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Trufflelicious Review: Food Truck Serving Cheesy Truffle Dishes In City Hall

20th August 2019

Trufflelicious in Funan serving truffle dishes

Trufflelicious - Flatlay

The show Chef on Netflix left me dreaming for a chance to eat from food trucks. I’m amazed at how quickly dishes are pushed out from these trucks, without compromising on taste and quality. This dream is made a reality with The Travelling C.O.W.’s latest concept, Trufflelicious

Trufflelicious - Food truck

You don’t have to worry about chasing after Trufflelicious, as this Volkswagen is permanently parked in Funan. As food trucks are not a common sight in Singapore, passersby were quick to snap a photo.

Food at Trufflelicious 

Trufflelicious - Truffle sukiyaki beef don

What else can you expect from Trufflelicious besides truffles? Dining here is straightforward as their short menu offers dishes that incorporate fresh truffles. With a bottle of water in hand, I was ready for a rich and heavy meal. I started with the Truffle Sukiyaki Beef Don ($12).

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The staff was quick in assembling this rice bowl. The final touch was freshly grated black truffles that peppered the dish.

Trufflelicious - Beef don

My hopes were high as a rich, earthy aroma wafted from the truffles. But after tucking into this dish, it seemed that the only truffle element in this dish were the slivers of truffles. The generous portions of beef slices were well marinated in a classic sweet sukiyaki sauce, but lacked a pungent truffle flavour.

Trufflelicious - Beef

Mixing in the onsen egg and grated truffle helped to elevate the fragrance of this dish. The runny egg added a creamy texture to the rice bowl, while the flakes of black truffle provided a savoury balance to the sweet-tasting beef.

Trufflelicious - Truffle grilled cheese sandwich

A must-have for any cheese lover is their Truffle Grilled Cheese Sandwich ($12). Trufflelicious knows the way to both our hearts and stomachs, as this sandwich comes with a side of nacho and cheese. 

Trufflelicious - Cheese pull

There is something gratifying about getting a cheese pull from a grilled cheese sandwich. What’s even better is the earthy scent of truffle emanating from this dish.

Trufflelicious - Grilled cheese

There is some weight to this sandwich, as I had to hold it with both hands. Packing a liberal amount of cheese, the sandwich is held together by thick slices of white bread.

Trufflelicious - Cheese

The sandwich was grilled beautifully, as the bread was crisp on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. The truffle was freshly grated onto the cheese, leaving some parts of the sandwich without a distinct truffle aroma. Even so, the truffle shavings did elevate the savouriness of this dish. You might want to split this sinful sandwich with a friend as it can get jelak after a few bites.

Trufflelicious - Mac and cheese balls

Mac & cheese balls aren’t common in Singapore, so I was intrigued by Trufflelicious’ Truffle Mac & Cheese Balls ($10). These balls were deep-fried upon order to ensure maximum crispiness, and topped off with truffle shavings.

Trufflelicious - Mac and cheese

Fried to golden brown, the Mac & Cheese Balls were glistening in all of their oily glory. The batter was crunchy, while the filling was warm and cheesy. 

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Trufflelicious - Mac and cheese filling

The filling tasted like a typical mac & cheese, with a subtle truffle flavour coming from the truffle shavings.

Ambience at Trufflelicious 

Trufflelicious - Ambience

Trufflelicious catches passersby’s attention with their Volkswagen setup. Seating is rather limited as they share the space with Milksha. They have counter seats overlooking Funan’s atrium that make a great spot for people watching.

The verdict

Trufflelicious - Verdict

With such a sensational name, I was expecting truffle-infused dishes with bold earthy flavours. But the subtle musky notes from the truffle shavings left me slightly disappointed. Despite this mismatch in expectations, Trufflelicious is still value for money. You can’t complain much with their use of fresh truffles and nett prices. 

If you’re looking for more by The Travelling C.O.W., check out our full review of The Diner by The Travelling C.O.W.!

Address: 107 North Bridge Road, #02-K06, Funan Mall, Singapore 179105
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Website
Trufflelicious is not a halal-certified eatery, but their food contains no pork or lard.

Photos taken by Cindy Yong.
This is an independent review by Eatbook.sg.

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Summary

Pros
– Reasonable prices
– Generous portions

Cons
– Subtle truffle flavour

Recommended dishes: Truffle Sukiyaki Beef Don ($12), Truffle Grilled Cheese Sandwich ($12)

Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm

Address: 107 North Bridge Road, #02-K06, Funan Mall, Singapore 179105

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