Spruce@Katong: Spruce’s First Franchise Enterprise, 200-inch TV Screening Barclays Premier League, & Menu Unique to Katong – The Chosen Glutton

Spruce@Katong is Spruce’s very first franchise outlet. They’ve all the time been located someplace within the West; this franchise seeks to deliver the trendy American meals idea to the East of Singapore. Soccer followers will probably be thrilled to listen to that the 125-seated restaurant is fitted with a 200-inch LED TV that streams reside sports activities together with Barclays Premier League. #YaGunnersYes. Now you understand the place our allegiance lies.

The portion of SPRUCE Signature Salad ($19++) was so large it was most likely sufficient to be one’s major course. It is good worth for this recent mixture of avocado, goat’s cheese, dates, corn, corn bread, tomatoes, almonds, and champagne dressing. Eggs and Turkey Bacon could be added at $2++ every.

For the much less health-conscious, we advocate its Signature Spicy Rooster Balado Pizza ($17++), which isn’t solely cheaper, however prone to be extra filling. The skinny crust, topped with mozzarella cheese, sliced ​​rooster, crimson and inexperienced chilli, and candy and spicy balado sauce, was a lot to our liking. It is thick sufficient to not resemble biscuit, but skinny sufficient to not hinder the enjoyment of the toppings.

SPRUCE Home Wings :: $17++ to $18++

What we are able to conclude from previous experiences is that Singaporeans are obsessive about placing their spice-tolerance to a take a look at. Spruce caters to the whole vary of eaters – Black Candy Wings ($17++) and Sassy Wings ($17++) for many who don’t listing “spicy” of their dictionary, with the previous being dominantly candy, and the latter being solely barely (we daresay negligibly) spicy however much less candy. The SPRUCE Scorching Wings ($17++) is the place it begins to get sizzling in right here – it is medium-level bearable type of spicy; nonetheless presumably fulfilling. When you cross that threshold to the DEVIL’s Wings ($18++), it’s possible you’ll want to have a glass of milk inside attain – do not say you haven’t been warned. The wings themselves had been meaty and juicy, with the pores and skin skinny and crisp.

The pasta dishes had been a let-down, particularly since we had a level of expectation from the outline on the menu. The orecchiette pasta, which serves as the bottom for the SPRUCE Prawn Pasta ($22++)was particularly powerful and dry, even for the Italian customary of al dente. We additionally thought that the zucchini and garlic cream sauce was delicate.

The “Katong” Rooster Laksa Spaghetti ($22++) was barely extra acceptable. It was additionally on the dry facet, though much less so than the Prawn Pasta. Likewise, we thought the flavour may have been stronger; spicier, extra beneficiant with the coconut, and the portion of rooster extra liberal. This dish is unique to Spruce@Katong.

Floor twice earlier than being pressed, the meat patty of The SPRUCE Burger ($20++) was disappointing. Whereas the patty had chunky consistency, which we want to finely minced meat, it was insufficiently seasoned, by the way revealing the shortage of inherent taste of the meat. Its meaty counterpart, Chimichurri Lamb Chops ($24++) carried out higher. The Lamb Chops had been succulent, albeit struggling the identical destiny as the meat patty as being under-seasoned. The mint chimichurri sauce might need been the redeeming attribute. Do observe, nevertheless, that the mint overpowers any garlic or parsley taste chimichurri is meant to own.

What’s value ordering:
SPRUCE Signature Salad
Signature Spicy Rooster Balado Pizza
SPRUCE Home Wings
Chimichurri Lamb Chops

Photographs by Kathleen.
Handle: 88 East Coast Street, #01-05/06/07 Katong Sq., Singapore 423371
Contact: +65 6344 0241 / [email protected] (accepts reservations)
Opening Hours: 3pm – 11.45pm (day by day)
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