My first visit was on a Saturday morning and I came with my friend CW. We arrived around 11.15 am and were told it would be around a 15 minute wait before we could get a table. When we did get our seats, it was at the communal table sharing with other diners. Did I ever mention I love communal tables? I get to be a sticky beak and see what others have ordered!
After poring over the menu which had some interesting dish names, we decided on sharing all our dishes.
|Watermelon, apple and mint juice|
Breakfast with the Sakuma's - I absolutely love the name of this dish! I wonder who the Sakuma's were? It was Miso grilled salmon, smoked eel croquette, 63' egg, radish petit salad and kewpie mayonnaise. Firstly, before I describe the flavours I would like to state how excited I was to see the dish was back on the menu. The menu had gone through a change recently and the Sakuma dish was off the menu. And I had heard how good it was!
The salmon was perfectly cooked, the croquette was full of flavour and and at that point in time I did not even realise it had eel in it until after. I could not have had a better tasting croquette. And the eggs! Again they were perfectly cooked and oh so delicious! The favour combination was great. Yum to the max!
Mr KJI Chicken Burger - Korean fried chicken served in a brioche bun, go jugang and peanut sauce, brussel sprouts and kimchi slaw with a side of chips. The kimchi slaw was the star! It brought out the flavours of the fried chicken and turned out to be a delicious chicken burger with a soft brioche bun.
On my second visit, I rocked up early one weekday morning around 7.15 am and it was so nice to step in and not have to queue in. My friend DD joined me and had the kaya toast. I think he found it interesting and different.
I decided to have the Eggs Blini. Blinis are pancakes made from buckwheat flour and these were served with cured king salmon, salmon caviar, broccolini, sauce Mikado and poached eggs.
What a colourful looking dish! Definitely puts a smile on your face when you see such glorious bright colours on a dish! The saltiness of the salmon was toned down by the neutral tasting blinis. Loved the poached eggs, it definitely brought another dimension to the dish. And the salmon caviar brought 'pop' to the dish! :)
And the side of sliced avocados which were slightly salted was a great addition to an otherwise rich breakfast dish.
On both visits, the wait team were friendly and were happy to suggest dishes to us. The baristas were happy to pose for a photo even though it was Saturday rush hour.
|Love this sign!|
|The queue for a table that Saturday afternoon|
P/S Next on my agenda when at Devon is to check out their newly launched Devon by Night. The menu certainly looks interesting! Their lobster roll is calling me! Hehe! :)
76 Devonshire Street
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