Fat Belly is a casual speakeasy-style steak house that’s tucked at the back of sister café Sugarhaus. It’s so hidden that there’s no signboard, and you might walk past Sugarhaus thinking that it’s just another ice cream and dessert shop (because Island Creamery is just next door). But that’s the whole idea of a speakeasy dining place, right? The mystery makes the find even more amazing!
The menu is kept very simple – just 4 side dishes and 2 types of steak cuts. We tried 3 of the sides – Creamed Kale, Sauteed Thyme Mushrooms and Guanciale Mac and Cheese ($5++ each). All three were very delicious and rather value-for-money too.
Fat Belly aims to offer its customers the lesser known cuts of the beef, and currently, on their menu are Short Rib ($25++) and Flat Iron ($22++). It intends to bring in other alternative cuts when available, hence their menu will be on rotation every few months.
The Short Rib comes served with a side of house salad and chimichurri sauce. It is more chewy and has more fats, thus slightly more tender. In comparison, the Flat Iron is more lean and meaty. I think both are good and it really depends on personal taste as to which is better. Both are cooked to medium rare.
One of the perks of dining at Fat Belly is that the seats are only countertop seats, hence you get a good view of the chefs preparing your food. And because it shares the same space and kitchen with Sugarhaus, this means that you can easily get your share of desserts too!
Here we have Sugarhaus’ signature dessert Foie Gras ($13++) which is made up of Foie Gras ice cream, brulee banana, speculoos and roasted nuts. You can see the pastry chef caramelising the bananas right in front of you, painstakingly assembling the different elements of the dessert together. I like how it has an overall sweet and salty taste from the various components.
There are other desserts and cakes like the Galaxy Tart ($8++), Lemon Popsicle Tart ($8++) and the Rich Man’s Chocolate Cake ($8++), out of which I thought the last one was the best. Simple, light, decadent chocolate cake!
Of course, being an ice cream parlour, Sugarhaus has a variety of interesting flavours that are handmade every day in small batches to ensure its freshness and quality. We had Waffles ($6++) with Hibiscus Yogurt, Speculoos, Sea Salt Toffee and Dutch Chocolate ($4.30++ per scoop for premium, $3.50++ for standard). The waffles were light and crispy, and the flavours were all strong and distinct.
For quality steaks and delectable desserts, Fat Belly and Sugarhaus sure hits the mark.
Address: #01-04, Serene Centre, 10 Jalan Serene, Singapore 258748
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 6pm – 10pm (Last order 9.30pm); Friday and Saturday 6pm – 11pm (Last order 10pm)
Telephone: +65 6314 2247 (Reservation only available till 6.30pm)
Address: #01-03A, Serene Centre, 10 Jalan Serene, Singapore 258748
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 11am – 10pm; Friday and Saturday 11am – 11pm (Last order 5pm for hot food; 15 minutes before closing for desserts)
Telephone: +65 6314 2247