SIN: Food for Thought

"Good Food for a Good Cause"

Food for Thought is housed inside National Museum of Singapore, which is the country's oldest, yet progressive museum. The bistro serves a variety of Western favourites, as well as dishes that honour Southeast Asian flavours. Enjoy the food and make others feel blessed should you have a bit more to spare.

The menu mentions that "our bathtubs drink better than 1/6th of the world". I'm not sure if it refers to only bathtubs in Singapore or across the globe, but given the quality of water here that I've been enjoying all along, the statement really struck me. For a small donation of S$2.00, we can bless a person with access to clean water for 6 months.

Garlic Butter Brioche Toast S$6.00
Taste: 8/10

For a start, I picked something from the all-day brunch menu. Served adequately warm, the slices of garlic butter toast were simple, yet satisfying as they were crispy and aromatic enough. Served separately was a small serving of honey that I drizzled over, which added some sweetness to balance  out the flavours. 

Satay Beef Rice Bowl S$16.00
Taste: 7.5/10

Sitting on a bed of white and brown rice mix, which portion was leaning towards the small side, were beef chunks with peanut sauce, a sunny-side up egg, sugar snap peas, acar (lit. pickles), cherry tomatoes and crackers. Overall, it was quite an enjoyable main course, although the beef could be more succulent.

Spicy Pulled Pork Linguine S$26.00
Taste: 7/10

The bistro whips up a few pasta dishes, but only linguine is available as the form of starch. While I felt that the pasta wasn't as moist as expected, I enjoyed the pulled pork that was bursting with flavours. Other toppings were a sunny-side up egg, bacon slices, rocket leaves and cherry tomatoes that were really sweet.

Yuzu Sesame Cake S$8.50
Taste: 8/10

At the end of the meal, I ordered a slice of yuzu (a species of aromatic Asiatic citron) sesame cake that looked pretty enough. The aroma of black sesame from the spongy cake was obvious, which was nicely accentuated by the tangy yuzu cream. Texture wise, I felt that it could be just slightly less soft.

Melon's Rating
Taste: 7.5/10
Ambience: 7/10
Service: 7.5/10
Overall: 7.5/10

While waiting for your food to arrive, you may want to check out their curated bookshelf featuring local literature. Pika's advice: For an additional S$6.00 to the price of your choice of main course, you can get a Set Meal that includes a cup of soup and a choice of housemade iced lemon tea or soft drink.

Food for Thought

93 Stamford Road
#01-04/05 National Museum of Singapore
(Daily: 10.00am - 7.00pm)

*Prices quoted are subject to 7% GST.

Have a nice meal,


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