The Communal Place: A unique cafe in Joo Chiat
The Communal Place is a rather new cafe in Joo Chiat Road, situated a few minutes away from i12 Katong. They offer a wide variety of food which are great for sharing and good for large groups to dine at too. I was invited to an eat up here by Burpple because The Communal Place added new items to their menu!
The first thing I noticed when I stepped in was that there was a we bare bear stuffed toy at every table.
We were given a refreshing welcome drink upon arrival too. There were even bit of pomelo in this drink.
One of their favourites is the Bouillabaisse ($18), one of their favourites. Bouillabaisse is traditionally a type of fish stew but this was more of a lobster bisque.
We then poured the soup into the bowl with the ingredients. The broth was rich and flavourful. There was quite a lot of seafood in this too.
We had Pork Katsu ($11) next. It was crispy and yummy but I didn’t think this stood out much compared to the rest. It’s a good side to share in groups though!
The Miso Salmon ($20) is also a favourite. I thought this was a cooked a bit more than I would have liked it to be. But the flavours were yummy and the mash potato was super creamy!
The Pork Ribs ($20) was lit in front of us and it was such an impressive display even though these were just called Pork Ribs.
After the fire dies down the chilli sauce is added to the dish. The pork ribs were crispy and tasty, with a defined cinnamon flavour which I found unique. The batter was a bit thick for my liking but I still enjoyed it nonetheless.
I could smell the Yuzu Butterfly Chicken ($18) the moment this was placed on the table!
The yuzu flavour was infused in the chicken and the chicken meat was tender without hints of dryness as well. I love yuzu and I would say this was my favourite dish of the night.
One of the desserts offered here is Banana Fritters ($10). These were like goreng pisang just that the bananas were breaded the same way as tonkatsu. It was crispy but best shared especially after eating tonkatsu.
I really liked the Tiramisu ($13) though. The mascarpone cheese was light and the espresso flavour was strong. The berries provided a nice tart twist to the strong flavours too!
I really enjoyed my meal here and the service was good too. The food was yummy and ambience here was good. Thank you Burpple for the invite and thank you The Communal Place for having us!
The Communal Place
465 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427677