I’ve been meaning to head to Kilo at Pact for the longest time, but somehow there was never an opportune time. In the last couple weeks however, I was there twice. Ironic isn’t it? Now I’ve finally tried it, I’m hating myself for not visiting earlier. Tucked away in a corner of Orchard Central, Kilo Orchard is the sister restaurant of Kilo Kallang. It boasts a charmingly chic raw industrial interior, with a dining area that’s split into two rooms–a buzzing bar setting and a long sit-down table. You’ll have to use your imagination because I completely forgot to snap pictures of my surroundings being too excited to catch up with my ex-colleagues.
Depending on the time of your visit, Kilo has a slightly different menu. Since it we were there at 1PM on a Sunday, it was the Brunch menu (available on Sundays from 11 am to 6 pm). The benefits of eating with a bigger group of people? You can order a lot more menu items to try. We ended up with:
- Yuzu Tai Roll (Crab, Snapper, Tempura Flakes, Yuzu-truffle dressing)
- Avocado-Wasabi Tuna Tartare & Flour Chips
- Shakshuka (Capsicums, Onions, Carrots, Tomato, Egg & Toasted Baguette)
- Prawn Flautas (With Chipotle Mayo, Avocado Cream, Pico De Gallo, Shredded Lettuce & Fried Egg)
- Pan-seared Donburi Salmon Quinoa (Avocado, Sweet Corn, Shimeji Mushrooms, Radishes, Sugar Peas, Cherry Tomatoes, Bean Sprouts, Wasabi Sprouts)
- Crazy B.L.E.T (Stacked Maple Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Two Fried Eggs, Brioche Bun, Served with Fries)
Because some of us ordered the same dish, there wasn’t as much variety as you would expect from a group of six. But that’s okay, because all the better to return and continue my menu exploration! Of all the three starters we shared, the Avocado-Wasabi Tuna Tartare is a must order. Maybe because it’s an amalgamation of three ingredients I really love; avocado, wasabi and tuna. Think super fresh tuna paired with the creamiest avocado, and a tinge of wasabi giving it that extra punch needed to nail the dish. The flour chips simply act as the perfect vehicle to deliver a bite-sized morsel to your waiting mouth. That’s not to say the Yuzu Tai Roll and Shakshuka wasn’t any good. They simply pale in comparison to the Avocado-Wasabi Tuna Tartare.
I ordered the Pan-seared Donburi Salmon Quinoa, which I love! Though I have to say it’s something you can make yourself at home, sometimes I just enjoy being spoiled. For a ‘healthy’ alternative this dish doesn’t skimp on the taste with all of it’s different components. The salmon is pan-seared to perfection. I have high expectations because on my previous visit, I ordered a pan-seared salmon dish off the dinner menu (predictable I know!). I did get to try a some of the Prawn Flautas which was bursting with flavor, though my friend wished they were more generous with the prawns. Another friend who ordered the Crazy B.L.E.T was a little surprised considering she thought the dish would come in sandwich form (the norm for B.L.Ts), but since she finished every bit I’m sure it wasn’t disappointing!
All in all I’m completely satisfied with my experience at Kilo At Pact. From courteous staff who made sure our glasses of citrusy flavored water were filled, to the manager who was willing to take the trouble to help us split the bill six ways. Thanks for making our brunch such an enjoyable one!
My parting words? Make reservations. Seating is limited, so if you walk-in at peak hour, you’re bound to wait awhile. The good thing is you’ll be able to walk around the concept store and browse while waiting for an available table.
Have you tried Kilo At Pact before or any other of the Kilo Kitchen restaurants? Leave me a comment below, I would love to hear your thoughts!
Kilo At Pact is located at:
181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central
Tel: (65) 6884 7560
Disclosure: Compensation was not provided by Kilo Kitchen. The opinions expressed herein are those mine and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Kilo Kitchen.