From the owners behind Jigger & Pony and Sugarhall, Humpback breezed into the dining scene, focusing on the ever-so-popular oysters, seafood and cocktails.
I felt in love with the interior instantly, furnished with a Seattle style decor and navy-blue high seats and tables. I felt as if I was dining by the sea, half expecting a seagull to come flying in.
The 40-seater restaurant accommodates sitting outdoors, indoors, by the bar counter and even right facing the kitchen! Reservations come highly recommended as most tables are largely reserved with cute post-it notes of diners’ names stuck to each table.
From the menu, it is divided into oysters, snacks, garden, seafood, meat and desserts, with a suggestion of 6 to 8 dishes per two diners.
Now the best part is that Happy Hour for oysters and drinks occur everyday from 5-8pm, all day for Monday and Sunday Brunch.
The oysters available during the Happy Hour are to-die-for; with FIVE different types of oysters spelling FRESHNESS and QUALITY at such AFFORDABLE prices.
What’s on the boat are Shigoku, Kumamoto, Fat Bastard (as its name suggests, plump and fleshy), Coromandel and Peale Passage oysters. All at the total price of SGD 12++. While there are certainly places that offer valuable oyster promotions, where else can you get variety as well ^.^
As a oyster lover, this is heaven. “I would get two dozens so just take my money!”
Upon seeing ‘Kale’ on the menu, I knew I had to order this. One of the healthiest food in the world, the Kale salad will surprise with its double take on texture. The top portion is crispy kale chips and the bottom is kale drenched in creamy buttermilk sauce, while garnished with crunchy pear slices and pecan nuts. Super addictive kale chips that you could just munch on without guilt.
Another highlight of the meal is the Rainbow Trout. Shimmering slices of trout easily paired with almond milk, egg yolk ‘hollandaise’ and mustard seeds. The sous-vide trout is a delectable piece, well-balanced with the creamy sauce that I couldn’t have asked for more.
Desserts is churros. Three pieces of cinnamon-dusted bitter cocoa churros with a moist interior. Pair with the custard-liked salted caramel dip, it was a mouthful of wholesomeness.
As usual, the Old Fashioned.
I was surprised how I could miss out on such an awesome place. The food was well executed and affordably priced given the quality and taste. Even more so, I enjoyed the laid-back feel of the atmosphere filled with pleasing colours and, efficient service crews who could do explanation of dishes.
Perhaps its time to go knocking on their doors again.
[The door into the kitchen. I wonder how hot it is inside😹😹 …]
20 Bukit Pasoh Road