It seems like a new brunch spot opens every other week, so it is surprising to see Symmetry doing a roaring business for weekend brunch despite its out-of-the-way location at 9 Jalan Kubor.
Symmetry is beautiful in a rustic sort of way. The brick walls and dim lights lend a cosy feel to it, making it perfect for a lazy weekend brunch.
It seems as if eggs are given a whole new status on brunch menus; Singaporeans have no qualms forking out $20 for a pair of eggs. The Eggs Benedict ($20) from Symmetry were well worth the price tag, for they were one of the best we have tried in a long while. These little babies were poached beyond perfection, with wobbly whites and golden viscous yolks. We liked how the hollandaise, itself already a perfect balance of flavours, was torched to a crisp.
We also loved the lightly scrambled eggs and the huge cheesy sausage from the Big Breakfast ($24), though the limp bacon and plain toast were distractions to this otherwise fantastic dish.
We would advise against having desserts here though; the Pain Perdue ($15) recommended by our server was nothing more than French toast with vanilla ice cream. We were struggling to finish this dish, which one-dimensional and boring to eat.
On weekdays, Symmetry does decent pastas for lunch; our favourite being the Penne ($22) which comes with a delicious truffle-tinged cream sauce and a heaping amount of mushrooms and rocket leaves. Dinner is a more sophisticated affair, with mains such as Beef Short Ribs and a whole Baby Barramundi. As for the brunch menu, we recommend sticking to the eggs, Afterall, that is what brunch is all about!
9 Jalan Kubor #01-01
Tel: +65 62919 901
Tue to Thu: 11am – 11pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 12 midnight
Sun: 11am – 7pm
Words and photographs by Sarah Lim