Lazy Susan (Singapore) -All day dining pop-up joint!
Different from the typical café food of egg benedict, Lazy Susan pop-up at House @ Dempsey serves up food infused from hawker-fare and Asian breakfast, injected with a mixed culinary touch.
The menu looks impressive with over 15 flavourful dishes, from café food to dim sum and western breakfast, perfect for a lazy afternoon brunch. Every table has a revolving tray such that one could spin the tray to reach for food without standing up, made for the lazy-minded indeed. And no, we are not complaining!
The BBQ Jackfruit Bun ($12) – could well disguised off as a pulled pork burger but no its not! Fancy a VEGGIE burger with braised young jackfruit, gula melaka BBQ sauce and pistachio – studded guacamole? I was never a fan of jackfruit due to its strong odour but this burger has a distinct smoky BBQ scent. We loved the guacamole (avocadao-based dip) but the pistachio nutty texture was lacking.
Contemporary Spin to Hawker Food
The Crispy Shrimp Paste Chicken with Rice Flour Waffles ($22) was one dish that blew our mind away. We love how the prawn paste permeates the air when served. Har Cheong Gai that lay sinfully atop the crispy thin waffles was surprisingly good- prawn paste batter was just right and the meat was tender juicy. This East-meets-West dish was perfected with the SAMBAL maple syrup, which gives it the extra oomph and spicy kick!
The fried CARAT (carrot) cake ($9) was yet another of our favourite. Not the usual hawker black or white carrot cake, instead this was stirred in light curry sauce with pickled mustard green. Having a weak spot for anything curry, the dish absolutely stole our hearts as we devoured up the thick and sweet curry clean happily, like how our eyes glitter at the sight of carats.
Other hawker –infused food includes the Corny Bollywood Pancake ($12) and the Marry Mee Goreng ($12)
Dim Sum Game levels up
Khao Bun ($12) – Tumeric-infused pork sausage in soft pillow steamed buns. An interesting idea conceived from Kong Bak Bun but our personal preference for Kong bak Bun which retains the juices of the braised pork.
Luncheon Meat Croquettes ($8) – luncheons meat stuffed in fried glutinous rice balls, the savory twist to the red bean filled rice balls at Chinese dim sum restaurants. Speaking of rice balls, I have two rice balls every day in Taipei but it was steamed not fried. How I miss those days in Taipei!
December is all about a month of gatherings and feasting so the sharing plates make good for some lazy brunch at Lazy Susan where good oldies Asian food are accelerated and modernized to a dining restaurant. And of course for groups of 4 or more, you can try almost the entire menu.
(This was an invited media tasting.)
Lazy Susan’s pop-up at House at Dempsey till 27th December 2015, every Thursday-Sunday.
And at Open Door Policy from 5th– 24th January 2016, everyday
House at Dempsey: 8D Dempsey road, Singapore 249672 (Google Map)
Thursday & Friday: 12pm – 11pm
Saturday: 11am – 12am
Sunday: 9am – 11pm
Open Door Policy: 19 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168650 (Google Map)
Monday to Sunday: 12pm – 3pm / 6pm – 11pm