Fuel X

Fuel X
2 Tai Thong Crescent
#01-06 The Venue Shoppes


https://www.instagram.com/fuelxsg/


Waffle & Ice Cream Indulgence (SGD $15)



Fuel Up With Hearty Brunch & Mains

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Ambience & Setting: 8
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 8
Value for Money: 7
Spent about SGD $30 per person.


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Opening in March 2021 and operated by the same group behind the Fuel chain of cafes (including Refuel Cafe, Refuel II, and Fuel+ / Fuel Plus), their latest addition to the brand is the Fuel X cafe. Boasting the cleanest, brightest, and most spacious area to date, Fuel X offers a wide range of all-day breakfast and brunch mains, alongside quality bar bites and finger food, making it worthwhile to visit at any time of day.

Ambience at Fuel X is bright, clean, and minimalist. The plain white walls are decked with metallic copper pipes that spell the cafe's name, contrasted by the high ceiling with bright white lights. The sturdy minimalist wooden furnishings, which are decently cushioned and comfortable, lend a simple organised neatness; while shades of white, wood, brown, and beige lend a quiet sense of zen.

Service at Fuel X is partially self-service, with ordering and payment over the counter, though staff will serve orders to your table. They're quick to greet and seat guests, after performing the mandatory vaccination checks, and display cursory product knowledge of the menu, commendable as it boasts over 100 items. I note orders are fulfilled quickly, and staff also clean up efficiently when diners leave.

Food at Fuel X draws on modern American, British English, and Italian cuisine, with a focus on brunch and mains that are healthy, hearty, and wholesome. They serve consistently well-executed dishes using fresh ingredients, achieving standards beyond a typical cafe. With the widest menu offering, Fuel X pushes boundaries with clever combinations of tastes and textures. Portions are large for individuals. Prices are slightly higher than average, but well worth it, budget about SGD $30 per person.


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Fuel X Signage
Fuel X Signage


Fuel X Exterior
Fuel X Exterior


Fuel X Interior
Fuel X Interior


Fuel X Decor
Fuel X Decor


Seating
Seating


Seating



The Beer Stolen Boat Summer Ale (SGD $13) is a quaffable summer ale, brewed by the Trouble Brewing brewery in Singapore. With a mild copper orange colour, this has aromas and tastes of white bread, honey, orange marmalade, and caramel. The body is light, crisp, with an undercurrent of metallic, and holds light grainy fruity sweet flavour with a hint of bitter on the tail. Finish is short and crisp, will appeal to new drinkers mostly.

Beer Stolen Boat Summer Ale
Beer Stolen Boat Summer Ale (SGD $13)



Love the Hot Chocolate (SGD $5.50) here, with its rich, thick, creamy smooth luscious mouthfeel. With deep robust chocolatey bitter sweet flavour, this warm beverage is so pure and comforting. Highly recommended!

Hot Chocolate (SGD $5.50)


Hot Chocolate
Hot Chocolate



The Cold Brew White (SGD $7.50) has good strength of body, with milky sweet flavour. So refreshing. Worth ordering!

Cold Brew White (SGD $7.50)


Cold Brew White
Cold Brew White


Cold Brew White



The Cold Brew Black (SGD $7.50) has good strength of body, with toasty bitter sweet flavour. Nicely smooth. Worth ordering!

Cold Brew Black (SGD $7.50)


Cold Brew Black
Cold Brew Black


Cold Brew Black



The Dirty (SGD $5.50) features a blend of chilled full cream milk with 2 shots of espresso. This gives it a strong milky bitter sweet flavour, a nice perk-me-up. Good!

Dirty (SGD $5.50)


Dirty
Dirty



The Beefy Cheese Fries (SGD $12) is a delicious appetizer for sharing, less decadent than elsewhere, but no less loaded. A base of crisp fluffy shoestring potato fries is garnished with tender minced beef chili and tomato gravy, drizzled with creamy mayonnaise, thick nacho cheese sauce, sliced red chili, sliced pickled jalapenos, and crisp spring onions. Each mouthful is a delightful vegetal sweet savoury salty starchy cheesy burst of flavour, yum. Good!

Beefy Cheese Fries (SGD $12)


Beefy Cheese Fries
Beefy Cheese Fries


Beefy Cheese Fries



Loved the Miso Cream Salmon (SGD $19). This features a base of creamy smooth mashed potatoes with starchy sweet savoury flavour, along with bouncy tender brown beech mushrooms with earthy savoury salty flavour, and juicy cherry tomatoes with vegetal sweet flavour. Over this is placed a large slab of perfectly grilled, fresh salmon fish fillet, juicy and flaky in texture with smoky sweet savoury clean-tasting notes. Topped with fresh crisp watercress or spinach leaves with vegetal bitter sweet notes. The whole dish is drenched in a luxurious miso cream gravy, rich with earthy savoury sweet milky flavour, lifting each mouthful to divine. Highly recommended!

Miso Cream Salmon (SGD $19)


Miso Cream Salmon
Miso Cream Salmon


Miso Cream Salmon



The Porky Egg Waffle With Sausage (SGD $19.50) is an interesting and tasty breakfast / brunch plate. The fluffy soft buttermilk waffles are so good, with mild grainy sweet flavour. The fluffy creamy scrambled eggs are perfect, lending beautiful eggy sweet notes. The pulled pork is tender with a light chew, and while it sometimes can be a little gamey, the meaty savoury salty sweet flavour it carries is decent overall. Enhanced with a drizzle of thick maple syrup which lends floral sweet flavour, and a long juicy snappy beef sausage which carries bold salty savoury spice notes. Good!

Porky Egg Waffle With Sausage (SGD $19.50)


Porky Egg Waffle With Sausage
Porky Egg Waffle With Sausage


Porky Egg Waffle With Sausage



The Pulled Pork Ben (SGD $16) has a base of thick crisp crusty toasted sourdough bread, bright with smoky bready sour savoury flavour. Topped with a generous pile of tender chewy barbecue pulled pork, meaty savoury sour sweet salty tangy in taste. Crowned with runny poached egg with eggy sweet savoury flavour, and crisp rocket leaves / arugula with vegetal herbal bitter earthy notes, served with crisp fried lotus roots that have an earthy starchy savoury salty flavour. Portion is large and filling. Worth ordering!

Pulled Pork Ben (SGD $16)


Pulled Pork Ben
Pulled Pork Ben


Pulled Pork Ben



Loved the Salmon Madness / It's Salmon Time (SGD $19), as it's healthy, wholesome, and delicious. The base features chunky tender root vegetables, including baby potatoes, bell peppers / capsicum, zucchini, carrots, and brown beech mushrooms, dressed with a bright romesco sauce, all with vegetal sweet savoury salty earthy flavours. A large boneless fillet of salmon fish, baked to perfection, is laid over the top. The salmon fish has a crisp skin, with tender moist flaky fish meat, and clean sweet savoury salty flavour. Completed with a runny poached egg topped with wispy alfalfa sprouts and juicy tobiko / flying fish roe, which combines for a briny salty vegetal bitter herbal eggy sweet flavour. So yummy and satisfying. Highly recommended!

Salmon Madness / It's Salmon Time (SGD $19)


Salmon Madness / It's Salmon Time
Salmon Madness / It's Salmon Time


Salmon Madness / It's Salmon Time



The Prawn & Crab Aglio (SGD $18) is a decent pasta dish. Long silky soft linguine pasta noodles are tossed aglio oilo style in olive oil, garlic, and chili, along with chunks of tender deshelled crab meat, and succulent fresh partially deshelled tiger prawns, topped with crisp rocket leaves / arugula and shaved parmesan cheese. Has pleasing savoury starchy sweet vegetal herbal bitter earthy spicy cheesy flavours. Worth ordering!

Prawn & Crab Aglio (SGD $18)


Prawn & Crab Aglio
Prawn & Crab Aglio


Prawn & Crab Aglio



With The Ultimate French Toast (SGD $14), you get a visually messy stack that is absolutely delicious. Thick but soft toasted white bread glazed with a thin layer of egg, topped with juicy strawberries, tender banana, grainy oats, crunchy cinnamon sugar crystals, stringy parmesan cheese, creamy hazelnut chocolate spread, and sticky maple syrup. You get a big bold taste layer of smoky bready sweet fruity sour chocolatey cheesy salty flavours, with the distinct difference being the contast of cheese against fruit. Yummy and memorable. Completed with a creamy scoop of vanilla ice cream, with floral earthy milky sweet flavour. Highly recommended!

The Ultimate French Toast (SGD $14)


The Ultimate French Toast
The Ultimate French Toast


The Ultimate French Toast



Positioned as a dessert (instead of a beverage), the Caramel Banana Affogato (SGD $10) has 2 creamy scoops of vanilla ice cream, garnished with sliced banana, granola bits, and salted caramel sauce. A shot of espresso is served on the side, which you pour in. I found this rather messy because the tall ice cream leaves little space for pouring, causing the espresso to overflow out of the glass. Overall average in taste, with the various milky nutty sweet toasty fruity bitter flavours being rather separate and distinct, not really coming together. Also, I felt the coffee espresso shot drowned out the taste of the salted caramel, and clashed with the bananas. Could be improved.

Caramel Banana Affogato (SGD $10)


Caramel Banana Affogato
Caramel Banana Affogato



Loved the Waffle & Ice Cream Indulgence (SGD $15). The waffles were excellent, served warm, crisp outside, fluffy inside, with an enticing bready sweet smoky flavour. The 2 large scoops of ice cream are creamy and rich, I preferred the chocolate ice cream with its deep chocolatey bitter sweet flavour, over the earl grey ice cream with its light floral earthy sweet milky flavour. Decorated with a mint leaf, and crunchy biscuit crumble for contrast of texture. Highly recommended!

Waffle & Ice Cream Indulgence (SGD $15)


Waffle & Ice Cream Indulgence
Waffle & Ice Cream Indulgence



The Pistachio Strawberry Cake (SGD $8) has thick stacks of soft airy pistachio infused sponge cake, between layers of creamy buttercream and smooth strawberry glaze, topped with crunchy pistachio nuts. Has lovely enticing nutty fruity sour sweet milky flavours, yum. Worth ordering!

Pistachio Strawberry Cake (SGD $8)


Pistachio Strawberry Cake
Pistachio Strawberry Cake



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