Jalan Besar looks set to be the next up and coming area, with hip places such as Antoinette Patisserie, Chye Seng Huat and Broadcast HQ.
Suprette, a modern restaurant which specialises in American-inspired food with a grown-up drinks list, is one of the newest addition to the area. The restaurant can be describe as being on the intimate side, the space is only big enough to accommodate slightly over twenty guests.
When we were there for dinner on a weekday night, the restaurant was almost full. We were surprised as the location was rather inaccessible. But after having a meal there, I can understand why Suprette is slowly gaining popularity. The food is delicious, hearty and unpretentious.
Like the restaurant, the menu itself is small. There is a breakfast menu (served daily from 7am to 11am, and 2.30pm on weekends) consisting of items such as Corned Beef Hash, Ricotta Pancakes and Western Omelette. For lunch and dinner, you can choose from five starters, five main courses and two desserts.
We started with the Seared Scallops ($16), which were very disappointing. Four tiny pieces atop a bunch of shaved leek… Let’s just say if I do visit Suprette again, I will steer clear from this dish.
The Crispy Pork Belly on Crostini ($14) fared slightly better. But considering that the main courses are only a few dollars more, I would probably just skip the starters and order more main courses to share.
We tried all the main courses except for the Vegetable Stack ($22), which was not available that day. I was especially enamoured of the Spicy Seafood Spaghetti ($25). The pasta was cooked right and it had generous seafood ingredients.
The Suprette Burger ($24), pictured above in the first photo, was superb. It came with a tasty beef patty topped with gruyere cheese in a nicely-toasted bun. There is the option of adding sides – such as bacon, mushroom, avocado, or foie gras – but the burger is so good on its own that you won’t need them.
Also good was the Hanger Steak & Marrow ($29). The beef was tender and flavourful. A very well-executed dish.
The Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast ($23) may sound a bit less glamorous than some of the dishes above, but don’t let the name fool you. In fact, this dish surprised all of us. I am not a fan of breast meat, but Suprette’s rendition completely won me over. This was easily one of the most tender chicken breast meat I have had.
Desserts are probably not Suprette’s strength, so I would suggest going somewhere else to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Our conclusion was that despite some rather lacklustre starters, the food was very good. Suprette fits the bill when I am looking for a spot to have a good meal and some drinks with friends.
383 Jalan Besar
Kam Leng Hotel
Tel: +65 6298 8962
Daily: 7am – 12 midnight
hahaha i’ve just visited this place last sunday for brunch. too bad so many things were sold out. the service wasn’t too impressive as well. not sure if i’ll come back, but i’ll probably will, i live nearby afterall. and just FYI thanks for doing all these, i’ve been adventuring places from your reviews after i moved here i was clueless, but nahh not anymore haha. cheers!
Hi. I’ve been following your instagram and believe in the good food that you’ve recomended.
And so I went to suprette and got ‘chased away’ even before I got seated.
As I was carrying my bb and wanting to have a good brunch during a sunday, at doorstep I was told ive to wait. Im ok to wait.
However I saw a number of seats that could fit 2 adults and a bb. I guess after some arrangements it could do so.
Guy standing inside told me he couldn’t arrange and I can wait if I want to. Bottomline.. he doesn’t know how long. And just stood there with a poker face.
There’s no sense of empathy. Terrible service.