Friday, July 23, 2021

Birds Of A Feather @ Amoy Street - Spreading The Wings Of Creativity


Birds of A Feather at Amoy Street has soared to a greater height with a repertoire of new mainstays. I have been a fan of Executive Chef Eugene See's interpretation of Sichuan cuisine, combining Sichuan and western flavours. The new menu once again offers surprises, giving classic Sichuan offerings a unique twist.

Birds Avocado & Crab Bruschetta 4.2/5

We have a couple of appetisers to kick start the dinner. The Birds Avocado & Crab Bruschetta ($18) comes in a chunky and creamy crab-avocado combination, sitting on a slab of buttery brioche. The addition of vine pepper in the crab-avocado combination gives it a pleasant yet surprise kick to the whole enjoyment.

House Cured Duck Breast Bruschetta 4.2/5

Another bruschetta on the menu is the House Cured Duck Breast Bruschetta ($21). The dish pays tribute to Sichuan aged meat, using the French moulard duck. The tender duck breast is marinated with Sichuan seasoning and aged for around 20 days. I appreciate the touch of fruity sweetness from the fig and blackberry marmalade, elevating the enjoyment.

Double Cooked Pork Belly 4/5

Double Cooked Pork Belly ($22), a quintessential Sichuan dish, is given a new twist with char-grilled octopus leg for an additional soft, chewy texture bite. Underneath is a bed of fregula, providing a multi-textural enjoyment.

BBQ French Quail 4.5/5

I applauded the execution of the BBQ French Quail ($23), incorporating the barbecue technique commonly found on the streets of Chengdu to the French ingredient. The bird is brushed with chilli oil throughout the grilling process and dusted with a blend of Sichuan spices. Slightly crisp on the exterior, smokey, tender, coupled with the aromatic Sichuan flavours, the chef has brought a new appreciation of the ingredient to the table.

Whole Wild Caught John Dory (800g - 1kg) 4/5

Great for sharing is the Whole Wild Caught John Dory ($120 for 800g - 1kg). Pre-order is recommended. The wild-caught fish is grilled in a charcoal oven, layered with burnt chillies. To enjoy the fish's firm and flaky flesh, the waitstaff will pour the classic French beurre blanc with wine pepper over the grilled fish for an aromatic finishing oomph.

Two Way Braised Tofu (Mapo Style, Wagyu Sliced Beef) 4.2/5


The Two Way Braised Tofu ($25) served with sliced A4 wagyu is reminiscent of the classic Sichuan Mapo Tofu dish. However, unlike the traditional dish, it has both silky tofu and marinated fried tofu. The soul must be the chilli red oil and broad bean chilli paste, bringing the ingredients together. While the wagyu slices give the dish another dimension, soaking up the moreish sauce, I do not see the need for it.

Sichuan Maine Lobster 4/5

Instead of boiled fish or pork, Birds of A Feather up the game with the Sichuan Maine Lobster ($42). When the dish arrives on the table, the waitstaff will pour hot oil over the dish, sizzling the spices to bring out the aromas. 

Homestyle Braised Pork Belly 4.5/5

A crowd favourite is the Homestyle Braised Pork Belly ($58), brimming with tea tree mushroom, mushroom garlic rice, unctuous pork belly and shaved truffle. What brightens the enjoyment is the Sichuan chilli bean paste, fermented black beans, salt and soy sauce, elevating the flavour profile of the rice dish. 

Glutinous Rice Cake Rock 4.2/5

The Glutinous Rice Cake Rock ($15) is a warm dessert comprising soft and sticky glutinous rice laboriously pounded by hand and steamed. The texture is almost like mochi coated with red sugar caramel, served with sesame parfait.

Having dined at Birds of A Feather numerous times, I enjoyed the new menu. Compared to its previous menu, I felt the flavours are bolder in the new menu. 

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Birds of A Feather
115 Amoy Street
Singapore 069935
Tel: +65 62217449
Nearest MRT: Telok Ayer (DT Line), Tanjong Pagar (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am - 11pm

1) Alight at Telok Ayer MRT station. Take Exit A. Turn left and walk down Cross Street towards Amoy Street. Turn left onto Amoy Street. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

2)  Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Take Exit G. Follow the covered walkway to the junction of Mccallum Street, Telok Ayer and Amoy Street. Turn left at the junction onto Amoy Street. Continue on Amoy Street to the end of the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 12 minutes. [Map]

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