Monday, January 12, 2015

Mu Parlour

I visited Mu Parlour this morning for brunch with my Bible Study group in NavTeens! It has been a really long while since we last hung out together as a group outside of Tribe. I think the last outing was pretty early last year?!? Or even 2 years ago?!? It's been that long. Since we didn't have Tribe today, we decided to meet up for brunch!

Mu Parlour is really nondescript. It's directly above Thai Express, opposite the Holland Village Market and Food Center. I couldn't find the place at first, until I looked up and saw the shop name on the glass windows on the second storey haha!

We arrived at 11am, but the kitchen opened only at 11.30am, so we had a bit of time to slowly decide what we wanted to order!

They have a really extensive menu of burgers to choose from, priding themselves on the "homemade every morning" burger buns that are "not frozen, but chilled". I chose the No. 11 Burger, which consisted of a beef patty, streaky bacon, avocado, cheese and a Special MU Sauce. I opted to swap the bacon for a fried egg, and the chef agreed to do it for no extra charge!

Our food took about 15-20 minutes to arrive, despite there only being 2 other customers apart from us. I don't know if it's unreasonable to expect faster service, especially since there is an additional 10% service charge, and there was hardly any other form of service other than being served our food...we had to get the water ourselves, order and pay at the counter, etc. :/

No. 11 burger ($15)

I loved the charcoal bun! It was soft without being soggy, holding the juicy thick beef patty wonderfully. The sauce was all right, though. I guess I would have preferred it to be more on the sweet side. Eaten together with the burger, it was okay.

All mains came with a side of garlic fries, and boy were they delicious! There were even chopped garlic bits on the fries! The fries were also really crisp, and didn't result in the guilty oily sensation. It really hit the spot, and I would've finished the entire plate full of fries if it weren't so heaty.

Carolyn ordered their Eggs Benedict, which was poached eggs on top of two slices of brioche. It was pretty weird how they didn't have ham or bacon as well, as most Egg Benedicts do. That left her feeling a bit...empty, I suppose? Since it was just eggs on bread. She also mentioned that the poached eggs had the vinegar-y taste to it. Other than that, it was all right. Maybe it's better to stick to their prided burgers, haha.

Sadly, we didn't get to try their beautiful tarts because we were really full after brunch. Oh, well, more reason to pay a second visit, then! :-)

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