Ocean’s Thirteen from Rise & Grind Coffee Co. – smoked salmon, poached eggs, asparagus, brioche toast, beetroot yogurt and yuzu hollandaise sauce. Magnificent presentation, with the bold splash of beetroot yogurt adding so much drama to the plate that a wavy-haired nymphet with mascara tears who is on a phone with her bestie about being exposed for buying likes on Instagram (these likers have zero posts, tens of friends and several thousand “following”) would lose to the Ocean’s Thirteen in a competition for Most Drama.
The brioche toast was lovely – soft, buttery and moist. However, the egg yolk was probably not finished with hair and makeup before premiering on stage as it turned up rather coagulated, and the overall portion was rather meagre – one could buy a clump of salmon gravalax for the price of this exquisite creature. The salmon itself was aggressive in attention-whoring with its saltiness, stealing shine from the more nuanced charms of the yuzu hollandaise, beetroot slices and beetroot yogurt itself, so do savour these individual components and give them some love and appreciation before going for big Salm. 3.6/5
Rise & Grind Coffee Co.
1 Jalan Anak Bukit
#L1-CA1 Bukit Timah Plaza