Think Sunday Brunch and images like an oozy Egg Benedict or waffles and ice cream would come into mind. Why not head out for a BBQ fiesta with your family and friends, and get on your feet to dance along with the live jazz music?
FYR Cycene Ond Drinc, which stands for Fire Kitchen and Drink, is now serving fortnightly Sunday Brunch menu. If you know FYR, it used to serve weekend brunches with a European twist. Starting April this year, they are giving diners a new experience.
Diners may choose between indoor or al-fresco seats, I personally prefer indoors because the Chef and his BBQ pit happens to be outside. Getting tanned is one thing, but smelling like a walking roast pig may not be such a good idea.
For parents, you will be delighted to know that you can dine at ease while your kids keep themselves occupied with the play corner. It is specially set up on Sundays, against the rustic and mural walls, to liven up the place.
To spice up further, they are having the live jazz band only on Sundays to allow diners to let their hair down and truly enjoy the whole dining experience.
While waiting, sip on FYR’s homemade sodas ($6). Really refreshing on a typically hot afternoons and complements well with the BBQ concept. We had the Cucumber and Mint, Grapefruit and Lime, as well as the Red Wine Sangria.
So here at FYR, orders are made ala-minute and via the paper slips placed on each table. The waitress will then enter into the point of sale system where the kitchen then starts to prepare the raw ingredients to be sent outside for the chef to perform the BBQ.
The Caveman Platter ($60), is a sharing platter suitable for two to three pax, inclusive of beef short ribs, pork ribs, pork collars, chicken thigh and lamb ribs. Roasted vegetables such as corn, zucchini and potatoes are also part of the deal.
I did not take fancy any of the meats as they had an overdose of herbs oil, and somewhat cooked inconsistently across the various meats. The roasted vegetables were on the right note, especially the corn which is grilled evenly without signs of charting, giving the meal some fiber.
Other ala- carte items on the brunch range from $2 for things like mushrooms and vegetables to $6 for seafood etc. The seafood skewers were not impressive but at least we know we could just sit back, be lazy and wait for our barbecued food to be served.
If only they had a bit more seasoning and cooked the cauliflower and garlic longer, there would be more to talk about. To save the day, we had some mushrooms on skewers. Nicely grilled with a tinge of smokiness in them.
If you find that you need to dip the grilled food with sauces, fret not, FYR has tables of dips for diners to self-serve. Exotic flavours like the Shatta, Mushroom and Pepper sauce, just to name a few, goes hand-in-hand with the food items here.
If you happen to be in the area or craving for some BBQ food, FYR is the place to go for a heartening brunch.
FYR Cycene Ond Drinc
Address: 19 Boon Tat Street, Singapore 069619 (Nearest MRT Station: Telok Ayer)
Tel: +65 6221 3703
Opening hours: Mon to Sun, 11.30am to 11pm