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very good dining experience once again! me and my gf have grow to love the place and will be going back soon!
Great food and value for money. Will come back again.
Great value dishes for their taste and quantity! I had the lobster bisque, chili crab linguine and lava cake with vanilla. They were all fantastic! The other menu items look delicious as well when my friends ordered them.
The food quality was great, and even better tasting at the price it was. Service was good, for my liking a little overattentive, but I don't like people so... The only other gripe is that dessert was served just before I'd finished my main. These are very minor gripes, and I would not hesitate to recommend or go back to Platypus Kitchen. I think it's one of the best that I've been to.
This is the second time I visited Platypus Kitchen at Bugis Junction. And made my reservation through Quandoo App for the first time. The App is intuitive, fast and efficient. These are an important attributes to create great user experience for more people to use. We reached the restaurant around 5.00 pm. We were the first customer at that timing. Perhaps, it was still too early for dinner. We were warmly ushered to our seat and presented with the menu. Around 5.30 pm, customers started to flow in. By 6.00 pm, the restaurant was fully packed with customers. The presentation of the food in the menu is aesthetically appealing to my senses, which is certainly a plus point to elevate my appetite. The food that interest me the most are Truffle Carbonara and Crustacean Bowl. To reassure my selection, I asked the server for recommendation. Indeed, they are the top and popular choices of the customers. Without further hesitation, I ordered. I was full of anticipation for the food which I ordered to be served. Soon, the truffle carbonara and crustacean bowl were served to us. True enough, the presentation of the food was exactly the same in the menu. First, the Truffle Carbonara with sous-vide egg that was cooked at 63 degree celsius to create a wobbly effect, aromatic shaved summer truffles for an exquisite taste, pasta cooked in al dente form and smoked bacon bits, were all the main ingredients that add value to the simple and yet popular dish. This is in particular to the overpowering taste of the truffles that made it even more outstanding. Next, the crustacean bowl with fresh, juicy and plump crab claw meat, poached boston lobster, infused with sea urchin uni butter creme and creaminess of aburi cheedar cheese and honey ponzu atop the exquisite cavier, are all the key selling points of the rice bowl. Of course, no meal is complete without a sweet temptation - dessert. I ordered the Pure Chocolate Lava. It was luxuriously fiiled with 66% dark chocolate with flowing lava when sliced, crunchy chocolate ganache, sprinkles of cacao soil, drizzles of chocolate sauce, and complemented with a cooling vanilla ice cream - hot and cold combination. Indeed, a heavenly choice to cleanse and delight my palate after main course. Definitely, Platypus Kitchen at Bugis Junction is one of the restaurant under my top lists which is worthy for my visit for their service excellence and awesome food experience.
Went to Platypus Kitchen for lunch on a Saturday, the place was quite crowded but pleasantly not that noisy. I quite enjoy the look of the place with black wall and ceiling with a woody tone that gave a warm feeling and bright big windows that overlook the street. We ordered 2 mains, a dessert and 2 cocktails. The first main was Crab and Prawn spicy pasta (not the proper name on the menu) generous crab meats, 3 big succulent prawns furthermore the highlight was the sauce that has this intense seafood flavor to it, while the freshly made pasta would depends on personal preference for al dente. The second main was Roasted chicken with rosemary and Garlic (again not the proper name), the chicken was crispy on the outside and oh so juicy on the inside added with a strong infusion of garlic and rosemary flavor. the salad on the side was nothing to mention, but the fries that comes along with the dish is noteworthy, so flavorful. They have this on going promotion of $6 for the 1st cocktail order that we decided to give a try. We ordered Pink Sojutini which was on the sweet side and very mild on the alcohol content and also ordered Strawberry dust that has a decent rum kick and a well balance sweetness from the strawberry puree and bitterness from the cacao powder. The only item that we considered a miss that day was the dessert. We ordered the Chocolate lava cake, we did not appreciate the texture of the outer cake and also a rather bland scoop of Vanilla ice cream, although the intensity of the chocolate was alright. Overall, it was a wonderful lunch and we would be more than happy to frequent the restaurant. Although we will be doing that on a dinner service since their full menu is only available after 5pm.
Ambiance: The place tends to be crowded during dinner. Although the decor tends to make the place relaxed and cosy,the sheer volume of conversation makes it kind of hard to hold a conversation at normal speaking volume. I'd suggest that this place is better for a boisterous night out rather than a romantic dinner. Food: This is a hit or miss depending on what you order. The dish that has been consistently good each time we've been there is the wagyu rice bowl. The desserts are interesting and creative,but they're what I call first and last (i.e. try once for novelty). Service: The team has generally courteous and patient with our requests. They are however stretched quite thinly during dinner time. It's not their fault,guess most restaurants are like that now due to revised labour policies. Price/Value: My family tends to eat more,so we spend near to $100 every time we're there. Overall the value is fair and such fare is usually found in more expensive places. The sets give quite a bit of variety for a reasonable price. Summary: Good but not great food at an ok but not fantastic prices. I'd definitely go back because my wife likes the food and the vibe. But most likely I won't be bringing my daughter there any time soon. This is also not a place I'd go if I need to have a discreet conversation.
Went on a Sunday evening, very few people. Food was served quickly, staff was attentive and service was great. Food didn't really suit my tastes though. Got the prix fixe for 2 and the appetisers were ok. It had fried buns and chili crab sauce and that was good, but the basil pesto crostini was so-so. The taste of pesto sauce could have been stronger so that it blends better with the crostini. The truffle potato veloute wasn't available and was replaced with another soup that was so-so. Taste could also have been stronger. Added pepper but the soup's base flavour was too weak for there to be any improvements. For mains, the crustacean bowl wasn't very nice. It was rice topped with seafood and cheese. The rice had soy sauce and that didn't really go well with the cheese. The serving size was good though. The 2nd mains was sous vide half-chicken and it turned out to be deep-fried. Guess it went through sous vide before being fried. The skin was nice and crispy but the thick flesh areas were dry and tough rather than soft and juicy. Dessert was sea salt butterscotch, which was some cream cake topped with vanilla ice cream, popcorn, and salted caramel. The popcorn had absorbed too much moisture and was not crunchy. Otherwise the dish was ok. Overall was a bit disappointed given its reputation and price.
Celebrated gf's lunch birthday at Platypus Kitchen on a Friday afternoon and the food and drinks were value for money. The sous-vide half chicken's skin was crispy and the meat was tender. I was spoiled for choices; they have so many housemade sauces and signature dishes but I'm glad that I went with honey truffle soy and garlic permesan mushrooms. Many thanks to the waitress for checking whether we want it to be thoroughly cook as we would have been turned off should there be blood on the bones. The sparkling mint lemonade was lovely to have after being out on a sunny Friday. The waitress serving our table was attentive with our orders and served the dish and drinks to the correct pax without needing to ask again who ordered them. A general suggestion would be to have the tables for two to be further apart from each other as they were too close side by side. As interesting the conversations were, I'm not particularly interested in the topics discussed by the folks on my left and to my right.
Had order the weekday dinner set menu. My friend and I enjoyed the dinner very much. Nice bowl of quinoa to start off, and the tomato pasta was cooked to Al dente. Finished off with panocotta that was rich and just the right amount of sweetness. The truffles fries were good too. We order a plate and didn't expect to be such a big serving that could serve 3 - 4pax. Chunky fries infused with truffle atop with a few slices of black truffle. I could really taste the truffle. Good job! Service staff were courteous too. Didn't have to wait for long to served up the appetisers. I am happy to say that it will not be the last visit. Thank you guys, and will see you soon again!