Restaurant Review: Sugarhaus

A bouncy castle for the kiddos on weekends while mum and dad chill with ice cream? We’re in!

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Sugarhaus
Address: #01-03A Serene Centre, 10 Jalan Serene, 6314-2247
Opening hours: 11am to 10pm from Sunday to Thursday; 11am to 11pm on Friday and Saturday.

Despite its name, Sugarhaus is not all about sweet treats. The dessert parlour at Serene Centre, along Bukit Timah Road, recently unveiled a larger 45-seater space, as well as a brunch menu.

The eatery is founded by banker-turned food entrepreneur Stanley Seow, whose previous foray into the F&B industry was an ice cream takeaway shop called Bing Qi Lin in the Seletar Hills estate.

We tried the Sugarhaus brunch menu, which runs daily from 11am to 5pm. The menu isn’t big – just seven main items – and we are told that Seow aims to keep the offerings lighter and healthier since diners would certainly want to try Sugarhaus’ desserts later.

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We started with the Risotto – a creamy pearl barley “rice” concoction, with a rich mushroom flavour. It’s a hearty, creamy dish, with an interesting texture since barley grains are used instead of rice grains. We liked the intensity of the flavours, but it’s pretty rich, so probably better shared.

The sour raspberry jelly in the middle cuts through the sweet chocolate mousse to make an extremely satisfying treat.

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Another winner was the Beef and Foie Gras ($20) – a Japanese rice bowl that comes with furikake, onsen egg, and loaded with beef cubes and foie gras. The meat was tender and the serving generous, and it paired well with the onsen egg and rice.

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We were curious about the Avocado ($15) – smashed avocado, poached eggs and garlic aioli on a pancake, but were rather underwhelmed by the dish, as we couldn’t quite put our finger on a peculiar sourish taste.

You can’t come to Sugarhaus and not try the desserts. So, first up, the Instagram-friendly Galaxy Tart ($8++).

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Inspired by Sugarhaus’ popular Taro Galaxy Cake (that’s no longer on the menu), this dessert is made with a white chocolate mirror glaze to give it a swirly glossy look that any mini-space fan will adore. The sour raspberry jelly in the middle cuts through the sweet chocolate mousse to make an extremely satisfying treat.