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The Fabulous Baker Boy

By Friday, May 30, 2014 , , , , ,

Finally checked out The Fabulous Baker Boys at the foothills of Fort Canning. I've been meaning to pop by for a while but the lack of air conditioning was a put off and when i finally decided to go, they were closed for a long renovation! Well but guess what, The Fabulous Baker Boys are back, WITH AC! And DAILY BRUNCH! And they take reservations now too (we were chided for not making reservations when we went)! Is that FAB or what?

I'm obviously easily distracted by desserts. Zoomed in on that immediately before i could even pay attention to the menu. Ok let's attempt to start with brunch first.

TFBB Champion Breakfast is a massive plate of food for the hungry. 2 perfectly poached eggs served on a toasted brioche, roasted rosemary potatoes, garlicky mushrooms, swirly sage chicken sausage and a side of beef bacon. Honestly how do you finish this?! What i was more curious about was they perfect such nice egg spheres. The sauce was not explosive to be honest but the whole combination was very comforting. Nice starchy potato cubes that are crispy at the skin. The beef bacon taste like savory bak kwa.  

The Croque Monsieur ($12.50) came as a stack of toasted broiche, chicken ham and cheese and then topped with a baked cheesy b├ęchamel. As usual, i made it a Madame with an added sunny side up for $3. A creamy cheesy dream that could do with a little more moisture i felt. The porous brioche drank up my egg yolk before i knew it.
The hot favorite was the 3 Cheese Pancake made using Cheddar, Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. This was cheesy and mushy in an awesome way and even had a slightly crispy exterior. The combination with the sweet maple was a match made in heaven. Who knew.

Moving to the heartier dishes.

Chili Crab Mac & Cheese ($18) made with mini elbow macaroni tossed in a cheesy b├ęchamel, with lumps of chilli crab meat and topped with herbed Panko (japanese breadcrumbs). The flavors were not spectacularly robust but anything more would have worked in its disadvantage. Great savory dish that was devoured within minutes. I would have preferred a bigger macaroni though.

Ju’s Prawn Pasta ($20) is a tiger prawn pappardelle cooked in a secret crustacean cream. I thought the sauce was heavy on cream but too light on the seasoning so there was an oily mouthful without the appropriate flavors.

Now back to the cakes! We were sufficiently stuffed but couldn't resist these sweet treats. Prices are $8 upwards.
We settled for the Apple Cider Cake which was deliciously moist and light tasting. The Red Velvet Cake with Valrhona chocolate frosting ($9was just so so for me, so was the Iced Latte ($5.40).

We enjoyed the food at The Fabulous Baker Boy. Fab food BUT the service was no where near fab. Honestly what's with the attitude that we received the whole time we were there? They had problems  with our big group (we also had 2 kids with us), my additional side order of eggs (don't you dare roll your eyes at me) and even with the kids. I only discounted the bad service because i was too engrossed with my pancakes but honestly they really need to work on their service. The young girl (probably a part timer) was way more helpful to us than the men.

So yea, decent brunch spot but snotty service by the dudes. Head there if you can take that attitude.

The Fabulous Baker Boy
70 River Valley Road #01-15, The Foothills, Fort Canning
(Just opposite Liang Court)
Tel: +65 6694 8336
Tue - Thu: 11am - 10pm
Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm
Sun: 9am - 5pm

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  1. I agree with you on their service, that's why I've never been back since my first visit to their outlet.