Walk past #20 along Bukit Pasoh Road and you will unknowingly miss breezy Seattle-style Humpback, the sister restaurant of Jigger & Pony and Sugarhall.
Buckets of oysters at the raw seafood counter are the star attraction. If you love your oysters (I don’t ha), you will be pleased to know that they are served as fresh as possible – from farm to table is the goal.
Oysters ($6++ each / Happy Hour $2-3++)
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It’s not all about oysters, of course. The seafood menu is deliberately kept small (but changing constantly) so that only the freshest will be purveyed.
Clam Dip ($10++)
cream cheese, ritz crackers
But let’s talk veggie first. Anything but ordinary, the “Garden” and “Pantry” selections are gems in themselves.
yoghurt, cumin salt
A random assembly of carrots with creamy tahini yogurt and a dash of cumin salt is magic, and I love the different textures in the seemingly simple kale salad.
buttermilk, pear, kale chips, pecan nuts
The top veggie pick will be the grilled cabbage though. I have never seen such a combination before – cheese, quinoa and more importantly, chilli oil! Brilliant flavours.
herb cheese, crispy quinoa, chilli oil
The seafood section focuses on inventive preparations – rainbow trout with intriguing almond milk, tender black cod with chestnut puree, and hamachi ceviche cleverly lifted with just a touch of yuzu. So many hits!
Rainbow Trout ($16++)
egg yolk, almond milk, pickled mustard seeds
Hamachi Ceviche ($22++)
avocado, yuzu, radish, almond
leek, chestnut, vinaigrette
Beef Short Rib ($23++)
grain fed 120 days, carrot puree, broccolini
There are only two desserts on the menu. While the panna cotta infused with fernet (a type of bitter herbal liqueur) is interesting, the smooth rich and creamy chocolate mousse is the one we fight over!
Valrhona Chocolate Mousse ($8++)
berries compote, fresh cream
Fernet Panna Cotta ($8++)
bitter cocoa, orange
Special thanks to Marie for hosting dinner!
20 Bukit Pasoh Road