FYR Duck Confit

FYR Cycene Ond Drinc: 3 Years Later

{UPDATE: 12 Feb 2019}

Oh good, another restaurant that has maintained its chops. Three years from my first visit to FYR (previously with a rather convoluted, unpronounceable name) and I was back for Friday night dinner this time.

Well, still looking busy, still friendly service. And the food, not too bad at all.

Reading my old post about the set lunch, I see I was raving about the huge portions for the reasonable prices. Over dinner, it’s naturally a slightly different story, but nothing too eye-popping, not to worry.

FYR Grilled Oysters 2

So, we started off with some Grilled Oysters featuring Asian flavours and yes, that little chilli padi bomb. A little bit of a shocker but hey, I like sudden shocks once in a while.

FYR Chorizo Prawn Scallop Rice

Then came the Scallops, Prawns and Chorizo Rice ($26). Think my hubby chose this because we had just been to Tapas Club and although he wanted to order a more classic paella, he deferred to my request for the squid-ink version. So I guess he was making up for that here at FYR.

To be fair, nowhere did it say that this was a paella so we shall not judge by whether it had that socarrat base, but instead by whether it soothed one’s belly the way only carbs can do.

The verdict? You can definitely taste the underlying shellfish taste in the rice, thanks to the prawn broth that was used in cooking it. And with the garlicky aioli and the spicy chorizo, it was satisfactory enough.

FYR Beef Short Rib

And now, the dish that always brings out the cavewoman in me, the Bone-in Short Ribs ($36). Give me that hunk, any day! Yes, the meat was peeling off the bone and the sauce was suitably robust.

FYR Pandan and Pistachio 2

As for dessert, yes, two years on, and they are still proudly showcasing their Pistachio Melt and Pandan Ice Cream ($12). And rightly so. Still oozy and still tasty.

So, it’s good to see that FYR is still maintaining its standards and I’m certainly glad I visited again.

FYR Original Post: 23 Feb 2016

You don’t need to know how to pronounce this restaurant’s name. Just know that FYR Cycene Ond Drinc serves up really good value for money set lunches.

At just $25 for 3 courses, that’s practically a steal, considering the big portions and the CBD location of the restaurant at Boon Tat Street. You know how some places give you the micro version of their regular dish for set lunches? Well, no need to worry about that here.

Adding in Asian twists to the Euro-inspired menu seems to be the modus operandi at FYR, so you’ll see some pretty interesting sounding accompaniments on the menu. Like Laksa Bearnaise sauce, Tom Yum Jelly, Bandung Chantilly Cream – you get the picture.

Sure, in some of the dishes, these twists definitely add that cool surprise, but in some others, I feel that they could be “pushed” further. That is, commit to the uniqueness and really make the flavours stand out.

In any case, that doesn’t make or break the awesome set lunches. My friend had the Mushroom Salad to start with, well, the highlight was the beautifully poached egg with said Laksa Bearnaise – the wobbly egg and the rich sauce definitely added an element of decadence to a simple salad.

FYR Mushroom salad
Mushroom Salad with Poached Egg

I had the Foie Gras – a good-sized serving with sweet soya honey sauce and some zesty lemon curd to “cut” the full on flavour. Wasn’t a fan of the accompanying sambal marmalade, didn’t get any kick from that.

FYR Foie Gras
Foie Gras

Mains. One look and you probably feel full already. Which sure beats a huge plate with a morsel of meat and some leaves hanging around.

The Barramundi was cooked just right, it was flakingly soft and is probably the better option for a “lighter” lunch.

FYR Barramundi
Barramundi

The Duck Leg Confit, on the other hand, is quite a heavy dish. The duck was tender and the flavours were there – I just wish the skin had been crispier.

FYR Duck Confit
Duck Leg Confit

And no matter how full you are, do not skip the desserts. I previously had their popular Baked Pistachio Melt and Pandan Ice Cream for lunch, but this time round, it wasn’t on the set lunch menu. Still, the Sticky Date Pudding was all gingery and yummy with vanilla ice cream, while the Valrhona Banana Mousse held its own too.

FYR Sticky Date
Sticky Date Pudding

 

FYR Banana Chocolate
Banana Chocolate Mousse

I really can’t think of many other places in the CBD that offers a full-on 3-course western set lunch for just $25 (if you know, do leave a comment below!) so this is definitely worth checking out.

I’ve also had dinner a couple of times before, and never been disappointed. Oh, and by the way, it’s pronounced as “Fire Kitchen and Drink”!


FYR Cocene Ond Drinc:

Address: 19 Boon Tat Street (nearest MRT is Telok Ayer)

Contact: 6221 3703 or reserve via Chope at http://www.chope.co/singapore-restaurants/restaurant/fyr-cycene-ond-drinc

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FYRBTS/

Opening Hours:

Mon – Fri: 11am-10pm

Sat: 9am-4pm, 6-10pm

Sun: 9am-4pm


 

 

 

 

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