The search for great food, from seeking the best steak in Singapore to tracking the richest chocolate treat on the island, is a feat that’s tough to pursue alone. Hence I have recruited trusted allies – mainly my family and friends – in this search and being foodies themselves, they’re more than happy to help.
Flock Cafe was one of the places that caught my allies’ attention and before long, we found ourselves visiting the establishment with drooling mouths and curious stomachs.
When I tried finding a little background about this place, their website appeared to have been suspended. It didn’t look like a hacker’s doing, so maybe a little admin issue. What I could find out from some research was that they focused on burgers, pastas and all-day breakfasts. While they open relatively early in the morning on a daily basis, they also close early. (You can find the opening hours towards the bottom of the post.)
So it’s probably one of those boutique cafes opened by an aspiring entrepreneur who wishes to test the proverbial waters of the industry. Well then, shall we get to the food?
I’ll let you guys know now…it’s not exactly a full-fledged restaurant, but the preparation and effort that goes into each dish are awesome traits I just can’t overlook. For my order, I went with the Fish and Chips. The moment it arrived, I could tell that the batter was going to be one of the fluffier ones I will ever enjoy. Although it had the usual golden-brown outlook, it also had a wispy, cotton-esque appearance to it. It might be because they aerated the batter, creating a much lighter body. Whatever they did though, I loved it. When you bite into the battered fish, it’s fluffy and crispy without being too oily. As for the fish, they used Dory and it was fresh enough that the silky flesh slid apart when touched with the fork. I love how the batter stays with the fish when eating, without coming apart like what you may find elsewhere. Definitely a thumbs up for the beer battered fish.
As for the chips, they were basically french fries seasoned with Cajun spices. Fried to perfection, the fries had a crunchy and crusty exterior with a plush, starchy body beneath. This dish was so comforting, it felt like I was getting a hug as I dove into it! Blissful…
One of my dining companions was drawn to the House-made Beef Burger, which she found to be delicious. I liked how they took the time to include caramelised onions instead of using sliced, raw ones. Personally, I think that’s a major turning point for any burger since the soft yet flavourful onions complement the other ingredients beautifully, instead of competing with them. The cheddar melted so well that it enveloped the onions and patty, creating a truly mouth-watering appearance. My companion also liked the added saltiness from the bacon, the fluffiness of the buns and decided to dub the burger: traditional awesomeness. I won’t argue the toss since the effort and care was apparent in almost every element. The side was also Cajun fries which my companion agreed was well prepared.
The service staff appeared nonchalant, with no acknowledgement of our presence whatsoever as we entered the cafe. We had to ‘guess’ that the staff wasn’t going to guide us to a table. So we walked up to an empty table, sat down and started registering that there probable wasn’t going to be any service charge.
As for the look and feel, it’s simple and cosy. Nothing fancy and instead, it felt a little like coming over to a friend’s for lunch. The place is well kept, with tables being cleared almost immediately after diners leave.
Should You Try It?
If you like simple and homely food, then this is the ideal spot for you. The dishes go straight for heartwarming satisfaction with no added frills, making it easy to frequent. I would say it’s good value and a nice place for bringing foodie friends who are looking for new places to try. Pretty sure they’ll be satisfied.
Flock Cafe (Ghim Moh)
21 Ghim Moh Road, #01-213
Mon – Fri: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sat – Sun: 09:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tel: +65 6710 7804
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