Hyde & Co. has long been one of our favourite minimalist cafe hang-outs in Singapore. Our love for this cafe stems from the fact that it reminds us strongly of quaint English cafes in London, similarly exuding a comforting and cosy atmosphere.
Imagine our excitement when we found out that Hyde & Co. will serve a new dinner menu from Wednesdays to Saturdays, from 6.30pm to 10.30pm! We could not be happier as we had a great time with the mains we had here previously. This festive season, Hyde & Co. will also be offering several value-for-money Christmas set dinner menus (which starts at S$68 nett for two).
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From Nasi Lemak Risotto, to Beef Cheek Rendang, and Chilli Crab Pasta – here’s everything to love about Hyde & Co.’s new dinner menu.
BRAND NEW DINNER MAINS
Hyde & Co.’s head chef has a background in Italian cuisine and a Malay heritage, and he has married the flavours and techniques of these two cuisines together so flawlessly to create dishes for the dinner menu.
Together with the launch of this dinner menu, Hyde & Co. has also prepped a line of specialty tea-centric drinks to complement the otherwise heavier mains. While the drinks – The Addams Family (S$7.50) and Into The Woods (S$7.50) – were exemplary fruit-infused tea concoctions, the star of the new drinks menu is the All-Star Tea Affogato (S$7.50 each). They can well be desserts, too!
Named after Broadway musicals – Matilda, Millie, Charlie and Hamilton – they are all made with various teas and toppings with a side of premium vanilla bean ice cream. One of the stand-outs were Hamilton, made with an interesting Spiced Lapsang Souchong premium tea, paired with sesame seeds and chilli flakes.
Now, let’s go on to the main stars of the shows – the dinner dishes.
We have seen many remakes of risotto. But you guys, this will be the first time you ever see a Nasi Lemak Risotto (S$22). The grains are cooked with coconut, and you bet the fragrance is spot-on. When paired up with a runny poached egg, we call this a match made in heaven. Break the yolk and have it weaved in to the risotto. This dish comes with three juicy and plump sambal prawns and crispy anchovies.
Such a star you are, Nasi Lemak Risotto.
This dinner item is without the influence of any local flavours, but it tasted so good, we simply cannot leave it out of the equation. Instead of being drenched in cheeses, each macaroni is perfectly coated with just the right amount of cream cheese.
The aroma and taste of truffle oil in this plate sure kicked it up a notch for us. Baked with mushrooms and bread crumbs for added texture, Hyde & Co.’s Truffle Mac & Cheese (S$18) wins a nod from us.
No, there are no steaks in this menu, because they have something even more creative for the meat lovers – Beef Cheek Rendang (S$25).
This hearty dish features big chunks of beef with sweet potato mash. We would have preferred our beef to be more tender, though.
Truth be told, many have done their renditions of Chilli Crab Pasta. But Hyde & Co.’s version is an undisputed winner.
The Chilli Crab Pasta (S$21) features generous crab meat chunks tossed with al dante pasta with a mild spice level. Nothing extraordinary, but every bit comforting.
We never had a bad encounter with the fish dishes at Hyde & Co., so we had high expectations for the Assam Halibut (S$21). Thankfully, they nailed it once again.
Tender halibut cooked well and presented with a glistening white center, served with burnt cauliflower (that was strangely what we enjoyed most) and soba noodles. Instead of overpowering the dish, the assam sauce well brought out the natural sweetness of the fish. Nice balance there.
At just S$10, the lovely marinated Buffalo Wings – which makes a splendid sharing dish – is yours to share. It is served with chipotle BBQ sauce and garlic aioli; definitely not for the faint-hearted!
Vegetarians also have the option of Beetroot Salad (S$12) – mesclun, feta, walnuts, beetroot and cranberry vinaigrette. A classic dish that will always be well-coveted for its simplicity.
Hyde & Co.’s new dinner menu will be available from Wednesdays to Saturdays from 6.30pm – 10.30pm.
FESTIVE DINNER SETS THIS CHRISTMAS
If all of the Christmas set menus you have seen so far are too expensive, Hyde & Co. has got your back. They have three different sets starting from as low as S$68 for two people. Yes, that means each person only has to fork out S$34 for a three-course dinner – with no hidden charges!
Listen up – there is also an optional add-on of S$55 for free flow of champagne. ‘Free flow of champagne’ is just about our favourite words this Christmas!
Make your reservation before 14 December 2015 to receive a 10% off your total bill.
Every set comes with Turkey Roulade, alongside a second main that will be your choice of Roast Crackling Chicken (S$68), Baby Back Ribs (S$78) or Roast Beef (S$88). All platters are served with rustic vegetables (baby carrots, hericot vert, sweet corn, roasted potatoes and brussel sprouts). Trust us when we say the serving is ultra generous and definitely more than enough for two!
Also, if we had to pick – the set with the smokey baby back ribs is lip-smackingly delicious!
Now here comes the seriously good dessert, the Festive Waffle (S$14). This is a Christmas-exclusive item and no one should miss the world for this! Made with a gingerbread base and served with poached apples and raisins, the waffle is drizzled with salted caramel sauce and it is easily the best waffle that Hyde & Co. has ever created. You might just see us back there soon – just for this waffle!
Besides desserts, you can also expect all of their drinks to be festive-themed. Every bit of detail counts, yes? Their lattes will be decorated with festive designs such as adorable snowmen. There is also a salted hot chocolates with marshmallows. Yes, baby. It is cold outside; come on in for a cuppa.
Hyde & Co.’s Festive Menu will be available from 18 December 2015 to 02 January 2016 from Wednesday to Saturdays, 6.30pm to 10.30pm. During this period, only festive sets are available and Hyde & Co. will not be serving their regular a la carte dinner menu. There will be two seatings, 6.30pm and 8.30pm.
For reservations, please call +65 6635 5785.
Hyde & Co.
785 North Bridge Rd
Tel: +65 6635 5785
Mon: 11am – 6pm
Wed – Sat: 11am – 10.30pm
Sun: 11am – 6pm
(Closed on Tuesdays)
Nearest Station: Lavender or Bugis
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