Platypus Test Kitchen welcomes a new member to the Platypus group of restaurants — Platypus Kitchen at Bugis Junction, replacing the gloomy V8 Cafe that’s been around since my school days.
The expanded menu has a great selection of appetisers, hand-made pastas, gourmet risottos, main courses, and a range of beer cocktails and carafes of speciality drinks. Unless you have something against pasta, I’d be very very surprised if you find nothing carb-worthy catching your fancy here.
If I have to formulate my own 3-course dinner, I’d go for the generously stuffed crab cakes, interesting spicy diablo tagliolini and for a thirst quencher, any of the refreshing beer cocktails. When I was there during the soft launch, there’s no sweets on offer yet so the default dessert was a rich and thick Italian hot chocolate.
Well-priced bistro fare, good location, fresh produce, seasonal ingredients.. I have a feeling that Platypus Kitchen is going to be a hit!
Pomegranate Beer ($9.90++)
larger beer with a dash of grenadine, garnished with pomegranate arils and lemon slices (2.9% ABV)
Smith’s Ale ($9.90++)
larger beer infused with green apples and lemons, garnished with fresh apples, lemon and passion fruit (2.9% ABV)
Wild Mushroom Soup ($3.90++), Roasted Pumpkin Soup ($3.90++)
Risotto Balls ($8.90++)
mozzarella-stuffed balls of risotto, breaded in panko, deep fried and served over rich pumpkin puree
Crab Cakes ($12.90++)
potato fritters stuffed with large chunks of crab claw meat, deep fried and served with lemon
Garlic Shrimp ($8.50++)
prawns sautéed in olive oil and garlic, finished with fresh parsley
Black & White, Scallop & Crab ($17.50++)
interwoven egg and squid-ink tagliolini with crabs and scallops in white wine consomme
Spicy ‘Diablo’ Crab & Prawn ($18.50++)
egg tagliolini with prawns and crab claw tossed in a spicy egg sauce
Shaved Truffle Risotto ($17.90++, additional $3.50++ for truffle overload)
shaved summer truffles and parmigiano-reggiano over garlic-butter risotto
Seafood Bouillabaisse ($21.90++)
seafood medley of grilled prawns, bay scallops, clams, mussels, squid, and chunks of salmon in tomato garlic seafood broth, served with bread
Italian Hot Chocolate ($8.80++)
full cream milk, cream, 54% dark chocolate
My thanks to Nicholas for the invitation, and sincere apologies for the tardy post!
#03-29, Bugis Junction
200 Victoria Street