With a dish cheekily named ‘Magic Mushrooms’ on their menu, one might expect that the establishment that came up with it would not be a stuffy one.
And stuffy Curious Palatte is certainly not, as the bright and airy space with its high ceilings, funky light bulbs and quirky plastic chairs instantly give off a hip and artistic vibe upon entry.
Their coffee is ‘magic’ too – literally, as that was the name of their signature brew. Magic (S$5.50) was touted as their version of a perfect proportion of a double ristretto and milk, and in my opinion, it was pretty magical.
I also liked the Iced Coffee (S$7.90) which came with vanilla ice cream. It was sinful, satisfying and not too sweet.
Over my two visits, I tried both the regular Truffle Fries (S$12.90) and the Truffle Sweet Potato Fries (S$12.90).
My thoughts on both – not bad but not great either, as the truffle taste is a bit faint and the fries are a bit confusing, neither thick nor thin cut.
The truffle mayo is sufficiently creamy and decadent though. Serving size is actually rather decent too.
I really liked the Sous Vide Salmon (S$18.90) though, as the various ingredients on the plate really came together for me.
The oozing egg, creamy avocado, umami halloumi and zesty citrus sauce were a great complement to the fish. I just wished that the salmon was a bit more pink inside and that there was more of that delicious halloumi cheese…
The Scotch Egg (S$17.50) with corned beef hash was rather enjoyable too. The egg was beautifully runny and tasted yummy with the savoury hash and crunchy shell.
The pea and tomato salad was a bit on the dry side, but I guess if it were too wet the fried coating of the egg might get soggy.
Being by the same people who brought us Strangers’ Reunion, it is no surprise that a variety of Buttermilk Waffles took up half a page on the menu.
I tried one with vanilla ice cream and fresh fruits (S$12.50) and was pretty happy with it. Not quite the type I like but still good. Crispy on the outside and moist, soft inside.
Curious Palatte has an interesting variety of delicious sounding dishes and a great environment to chill at.
I do find it slightly on the pricier side though so while I will likely return, perhaps not so often!
64 Prinsep Street, Singapore 188667
Tel: +65 6238 1068
Open from Sundays to Thursdays from 9.00am to 10.00pm, Fridays to Saturdays from 9.00am to 12.00am, closed Tuesdays.