Scrumptious at the Turf: as cold as your ex's heart
Labels: affordable, brunch, bukit timah, eggs benedict, Grandstand, hidden finds, turf city, will not return · Posted by SiHaN at 5/19/2015 01:41:00 pm
"Cold and flat, you deserve more than that"
Pardon my brutal honesty, but facing harsh reality, a cafe that serves you hot food on cold plates and passes the excuse that the kitchen is cold upon starting operations is just plain lazy.
My meal at Scrumptious at the Turf can be describe in one very abruptly short word.
Expensive coffee that taste as good as a run-of-the-mill version you can easily acquire at petrol kiosks. Give this a miss.
It's hard to go wrong with anything deep fried, but Scrumptious barely crosses the acceptable threshold with their Breaded Mushrooms ($8), featuring a meagre 5 mushrooms stacked on a cold platter, their combined size a little larger than the ramekin containing ''freshly squeezed'' mayonnaise from a jar. Commercialised sweet stuff that reveal lazy tendencies in the kitchen.
Sure, the portion of Smoked salmon on my Eggs Benedict ($15) was substantial, but that didn't quite make up for the limp white toast at the bottom of the plate that had suffered the ill effects of the ice cold plate the dish was served on.
Nope, I don't want to hear anymore excuses here forth.
The Pan Seared Dory Fillet ($16) was probably the best dish of the lot, the bed of greens resting below the seared fish unintentionally working as a barrier between the stark cold plate (which I can't stop lamenting about) and the fish. Seasoned well with a harmonious melange of flavors from the accompanying green pea puree trailing the sides of the plate, it was a shame that a poor practice bogged down the entire setup.
Probably wouldn't be visiting this joint very soon and my advise to you would be the same.
Scrumptious at the Turf
The Grandstand #01-08
200 Turf Club Road
t: 6464 6900
Daily: 10am - 10pm