Social Square ('SS') is a concept restaurant from Ministry of Food located in 3rd floor of Parkway Parade Shopping Centre. SS offer a combination of European – Japanese gourmet delights and all day breakfasts.
|Social Square Indoor Garden
The décor is of this establishment is like a indoor garden with tall 'trees' surrounding the dining area. The open concept kitchen also allow you to see the chefs & bartenders at work preparing your food and drinks.
|Very Casual Decor
Once seated, we were given a tablet for the menu and to place our order. There is a printed menu available on each table as well. If this is your first time here, you will probably need to get the service staff help to run through the order, as the initial briefing are not very helpful.
|Tablet Ordering System
I ordered Pork Belly Special Lunch Set ($15.80) which comes with ice lemon tea and ice cream. The pork belly is served on top of open sandwich concept with scrambled eggs, topped with mash potatoes. On the sides are baked beans, grilled tomatoes and garden salad with brown sauce. The pork belly is tender and tasty, the mash is smooth and delicious with gravy on top while the scramble eggs ooze a slightly pungent aroma due to the cheese they used. I just wish there are more slices of pork belly in it. :)
|Pork Belly Special Lunch Set
The Cookies and Cream ice cream that come with the set lunch is about half of a normal scoop. Mini size. The taste is pretty average and nothing memorable. They should just skip the ice cream and give a warm soup instead.
|Ice Lemon Tea - Part of Lunch Set
|Ice Cream - part of Lunch Set
Little Devil decided on Sashimi Bento ($28.80). The portion of the sashimi are quite generous. Three slices each of swordfish, tuna, salmon, yellow tail, sashimi prawns, tamago, kani stick on top of sushi rice with salmon roe. The sashimi are fresh and the cuts are thick. The rice portion are huge, fluffy with the right amount of vinegar for sushi rice.
Our little E (our niece) decided to order Gammon Ham Pancakes ($11.80). Three stack of medium size pancakes, served with scrambled eggs, gammon hams with butter and maple syrup. The pancakes are fluffy but a little bit dry. The scrambled eggs has the same pungent aroma as the one in the pork belly sandwich, while the ham are thick and not as salty as other ham.
|Gammon Ham Pancakes
For the service here, keep your expectation to the minimum. During our visit, the place was not packed so its quite manageable. But as the crowd grows, it is very difficult to get their attention.
|Fruit Iced Tea
Overall, Social Square provide a good place to get a bite in Parkway Parade. The quality of the food is quite good, the price is reasonable and the greenery atmosphere is very relaxing. Unless, you got kids start to run around and scream their head off. Cheers!!
Food & Drink: 7/10
Budget per Person: $11 - $25, $26 - $50
*Photos taken using HTC Desire 816.