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Featuring The Populus Coffee & Food Co., The Coffee Academics (Scotts Square), Fuel Plus+
R Goh
R Goh

Exclusive to the Scotts Square outlet is this linguine pasta doused in salted egg sauce and served with a whole soft shell crab ($23++). Was a bit apprehensive when ordering this but the sauce tasted exactly like how you’d expect it to, and the crispy crab cut through what might otherwise be a heavy meal. The goma furikake added some variation to the dish as well!

Had high expectations for this item ($24+), which comes highly recommended. The base was an interesting medley of textures and flavours as it comprised a variety of grains, such as quinoa/ barley/ wheat. The wagyu itself was rather disappointing - it was dry and lacking flavour. Thankfully, the zucchini, tomatoes, mushroom and furikake added dimension to the dish.

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Populus has two lunch sets to choose from! This is the beef ramen ($22+), with thin noodles similar to u-mian. The “Asian sauce” had a tinge of oyster sauce and vinegar! The braised beef was tender and fell apart easily, and was extremely flavourful. Interestingly, the wanton was filled with bacon and mushroom! It sure is a twist from the usual local fare. The set meal is particularly worthwhile as you get your choice of coffee (+$1 for ice, some exclusions) :-)

Tried the highly raved soft shell crab curry ($17)! Wasn’t quite sure what to expect in this east meets west fusion dish, but it definitely grows on you. Served with toast, cauliflower and roasted potatoes, the dish is mildly spicy and has the pickled acidity similar to asam curry.

Scored this dish using the burpple beyond 1-for-1 which is unfortunately limited to mains and pastas, with exclusions. Would have loved to try some of the egg dishes! Also requested for the mains to be served after the wings, but they were served together and got cold whilst finishing the sides. Seating at fuel plus is quite limited too, so best to head down early!

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