THE BIRD SOUTHERN TABLE AND BAR | The newest addition to Marina Bay Sands’ signature restaurants

Comforts of classic Southern cooking & farm-fresh ingredients

The Bird is a tribute to the importance of sharing a meal, a celebration of the ingredients and craft that go into its preparation, and a humble ‘thanks’ for everything the Southern table has to offer.

The newest addition to Marina Bay Sands’ signature restaurants, The Bird is a dedication to farm-fresh ingredients, classic Southern cooking, culture and hospitality. Must-try menu items include the 100-year-old recipe Lewellyn’s Fine Fried Chicken, Buttermilk Biscuits, Shrimp ‘N’ Grits and Chicken & Waffles.

Head to the alfresco bar by the waterfront and be spoiled for choice with hand-crafted cocktails such as the Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade and Watermelon Sling.

 

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We tried the Deviled Eggs, with dill, chives, smoked trout roe. It seems that this is a popular dish and great starter.  Deviled eggs, also known as stuffed eggs are hard-boiled eggs that have been shelled, cut in half, and filled with a paste made from the egg yolks mixed with other ingredients such as mayonnaise and mustard. They are generally served cold as a side dish, appetizer or a main course, often for holidays or parties.

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While waiting for other dishes to come we ordered two cocktail.

Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade, their signature punch is tart and tangy with just the right amount of sweetness made with Wild Turkey Bourbon, blackberry puree, fresh lemon, cardamom & Angostura Bitters. This is a Southern Classic.

Under the Regionally Inspired section , we have The Japanese Porkchop, a complex but delicious mix of Citrus, Thyme, Dijon Mustard and unfiltered Apple Cider with Japanese Whisky. Equally refreshing

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Another starter we tried is the Fried Green Tomato BLT, with house smoked pork belly, pimento cheese, frisée, smoky tomato jam, lemon vinaigrette.

The smoked pork belly is delicious and crispy. Goes well with the tomato bottom.

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As its southern food we must try the biscuits. We ordered Col. Newsome’s Preacher’s Ham Biscuits, with vermont sharp cheddar cheese. Another is the Smoked Brisket Biscuits, beef with house-made bbq sauce.  Take note that the pickles and sauces are all house-made.

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One of the dishes created locally : Low Country Laksa, with red snapper, carolina gold rice pirlau, panko fried egg, caramelized ginger coconut broth.

Don’t let the name fool you, its not a bowl of noodle but rice infused with laksa sauce and with red snapper crispy on the side. The rice is so flavorful that once you start you cannot stop until you finish the rice.

Just what is Carolina Gold rice : Well it is the grandfather of long-grain rice in the Americas, Carolina Gold is a delicate non-aromatic rice with chameleon starch properties that allow it to produce fluffy, individual grains; creamy risotto; or sticky Asian-style rice, depending on how it is cooked. Exclusively new crop and milled to emulate fresh, hand-pounded rice, Carolina Gold rice has a clean, sweet flavor and mouth feel superior to modern long-grain rice.

Another surprise is the golden fried poached egg, with running egg yolk once you cut it open.

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Next up is the Shrimp n’ Grits, with seared shrimp, roasted tomatoes, aged Kentucky country ham, red onions. Shrimp and grits is a traditional dish in the Low country of coastal South Carolina and Georgia. It is a traditional breakfast dish, though many consider it more of a lunch or supper dish.

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Short rib is my personal favorite. The Short Rib, with bone-in short rib, cauliflower mashed potatoes, pickled petite vegetables. The meat is so soft and tender and it falls off when you try to pick it up. Have it with the mashed potatoes and you are in heaven.

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The one dish you cannot miss when you are at The Bird is their fired chicken. Their chicken is all natural, never treated with hormones or dyes

It begins with a 27-hour brining process, then dredge it in secret recipe of spices and flour, followed by the final step of frying to perfection.
We ordered the Chicken ‘n’ Watermelon ‘n’ Waffles, with honey hot sauce, chilled spiced watermelon, vermont sharp cheddar cheese, waffle, bourbon maple syrup.

The four pieces which made up half a chicken came with a lightly crisp, thin coat of batter. The chicken is juicy, fried to perfection. Don’t miss out on the waffles too because when you have it with the bourbon maple syrup, it is really an unique taste. The deep oak flavor of the bourbon complimented the sweetness of the maple.

This portion is also big so its great for sharing.

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Now its time for dessert , we ordered the “Baked to Order” dessert that took 25 minutes for preparation, its the Peach Cobbler, with marzipan crumble, french vanilla ice cream
florentine almond cookie bowl, cinnamon twist.  I liked the contrast in hot baked peach pieces vs cold french vanilla ice cream.

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The Bird is  the place to go if you like to have farm-fresh ingredients, classic Southern cooking and great time sharing on the table.

LOCATION:
B1-07, Galleria Level
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

OPERATING HOURS:
LUNCH
Daily 11:00am – 4:00pm

DINNER
Daily 4:00pm – 11:00pm

DRINKS & LIGHT SNACKS
Daily 11:00pm – 2:00am

WEEKEND BRUNCH
SAT & SUN 10:00am – 4:00pm

TELEPHONE
+65 6688 9959

 

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