Flavour Flings: The Original Creator of Salted Egg Croissants is Back with Mind-Blowing Burgers and more!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Flavour Flings Café
Blk 121 Hougang Avenue 1, #01-1348, Singapore 530121

Nearest MRT: Kovan
Contact: +65 6286 0051
Email: bulldotkom@hotmail.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/flavourflings
Operating hours: Mon, Wed-Fri (11am-4pm, 5.30pm-9pm); Sat-Sun (9am-4pm, 5.30pm-9pm)

Flavour Flings is a halal certified café, and claims the title of being the first F&B in Singapore to create and present the ever-popular Salted Egg Yolk Croissants to our local residents.

Soon after the big reveal, flocks of crowd flooded to this hipster café in Hougang and emptied their kitchen (which is a good thing!), and this savoury pastry also propelled the start of various cafés and bakeries dishing out their own rendition of the dish.

Chef Shawn, an Alumni of The Culinary Institute of America (Singapore) and head chef of Flavour Flings Café, is back again to challenge the local food industry with his latest unique creations. Read on to find out more.


Salted Egg Yolk Croissant ($7.50)
Butter Croissant + Salted Egg Yolk Lava
(Waiting time of 15 minutes, while stocks last)


*NEW* The Supreme 2 Burger ($24.90)
Charcoal Boule, Emmental Cheese, Mayonnaise, House Beef Patty, 15-min Grilled Honey Chicken Thigh, Pancake-Battered Onion Rings, Sweet Curry Mayo, with sides as Salad Greens, Cherry Tomatoes and Cajun Fries

*NEW* Butternut Risotto ($15.90)
Calrose Rice, Butternut Squash, Shimeiji Mushrooms, Honey Glazed Croutons, Parmesan Cheese, topped with Spring Onions



Ice Cream Croissant-Wich ($8.90)
Buttered Croissant, Choice of Two Scoops of Ice Cream, Chocolate Powder, Corn Flakes

*NEW* Featuring their two latest ice cream flavours: Black Sesame Ice Cream & Cranberry Sorbet

Rating: 4/5

My two cents:

Let's start by talking a little bit about the main types of food provided and the atmosphere exuded by the cafe.

Flavour Flings Café focuses on providing their diners with Modern American and French All-Day Breakfast and Brunch delights – with a little twist to the flavours, ingredients and food presentation – in a zen and natural dining ambience.

The café used tons of textured materials (such as pebbles, gravels, wood, bricks and grass patches) to invoke a sense of zen feeling in their customers. I am a fan of the relaxing atmosphere and it would be what I am looking for when finding a venue for a nice Sunday brunch!

Now about the food... Yeah sure, the Salted Egg Yolk Croissant isn't a new thing on their menu but I had to try it since it is the reason for the whole salted egg yolk craze in Singapore! Unfortunately I am not a huge fan of their salted egg yolk croissant, even if it is the "original" version.

I found that the salted egg yolk filling had too much custard in it, had only a wincy tinge of salted egg yolk, and despite the texture of croissant being very flaky and crispy, there wasn't enough butter in it to impress me. Nonetheless it is a pretty decent salted egg yolk croissant, and if you are looking to try one, I would recommend theirs!

Moving onto the The Supreme 2 Burger, first impression was that it had a shit load of meat! I'm not saying that it is a bad thing, I was just very surprised at the amount of meat and the impressive flavours within the burger!

If you look at the description, there is A LOT of components packed into one gargantuan burger, but the flavours surprisingly make sense and do come together! I love the added touch of the curry mayo and the pancake-battered onion rings; this burger is soooo good!

I would highly recommend this to meat lovers, however here is a word of advice, don't try solo-ing the burger unless you are incredulously famished or are a heavy eater. Also, don't expect to be eating this burger like a gentleman/dame – it is impossible!

I was never fond of butternut squash, but Flavour Flings' Butternut Risotto changed my perspective on this vegetable! This risotto is different from most risottos as it leans towards the sweet side in terms of its taste.

The risotto might come off as odd to some people in the first few bites but it gets better with a few more mouthfuls (I promise you that). It pairs off really well with the shimeiji mushroom and croutons, both giving texture to this unique rice dish.

Lastly, to wrap off the meal with some dessert... their Ice Cream Croissant-Wich is special but something that I do not get. I tried my best to understand and appreciate the flavours and texture behind the dish but simply couldn't – ice cream and croissants are just not meant to be together (or at least for now). I found the combination weird, and even more so with the scatter of chocolate powder and corn flakes.

On a side note, the Black Sesame Ice Cream is rich in flavour and a tad creamy hence I believe that it will appeal to audiences who fancy black sesame glutinous rice balls or black sesame paste. As for the Cranberry Sorbet, it was refreshing and perfect for a hot and sunny Singaporean day. Do note though that the sorbet leans towards the citrus side and might come off as sour to some.

In conclusion, here are the dishes that I would highly recommend to try at Flavour Flings Café: The Supreme 2 Burger and Butternut Risotto.

Do check out their Facebook page and Instagram for the latest updates on the latest additions to their menu and/or promotions.