It's been a year since we last had brunch here and the past year has, evidently, been very kind to Symmetry, a hipster-ish café at the charming Kampong Glam area. It's gotten significantly more popular, resulting in the corridor outside being annexed as part of the dining premises. The menu is slightly spruced up as well, and there are now a couple of dishes here not previously on the menu.
We were intrigued by the Symmetry Eggs Sur Le Plat ($22), as it sounded like a shashouka of sorts, and I'm totally biased towards the Turkish breakfast staple. Symmetry's version is quite different though, even if it does, at first brush, look similar. A couple of eggs are baked in a medley of piquillo puree, pork sausage, garlic confit, cream spinach, topped with melted cheese, lettuce and brioche. This was a lot less saucey than I'd like, and the addition of creamed spinach tipped the concoction into the cloying realm. The eggs were perfectly cooked though, scrumptiously runny when pricked.
The Bacon and Cheese Rissoles ($16), seasoned with apple cider and accompanied by an onion dip, was AWESOME. The potato-based puffs were moist on the inside, crisp on the outside, and totally addictive. They were so good that we promptly "dabao-ed" another portion of this to snack on.
We loved how cool the complimentary starter of iced grapes was.
We supplemented brunch with a cooler of lychee mint which was refreshingly sweet.
And Orangina, for a touch of nostalgia.
9 Jalan Kubor #01-01
Tel: 6291 9901
Open Tuesdays to Thursdays from 11am to 11pm
Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 12midnight
Sundays from 11am to 7pm