Freedom Fighters - Hummerstons

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Dinner tonight was at Hummerstons. A lovely joint tucked away in the hushed corners of Robertson Walk. Set on the second floor of the vicinity, away from the prying eyes of passerbys, my boyfriend and I were guaranteed of a private and ultimately intimate dining experience. Needless to say, being the resturant’s 8th day of operation (as revealed by our lovely waitress), crowds were sparse and mainly close friends and family of the owners.

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Upon our entry into the somber and livid lounge area of the restaurant, i noticed a drastic difference in the separate design notions in the space, a light and airy, almost Japanese inspired dining area, a darker more intense feel for the front of house tied together by the most gorgeous long wooden table riding the center of the restaurant. Personally, i much preferred the spacious feel of the former, the gentle lighting exuding a warm glow upon our electrifying interactions.

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my lovely dinner companion for the evening. Hope you liked the flowers.. hehe.

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The menu was simple, featuring cafe classics with a twist. With a bit of peeking, my eyes shifted to the dessert menu, wildly ‘colorful’ bits of words popping out before me. Neh, I digress. So back to dinner, we feasted on the Hummerstons Burger and Smoked Duck Quesadilla for her and him respectively.

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The Hummerstons burger ($24) was mildly introspective in some ways. The grilled beef patty(requested to be done medium rare) done perfectly, my heart whispered for a wee bit more flavourings and spices. Well, the spiced tomato-chllli aioli served on the side did help. Sweet and spicy at the same time, this condiment was a delightful touch, adding dimesion to the caramelized signature Hummerston fries (I adored these!). Overall, a mild mannered dish, with some playful extra touches such as the caramelized onions and applewood smoked bacon.

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His smoked duck quesadilla ($26) was a hodgepodge or flavours and textures. However, upon first taste, it was slightly disappointing, the different components melding into a swirl of unrecognisable flavours under the thick flour tortilla. I suppose we were supposed to eat it when it’s hot, but my boy’s ‘leave the best for last’ concept kind of backfired on him as he grazed on the lush greens on his plate before proceeding to the main. Still, the smoked duck chunks within were delightfully pink and tender, complimented by the slight kick of the chipotle coriander pesto and the sweetness of roasted pears, it was an inventive approach with an interesting casing, but it just didn’t work for me.

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We complimented our main courses with a bottle of Argentinean Malbec ($45), which tasted slight fruity almost akin to black currents. Full-bodied yet not over surging in tannins. Perfect for a bit of over the table flirting.

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Dessert came as a surprise from the kitchen. A gift. That probably made it all the more sweeter.
Another twist on the usual tarte tartin, stewed raisins and apples on a seemingly chewy bed, could it be.. a giant macaron. I nibbled and chewed through it’s moist almond center. Swoons.

To all the brave souls out there who ventured out from their comfort zones to find themselves. Here’s a toast to the freedom fighters.

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fyi, the outlet only opens for dinner now. Hopefully they will expand on to branches and lunches soon cause I reckon it would certainly cause a stir in the neighborhood.

Hummerstons
11 Unity Street #02-14
Robertson Walk
Singapore 237995
+65 67378863

4 comments:

Amasou Umasou said...

Hi, nice write-up:)

I wanted to visit this place this afternoon but a change of plan found myself at the steeping room instead.

skyweewee said...

hi amasou ~ we are currently providing dinner only (6pm-12am , tues - sun ) ~
u may call 6737-8861 / 8428-1620
to make reservation :)

SiHaN said...

Thanks amasou! It really is a nice place to just chill. How's the steeping room?

Amasou Umasou said...

I should check out Hummerstone soon.

Anyway, the steeping room was an eye-opener. Visit them soon as this is a 3-month guerilla project.