Burpple Tastemakers Eat Up

Burpple Tastemakers Eat Up

The monthly meet ups that we have with fellow tastemakers to catch up over great food & hearty conversations!
Amanda Liu
Amanda Liu

If you're a fan of fried chicken, this side is definitely something that you should order!

Paddyfolks serves up pretty decent jap fusion rice bowls & pasta, but apart from that, you definitely got to try their sides!

One of our personal favourites was the fried Tori skewers! Perfect as a bar snack (although no alcohol is served here), the exterior is crisp & crunchy, while having a soft & juicy center.

While you can't really destroy fried chicken (unless you over fry it), it is tough to get the right flavours & seasoning, but boy do the folks at Paddyfolks do it right!

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Coming in 2 different sizes, regular & large, the unagi rice bowl is your quintessential jap rice bowl that you can order at most jap restaurants.

Thick slabs of unagi glazed in teriyaki sauce is soft & almost melts in your mouth is set on a bed of japanese rice that soaks up the tasty sauce. Easily a staple rice bowl if you don't know what to get.

The difference between the regular & large is the amount of unagi you get! If you prefer more unagi, go for the large, otherwise the regular should suffice.

Every rice bowl comes with a bed of Japanese Short Grain Rice, a side of greens, sweet corn, cherry tomatoes, Onsen egg, nori flakes, tobiko & sesame seeds.

You get to opt for a choice of brown rice (+$0.50) if you're about #heathierchoice!

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The first thing that hits you is a whiff of truffle in the air. Shimeji mushrooms are deep fried to a crisp & tossed with truffle oil, then placed atop the Kombu stock-cooked spaghetti.

Flavours wise, it was the perfect crunchy, truffle-y kick that every truffle friend loves. Kinda like your favourite truffle fries, but a more substantial option.

As stated on the menu, every bowl of pasta is cooked in kombu stock till it's al dante (spot on on texture), which really shines through in the spaghetti. It is then topped with an onsen egg, tobiko, nori flakes & sesame seeds.

If you're on #BurppleBeyond, don't forget to claim this as part of your one for one!

Oh btw, they are able to do a vegan option too, upon request!

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This bowl seems a little plain at first, but the flavours are surpassingly on point when you have it! The mix of the saltiness from the mentaiko, paired with the creaminess of the onsen eggs gives you a carbonara-like sauce & a crunch with the fried salmon on the side.

Only downside was that the salmon was a lil' too over-fried, but the fish was still juicy upon cutting into it.

As stated on the menu, every bowl of pasta is cooked in kombu stock till it's al dante (spot on on texture), which really shines through in the spaghetti. It is then topped with an onsen egg, tobiko, nori flakes & sesame seeds.

If you're on #BurppleBeyond, don't forget to claim this as part of your one for one!

The yakiniku slices has been sous vide & lightly torched before being served. The beef slices are tender & soft, but could do with a lil bit more char to the edges for that perfect crisp. Nonetheless, still a decent beef bowl!

Every rice bowl comes with a bed of Japanese Short Grain Rice, a side of greens, sweet corn, cherry tomatoes, Onsen egg, nori flakes, tobiko & sesame seeds.

You get to opt for a choice of brown rice (+$0.50) if you're about #heathierchoice!

When you think of mooncakes, it is unlikely that you'd think of chocolate; but guess what, the team over at MBS did just that!

Featuring their Chocolate-covered Black Sesame Mooncake, which is part of their box of 4 assorted flavours ($48)!

The dark chocolate shell is embellished with gold flakes & covers the perfect marry of black sesame mousse, hojicha cremeux, banana biscuit & black sesame lotus paste.

What you get is this deep roasted nutty flavour, with a hint of bitterness from the dark chocolate shell.

Definitely an alternative mooncake that you ought to try this Mid-Autumn Festival!

Hello you, hallo mi.

For all veggie lovers, this one's for you!

Sideways has their Halloumi Fever, which comes with a choice of base (Couscous & Mixed Peppers), Roasted Aubergine, Zucchini, grilled Padron Peppers, artichokes, Burrata & hummus!

You'd never think of filling up on this but wow, each piece of item is grilled perfectly with a hint of char with every bite. Mix them together with the hummus to give you a nutty fix and a creamy finish with the burrata.

This well-balanced dish is great for days where you feel like having something in the healthier side.

Having steak for breakfast is never too indulgent, right?

Available only during the weekends on their brunch menu, pop by Sideways for their Ribeye Bowl between 10am to 4pm on Sat & Sun to taste this goodness by yourself!

This bowl comes packed with your choice of base (this was Mixed Greens +$2), topped with Mixed Grilled Vegetables, Avocado Dip, Grilled Padron Peppers, Poached Egg & of course, a perfectly medium rare steak.

You'd be surprised at how full you'd be after this bowl as it does fill you to the brim, in terms of flavour & stomach space.

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This seasonal item was the first item set on your table, and the whiff of the sea took over & it was amazing.

Each piece of scallops was charred perfectly, with a tinge if crispy edges. The broth was simmered using the trimmings of the scallop, to make a savoury umami sauce for us to wipe up using the perfectly toasted homemade sourdough, which was given an extra oomph with cracked black pepper & olive oil.

Definitely a starter you need to get to share!

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The perfect pairing to a cold pint, is definitely wings! What more, wings with added prawn paste!

Rookery does them differently by removing 1 of the bones, allowing you to seamlessly have wings without worrying too much of the bone!

The whiffs of prawn paste fills the air when the portion touches your table & each piece of wing is piping hot & juicy!

This was a hosted tasting.

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Newly opened & taking over the now defunct &SONS, Rookery has opened their third outlet in the heart of CBD!

Their cocktail menu is small but gives you sufficient options to choose the types of flavours you'd like!

To start, I went for the Tokyo Martini; which consists of Vodka, Choya Umeshu, Dry Vermouth & Sour Plum! The combination gives you a slightly sour but refreshing cocktail which is perfect to open your palate before giving in to your dishes!

I’m not a huge fan of yam, but when this arrived, I must say it changed my perception of yam slightly.

Sliced thinly and stir fried together with sliced chilli and coriander, the yam had a sweet but crispy taste to it; kinda like sweet potato fries.

This went perfectly well with the Kirin Frozen Beer we had & could perhaps become a beer snack too!

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