Media Tasting at House of Mu
Quietly opening its door along Mohamed Sultan road, House of Mu is a harmony of food, wine and furniture. Behind this new concept is a trio who combine their love and expertise for food, wine and Burmese teak furniture respectively. It’s name “木” (mu) originated from its full furnishings of the highly sought-after Burmese teak. If any furniture catches your eye, you can inform the servers who will help you acquire a similar piece that will be custom-made.
Helmed by Chef Tyrell Joon who boast an impressive culinary experience from Michelin-starred kitchens including Les Amis, you can look forward to refined gastronomic techniques even in a simple dish. For starters, the simple Cream of Mushroom is light and earthy. Behind this simple and hearty soup is hours of simmering the mushrooms to create depth to the flavour. This might be one of the best mushroom soup that I’ve tried.
Soup of the Day – Cream of Mushroom at S$9.00.
If you are obsessed with bread like me, their fresh bread basket is a must-order. Baked freshly in-house daily, the rolls are soft and fluffy and best of it all, they are free of preservatives. If I did not have to save some stomach space for the rest of the food, I could have easily devoured all of them.
Fresh Bread Basket at S$8.00.
Served with fresh apples strips and a light cauliflower puree, the scallops were sous vide to retain its juiciness. The refreshing apple strips added a nice tartness and crunch to the plump and sweet scallops.
Pan-Seared Scallops at S$18.00.
Instead of standardising the menu options, House of Mu provides the freedom to create your own pasta or risotto. Starting from $14, you can select your base sauce and top it off with a variety of options from vegetables, chicken and even premium ingredients like Uni.
Create Your Own Risotto/Pasta (spaghetti or linguine), $14
*Select a base sauce : tomato, aglio olio, black ink (+6), truffle cream (+$8)
*Add (optional) : veg lover (+$5), chicken breast (+$5), vongole (+$6), crayfish (+$6), bacon (+$6)
An Italian classic, the Linguine Vongole in aglio olio base sauce was light but flavourful. The classic combination of sweet claims, olive oil, garlic and parsley was delicious and satisfying without any fancy ingredients or techniques. Although I’m not a fan of clams, this is a dish which I will order if I’m back here again.
Linguine Vongole Aglio Olio at S$20.00.
If you are looking for something heavier, their Crayfish risotto with truffle cream base sauce will satiate your tastebuds. Chef Joon’s definitely lived up to his culinary expertise with the perfect marriage of the luscious truffle cream and comforting risotto that keeps us wanting for more.
Crayfish Risotto w Truffle Cream Sauce at S$28.00.
The main highlight of the menu is none other than the MUnster platter. Living up to its name, the platter has MUnstrous portions of different meat variety – Josper-grilled prime cuts of ribeye steak with bearnaise sauce, chicken, US pork tenderloin, grilled lamb, smoked cheese sausage. It is served along with roasted vegetables and baby potatoes, complemented with black pepper sauce. I love such platters because it encourages communal dining and there is bound to be something for everyone. If you have not heard of Josper oven, go google it. There is a reason why chefs love Josper oven. The meats and seafood cooked in a Josper oven results in unparalleled taste and texture that are succulent and moist. The platters are available in sizes suitable for 2 pax and 4 to 5 pax.
MUnster Platter (for 4 pax to share) at S$138.00.
Served in a long wooden board similar to the MUnster platter, the signature MU dessert platter is a feast for the eyes and cameras. Made up with an assortment of mini desserts including an assortment of macaron, creme brulee, bittersweet chocolate ice-cream, oreo cake with hazelnut cream, raspberry granita and frozen peanut butter popsicle, the dessert platter had my inner child screaming with excitement. Out of so many desserts, my favourite was torn between two – the bittersweet chocolate ice-cream and the raspberry granita. Refreshing and tangy, the raspberry granita added balance to the overly sweet platter. The touch of the popping candies in the granitas was a pleasant surprise and brought me back to my childhood.
MU Dessert Platter at S$46.00.
Chic and cosy, House of Mu is no doubt one of the hottest European restaurant in town to indulge in elegant delicacies without breaking the bank. It is the perfect place to connect with friends and family over a good meal over its large sharing plates.
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This article is written by Yi Xuan.