Flavour Flings: Muslim Owned Cafe In The Heartland Of Hougang Ave 1
Indulge in American & French classic All Day Brunch at Flavour Fling, a homely & zen café nestled in the midst of Hougang Ave 1. Co-owned by three chefs whom graduated from The Culinary Institute of America (Singapore), get ready to have a fling…with your taste buds.
Welcomed with a pathway laid with pebbles and wooden planks, you will soon be transcended to a realm of peace and serenity as you enter. Surrounded by textured materials, it’s obvious that much thoughts and efforts were invested to bring out a zen and natural vibes here at Flavour Fling.
Introduced to this café by a friend, so I thought that the best company to have would be my family.
As I browsed through the menu, I noticed that eggs dishes seem to be the specialty here at Flavour Flings. They have the a wide-spread of egg-centric (no pun intended) dishes from ‘Eggs Classics’ and ‘Soft Yolks’ segments. If those aren’t enough, check out their ‘Specialties’ too!
As starters, we ordered Truffle Fries ($9.9) and Beef Chilli Cheese Fries ($9.9). Carbo loaded ourselves even before our mains, brilliant.
Personally, I will prefer thin shoe string fries over the thicker version. Generous with the truffle oil, we could smell it even before seeing it.
Our mains were Ham and Cheese Croissant ($14.9), Royale ($15.9), Honey Chicken Burger ($16.9), Ultimate Burger ($18.9), Carbonara ($14.9) & Eggs Jupiter ($16.9).
Ham & Cheese Croissant: Pleasantly crisp croissant paired with what I considered a perfectly cooked omelette as it retained the right amount of wetness.
Royale: Not the best cooked poached egg as the yolk wasn’t totally runny. My best experience will still be Common Man Roaster.
However, the hollandaise sauce was brilliant. Its creamy texture had hint of zest which whetted my appetite further. One Royale wasn’t enough!
The remaining three dishes didn’t have any glow nor sparkle, comsi comsa.
Beverages were Iced Chocolate ($6.5) and Latte ($5).
Appealing golden brown crema and medium body, enjoyed my coffee I must say.
Ice chocolate tasted like Milo with chocolate powder. Not impressive looking, but was a satisfying cup of chocolatey goodness.
Rounded the meal with three dessert: I-Scream ($12.9), Profiteroles ($7.9) and Chocolate Fudge ($6.5). Among them, my favourite was the Profiteroles; Choux wrapped with an oversized ball of ice cream.
The pancakes were dense, moist and a little fluffy. At this point of time, I was already filled to the brim, therefore my judgement for the pancake may undermined its real standard. My mum was the only one who enjoyed the Chocolate fudge cake. I guess it’s needless for further articulation.
Overall, Flavour Fling is a hidden gem with great atmosphere and service. Our palates literally had a fling that evening!