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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Mon – Fri: 11am-10pm
Sat: 9am-4pm, 6-10pm