Brunch @ Froth

March 25, 2015 in European (cafe) by thywhaleliciousfay

My girlfriends and I were to meet up for brunch, and I excitedly suggested Froth. Well, it’s not often that we get to brunch in a big group. So when it happens, I must make sure we check out a café which allows me to order many dishes. Keke. And reservation was made 2 days in advance for 8 people for 11.30am, the time which the café commences operation for the day.

I came by public transport and meant to walk from Bugis MRT station, However, I must had been in a half-awake half-asleep state (from waking up at 10am when I slept at 4am. Ha!) cause I was supposed to change train at City Hall MRT (interchange) station, but I got off Dhoby Ghaut MRT (interchange) station instead. In the end, I decided to just walk to Froth from Dhoby Ghaut MRT station which was surprisingly manageable. It was just a 10 to 15 minutes walk! Upon entering the building which was easily identifiable by the words ‘BIG HOTEL’, head down the staircase and one would see the cafe on the left. The hotel’s reception area is on the right.

And we had the entire café to ourselves for a good 45 minutes. I guess it was a beautiful day to sleep in. Haha. Of course we did wonder why we bothered making reservation. But it’s better to be kiasu because the café started to fill up (fast) by 12.30pm.

And from the menu (pages 1, 2), my girlfriends and I ordered:-

1) Doritos crust winglets, $11.90 (above) – Spicy doritos crust on confit winglets. When served, this looked non-appetizing. It was like brown food on brown plate. However, as the phrase goes “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. The deboned wings were pretty good. Slightly spicy, slightly salty. With tender and juicy meat within. I liked that they left the soft bone parts for additional crunch. Oh yes, I am one of those who eat my chicken wing very clean.

2) Club sandwich, $16.90 (above) – Grilled chicken, bacon, wasabi egg mayo. This was average. It was pretty bulky with many layers and we ended up eating the sandwich by dissecting it up. Ha.

3) Carbonara, $15.90 (above) – Homemade bacon flavoured cream, poached egg, bacon bits. This was pretty good! I liked that they did not go crazy with the sauce such that every piece of penne pasta was covered with sauce of the right amount.

4) Chilli crab spaghetti, $20.90 (above) – Blue swimmer crab meat, homemade chilli crab sauce, fried bun. This was pretty good. It’s definitely a Singapore-inspired dish. Keke. I liked that they included the deep fried buns in the dish. And do make sure to mix all of the roe into the pasta for extra crunch!

5) Seafood tom yum risotto, $23.90 (above) – Tomyum pasta, prawns, squids, clams. This was pretty good for cafe standard. While it was cooked to a creamy consistency, it was missing that slight resistance (al dente).

6) Squid ink risotto, $28.90 (above) – Served with deep fried squid. If one look at the menu, the squid ink flavour would be 1 of the 4 flavours offered under the ‘yuan yang risotto’ where one can choose 2 flavours in a bowl. However, we went with 1 (flavour) as we reckoned it would be weird to have 2 flavours in a bowl, especially with squid ink. And it was the deep fried calamari which stole the show for me. Really good. The squid within wasn’t too chewy while the batter was thick and crispy.

7) Fish and chips, $16.90 (above) – Battered fish, spicy citrus, zesty tartar, crispy fries. Normal although the fries were addictive. Ha.

8) Taro waffles served with a single scoop of ice cream, $12.90 (above) – We were almost full by the time it came to desserts but what’s coming to Froth without trying their taro waffle which is all over instagram! And this was good! I was especially impressed with the batter. When we sliced through, the waffle was of a brilliant violet within. It was so moist that one would think it was the actual taro paste sandwiched between 2 biscuits. A must try.

9) Latte, $5 (above)

So yes, I definitely recommend Froth. So while Froth is walkable from either Bugis or Dhoby Ghaut MRT stations (a 10 to 15 minutes walk), it would be problematic if it rained and one doesn’t have an umbrella. So one should play safe and carry an umbrella, just in case? =p

That aside, I liked that the café was big and spacious! But the main draw had to be the food. They offered a wide range on their menu which spoils one for choice. Which is also the reason why I chose Froth when my girlfriend and I were meeting in a big group! Keke. More people needed to order more dishes. And we were pleased with the food. Although Froth is a cafe, the food was of restaurant standard. By its quality, and even plating!

Service was good too. We ordered 6 mains and the squid ink risotto was the 4th to be served. It was nice that the staff offered to change our ink-stained (side) plates and utensils when our waffles came. And it was good the cafe was not too strict about us bringing our own cake for our birthday girls too. And even though we were sitting at the furthest corner, we were not neglected. It was not hard to get the staff’s attention. When we raised our hands while holding the menu, the staff came over and said “Waffles?” It was nice that the staff remembered we planned to order waffles after our savoury (as that was what we said when the staff was taking order for our mains)!

So yes, I would highly recommend Froth!

200 Middle Road, Big Hotel, B1-02, Singapore
6336 1228, Website, Facebook
Overall: 7
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 7
Tues – Sun : 11:30 – 22:00
Ambience: 6
Value: 7
Service: 8
* Closed on Mon