It’s always great to see exciting new options for Sunday brunch. Especially when it comes to the perennial favourite, Eggs Benedict. How refreshing to see a version that goes beyond the usual ham or smoked salmon toppings.
At Humpback, you get Eggs Benedict ($12) with a twist – with crab and avocado. Two of my favourite things. Wish it was chockful more of crab though. Yes, you can discern chunks of crab meat but really, one should not be required to be so discerning on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Taste-wise, the eggs were creamy, poached perfectly and a light hollandaise that didn’t overpower the fresh crab and avocado topping.
Now, don’t be fooled by the description of the next item on the menu – the fried egg with octopus, orzo and parmigiano ($14).
If you’re thinking it might be the kind of fried egg you might make at home, rest assured – it’s not. It’s more like a fried ball of an egg, dusted with parmigiano.
Set atop a bed of orzo, generously dotted with bits of octopus, watch in anticipation as the sunset-coloured yolk oozes over the risotto-like pasta and prepare to dig in!
Even the starter sized portion is good enough for two, as this is a rich dish. Actually, go for the starter sized portions for all items, so that you can try more dishes. Portions are reasonably generous.
Speaking of rich, how could we pass up on the sea urchin ($12), cauliflower puree and chives dish? Well, we couldn’t, so we ordered.
It wasn’t half bad, especially smothered over the accompanying brioche, but I’ve had fresher uni elsewhere, so I’d probably pass on this dish, despite its sexy sounding moniker.
My dear hubby, of course, couldn’t pass up on ribs, so he had the Spanish Pork Rib ($14). Three meaty and succulent ribs arrived, all sweet and sticky, with a zingy spiced taste, thanks to the cayenne vinaigrette.
For a seafood place, the ribs were not bad at all!
Of course, the best part of Humpback’s Sunday brunch (to me, at least) was the oysters. Normally priced at around $6 (for Burley Lagoon and Shigoku) or $7 (Fat Bastard) each, they go for $2 and $3 respectively during Sunday brunch.
And these are proper oysters, indeed. We slurped up the plump molluscs and you really could taste the clean, cucumber taste of the Fat Bastard, just as the menu description said.
Humpback also has Daily Happy Hours specials for oysters, from 5-8pm, where you can get these bi-valves for between $2-$3 each.
And with a fun-sounding list of drinks to accompany your bites, I would definitely be keen to check out Humpback again!
Update – 12 August:
I visited them for dinner, more so because I really felt like the Happy Hour oysters, and I tried the Rainbow Trout ($16) and Lobster Roll ($39) too.
The trout was gorgeous. Coral-hued slabs of glisteningly soft fish, with a rich egg yolk and almond milk sauce. Yummy!
The Lobster Roll was super too, but i do think a tad pricey for the portion. Still, that buttery soft, almost caramel-like brioche with the chunks of amazingly sweet, creamy lobster, topped with bursty fish roe, was delicious.
Address: 20 Bukit Pasoh Rd, Singapore 089834
Contact: (+65) 6750 4461 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon-Sat: 5pm–12am (last orders 11.30pm)
Sunday brunch: 11am-3pm (last orders 2.30pm)