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Berry Pockie ($5.50)

Out of the three Ugnuts we tried, I liked Berry Pockie the most. The girly donut is filled with strawberry pastry cream, then coated with raspberry white chocolate glaze, and adorned with dried rose petals, white chocolate pearls and crushed pistachio. The fruitiness is a welcome contrast to the other donuts that can get overwhelmingly heavy.

The woman behind the latest unorthodox creations at Bird Bird.

After months of R&Ding, Group Pastry Chef and fellow #BurppleTastemaker @fionatingx came up with these beauties called Ugnuts ($5.50), short for "Ugly Donuts"... Well, not in the eyes of us foodies for sure. Quite a number of varieties are available like the Banamel Brûlée that has banana pastry cream filling with a long brûlée-d banana half on top; the Crunchy Xmas with sweet potato pumpkin mash filling and cranberries, pumpkin seeds and katafi fritters sprinkled; the heavy-duty Dirty South with honey buttercream icing and fried chicken skin, plus you can drizzle hot sauce on top as much as you can bear.

Fresh Fruit Parfait ($11++)

If the Durian Softie Pie sounds too sinful for you, the Fresh Fruit Parfait might be more to your liking - cool palate cleanser with refreshing rose-macerated watermelon cubes, raspberries, tart lime curd and honeycomb surrounding the strawberry beetroot softee.

Sticky Curly Fries ($11)

Another dish that I could not stop eating was the Sticky Curly Fries, house-made Idaho potato strips drenched in maple soy syrup, sriracha and kewpie mayo. The thin coils were so crispy and easy to gobble, and I just kept wanting to scoop up more of that sweet maple soy left at the bottom of the bowl.

The Lebanese was #Burpproved by everyone at the tasting, after all it draws influence from its sister restaurant Artichoke, famed for its avant-garde Middle Eastern food.

The portions are generously covered in Za’atar spices that are usually made with thyme, oregano, marjoram, and sumac - you can imagine how flavourful it was! My favourite part was dipping into the addictive garlic toum, so wonderfully pungent and prickly. If you need more heat to all these, the restaurant has a special shelf storing several types of hot sauce that could potentially burn your tongue, but hey YOLO 😜 All the fried chicken are served in “half bird” portion ($25) and “the whole damn bird” ($49).

You cannot leave this place without having at least one of their heart-stopping softie pies.

I had the Durian Softee Pie ($16++) during Savour, and it is still my favourite among the three we had. Toasted milk softee that is slightly reminiscent of malt candy, decked up durian pudding (almost like purée), crumbly almond crust, white chocolate, and finished with swirls of gula melaka caramel all over.

One of the things to look forward to in adult-working-full-time-hood is LONG WEEKENDS WEEEEE.

What better way to indulge than downing a plate of delicious fried chicken... Not KFC - don’t spoil your weekend like that. Gather your friends and take a trip down to the laid-back Frankel Ave neighbourhood where Bird Bird resides - trust me, you'll need more than one stomach.
You might have eaten their Southern Fried Chicken with truffle mash and gravy at Savour last year, almost the same is offered at the diner (without the truffle though), along with two other flavours - Bangkok style and Lebanese style. The Bangkok Fried Chicken is fragrant with the Thai aromatic spices added to the batter, though the experience is not complete without dipping the meat into the green chilli nam jim, a spicy blend of fish sauce and lime juice with green chilli, coriander and onions.

Good To Share

Hime-Sama ($23.90) - the name of this dish means "princess" in Japanese (姫様). The Mentaiko Cream was on the heavy side, I am not sure if I can finish a portion on my own, but I'd be happy to share it with a friend. Bonus points for it not being salty AF which is sadly common for Mentaiko dishes. Norwegian Crayfish chunks were very much welcomed.. With the Mushroom Confit, it was quite the party in my mouth. Woot!

💵 Cash only
🌬 Air-conditioned seats only
👍 Halal-certified (CAA Jun 2017)
🙋 No GST or service charge
✉ Invited tasting (thanks Burpple!)