Most restaurants have one menu for mornings; go for brunch at ChopSuey Café and you’ll get three.
The brunch menu is stacked with familiar faces all dolled up in their Sunday best – dishes like the sublime French toast topped with Mandarin marmalade and passionfruit-lime butter ($21) and the eggs Benedict on wok-crisped potato rosti with sweet and sour hollandaise sauce ($24).
Highlights of the Asian menu include the tingling chilli jam prawns ($26) and the orange-glazed, caramelised grain-fed short ribs, aka rusty nails ($24). The dim sum menu (from $7) is a bit pricier than Chinatown, but we’ll gladly pay the price for beautiful morsels of squeaky-clean prawns and identifiable chicken meat served on a silver platter.
Like its sister restaurant PS Café, ChopSuey’s desserts are quickly becoming the stuff of legends, and its upside-down toffee banana and walnut cake ($16) is just one reason why this place will remain the darling of Dempsey for a long time to come. Weekends from 10.30am to 5pm (no reservations during this time period).
Block 10 Dempsey Road, #01-23.