Hidden Gem In Kembangan

Don't be deceived by their normal looking exterior. Their food is pretty damn good!

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By jiayu

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Nestled in a small corner along 101 Jalan Kembangan, you might just miss this small bistro. Its simple interior is deceiving – their simple yet amazingly tasty dishes will surprise you. It definitely surprised us.

South Union Park (SUP) is known for their good quality homemade food. All their food is laboriously made from scratch in the bistro, except for the fries and ice cream. In fact, bistro owner Terence hopes to make his own fries and ice cream in the future.

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The bistro had a very chill and homely vibe. We could probably have lazed there forever but we had to eat. We started with the Roasted Veg Salad ($10), a salad made with seasonal vegetables, corn, quinoa, and asian vinaigrette. It sounded so simple, but exceeded our expectations. The quinoa added a crunchy texture to the salad and the vegetables were not bitter at all.

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We also had the Hibiscus tea, which had a strong Hibiscus aroma. The lime juice and sugar syrup in the drink made it sweet and pleasant.

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The Fried Chicken ($12) with corn bread and honey butter, was our next appetiser. It was a good comfort food, and great for sharing. We were hungry and munched through this dish in about a second.

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Next, we tried the Tagliatelle ($19), which was a duck confit pasta with sauteed spinach in hazelnut cream. The pasta came with soft pulled duck confit and had some surprise hazel nuts inside, which added a crunch to the pasta. It was evident that their pasta was made in the bistro itself. The noodle texture reminded us of the ban mian noodles. The lemon zest also balanced out the dish’s cream, making it less gelat (overwhelming).

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We tried the Cheeseburger ($22) next. It came with SUP homemade buns, caramelised onions, cajun-spice sprinkled fries, and butterhead lettuce. The beef patty was done just right and so was the buttered burger buns. To me, the lettuce really stood out. If I had to describe it in one word, it would be “fresh”.

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For dessert, we tried SUP’s signature, the Brownie ($9). Like the previous dishes we tried, it had a very plain name, very unassuming. But woah, it was heaven in a bite. With candied walnuts, butterscotch, and salted caramel ice cream, it was honestly one of the best brownies I’ve ever had! The brownie is an interpretation of the restaurant – it looks normal but once you dig in, the flavours will amaze you.

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SUP believes in giving customers the best product they can. What’s more, there is no GST nor service charge here! Their philosophy of having a homely atmosphere comes hand in hand with having no hidden cost, but just simple delicious food to fill your belly.

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Where: 101 Jln Kembangan, Singapore 419139
Operating Hours: Tuesday – 5:30PM to 10pm, Wednesday to Sunday – 11:30AM to 10PM. Closed on Mondays.
Contact Information: +65 9061 8703