Friday, June 25, 2010


It's sad that I am doing home reno at the moment ... because I have just found my dream home ... and there is not a chance I can replicate it in my own apartment. :(

Just look:

Welcome to my French kitchen! Does this not look like a scene from Julie & Julia? *wistful sigh*

Stepping into Krish, I felt like I had accidentally stumbled upon a secret European corner in tropical Singapore. I so loved every bit of the interior - it was pretty and idyllic and quirky. And I could go on and on and on. ;)

I remember thinking to myself, if I lived in a house like this, I would bake lots of pretty desserts for afternoon tea, like Swedish Visiting Cake, Choux Puffs and Pavlova. Everyday. And you'd all be invited too. :)

I was glad I arrived early to take photos because it took me quite a while to settle down from the excitement of seeing the beautiful interior. When I finally did, we were shown the menu. Here's what we had. First the drinks:

Coffee for the adults; Juices for the young ones. Check out the cute sugar lumps.

Then came these:

(Clockwise from left): Roti John Sandwich (on orange plate); Chicken Sausages; Parmesan Fries; Breakfast Chapati Wrap.

More food started arriving. It's nice to see a table laden with food, yes?

I wish I could say I cooked all these. Heh.

Parmesan Fries.
Savoury and finger-lickin' good. Nothing like starting the day with salt and grease. This was especially loved by the kids.

Breakfast Chapati Wrap - Egg, Bacon, White Cheddar, Roasted Potato, Peppers, Caramelised Onions.
The chapati was made from scratch and had a lovely chewy texture. It would have gone well with any stuffing - and indeed, even if eaten plain - but the eggy-cheesy filling was super.

(Left) Krish Eggs Benedict - Curried Duck Breast, Poached Eggs, Hollandaise. (Right) Plain Eggs Benedict.
These was the two dishes that didn't impress. The eggs were poached right - runny yolks and all - but the whites had a strong lingering sour taste (too much vinegar, chef). The slices of duck breast in the Krish Eggs Benedict were also very tough, and were left largely untouched. Pity, because they were beautifully presented! And I'm such a diehard "eggs-for-breakfast" person at that. :( Sniff.

(Left) Plain Buttermilk Pancakes. (Right) Buttermilk Pancakes topped with Strawberries.
They make fabulous pancakes here! Fluffy and moist, yet crisp on the outside. I'd come back for these pancakes alone.

Kingfisher beer battered Fish & Chips with Curried Mayonnaise.
Very fresh and nicely seasoned, and best of all, a batter that was not too thick. Gosh, I hate batters that are so chunky, the entire fish fillet separates from it and slides out when you cut into it! This one was done just right. It was perfect with the Curried Mayonnaise too, which I. HAVE. TO. TRY. MAKING!

The Krish Hash (seen right above the Fish & Chips) tasted like pureed yam rice. One of the kids ordered it but us adults ended up polishing it up. It's savoury and creamy and really addictive.

I must say, there are two things I really like about the food here.

First, there are many options for non-meat eaters. Ever since I have stopped eating meat (save for the occasional seafood), I have been on the lookout for eateries which cater to vegetarians. Second, I liked that the food for the children are adults' food in smaller portions. I am extremely turned off by places which only offer nuggets, hash browns and cocktail sausages for their children's menu. Grrr. Not here at Krish, thankfully.

After eating, we ambled around and explored the equally lovely surrounds, while my daughter and her friend had drinks on the swing. Krish is extremely child-friendly and families with children will find this a wonderful place to enjoy a relaxing Sunday brunch.

9 Rochester Park
Singapore 139220
Tel: 6779 4644
Brunch is available on Sundays. Krish also serves dinner on weekdays and caters to private functions. For more information, visit their website.

Many thanks to Rikki and Nat for your hospitality, as well as Danielle of Ate Consulting, for this generous invitation.


  1. Oh WOW... the food scene in SG have changed so much. I feel alien.

  2. OMG! That place looks AMAZING!! I'd love to eat there anyday! Your photography is very drool-worthy :D Keep it up!

  3. I LOVE the shot of you picking up a french fry. How do you take such good pictures while distracted with children and the food waiting to be consumed!?? My restaurant shots never turn out quite as I would like...

  4. wow. I wasn't hungry before - but I am now ! Beautiful photos of always. Shame I'm not about to visit it any time soon - Singapore is just a little too far :-(

  5. Sign me up for the fries and fish and chips, oh my yum. And you know, I think you just found my dream home as well! sigh.

  6. Oh this looks like it was a wonderful day!
    O love all of your pics Ju...just lovely!

  7. The photos are so lovely! I love the shot of the hand picking up a fry. I wish I could try those fries, too! haha If I ever go to Singapore, I'm going to visit you and this restaurant LOL!

  8. The fish n chips look good!

    Will you be posting pictures of your newly renovated home? Would love to see your kitchen.....

  9. Looks like a great place. I've got to try it when I go to Singapore! Fantastic photos too, by the way!

  10. Beautiful photos and deliciously memorable post! Thanks for having me and my little girl come along - we enjoyed ourselves very much and now I can brag to all my friends that I've eaten with The Little Teochew!

    Still regretting not finishing the leftover pancake!

  11. Che luogo incantevole, sembra di essere nel paese delle meraviglie, chissa' se capitero' mai dalle parti di Singapore? Un abbraccio Daniela.

  12. Thanks everyone!

    Leon: You are most welcome! :) Glad you and your little one enjoyed the food.

  13. So pretty! I love Julia's kitchen, esp the wall where she hangs all her pots and pans.

  14. Your blog entry on Krish was just swoon-worthy. Im heading there for brunch soon, and your words and pictures just confirmed my suspicions that the restaurant is gorgeous in all aspects.