It was the bf’s birthday back in May – and to celebrate this special occasion, I chose to have his birthday dinner at Froth cafe over at BIG hotel!
The original plan was to take half day of leave to spend the day together but too bad his birthday fell on the last day of my audit week so..I wasn’t able to take my leave as ours were kinda frozen for the week? Lol anyway about that – thank God its over. Unfortunately I hear that we may a second one coming up at the end of the year or early next year 😦
FROTH Cafe @ BIG Hotel
FROTH Cafe @ BIG Hotel
200 Middle Rd Singapore 188980
Breakfast – 7.00am to 10.30am daily
Lunch & Dinner – 11.30am to 10.00pm (closed on every first Monday of the month)
Anyway back to the topic at hand! After the end of the audit, the bf and I made our way to BIG hotel that night. Froth Cafe is located at the basement of the hotel and you can easily spot it if you’re just passing by. Just head down the stairs and you are there!
The place is pretty big with plenty of seating for both couples and groups alike. In general, I like the relaxed vibe there making it a good dinner place to chill with friends after work(:
The only gripe I have with the place is the lighting especially if you want to take photos of the food. Suggest you bring a proper camera for photos there because if you are a Samsung user like myself (you know the photos are horrible under bad lighting!), you probably wouldn’t be impressed with your photos. During the day, the better lighting is mainly limited to the natural light from the windows so take a seat there for the best photos. Meanwhile at night, only certain tables have decent (although overhead) lighting, however – do expect a slightly yellowish/orange tinge to your photos. But I guess you can always adjust your camera settings to rectify this issue.(:
Hehe if you can – try to take our table. It’s one of those that had the better lighting for both day/night. Reservations can be made in advance like ours with the cute chalkboard! Thanks Sharon for arranging for that(:
Thumbs up for free water 🙂
This was my second visit to Froth, the first being a couple of months when they first opened. It was pretty close to my workplace and had an irresistible lunch set deal so the colleagues and I dropped by to try it out. Not too bad, you might have spotted the photo I posted if you have been following me on IG / Facebook(: They have since then revamped the menu the last time we were there and you can find it and the drinks menu pictured below for your reference. Full size photos available HERE!
We ordered the following dishes based on recommendations from Sharon and our personal food preferences!
Iced Chocolate – S$6.00
One of the bf’s favourite drinks will be iced chocolate and so when he saw that they had it – he knew he had to order to try! Surprisingly not many places can do iced chocolate well, mainly because they were scrimping on the ingredients or diluting the iced chocolate too much. Froth’s version however was pretty good, thick and chocolatey!
Iced Lychee Tea – S$3.90
I tried the iced lychee tea during the last time I was here as it was inclusive in the lunch set. Thought it was a delish and refreshing drink and ordered it once again! Quite a number of lychees to eat too as seen from the photo below (:
Bacon Chowder – S$7.90
Okay, I’ve tried loads of chowder but I’ve definitely never tried bacon chowder before! Would say that those who love carbonara would love it because the ingredients in it are essentially about the same. Very savory and thick – but yummy all the same. Bf wasn’t really the soup drinker but he had second helpings so you can tell he quite liked it (:
P.s there’s even a poached egg within the soup!
Doritos Crust Winglets – S$11.90
For those who like a little kick in their appetizers can try the Doritos Crust Winglets! It was relatively spicy, crunchy on the outside while being soft and tender on the inside. Best of all, no dirty fingers involved because the winglets are boneless! Oh yeah, it’s in a perfect size for sharing for 3-4 people. For 2, it might be too much unless you are not having any other appetizers(:
Chilli Crab Spaghetti – S$20.90
For my mains, I was drawn to the carbonara vs chilli crab spaghetti. Decided to go for the latter since it was pretty unique and I wanted to try something new other than my usual type of pasta.
I knew that fried mantou would be incorporated into the dish and I was wondering how initially – till I saw the plating where the mantou was placed at the side. Very cute lol
Think that Froth made a decent rendition of the chilli crab dish into a pasta dish but I just wished that there was more of the blue swimmer crab meat (or should I say..larger chunks?) because most of the crab meat got lost in their homemade chill crab sauce. Still, a pretty good dish but I preferred the bf’s pasta!
Siobak Aglio Olio – S$20.90
Aglio olio is usually served just plain or with seafood / prawns right? But Froth put their own twist to it by incorporating siobak into the aglio olio which I thought was really interesting! Was also a recommended item from Sharon and the bf decided to order it as his main(:
Let’s just say it’s definitely not a healthy dish for the calorie conscious because the pasta came with huge chunks of roasted pork belly, 2 large slices of their homemade bak kwa and the usual olive oil, garlic chilli and parsley aglio olio. Was curious to taste how the combination would taste like and surprisingly, the flavors work well with each other! You’ll feel utterly sinful after the meal though due to the calorie and fat overload LOL! Once in awhile is okay lah plus its really a different take from the usual aglio olio(:
Banana Waffles with Earl Grey Ice Cream – $11.90
We ended off the meal with a waffles treat! Heard alot about their taro waffles but it’s too bad I don’t like taro ;x
Sharon recommended the banana waffles as an alternative instead and we went ahead to order that. Their waffles come with a scoop of ice cream and I chose the Earl Grey because I heard it was pretty good. Other flavors include chocolate / sea salt caramel / toasted marshmallow / vanilla bean(:
However, think i made the wrong choice by opting for the Earl Grey Ice Cream because it didn’t compliment the banana waffles as I would have liked, should have went for the classic vanilla instead ><
Anyway, the unique point about their waffles is that they would incorporate the fruits/food item into the batter itself! For example my banana waffle isn’t just called just because it has bananas on top of it but inside too! That made the waffles extremely filling as well, thank goodness I was sharing with the bf hahaha!(:
Overall I really like the menu at Froth as everything was very appealing to me! However, I do think that some of the prices on the menu are slightly on the more expensive side (referring to the mains). Still, I would return again – this time perhaps to try the carbonara because photos of it look fantastic!
Once again, thank you Sharon and the team from Froth for your hospitality and birthday wishes to the bf that night – it was a great birthday dinner! (:
Would return again – this time to try their carbonara ^^
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