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Space@My Humble House

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Space@My Humble House features local favourites in a cosy and chic setting. It is located right next to the artistic "My Humble House" at The Esplanade Theatres on the Bay.

Daily: 11:30 - 15:00

Daily: 18:00 - 22:30

Last order: 30mins before closing
+65 64231881
$38 based on 24 submissions
Dinner (8 votes), Lunch (7 votes), Business Dining (6 votes)
edmund tang

Local delights with a cosy and serene ambience

I would usually have casual lunches at this restaurant because the pricing is not too hefty yet the ambience is chic and food is consistently good.

 

My usual recommendations would be the Mama leong’s chicken rice, bak kut teh as well as the seafood consommé. Some may find the mama leong’s chicken rice a tad too pricy, but I reckon that it can’t be compared to those you find at hawker centres. The chicken meat is poached well with a find balance between the skin and meat.

 

The lamb bak kut teh is another hot favourite. Unlike the commonly found pork ribs bak kut teh, Space uses Lamb rack. The broth is thick and savoury while the meat is so tender.

 

Lastly, the claypot crabmeat and shrimp consommé is my personal favourite. At just $12, the consommé is extremely fragrant as it is packed with a load of seafood. Heartwarming dish especially good during cold weather or if you are feeling a tad off.

 

Highly recommend this restaurant. Prices are affordable ranging from $10 to $14.

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09 Apr 2012 • 473 reviews • 68 followers

Decent local fare

Was staying in nearby Conrad for the weekend but didn't fancy anything too elaborate for dinner so settled for a quick meal at Space @ My Humble House at the Esplanade.

Playing neighbour to it's more illustrious sibling, My Humble House (which by the way didn't quite impress me on my previous visit), Space has a nice modern, minimalistic vibe to it - definitely not some place you would expect to find local favourites like chicken rice, hokkien mee and the likes. But at a premium of course.

Mama Leong's Chicken Rice - Apparently this humble dish was named after Sam Leong's mum. And I thought it was good - tender, moist and seeping with flavour. You have the option of ordering an entire chicken ($32), half a chicken ($18) and single portion @ $12. Rice is an additional $1/head and though fragrant and seemingly prudent with the oil, lacked the fluffiness that I would have liked.

Fried Radish Cake with Freshly-peeled Crabmeat, Whole Prawns, Juicy Scallops and Egg - I loved the extravagance of this dish - huge prawns and scallops coupled with copious amount of egg. However it lacked the slightly charred taste and came across as bland. Somehow everything just didn't seem to meld together. The radish cake wasn't exactly smooth and silky either.

A quick meal of local dishes cost us to the tune of $48 (inclusive of a small cup of watermleon juice @ $6). The chicken rice was good but the radish cake only made it to average based on the merit of the prawns and scallops; without which, it would have languished at the bottom half of the scale. Service was decent but hardly a selling point.

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22 Mar 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

Local delights with a cosy and serene ambience

I would usually have casual lunches at this restaurant because the pricing is not too hefty yet the ambience is chic and food is consistently good.

 

My usual recommendations would be the Mama leong’s chicken rice, bak kut teh as well as the seafood consommé. Some may find the mama leong’s chicken rice a tad too pricy, but I reckon that it can’t be compared to those you find at hawker centres. The chicken meat is poached well with a find balance between the skin and meat.

 

The lamb bak kut teh is another hot favourite. Unlike the commonly found pork ribs bak kut teh, Space uses Lamb rack. The broth is thick and savoury while the meat is so tender.

 

Lastly, the claypot crabmeat and shrimp consommé is my personal favourite. At just $12, the consommé is extremely fragrant as it is packed with a load of seafood. Heartwarming dish especially good during cold weather or if you are feeling a tad off.

 

Highly recommend this restaurant. Prices are affordable ranging from $10 to $14.

29 Feb 2012 • 5 reviews • 0 follower

mmmmm

I heard alot about this place but when I went there with my husband, the food were a lill disappointing. ;/

seafood laksa
19 Sep 2011 • 62 reviews • 3 followers

upmarket rendition of local fare

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my mom loves this place. its her favorite version of hawker food - sanitary, air-conditioned and delicious food...lol, and of course it comes at a higher price, almost two to three times the price of what you would pay were you to order something similar from a hawker center. some might instantly scoff at the notion, and find it incredibly dumb to eat at such a place, but hear me out.

space @ my humble house is sited right outside the more atas humble house at esplanade. it's like the poor-sister version of the more posh, artfully designed restaurant, with quirky chairs and poetic names tagged to their dishes. no.. the design of space @ my humble house is more spartan - minimalist but still stylish, with green apples used as a wall installation to lend it an artsy feel as well. its the kind of restaurant that rich people head to for like a executive power lunch or for some pre-show quick dinner. kind of a cool, tranquil ambience if i may say.

food-wise, its an interesting menu of common local delicacies like hainanese chicken rice, rack of lamb bak kut teh and the works. what sets it apart and somewhat justifies the price (of cos besides paying for the ambience) is the ingredients that have gone into the dishes. a simple porridge is transformed into claypot jasmine rice with crabmeat and shrimp in consomme ($12) for the health conscious (like my mom), whereas common carrot cake is paired with crabmeat, luscious whole prawns, juicy scallops and egg ($14).

rock and roll salad ($14) - chicken salad with fresh garden vegetables, strawberries, mandarin oranges, walnuts, almonds and raisins topped with a honey mustard dressing.

the salad was refreshing and nicely balanced in terms of flavors, the crunchiness of the walnuts (i think they were candied) and almonds paired well with the fruits and vegetables. its a good starter to order and share.

seafood laksa ($14) - rice noodles with fresh rock oysters, luscious prawns, cod slices, scallops, and stuffed bean-sticks in a spicy and fragrant laksa gravy.

i think part of the reason my mom loves this place is that it is genuinely a healthier rendition of local fare - the laksa doesn't feel overly oily, though i did feel like it's not as shiok as the normal ones because it wasn't spicy enough and the coconut milk was slightly overpowering. but the noodles, fried oysters and cod slices were super appetizing and left you wanting for more ingredients.

zhajiang mian ($10)

my sis called it the best zhajiang mian she has had in her life, and well, i really do like it as well. the noodles are just the right level of 'Q' and the mean sauce is addictive. and honestly the price point ain't that steep in this case...

pumpkin creme brulee with a mango sorbet ($10)

 loved the pumpkin creme brulee though i did wish that they used a traditional ramekin and had a larger surface-area worth of the burnt sugar since the combination of the burnt sugar and the pumpkin cream was really good. the mango sorbet was alright, though it wasn't impressive. im not too sure whether i was supposed to combine both to eat, since it didn't really seem to make sense.. hmm, to me, the dessert felt more like two different dishes plated together, and lacks the rhapsodic harmony found in french desserts.

all in all? ignoring the price point for now, the food is really decent, with a certain healthier, and more expensive touches to traditional dishes. one needs to switch a mentality when approaching such a restaurant, to soak up the atmosphere, slow down and breathe in the aroma of some oolong cha, enjoy a quiet chat with friends whilst eating some delicious and (hopefully) less calorific versions of your favorite fare. if you come here with the notion of comparing the value of the food you imbibe with hawker centre food, you are gonna be one disgruntled, unhappy diner. oh.. and yeah this place is good to bring the more elderly ang-moh who want to try local fare but might not have the stomach to take the real stuff. oh.. and try mama leong's chicken rice, it's really pretty good. lol

08 Sep 2011 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Good Chinese cuisine at an affordable price

I used to admire the furnishings of space at my humble each time I passed by it. The white and black furniture just screams “chic!” Never tried it before, never thought I’d be trying it. My good friend brought me there on my birthday last week. And boy! Not only is the ambience chic, the food was chic and tasted good too. She had Claypot Rice in Consommé and I had space’s signature chicken rice.

 

She actually loved my chicken rice more than her claypot rice while I realised that I was digging into her claypot rice frequently. We decided to switch our meals in the end.

 

The claypot rice was good. The fragrance of the rice filled the air when the lid was removed. The consommé was yummy and it tasted like it was boiled for many hours to get such flavoursome taste. I was surprised that it came with lots of crab meat because other places usually stinge on their ingredients.

 

To all chicken rice lovers out there, you should try the mama leong’s chicken rice at humble house. The chicken was uniquely TASTY, juicy and really tender, different from the chicken rice we usually get outside. According to my friend (I don’t eat chicken skin), the skin was smoother than normal and wasn’t greasy at all. After indulging in this chicken rice at space, I’d never want to have chicken rice elsewhere again.

 

The price is definitely justified by the quality of the food and the comfort of cushions and air conditioning.