Quite a busy one these past 2 weeks. Went to road trip (expect a travel blog soon), straight back to work the next day, and a lot of other things came up. Hence why I didn’t post any blog up last week. But now everything is back to normal, and that includes my weekend ritual: brunch with the bunch!
We decided to have brunch at Paramount Coffee Project after having to wait for a table at a nearby cafe. Although this was our second option, make no mistake, they don’t serve second-rated dishes here!
The place, as you can see from the photos, is spacious, bright, and has some unfinished concrete which makes it a bit retro. It also has a second level, not sure if there are more seats upstairs (my bad, should’ve asked).
The waitress gave the menu as we sat and I was quite disappointed to find that two of the dishes that I wanted to try weren’t on the menu anymore. I found the menu unique and might be a bit wacky for non-foodies. We placed our order and the waiting time was reasonable, despite the crowd.
Again, I plead guilty for not liking coffee. My friend ordered this, she said it was good but not spectacular.
Two of us had the Crumbed Eggs on Toast with Mustard, Braised Hock, and Kale. I was surprised when I cut the egg on the left and found that it was hard-boiled. But the egg on the right was soft-boiled. I guess it is their intention, because my friend had exactly the same thing. In my opinion, they should have stated on the menu. I don’t really like having the soft-boiled eggs on this dish, as the other elements are relatively dry. Apart from that, I like the crunchiness of the crumb on the egg. The mustard has just enough kick into it. The hock is braised perfectly and add some saltiness into the dish. The kale was tender, and the bread was still manageable to cut (thank Goodness!). Overall, it is a well-balanced dish.
The chicken is cooked to perfection, and the crumb is crunchy and full of flavour. The waffle is just alright and so is the curry. I am a big fan of Japanese curry, and this is unfortunately not on the top of my list.
Overall, the dishes we tried were good, but didn’t really excite me. Nonetheless, this place is good for large group, or coffee-catch-up with friends.
Date of visit: 04 July 2015
wandereatntell’s rating (explanation can be found here):
Food: 6/10 Service: 4/5 Ambiance: 4/5
Overall: 14/20 (Good)