The Bird Is MBS's Newest Restaurant With Chicken & Waffles And Half-Priced Cocktails

The Bird – American Comfort Food at Marina Bay Sands

MBS The Bird brunch spread

Fried chicken and waffles have each been major food trends in Singapore. From Korean fried chicken to waffles topped with everything from salted egg yolk to soft serves, Singaporeans have taken absolute glee in sniffing out new iterations of these classic foods.

And die-hard foodies, here’s another version to try – this time right in the heart of the glitzy Marina Bay Sands. Its newest restaurant is The Bird Southern Table and Bar, or just The Bird, and it serves up Classic American cuisine with a twist. Specialising in waffles and fried chicken in a “sure-win” combination, here’s why it’ll leave your tastebuds all tingly.

Appetisers

MBS The Bird deviled eggs and smoked pork belly

(Left plate top to bottom): Deviled Eggs and House-Smoked Pork Belly

Their Deviled Eggs ($ 14) are half of a boiled egg filled with yolk mash, dill, and chives, topped with smoked trout roe for a nice balance of flavours. You’ll finish this in a few spoonfuls, and we found ourselves licking our lips after we were done.

MBS The Bird house smoked pork belly

House-Smoked Pork Belly. Image credit: The Bird Southern Table and Bar

The Bird’s House-Smoked Pork Belly ($ 18) is a refreshing twist on the classic BLT sandwich. Instead of the usual bacon, lettuce and tomato, there is house-smoked pork belly, frisée – a leafy vegetable, pimento cheese – and fried green tomatoes respectively.

Think tender pork belly topped with smoky tomato jam, creamy pimento cheese and fresh sprigs of frisée.

MBS The Bird classic buttermilk biscuits

These 4 fluffy biscuits are served with a jar of honey butter and house-made jam

And to kickstart the feasting in true American fashion, try their Classic Buttermilk Biscuits ($ 10). These biscuits are baked and shaped more like scones, and are made with buttermilk rather than milk – this gives it a rich aroma and texture, whetting our appetites for the mains to come.

Mains

Behold, the dish of the hour: the Chicken ‘N’ Watermelon ‘N’ Waffles ($ 45).

MBS The Bird chicken and watermelon and waffles

A plate of sinful indulgence, served with honey hot sauce and bourbon maple syrup. Image credit: The Bird Southern Table and Bar

Good fried chicken is tender on the inside – and this fried chicken did not disappoint. In fact, we were told they were brined for 27 hours to seal in the moisture.

mbs the bird chicken and waffles

Onto the other star of the dish: the waffles. Its batter was made with a mix of cheddar cheese and herbs, which I enjoyed because it gave the waffle a savoury kick as opposed to having the usual plain waffle.

Finally rounding up the dish were watermelon cubes. Spiced with cayenne pepper and mint, it was a refreshing contrast to the richer waffles and chicken.

Tip: Eat it all together – cut a piece of chicken and waffle, drizzle the sauces all over and pop a slice of watermelon to finish it off. You’ll be rewarded with the explosion of flavours from this daring and unexpected combination!

If chicken and waffles ain’t your thing, opt for another comfort food – Macaroni & Cheese ($ 14).

mbs the bird mac n cheese

Image credit: The Bird Southern Table and Bar

The Bird’s version has 5 artisanal cheeses melted together for the ultimate cheesy goodness! Crispy herb breadcrumbs are sprinkled over the top to add even more colour and flavour.

Desserts & Drinks

Yes, this is a totally edible flower pot.

mbs the bird flower pot mississippi mud pie

You’ll be loathe to break this apart to eat!

At a glance, the Flower Pot Mississippi Mud Pie ($ 18) seems like just a flower pot, but it’s actually made of chocolate.

mbs the bird flower pot mississippi mud pie

The melted marshmallow goodness with oreo crumble

The “soil” is oreo and pecan crumble. Hidden inside is a layer of chocolate cake with melted marshmallow and chocolate ice cream dribbled all over. Finally, a flower made of icing and a gummy worm add to the dish’s aesthetic. Recommended for all you sweet tooths out there!

mbs the bird flower pot mississippi mud pie

We mauled the flower pot and chocolate ice cream and the marshmallow came oozing out!

mbs the bird salted caramel bread pudding

We also tried the Salted Caramel Bread Pudding ($ 15), a brioche pudding baked with moonshine raisins. But what really excited me was what accompanied it – Chantilly cream, whisky anglaise (custard cream), gooey caramel sauce and sweetened and spiced pecans.

The alcohol gave it zing, and the brioche wasn’t soggy, making for a great savoury dessert!

mbs the bird blackberry bourbon lemonade

For those of you who’d like to unwind with a drink, sip The Bird’s signature cocktail – the Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade ($ 27). It’s a thirst-quenching mix of wild turkey bourbon, blackberry puree, lemon, cardamom and angostura bitters.

The alcohol is just strong enough to come through, but doesn’t overpower the fruity accents of the fresh lemon and blackberry.

BONUS: 4 of their signature cocktails – including this one – are 50% off every Tuesday from 6-9pm! For a full list of their promotions, visit their website below.

The ambience

mbs the bird basement restaurant

Image credit: The Bird Southern Table and Bar

The restaurant’s wooden tables and low hanging lights evoke a warm ambience and it was refreshing to see this rustic gem within the futuristic Marina Bay Sands.

mbs the bird alfresco bar

Alfresco bar at Level 1. The bar tables even have sockets underneath to charge your phones!

The main restaurant is located at the basement, but we especially loved the alfresco bar at Level 1! It boasts stellar views of of the outdoor promenade and the city – a great place at which to sip cocktails.

mbs the bird alfresco bar

Plus, the lights on the bar floor were intriguing – they’re made using whisky and bourbon bottles

The verdict

mbs the bird

(Clockwise from bottom left): Deviled Eggs, House-Smoked Pork Belly, Classic Buttermilk Biscuits, Macaroni & Cheese, and Chicken ‘N’ Watermelon ‘N’ Waffles

One of the greatest joys of being a foodie is discovering flavours you would never have thought to mix. And while The Bird’s array of comfort food was already impressive, what really made it a winner was how it added flair to classic dishes like pairing chicken and waffles together.

mbs the bird restaurant entrance

Bringing a medley of flavours and new experiences, The Bird is worth seeking out. We would definitely recommend it for a nice, cosy dinner for family or friends where you can share the spread, or even for adventurous foodies who want to give their tastebuds a special treat!

Address: #B1-07, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Opening Hours: Daily, 11AM-11PM
Telephone: +65 6688 9959

Find out more about The Bird Southern Table & Bar!


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