The Quarters - Inspired Singapore Cuisine at Icon Village

Here we are, getting ready for the Christmas season again. Before we know it, it's Chinese New Year once more. Heading to The Quarters may not be a choice for Christmas, but it's perfect if you want to get together with your friends and family this season. A nice little cafe tucked away in a quiet corner of the Icon Village, The Quarters is the brainchild of an accountant-turned-chef Chung Deming. Behind this label is a man whose aspirations are very inspiring — he has learned so much on the job and till today, his creativity in his dishes are quite visible.. Don't we all love Chefs who experiments with food and create new flavours? This year, Chef Deming launched his new charcoal grill menu and we were there to try it!
The Quarters icon village review Butter Poached Lobster (SGD $68)
Butter Poached Lobster requires a 2-day advance reservation!

The Quarters Review

Ambience: 6/10
Hygiene: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Cuisine: Mod-Sin with some surprising menu items


Dinner Menu

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Quarters Platter
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Salted Egg Mid-Wings — S$12 

The Quarters Salted Egg Mid-Wings — S$12


The Quarters Salted Egg Mid-Wings — S$12

5 mid-wings on a stick with salted egg spreader across the meat. Juicy and tenderly grilled, the mid-wings is great for sharing as it be easily eaten off the stick.

Butter Poached Lobster (SGD $68)


The Quarters icon village review Butter Poached Lobster (SGD $68)


The Quarters icon village review Butter Poached Lobster (SGD $68)

The lobster is the star of the night — a dish like this would require a 2-day advance order, this is so as to ensure that you can get the freshest lobster from the supplier. It was absolutely delicious that Justin took off with almost half of the lobster gone, haha! Squeeze the lemon for an enhanced flavour.

Buah Keluak Ayam — S$12

The Quarters icon village Buah Keluak Ayam
Crispy skin chicken with Buah Keluak Rempah

 The Quarters icon village Buah Keluak Ayam review
The chicken is perfectly cooked to a slight pink— something that not many Singaporeans would fancy because the concept of a thoroughly cooked chicken means having your chicken meat white in colour. Every part of the chicken is seasoned to perfection. However, the plate is rather small!

Angus Ribeye — S$38, 250g

The Quarters icon village Angus Ribeye review
250g. Angus Ribeye with fries and salad

The Quarters icon village Angus Ribeye review
The chargrilled flavour was very memorable — but the doneness of the beef was more 'medium well' then my preferred medium rare or medium as seen from the image above. Because the beef was already cut by the chef, the juices and flavour of the beef have already dissipated to its surroundings, making the meat dry and chewy. The seasoning was great though! Hopefully they can come up with a version where the meat was not cut in advanced.

Shiitake — S$9

Asparagus— S$14
Vine Tomatoes— S$10


Shiitake — S$9  Asparagus— S$14 Vine Tomatoes— S$10 the quarters review


Fwah! — S$18 

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the quarters icon village review 2017

the quarters icon village review 2017


"WAH" + "FOIE GRAS" = "FWAH!" If there's anything that Deming can be creative at, it's coming up with punny dish names. You can see how he induces local touches in this dish — the foie gras is rested upon a toasted white bread with kaya spread. The buttery scrambled eggs remind me of the soft-boiled eggs which is a local staple of coffeeshops. Lots of activity going on around this dish!


Baby Back Ribs - Special BBQ Marinade with Fries and Salad — S$24

Baby Back Ribs - Special BBQ Marinade with Fries and Salad — S$24
Baby back ribs
These fries are a legend! The fries remained crispy and delicious even when they turned cold. If there's anything that this dish needs to improve on, its the aesthetics of the baby back ribs. The salad leaves were also quite soggy and wet— perhaps there was no salad spinner to spin dry the leaves.

Ooh La La! — S$16 

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An easy dish to start with — don't judge the food by its looks here as many would think that it can be quite spicy. The Ooh La La!  will make you exclaim just that, with its generous portion of fresh clams, coated in the house special chili crab sauce. You get the plump, meaty chew of the clams, with a sweet spicy flavour, but without the fiery burn. The mild heat will appeal to most, especially those who prefer their food to be less spicy / not too spicy. Satisfiying communal dish that pairs well with drinks.

Quarters Fried Rice — S$14


 Quarters Fried Rice — S$14 icon village review

 While this may not be your award-winning Dintaifung dish or a fragrant plate of fried rice from your friendly hawker centre, it's an easy dish to fill you up really quickly.


Duriancanboleh — S$8.50 

Duriancanboleh review singapore icon village
 Duriancanboleh is the reason why The Quarters was made famous — it's a simple dish yet made profound with the elevated texture of crisp surface with moist, creamy creme brûlée custard.

Durian Kaya Bomb — S$12

Durian Kaya Bomb — S$12 where to eat at tanjong pagar

It'd be good if The Quarters can have their own dessert arm— because that's the section where they've hit the bullseye for all its items. Durian Kaya bomb is a choux pastry puff with a creamy durian centre. It's best eaten cold and fresh from the store as we allowed the dessert to sit for awhile and it became slightly soggy due to the condensation.

The Quarters
16 Enggor Street
#01-09 Icon Village

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 8am - 10pm
Sat: 10am - 10pm
Sun: 10am - 6pm

Attended IvanTehJustin, Shermyyy, Tiara, and Elle.
The Quarters - Inspired Singapore Cuisine at Icon Village The Quarters - Inspired Singapore Cuisine at Icon Village Reviewed by Shermaine Lau on 11:05:00 PM Rating: 5

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