Saturday, 1 April 2017

Delectable Fusion Creations at Flo, a New Halal Café at IMM

Food tasting session at flo

During my recent trip back in Singapore, I was delighted to be able to try the food at flo, a brand new casual dining café located at IMM launched by singer, actress and host, Candyce Toh. 

The interior

Founded by the Manuka Group, flo drew inspiration from its sister café by adding a mix of Western creations with Asian influences. This new kid on the block features a kaleidoscope of different cuisines with an innovative twist. 

With Robert and Agnes and my family

Flo is also a halal certified café which aims to satisfy the palates of all food lovers. With a capacity of 36, it is open daily from 11 am to 10pm. What makes it most attractive is that prices do not include service charge or GST. 

Rosti Special

We started our food tasting session with the all-day breakfast favourites, flo’s Rosti Special -$15) which consisted of fresh grated potato (made-to-order), rocket salad, egg (choice of sunny side up or scrambled), marinated pulled chicken slices and sour cream and chives on the side. The rosti was pan-fried to a perfect golden brown hue and tasted heavenly with the sour cream and chives. The marinated pulled chicken was tantalising and helped to refresh the taste buds. The rocket salad provides the vitamins our body requires while the eggs give us the energy boost for the day. Overall, this is a wholesome dish which appeals to most diners.

The corn soup ($8) is prepared with the goodness of fresh corn and has a smooth consistency and a pleasant sweet taste. This is suitable for toddlers and children too.

Tomato and mozzarella salad

I also like the tomato and mozzarella salad ($12) with consists of sliced tomatoes, mozzarella, mesclun, basil pesto and balsamic reduction. A quintessential Italian appetiser, it oozes the refreshing taste of summer.

Succulent flank steak

My favourites are the flank steak ($18) which is served with cauliflower purée, seasonal vegetables and herb butter and the signature Korean inspired marinated chicken ($16) served with myeolchi bokkeum and kimchi fried brown rice. 

Korean inspired marinated chicken

The former is succulent and flavourful and melts readily in my mouth while the latter is palatable, enhanced by the crunchy texture and savoury taste of the anchovies. The chicken is also tender and complements the rice well.

Korean kimchi pasta

The Korean beef pasta ($17) is a unique fusion dish which combines the Italian pasta with the exotic flavours of the Korean kimchi. Made with flo's in-house blended base, it allows the pasta to completely absorb the spicy, tangy flavours. This is a must-try dish if you are inclined towards spicy food, though it may be a tad too spicy for those who are not fans of spicy cuisine.

Bountiful choco-brownie

The bountiful choco-brownie ($14.50) was the finale dish for the food tasting session, ending our dining experience on an exceptional note. It was superbly prepared with freshly baked crispy waffles, chocolate brownie, walnuts, premium vanilla bean ice cream and maple sauce. The waffle was crispy on the outside and fluffy inside and the different ingredients merged together to create a wonderful explosion of various flavours and textures. Chocolate sauce was added which gave it a rich, decadent taste.

Review of the Bountiful Choco-Brownie

Flo offers a lovely setting for a casual meal with your loved ones. Thank you Agnes once again for the invite.

Flo is located at IMM, 2 Jurong East, Street 21, #02-15A, Singapore 609601. It is open from 11am to 10pm daily. 
For enquiries, please call 6896 1396 or visit here.
For more information or for tastings, please visit here.

Photos by Photographer, Producer and Song Writer, Robert Wesley Seng.

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