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. :(
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.
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
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.