December 19, 2016
Flavour Flings, home to the first salted egg yolk croissant in Singapore, is back at it again with another dish that will set fire to the food scene.
The halal-certified cafe is a hideout for North-Easters, taking residence under Block 121 Hougang Avenue 1, surrounded by a couple of coffee shops.
Despite the various food options nearby, it remains highly frequented by all-day breakfast and brunch lovers alike.
Its interior is both fun and quirky, from a relaxing garden-like theme, to a wooden pallet feature wall and wall art of the various types of couples you’d see at a cafe.
Every corner of the cafe is an Instagram-worthy photo opportunity to snap pictures for your social media feed.
What’s setting Flavour Flings ablaze again? They’re now serving RACLETTE CHEESE dishes!
Offering a new dimension to its popular salted egg croissant, the pastry is now covered in a layer of melted Swiss raclette cheese that is imported from France.
The RacletteSant is both savoury from the melted cheese, and sweet from the salted egg yolk, which created a wonderful flavour profile on the palate. As with the first time I visited, the pastry of the salted egg crossaint was buttery and flaky, perfectly soaking up and tying in the flavours.
If you could only choose one item from the cafe’s menu to have, I’d say have the RacletteSant!
Beef Steak & Raclette ($24.90)
While the staff may not torch the cheese before your eyes like they did for us, you could still smell the charred surface and strong earthy smell it produces from tables away.
Get your camera ready as you’d only have one chance to capture the scraping of the melted cheese, which adequately covers the plate of potatoes and beef steak.
The grass fed New Zealand beef tenderloin is cooked to medium with a beautiful pink in the middle, and the potatoes are baked nicely with herbs. Both paired well with the Swiss cheese, which gave the dish a buttery and nutty taste.
Croissant Dirty Norwegian ($16.90)
Swapping their usual brioche with a buttery croissant, the signature salted egg yolk dirty benny gets a new lease of life too, appearing as an addition to the mains for diners to have.
Served open face style, the croissant is topped with smoked Norwegian salmon, poached eggs, drenched generously in salted egg yolk sauce and sprinkled with butter cereal. It comes with a side of garden salad and chicken sausages to complete the dish.
Too heavy for my appetite, I found it just about the right portion to share between two, especially if you’re not a really heavy eater. Nonetheless, packed with lots of flavour and texture, it’s a sinfully good cheat meal to have.
Hop on over to Flavour Flings for a hearty meal of raclette cheese. Rest assured you won’t be chased away by the friendly staff here, just make sure you make a reservation in advance as most dining slots are already filling leading up to Christmas. Check out their Facebook page to avoid disappointment!
Expected damage: $9.90 – $24.90