FYR (pronounced “fire”) has recently launched their weekend brunch menu, featuring a variety of mains with a generous portioning. Nestled in the CBD area, it is a casual European dining restaurant that serves modern European dishes prepared in josper wood charcoal ovens using lychee wood. Beat the CBD crowd by going there on a bright weekend morning, and enjoy a scrumptious brunch with family or friends.
– Gail & Jem
Honey lemonade – $4.50
G: Infused with lemongrass, this mini jug of fresh lemon juice and honey is sure a thirst-quencher in this summery weather. There is a hint of fizz in it, so it really kind of tastes like lemonade soda.
Yam and Sweet Potato – $8G & J: An addictive appetiser. There were mixed reviews on which tasted better – yam or sweet potato? – but the general consensus was that this is a good side to order if you’re planning to chill and chat over drinks. Comes with cheese dip and tomato salsa.
J: The crispy onions at the side won it for me. Fried to crunchy rings, each mouthful left me wanting for more.
Baked Blinis – $15G & J: Can you believe that this dish is only $15? The large piece of grilled salmon alone is enough to warrant a good $15. This is a popular traditional dish in Europe. The salmon came with a piece of thick pancake with yeasted butter, but the salmon stole the show. The sprinkle of ikura, Avruga caviar and grated bottarga made this dish a very “worth it” one. Stretching your dollar without compromise on quality and quantity.
Baked Beef Hash – $18G & J: The hash is a ribeye mash with corned beef, with a runny egg in the middle. Mix it well with the bits of spice and tomato cubes scattered around for best taste. Served with freshly-made spring onion crepe, which can be used to dip into the hash. The hash remained watery even after a 15-min photo-taking session, so you can bet on a juicy beef hash that does not dry up quickly.
Baked Java Curry Chicken Ragout – $15G & J: Your usual chicken stew with a curry twist. The gravy was not too heavy and perfect for dipping (with the same spring onion crepe that was featured above with the beef hash). The sweet corn taste within makes the dish a treat. Eat quickly though, the curry sauce dries up quicker than usual.
Skillet-roasted Escargot – $12G: $12 for quality escargot is a bargain. There were at least 10-12 inside. The sauce – more tumeric than lemongrass tasting – complemented the escargot perfect, so drizzle it generously over your toasted bread.
Baked Pistachio Melt & Pandan Ice Cream – $10G & J: FYR’s best-selling dessert. We’ve reviewed this before, you can read it here. On this second visit, we were not disappointed again. The pistachio bits in the pandan sauce provided the crunch, and the toasted marshmallow on top was literally the icing on the cake. This is a must-order at FYR.
Most of the dishes are part of their brunch menu, although we did go quite overboard with the ordering (from the main menu). Their service is also excellent. FYR’s food is one that can be described as “atas”, but it is generally very easy on the pocket. The best thing? Portioning is large. We all love to stretch our dollar, don’t we~?
Their brunch menu is available every Saturday & Sunday from 9am till 3.30pm.
19 Boon Tat Street
Monday – Friday 11am – 11pm
Saturday 9am – 11pm
Sunday – 9am – 4pm
Nearest MRT: Telok Ayer, exit D.
You can also check out their Facebook page and find them on Instagram @fyr.sg.
* This is an invited event by Brand Cellar and FYR.
Average price per pax: $20-$40
What you should order: Baked Beef Hash, Grilled Squid.