Western dishes get a Sichuan twist at Birds of a Feather. Inspired by the laid-back teahouses of Chengdu, the café tastefully makes use of lush greenery and eclectic design pieces to create a space you won't mind unwinding at from morning 'til late.
The menu spices up classic Sichuan dishes to present them in a new light. Slurp up the oriental bolognaise ($25), tossed in a pork ragout-style sauce with sakura ebi; or Spicy Good Slime Shine ($25), which is much more appetising than it sounds. Slippery yam noodles are suspended in a tongue-tingling soup broth bursting with spice and umami.
Gather the flock and split its larger-format plates. Dried Angus OP rib ($20/100g) is first aged for over 40 days, then seasoned with Sichuan pepper salt before hitting the sizzling grill; or try the braised pork belly ($58), where ingredients are stewed in a claypot with chilli bean paste till fork-tender.
And should the heat prove too intense, cool down with Asian-influenced tipples that include the baijiu-based Lucky Red ($32) and osmanthus tequila sour ($23)