Phase 3 of Circuit Breaker, after the family lunch, here’s the family dinner with the young ones. They have all grown up so we can all go to a pub now.
Located in the arts and heritage district of Bras Basah, Switch by Timbre X is a bilingual Mandarin and English live music venue and restro-bar by Timbre Group.
It is in essence a gastrobar – bistro with a well-stocked bar. The cocktails were pretty amazing, including the mocktails.
Deep-fried straight cut fries tossed with truffle salt & truffle oil served with truffle mayonnaise
We ordered a normal fries too, and both tasted the same.
Timbre Chicken Wings
Chicken wings marinated with in-house seasoning, deep fried till golden brown
Very well marinated and full of flavour, but I found they were a bit too dry. But they were excellent bar food.
Crackling Garlic and Salt Roasted Pork Belly
Crispy skin of pork belly slices served with belachan chilli and lime
OK, sio bak in a bar, what could go wrong? The only fault – too few pieces per serving.
Guiness Braised “Kong Bak Bao”
Guiness braised pork belly, local lettuce, mentaiko mayonnaise in fried manto
Here’s the “innovative” take on the kong bak pau – the pork belly had a Guiness stout glaze which gave it a rather bitter taste. Thanks but no thanks.
Smoked BBQ sauce, sweet pineapples, shaved honey ham and crispy bacon, topped with melted mozzarella cheese
Very thin crust, with very little toppings.
“Hae Bee Hiam” Pizza
Shrimp, sauté onions, “hae bee hiam”, aioli, melted mozzarella cheese, scallions
Could not taste the hae bee hiam (dried shrimp chilli) on the pizza.
Char “Hokkien” Spaghetti Mee
Spotted prawn, squid and spaghetti braised in rich prawn stock, topped with slices of crispy pork belly and homemade belachan chilli
Surprisingly, it worked, the hokkien spaghetti was a play on the fried hokkien prawn noodles.
Lobster Stir Fried Laksa Spaghetti
Rich coconut laksa sauce, soft boiled egg, sprouts, dried bean curd
Not much laksa taste, and it was dry like a mee siam.
150 Days Grain Fed Angus Ribeye Steak
Mini crispy potato rosti, lemongrass pumpkin purée, asparagus, served with red wine sauce
Profiteroles and Lychee Dome
Bite-size profiteroles with a core of latte macchiato cream coated in white chocolate finished with coffee icing crystal; Dome-shaped petit gateau of rose sponge and lychee mousse with raspberry coulis draped in a velvety pink glaze
The profiteroles were well received, but the lychee gateau was not.
Dome Crunchy Chocolate
Dome-shaped petit gateau of Belgian chocolate mousse a core of crunchy praline draped in a rich chocolate glaze and decorated with praline stripes
But the chocolate gateau was so good, we ordered second helping.
Switch by Timbre X is open with mandatory safe-distancing guidelines in place. So that meant that the live band would not be playing for some time. But the bar food and drinks should be enough reason for party of eight to come and relax in the laid back atmosphere.
Switch by Timbre X
73 Bras Basah Rd, #01-01/02, Singapore 189556
Tel : 6336 7739
Date Visited : Jan 2021