Ms Skinnyfat

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The Brewing Ground

By Monday, March 08, 2021 , , , , ,

The East is best when it comes to food. There was a dearth of cafes in the past but that has quickly changed with big boys like Brawn & Brains, Dutch Colony and Forty Hands moving into the Siglap/Katong area. The latest hottest is The Brewing Ground, which has amazingly popped up steps from my place at The Yards, a transformed school compound at Telok Kurau. 
Experience the bright and breezy Eastie vibe with the glasshouse-inspired interior, or park your bike/pet out on the alfresco deck breezy alfresco deck. I've been lucky enough to walk in without a wait at lunch time but now that the secret is out of the bag, please make your reservations. I hear weekdays breakfast can pack a queue!
This is not quite the place for early risers, that is if you are looking to bite into their much raved about Breakfast Burger ($20), which is only served from 11am. They ought to call it a Brunch Burger actually. It is just as well because i doubt anyone can stomach this massive beast too early in the morning! Toasted brioche buns sandwiches a juicy rosemary pork sausage patty and creamy scrambled eggs, flavored even more with a lovely caramelized onion relish and a sweet ketchup mayonnaise. There was too much of the latter and i had to scrape some off for balance. A perfectly crispy hash brown completes the blockbuster. I was thankful for the side of mesclun salad which helped to to cut through the richness of the bun with its refreshing acidity. 
Other all-time brunch favorites include the Japanese style Crab & Signature Scrambled Eggs on Toast ($25) with ikura. 
Early risers could contend themselves with great options too. I highly recommend the Burrata & Tomatoes Tartine ($18), a hearty and balanced meat-free option featuring creamy burrata with the same caramelized onion jam with marinated cherry tomatoes. The touch of basil and balsamic provided an herby tangy lift which brightens the dish.
The Grilled Cheese ($15) is a crunchy and savory 3-cheese toastie (Gruyere, Emmental and Parmesan), which could do better with a side of tomato soup. On its own, it would be a little. I was glad that i ordered this alongside the Burrata tartine to balance out the dryness. Otherwise, i'd recommend some eggs to go with. I also had the foresight to include some thick cut maple bacon (+$5) to go with this for they were very juicy and not too salty. 

You could also BYO breakfast with any of the above combination of ingredients.
Drinks wise, the coffee spotlights beans from local roasters like 2° North Coffee Co. The recent cuppas had notes of dry cocoa, nuts and spice. Wines and cocktails are also available. Skip the white Burgundy though. 

A dinner menu is currently brewing and there's no doubt i'd be back (like i did twice in a week).

406 Joo Chiat Place, #01-24 The Yards
Tel: +65 8313 6092
Daily: 8.30am - 5pm

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