Oysters, cocktails and breakfast doesn’t sounds like a great idea? But this cool Seattle style seafood restaurant does it really, really well. If you are sick of the same old boring brunch, you should take a break from your usual routine and feast on Humpback‘s twist on classic brunch items.
Humpback is known for approachable, small plates enriched with fresh quality seafood and creative craft cocktails that give you an unexpected and tasty surprise – and the brunch menu is no exception. Head Chef Polo Seah takes typical dishes like the egg benedict, fried chicken and the lobster roll to another level while keeping them simple and flavorful.
Fresh Oysters | Humpback All-Day Happy Hour
Expect the creamiest and also the most crisp melon-rind flavoured oysters from the Hama Hama oyster farm in Washington for just $2 to $3 each during the Happy Hour.
A brunch-time favourite, fresh eggs gain pride of place with its own section on Humpback’s new a la carte brunch menu. The appetisers already set the benchmark for a unique brunch, with dishes such as Devilled Eggs ($6++) stuffed with ikura fish roe and fish mousse.
Snacks, Garden, Eggs and Seafood | Humpback Small Plates
For a hearty start to the day, indulge in Egg Benedict ($12/20++) on bread topped with sliced crab and avocado, an indulgent change from the traditional bacon or sausage accompaniment; or delve into the Fried Egg ($14/24++), totally unexpected and such a pleasant surprise with runny yolk oozing sensuously out of a crusted hard-boiled white. This is served with fresh octopus, the grain-shaped Italian pasta, orzo, and the semi-hard Tete de Moine cheese.
For the main courses, Humpback continues its proud tradition in serving all-time favourites with a gourmet touch. The Soft Shell Crab ($16++), served with gruyere, lettuce, tomato and fries, makes the brunch worth waking up for, while the Pork Ribs ($14/24++) are spice-infused and tenderly braised through with cayenne vinaigrette. The premium Lobster Roll ($39++) is another top hit – a bread roll stuffed to the brim with the richly flavoured shellfish, it is finished elegantly with tobiko fish roe and a dash of pickle.
Meat, Desserts And Cocktails | Humpback Small Plates
Humpback also brings its stellar experience and expertise to the brunch-time tipple. Under the direction of Bar Programme Director Aki Eguchi and Senior Bartender Long Yishu, an all-new list of 12 brunch-time cocktails, at only $17++ each, provide for the fruit- and zest-loving drinkers. Thyme for Bellini, for instance, gives the peach classic an additional nuance of interest with thyme; and an Elderflower Spritz gives Aalborg Akvavit interesting rollercoaster twists with La Chouette cider, lime and shiso.
For a more personal cocktail, not to mention lots of fun ticking off ingredients of one’s choice, a brunch-time guest here can get his hands in on customising his Bloody Mary ($17++) with a wide variety of base spirits and garnishes. From this long list of ingredients, guests will be introduced to Humpback’s very own delicious concoction of “Clamato”, where clam brine meets tomato juice, and be initiated to layers of intriguing flavours from smoked paprika powder and celery salt to Worchestershire sauce.
Must Try Dishes – You should try out everything on the menu, as nothing is short of the perfect balance of fresh ingredients, spices and flavours. But to name the dishes that has a special place in my heart – it would actually be the Devilled Eggs, Fried Egg, Hamachi, Buttermilk Fried Chicken and the Oysters for sure.
Brunch is available every Sunday from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm, and reservations is recommended.