Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city within YOTEL, Komyuniti is a brand new concept with a distinct Japanese influence. Helmed by Head Chef Mark Tai and F&B Manager, As’ad Isnin, Komyuniti presents a completely curated food and cocktail menu with 18 different dishes inspired by chef's globetrotting experiences, importing prominent flavours from around the world. With a communal style dining concept, the space comprises of a bar, restaurant, alfresco terrace and a co-working space, allowing guests to network, socialise, eat and drink within a contained space where they feel they belong.
WIth a variety of small and big plates for sharing purposes, diners can expect an extensive range of cocktail offerings too, including the Bittersweet, Tropical, Sours, and Timeless drinks. From the Tropical selection, the Tiki Chin Chin is a favourite - with vanilla-infused gin, home made Falernum liqueur, honey ginger, fresh lime, fresh grapefruit, aromatic bitters, cinnamon & pineapple foam.
From the sours cocktail selection, I had the Chaussettes which features an interesting combination of truffle vodka, cheese syrup, fresh lemon, egg white, lemon bitters, grated parmesan & truffle oil. The drink has a distinct truffle flavour which is an ingenious concoction idea for fans of truffle.
Salmon Poke 3.8/5
From the small plates menu, we had the Salmon Poke ($13) which features marinated salmon cubes with house made chili sauce and soy, and fried onion crackers on the side. A refreshing appetiser dish which has pleasant flavourful marinate to the fresh salmon cubes.
Mama's Tomato Soup 3.8/5
The Mama's Tomato Soup ($9) features the cream of tomato with a hint of red bell pepper, served with warm garlic toast which is best enjoyed dipping it into the warm hearty soup.
Buttermilk Fried Chicken 4/5, The Fried Brussels Sprouts 4/5
The Buttermilk Fried Chicken ($13) comes in a pile of cornmeal crusted fried chicken, served atop a soft sweet potato mash and succotash. Tender and juicy with a crisp skin, the marinate enhances its flavours as well, making it an enjoyable dish. The Fried Brussels Sprouts ($9) comes with house made hot sauce and crispy bacon on top. Although a tad greasy, the brussels sprouts are addictively crunchy and umami with the bacon atop to add a crispy texture to it.
Roasted Pork Belly 4.2/5, Slow Roasted Duck Breast 4/5
The Roasted Pork Belly ($19) comes with baby potatoes, brussels sprouts and green apple, while the Slow Roasted Duck Breast ($20) comes with braised red cabbage and carrot puree. My favourite is the former, which has a crispy crackling skin and well-executed tender pork belly meat.
Caramelised Banana Cake 4/5, Hay Panna Cotta 3.8/5, Apple Walnut Cake 4/5
End the meal on a sweet note with the Caramelised Banana Cake ($10), Hay Panna Cotta ($9) or Apple Walnut Cake ($10). I enjoyed the Caramelised Banana Cake most for its spongy moist cake texture and distinct banana fragrance. The cold toasted barley ice cream was a great complement to the warm banana cake - a perfect match in tastebud heaven.
*Note: The food items pictured are sampling portions.
Words and photos by Crystal. A girl who likes to eat, photograph, and write about food, and dreams about travelling around the world one day. Note: This is an invited tasting.
366 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 68668067
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line)
Sun-Thu: 630am - 12midnight
Fri-Sat: 630am - 1am
1) Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit A. Follow the walkway to Shaw House. Walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]