on this day. Nonetheless, if you are in for something meaty, you still can get perfectly grilled to medium rare ribeye steak in a bowl or prefer to go all vegetarian with the Halloumi Fever Bowl ($17) that comes with a medley of roasted vegetables from aubergine, zucchini, padron peppers and artichokes.
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📍 Sideways
109, Rowell Road, Unit 01-01, Singapore 208033

Charred Scallops and Smoked Broth ($18)
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New launch seasonal dish @sidewayssg featuring charred scallops sitting in that awesome sauce that has been reducing in the oven for hours and made with the scallop’s gonad for that rich umami taste of the sea. Pair it with the sourdough bread that’s baked fresh in-house, this is really a match made in heaven. We mopped up every drop of the sauce before letting it out of sight. Not forgetting that charred scallops which was the icing on the bread to complete this dish.
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Thanks @burpple for the #burppleeatup and @sidewayssg for hosting this meal.

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From today onwards, Sideways has launched a new lunch menu which includes soon-to-be-favourites such as the Smoked Brisket Sandwich ($18), Squid Morta Cigars ($13) and the Charred Scallops and Smoked Broth ($18), the latter a seasonal item in the menu and served with their homemade freshly baked bread. The vision of Sideways is focused on serving healthy, nutritious and sustainable food produce without compromising on the taste and convenience. Take for example the Squid Morta Cigars which uses no MSG or additives, and cooked in their home-built firebrick oven, served with sliced mortadella. Last but not least, for someone who wishes to have a meatier light bite, there’s The Big Souvlaki ($18); pulled lamb ribs joining forces with a mixed salad, cucumbers and jalepno hummus on a taco wrap.
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📍 Sideways
109, Rowell Road, Unit 01-01, Singapore 208033

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From today onwards, Sideways has launched a new lunch menu which includes soon-to-be-favourites such as the Smoked Brisket Sandwich ($18), Squid Morta Cigars ($13) and the Charred Scallops and Smoked Broth ($18), the latter a seasonal item in the menu and served with their homemade freshly baked bread. The vision of Sideways is focused on serving healthy, nutritious and sustainable food produce without compromising on the taste and convenience. Take for example the Squid Morta Cigars which uses no MSG or additives, and cooked in their home-built firebrick oven, served with sliced mortadella. Last but not least, for someone who wishes to have a meatier light bite, there’s The Big Souvlaki ($18); pulled lamb ribs joining forces with a mixed salad, cucumbers and jalepno hummus on a taco wrap.
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📍 Sideways
109, Rowell Road, Unit 01-01, Singapore 208033

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