Had a full day event today and it was horrible due to the return of the haze.
To make things worse, Ms Pan Asian and I were allocated outdoors under the sun.
In. The. Bloody. Haze.
The majority of the part-timers from another event company were allocated the easiest job, but they still could be freaking lazy. Some of them disappeared during work, and the rest fall so deeply asleep that they started drooling. ?
I even heard from other girls that just because 1 of the models uses a branded bag, she received sour comments from the same group of part-timers like “Wah! Using x brand still need to come and work meh?”
关你屁事 seriously. ?
Back to topic, we’ve picked FYR for 2nd day of Restaurant Week 2015!
It’s just a few small roads down the street from where SGX building is, along a quaint row of shophouses set amidst Tanjong Pagar’s picturesque backdrop:
This was an area that I would almost certainly never come during weekdays – there’s the ERP, crazy traffic and forever needing to fight for an (expensive) parking lot.
Thankfully, it’s on a Sunday evening so I’ve no need to face all those problems.✌️
FYR serves modern european cuisine influenced by the spices and herbs of Southeast Asia and their food is prepared using Josper charcoal oven (just like Privé!).
As you can probably tell by now, FYR is a nice cosy place to chill with your friends – but it’s not really ideal for photos due to the dim lighting (but hey, it makes it romantic, no?) and decorations that casts quite a bit of shadows that’s hard to avoid…
The staff here is extremely friendly! It’s not a fine dining kinda place, but more of a place with extremely personalised and very sincere service.
The service staff also knows their dishes really well, down to the special touches which the chef uses to bring out certain flavours.. and they’re more than willing to share it with you, too!
Sautéed Prawns with anchovies, garlic, crispy rice vermicelli – these prawns were so succulent and juicy that really, 4 pieces weren’t enough for me. The crispy rice vermicelli gave it the slight oriental Chinese feel – you know, like what would be served at a traditional Chinese restaurant…..
The other starter on the table was the Grilled Salmon Tartare with mixed herbs, ikan bilis, spring onions. Don’t be fooled by it’s “simple” look – this dish has actually so much flavour and you can even play with your food with the crackers!
For mains, I went for their massively huge Pork Ribs (350g), and K went for their Brandt 365-day Grain-fed Ribeye (250g) which had an additional $13++ SGD charge.
That’s right – 250 grams of Brandt 365-day Grain-fed Ribeye… An extremely generous serving guaranteed to fill up most, if not all, of your stomach.
Look at that perfectly done medium-rare steak! Slightly burnt outside, with a raw, chewy core.
My main was simply huge – and it smelled slightly of sweet garlic. From afar, it actually smelled a little bit like bacon – the Pork Ribs (350g) was really a sight to behold.
The dessert was equally unique: First, there’s the Chocolate Gateau & Mint Ice Cream – which came with this really chewy berry-like cube which gave loads of flavour to the mixture of ice cream, gateau, and the flakes and sauces…
And then there was Grilled Pineapple & Ginger Ice Cream. Wait, what?!
This dish is really one of an acquired taste – some would probably love it, others – hated it. It’s a little bit spicy and sour, and had a very strong gingery smell to it.
All in all, FYR is a really interesting casual place to dine. The atmosphere is fun, the staff is unpretentious, the food is amazing, and the chef certainly does know his little touches!
I’d definitely be back for more! 😉
FYR Cycene Ond Drinc
19 Boon Tat Street
Mon- Fri: 1130am – 11pm
Sat: 9am – 11pm
Sun: 9am – 4pm
Phone: +65 62213703
What do you think?