Saturday, March 22, 2014

Social Square @ Parkway Parade


Social Square is a new all-in-one restaurant located just opposite the supermarket on level 3 at Parkway Parade opened by Ministry of Food (MOF). The new food establishment offers an array of European-Japanese gourmet delights and all day breakfast. The eclectic menu and its wallet friendly pricing means there is something for everyone with a choice of Western, Japanese, dessert and all day breakfast.

Tofu Avocado Salad 4/5

From the Japanese menu, the Tofu Avocado Salad ($4.50/$10) comes in an array of fresh ingredients such as tofu, avocado, tomato, cucumber, sliced cabbage and almond flakes with homemade wasabi mayo dressing. A light, healthy and refreshing salad to kick start the meal.

Tempura Moriawase 4/5

The Tempura Moriawase ($11) of prawns and vegetables were deep fried to a delightful crunchy bite.

Unagi Hotstone Rice 3.5/5

The Unagi Hot Stone Rice ($19.80) is cooked in a fragrant savoury dark sauce with delectable burnt crispy bites.

Chicken Wings 3.5/5

Moving on to the Western menu, we have the Chicken Wings ($6) which was well marinated with the special season. Paired with the Thai chilli sauce to enjoy the deep fried chicken wings to the fullest.

Spicy Salami Pizza 4/5

Bacon & Egg Pizza 4/5

Pizza lover will enjoy the thin crust pizza offering at Social Square. Both the tomato based Spicy Salami Pizza ($14.50/$17.50) and Bacon & Egg Pizza ($14.50/$17.50) were very favourful. The spicy salami pizza was my favourite topped with spicy salami and fresh cut chillies lending a spicy kick to it.

Mixed Mushroom Pasta 4/5

The Mixed Mushroom Pasta ($13.90) was cooked to a nice bite filled with an abundance of earthy flavour.

Pan Fried Salmon Mushroom 3.5/5

The Pan Fried Salmon Mushroom ($20) is served with garden salad and fries on the side. The salmon was nicely cooked to pinkish and moist. I found the mushroom sauce that was drizzled on top of the salmon weird. This is probably the first time I came across fish and mushroom pairing. I felt that it needed a better sauce for the salmon to shine brighter.

John Dees Ribeye 4.2/5

A must try here is the John Dees Ribeye ($18/100 gram, minimum 300 gram) served separately with a hot stone plate. The grain fed 180 days, aged 4-6 weeks Angus beef is served medium rare with sides and black pepper sauce. Patrons gets to cook the beef on the hot stone plate to the doneness they like. A good piece of beef that is very flavourful by itself.

Essential British 4/5

Smoked Salmon Benedict 4/5

For those that love brunch can check out Social Square's All Day Breakfast menu. The Essential British comes with a great selection of baked beans, Italian sausage, scrambled eggs on mashed potato with brown sauce and cheese on toast. The classic Smoked Salmon Benedict ($18.80) comes with oozing poached eggs, cheese, smoked salmon on toasted bread drizzled with hollandaise sauce served with side salad. Both breakfast sets are very hearty beaming with sunshine that just brightens one's day.

Abekawa Mochi 4/5

A change from the normal plain and chewy mochi is the Abekawa Mochi ($6.80) which is oven baked Japanese mochi with Japanese soya bean power (Kinako) and Hokkaido red  bean paste. After oven baked, it gave the mochi a nice slightly crispy texture on top of the chewiness.

Yuzu Kakigori 3.5/5

Matcha Imo 4/5

Since Social Square is opened by MOF, it is not surprise to have their signature dessert such as the Yuzu Kakigori ($7.90) and Matcha Imo ($6.80). The soft serves with classic Japanese flavour of yuzu and green tea sauce completed the meal on a sweet note.


The new all in one dining concept by MOF with its huge floor area is idea for families and group gathering. With an extensive menu covering Japanese, Western, All Day Breakfast and dessert, there is something for everyone. Social Square is not just a place for dining but a square for socialise and to gather in a garden setting with tall trees and majestic teak wood tables in the dining hall.

Social Square
Parkway Parade
80 Marine Parade Road
Singapore 449269
Tel: +65 63487262
Nearest MRT: Dakota (CC Line), Paya Lebar (CC Line, EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Thur: 1130am - 930pm
Fri: 1130am - 1030pm
Sat: 10am - 10pm
Sun: 10am - 930pm

1) Alight at Dakota MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to bus stop at Block 99 (Stop ID 81181). Take bus number 31. Alight 6 stops later. Cross the overhead bridge to Parkway Parade. Walk to destination. Journey time about 13 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Paya Lebar MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to bus stop along Paya Lebar Road (Stop ID 81111). Take bys number 43, 76 or 135. Alight 8 stops later. Cross the overhead bridge to Parkway Parade. Walk to destination. Journey time about 18 minutes. [Map]


  1. i think it's a nice concept but the location is slightly too far :/