Osia Long Sunday Lunch
If you are still searching for the perfect brunch in Singapore, and a place that allows you to idle time away, your search would probably come to an end after experiencing Osia. Osia Long Sunday Lunch was indeed a treat for the senses! I took advantage of the 50% off for RWS Invites members at selected restaurants in RWS – and had wanted to try their long Sunday brunch for a long time after hearing many raving reviews about it. Note that while it promises to be a semi-buffet (you can choose as many appetisers and desserts that you like), you would probably not be able to have enough space for seconds – and for a very good reason: each of the appetisers, main course and desserts promises to be filling and an experience in itself. After the 50% discount, each of us had to pay S$34 for the meal – which is a steal considering the top quality of the food that cannot be described in this post alone!
The Bircher Museli was an interesting yoghurt-like dish – it promises a burst of flavours with each bite. The smoothly blended texture allows you to taste fruity stuffs like apples and berries, while crunching on nuts at the same time. It is simply out of this world – I have yet to try a Museli that does it as well as Osia!
This is a signature of Osia meals – as a nice appetiser before the main dishes. It was good – crunchy, pippin’ hot and tasty – but I did not think much of it (simply based on the fact that their other appetisers had overshadowed this dish).Served with virgin oil and a dip.
This was one of the highlights of the brunch – the oysters were THE freshest ones I had tasted in Singapore! (Thus far, the freshest oysters I had tasted in the world belongs to a very reputable restaurant in Sydney, but that’s a review for another time). I believe the secret to the excellent taste of the oysters was due to the fact that Osia had added raspberry vinagrette and creamed horseradish to it.
This was the only dish that my friend and I had requested seconds! A bite of the foie gras and biscuit oozes a burst of meatiness joy. It was so juicy and flavourful that one can only keep silent while enjoying the particular dish.
I am not a big fan of greens – but nonetheless, I was able to enjoy these two particular salad dishes. Not only were the greens fresh, they were palatable for a non-veg lover like myself, because of the various seasonings that they had used on the salads.
This was a good dish as well – they had fried the mushroom and blended the mashed potato really well! The mushroom is really fresh and the blended mashed potato was an excellent pairing with it.
I thought that the fried oyster was good – but not good enough to rave about! It sort of evoke a somewhat Singaporean taste of fried oysters (ahhh, the good ones you can get around in a mom-and-pop stall at Jalan Besar) – familiar, yet done in an exquisite manner.
For the mains, I had the Osia Brunch Plate – a sort of familiar brunch platter that you would see in most restaurants. What set Osia apart from traditional brunch places is not only the presentation of the dish, but how they had taken the effort to ensure that each item in the dish itself is worthy of praise. I was particular impressed by the fried egg – now, it may be simple and easy to make one – but somehow, Osia has made it in such an impressive manner that it tastes fresh and enjoyable and oozes goodness! Also noteworthy is that of the shitake mushrooms scattered on the plate – simply juicy and fresh again!
My friend had ordered the lamb leg instead – I had taken a small bite out of it and also felt that Osia has done this dish well. It was juicy and good too – but nothing to rave about.
By the time we got to dessert, we were simply too full to stomach all of it down. But I would mention those that I had tried. The fruit tart was good – it was creamy and tasteful, and they were generous with the fruit fillings. Unfortunately, Osia has done a better souffle and ice cream (think Valrhona Hot Chocolate Soup). Nevertheless, those with a sweet tooth would enjoy this platter of desserts!
Do note that the brunch does come with varieties of coffee and tea as well. I had a cup of coffee and latte – and this is where it disappoints. The cup of coffee tastes as though it had been dispensed from a regular coffee dispenser in your office, nothing too fanciful at all. The latte was simply much better – and I highly recommend that one chooses to pair the cup of latte with the brunch set.
Definitely a memorable Christmas brunch – and I highly recommend you to make a trip to Osia to try out their long Sunday brunch for a good time and great meal!
Long Sunday Lunch happens at Osia every Sunday from 11.30am to 3pm. Do make a reservation!