Derek invited us to visit his new restaurant Sugar on Top or SOT in Taman Pelangi. Derek was very excited about his new set up emphasizing innovative Asian fusion cuisine which he observed while studying and working in the UK. We were thrilled by his infectious enthusiasm and quickly made our way to SOT.
When we were at SOT on 17 Jan 2016, there was still not signboard yet :-D SOT was still at the "soft launch" stage.
But, people in the know already found this relaxing cool space through word of mouth, either the old fashioned way or through social media.
Derek was eager to show us the Signature Charcoal Waffle (RM14.90) with one scoop of Ice Cream (RM17.90).
The charcoal waffle and the gelato ice cream were supposed to be the stars of this dish but all I saw was that big syringe :-D
Oh that syringe? It's just a harder way to dribble maple syrup onto the waffle ;-D
But, one bite into the waffle and we know immediately who are the stars on this plate. The waffle was lightly crispy outside and inside it was airy fluffy spongy soft and slightly moist. It has a nice sweet, eggy flavour and fruity aroma.
Totally love it on first bite.
Then that house made vanilla truffle gelato... yeah lah.... I know the "truffle" is synthetic and inspired by the fungus only...
But, I can't deny that it tasted nice :-D
Must. Order. This. Waffle. Period.
Come to JB and order Singapore Chili Crab Pasta? SOT ah?
You better :-D
Because, I doubt you can find such a large serving of chili crab pasta made with real fresh crab meat pulled from the claws and shell sliver by sliver, and served at RM22 back in Singapore.
The spaghetti is done al dente by default. The pasta is completely enveloped by a thick sticky savoury sweet spicy sauce with crab and slight shallot flavours. The confit egg mixed into the mound of pasta added subtle egginess into the dish.
Great for lunch or dinner. Filling even for big guys.
Get this, unless you are allergic to crab.
Mentaiko Burger RM21.90.
Lobster and crab patty. Mayo, Ebiko eggs, cheese and lots of juicy crunch between the buns.
Simply Hot Chocolate RM8.90.
The youthful SOT team. From left to right - Chef Mark, Barista Bryan and Derek.
->> New restaurant bringing delicious innovative cuisine to the Johor food scene.
Disclosure: Please note that this was an invited tasting.
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Restaurant name: Sugar on Top
Address: No 1, Jalan Kuning 1, Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru
GPS: 1.476548, 103.770233
Hours: 11:00am to 1:00am
Date visited: 17 Jan 2016
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