It has been a good one year since I’ve last visited Hustle Co, a cosy cafe hidden at a corner along Craig Road. From what I have remembered, I was really impressed with their brunch menu the first time, especially their Salmon Rosti and French Toast. Recently, I re-visited the cafe (brought my mum too) and found out that they have launched a brand new menu, also focusing on Western-Asian fusion dishes. On top of that, diners can now enjoy a range of craft beers as well.
Created by the talented Chef Hanefee (who has worked alongside with Michelin Star Spanish Nandu Jubany), be prepared to indulge in mouth-watering dishes such as Cauliflower, Burnt Butter, Manchego, Prawns in Garlic Oil, 200 GM Rib-Eye “365 Days Grain Fed”, Beer & Maple Glazed Pork Belly and Mushroom Croquette! For the avid cafe-hoppers, you should know where to head to this weekend 😉
The new dishes are heartier as compared to the previous run, and honestly, I don’t mind heading back for them again! My mum was impressed with the food too!
It’s hard to go wrong with Croquette and the rendition at Hustle Co was really good. It was fried to perfection, flavourful and not too oily! I didn’t feel jelat after finishing one!
Cauliflower, Burnt Butter, Manchego
Was really shocked to see the size of the cauliflower when the staff placed it on the table! It’s a HUGE cauliflower that was covered with cheese! Texture was really nice – crunchy and the cauliflower was well-seasoned. Thought it was going to be salty but it turned out pretty amazing. Didn’t know cauliflower can taste this good!
Prawns in Garlic Oil
I was initially very skeptical about this dish, especially after seeing the pool of garlic oil and chilli flakes. Well, don’t judge a book by its cover because the garlic oil was soaked with rich prawn flavour that comes with a hint of spice as well. Bread was lightly-toasted and it pairs really well with the oil. Also, they were really very generous with the prawn servings (I think there was 5-6) and the prawns were HUGE! You can seriously tell that the prawns are super fresh because they were crunchy and you can get the meat off the shell easily! Definitely worth trying but it might still a tad too oily for some of you!
Beer & Maple Glazed Pork Belly
This was my mum’s favourite and she finished 3/4 of it! Again, they were really generous with the serving! Pork belly was flavourful, not overly sweet and very tender. The coleslaw at the side also helps to ease off the greasiness! A must to order too!
200GM Rib-Eye “365 Days Grain Fed”
Steak-lovers will definitely enjoy this perfectly-done ribeye which I thought wasn’t too gamey and it was really tender. Sauce was also good but I thought the meat was already good on its own.
Nearest Mrt Station: Outram/Tanjong Pagar
Location: 52 Craig Rd, Singapore 089690
What To Order: Cauliflower, Ribeye and Pork Belly
Cafe Rating: 3.5/5
Food Ratings: 8/10
Written by: Yong Wei Kai (Follow me on Instagram @yongweikai or @sgcafehopping)