Nestled amongst a number of nondescript HDB blocks and ordinary coffee shops lies Flavour Flings. A small cafe with some of the most unique and exciting food you can find.
If you’re into trendy and Instagrammable food, this is the place for you.
And the best part is that the cafe is Halal certified so everyone can enjoy the dishes they have to offer.
The first dish we had was Flavour Flings pride and joy. The RacletteSant is a croissant that basically puts one trend over the other. The croissant is filled with salted egg yolk sauce and Swiss raclette cheese is melted over it.
Flavour Flings were actually the first establishment to have brought Malaysia’s famous salted egg croissant to Singapore and since then, it has been one of their most popular items.
Upon cutting into the flaky croissant, we struggled a bit to find the salted egg sauce but very quickly found that it was actually spread throughout the pastry to ensure that we got some salted egg yolk with every bite.
The raclette cheese which had been carefully melted over the croissant gave the whole dish an extra lift. It made it taste extra buttery and earthy.
Despite the cheese seeming to be only for the show, it actually did make it slightly saltier and even more delicious especially combined with the salted egg yolk sauce which was slightly on the sweeter side.
Cheese Burglette ($24.90)
The Cheese Burglette is a relatively new item on Flavour Flings menu and it is a spin on their popular Beef Steak & Raclette ($24.90). It’s basically a classic burger with melted Swiss raclette cheese over it.
The burger itself, which was basically a classic cheeseburger, was really good. The meat was not too dry and very well seasoned. The sauces worked well with the meat and bread to create a lovely dish.
The dish was served with fries which were perfectly seasoned and salty and made for a very filling meal. Perfect if you’re feeling really hungry.
However, in my opinion, the Swiss racalette cheese did not entirely work with the dish and was more of an aesthetic thing especially considering that it was melted over a slice of cheese that was already in the burger. At least it made for a good Instagram post!
Salted Egg Yolk Brick Toast ($13.90)
To end our meal, we were served the Salted Egg Yolk Brick Toast as a dessert. To me, this was one of the most interesting dishes mainly because I was curious as to how the salted egg yolk, which is typically a savoury item, would work in a sweet dish.
It turned out to work very well.
For starters, the dish is incredibly Instagramable with the thick toast being served with cranberry sauce, cooking crumbs, banana slices and a scoop of ice cream.
Upon cutting into the toast, we were treated to a lava flow of salted egg yolk sauce. The sauce itself was slightly more watery then expected but it was perfectly complimented the buttery toast which we gladly soaked in the sauce.
We had our toast with a scoop of Golden Vanilla and it complimented the toast perfectly.
However, it I did find it to be rather heavy following the meal we just had. If you’re having more then one salted egg dish, I recommend sharing because it can very quickly become too much.
Overall, Flavour Flings proved to be a gorgeous hidden gem with quality and affordable food that matched its aesthetic.
Check them output do go during non-peak hours as they can get quite crowded.
Address: Block 121 Hougang Avenue 1, #01-1348, Singpore 530121
Opening Hours: Mon, Wed – Fri: 11am – 4pm, 5.30pm – 9pm, Sat-Sun: 9am – 4pm, 5.30pm – 9pm, Closed on Tuesday
Social Media Page: Facebook
Nearest MRT Station: Kovan