Pet lovers all around Singapore can now rejoice with yet another premium cafe to spend quality time with their beloved animals and fellow pet lovers over casual meals and coffee.
Located at 79 Brighton Crescents Serangoon Gardens, the café is wonderful hideaway from city clattery, overcrowded spaces and hurried pace of life.
Established in December 2010 singlehandedly by Dave Lim, this cozy pet friendly café has consistently enjoyed write ups and mentions from Straits Times, ???? (Lian He Zao Bao), 8-Days, i-Weekly, CHIC magazines and 9tro magazines.
If you drive, you are likely to have also heard praises of their cuisines on popular radio stations such as 938 Live, Symphony 924 and Love 972 FM.
The award of ‘Best Loved Prawn Pasta’ by CozyCot – online magazine offering articles about beauty, fashion and woman lifestyle was a further testimony of the café dedication to great taste and value for its customers.
North-easterners and pet owners from all over Singapore adore Sun Ray Café all day breakfast especially during the lazy weekends.
But if you woke late (like the few of us), you can opt for brunch instead. William was all ready to snap yummy photos of the food.
HUBSCH Jess Baby brought along her adorable 7 years old dog!
The space between pet friendly & no pet area was cleverly divided by a pet door!
Sun Ray Cafe offers a private room for the hosting of pet friendly parties. Jessie really had a way with her pet.
Can you believe we actually started sampling 4 exotic beers on an empty stomach. Tsk tsk.
Going from left to right, here’s a quick introduction to the drinks:
Taiwan Lychee Beer ($11) offers a sweet lychee taste, with a good overall mouth feel and a clean after taste. Sun Ray Café also offers Taiwan Honeydew-Melon Beer which is a sweet honeydew melon flavoured beer with hints of cane sugar and flowers.
Fruli Strawberry Beer ($11) is a unique blend of white beer and strawberry juice. The strong zest of the beer was well balanced by the sweet and refreshing taste of strawberry
Swedish Rekordelig Cider ($12) is an ever popular cider made from Swedish spring water by a family-owned brewery. Available in 2 lovely flavours Pear as well as Strawberry and Lime.
Japanese Craft Beer Hitachino Nest White Ale ($12) also known as Japanese “Owl” Beer is a multi-award winning beer with hint of coriander, nutmeg and orange peel.
Our verdict? Fruli Strawberry Beer won all of us over! Here’s a toast to that!
For starters, we had the popular Sun Salad ($8) which consist of Baby romain lettuce, tossed with caesar dressing (mayonnaise, anchovy, garlic, lemon juice) and tomato XL, crispy bacon (pork) served with soft boiled egg crusted with cornflakes. The presentation was deliberately to reflect that of a rising sun over the horizon.
Crisp lettuce together with its refreshing dressing made this an excellence appetizer. What impressed me most was that the soft boiled egg within the deep fried cornflake crust still contained a runny egg yolk – not an easy feat to master.
Asparagus & Bacon ($11) was up next. These U.S. asparagus were poached in salted water before being wrapped in pork bacon to be served with poached eggs and orange hollandaise sauce (clarified butter with egg yolk, orange zest & orange juice).
The pork bacon was a sinful delicacy. It went perfect with the runny eggs and orange hollandaise sauce.
True to its name, Minute Steak & Eggs ($18) tender beef loin was only grilled for a minute before it was served with crashed baby potato, baked cherry tomato, rosemary herb, garlic and olive oil.
Poached Salmon Fillet ($22) consist of a thick & succulent salmon fillet with its skin off. Poached for 4 minutes in soya milk, it was served with U.S. Asparagus, with lemon juice, butter and cream.
Cumin Crusted Lamb Rack ($26) was crusted with dijon mustard and cumin baked for 15 minutes to achieve medium rare texture. Served with Ratatouille created out from courgette, red, yellow, green capsicum, garlic, onion, bay leaves, tomato paste, tomato whole, red wine, rosemary and lamb juice. This is a must order for lamb lovers.
Our final main was Yorkshire Pork Racks ($22). The pork rack was grilled for 10 minutes, finished in oven for 4-5 minutes before its served with sweet potato, mushroom and apple cider sauce.
Yorkshire Pork is a famous breed of white swine that boost of just the right amount of lean meat & fats for an unforgettable bite.
We ended off the meal with delicious Double Chocolate and Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream. We strongly recommend the Matcha Green Tea flavour. It commands a strong taste of Premium Japanese Green Tea which is quite difficult to find even at well known Japanese restaurants.
Jessie’s darling dog did not go hungry while we were sampling the chef’s cuisine. We ordered a portion of Lamb Meat Ball ($6) for her.
While we were sipping our post meal coffee,
Chef Derrar Hassane (Head Chef at Sun Ray Cafe) came in to check on his guest. Besides sharing with us the preparation work behind the entrées, the bubbly chef also share with us his adventurous past of perfecting his European style culinary skills at different countries. Notably, and as recent as 5 years ago, he has served as the Head Chef for 10 Downing Street (UK ‘Istana’). Leading a team of 8 chefs, he prepared dishes for the UK Cabinet as well as for state banquets up to 800 covers. That’s indeed food fit for kings and queens! Two years ago, he served as the Executive Chef in L’Opera in Piccolo Hotel at Bukit Bintang, KL Malaysia where he led a kitchen brigade of 27 chefs, with up to 800 daily covers.
We could not resist taking a shot with such a remarkable chef! It’s no surprise that his amazing culinary skills have begun to draw crowds from afar. At last, Serangoon Gardeners can enjoy quality cuisine at an affordable price.
Before we leave, Jessie & Jas Jas could not resist a shot with the cafe resident snowman! Christmas came early at Sun Ray Cafe.
Patrons were thrilled with coffee on the house a week before we came. It was a special treat for all to celebrate the completion of Specialty Coffee Association of Europe* (SCAE) Barista Course by 4 of Sun Ray Café staffs.
You should come visit Sun Ray Café from now till 31 December 2012 and enjoy 10% discount by simply being their Facebook Fan. Do remember to check out their Fan Page time to time to get updates on their latest offerings and promotions!
Here are the full details of the cafe:
Sun Ray Café:
Address: 79 Brighton Crescents Serangoon Gardens S(559218)
Tel: 6283 8700
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Sun Ray Cafe Facebook Fan Page
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