Comfort food in the heart of the city

Pork Milanese

Give Sprigs a try if you’re looking for simple Western comfort food

If you wander around the Purvis Street area, you might find a nice new place to have lunch. Sprigs opened in April and serves contemporary Western favourites at an affordable price.

“I have always believed that it’s the fine details that affect the big picture. I wanted this fine attention to detail from the garnishing on the plate to the small sprinkle of spice that adds that special twist to a dish to resonate in the menu at Sprigs,” says one of the owners,Titus Tiong.

Affordable Gourmet Dishes

A simple yet familiar dish is Cream of Mushroom soup ($6.90). It is slightly lumpy with bits of mushrooms and an additional fragrance of truffle oil. However, I did find the menu slightly pretentious with the description of a “medley of mushrooms”.

Despite that, the soup did the trick of being comforting and filling at the same time.

The Truffle Nori Fries ($6.90) is also a good starter to share. These shoe-string fries are coated with parmesan and seaweed, and drizzled with white truffle oil.

The truffle smell is not as evident in the truffle fries, as the parmesan scent is too overpowering. Besides that, it was a very satisfactory dish.

Familiar & Yummy Dishes

Another simple dish is the Forest Mushroom Tagliatelle ($14.90). It is cooked in a flavourful vegetable nage or broth and tossed in garlic, parsley, cream, and truffle perfume. This dish fared much better than its more elaborate counterparts because the pasta was cooked al dente (chewy), and its slightly creamy sauce gave the pasta a richness that was not too cloying.

The Pork Milanese ($16.90) is a sinful treat for lunch. It is deep-fried breaded pork with parmesan cheese and lemon caper sauce, in case you want something a little more heavy.

The desserts were very delicious, especially the Crispy Chocolate & Caramel Crumble ($12). The rich chocolate toffee mousse is peppered with sea salt hazelnut crumble, giving the decadent mousse much needed texture.

If you prefer something a little fruitier, try the Mango & Passion Fruit Panna Cotta ($12). It is fairly light and slightly tart, with sweet notes from the fruit. Sprigs also has a separate menu for dinner.

Sprigs, 12 Purvis Street, Singapore 188591, Tel: 6338 5844

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