Possibly the 1st salted egg croissant in Singapore.
This food-fad first appeared at Urban Bakery in Hong Kong, followed by Le Bread Days Café in Kuala Lumpur and Seven Oaks Bakery Café in Johor Bahru.
After this liu sha lava custard appeared in several food Instagram accounts, the craze never stops flowing and people went “Let it flow, let it flow, can’t hold it back anymore”. (Don’t roll your eyes.)
Flavour Flings has been around for quite some time in the heartlands at Kovan, and attained their Halal certification recently.
Their interior is cozy and homely, with sofa seats, wooden furniture and wall murals.
Competition for cafes is tough nowadays, and to stand out among the rest, Flavour Flings had not just 1, not 2, but 3 salted egg dishes.
Savoury options of Salted Yolk Fries ($8.90), Salted Yolk Egg Benedict ($15.90) and sweet option of Salted Yolk Croissant ($6.90).
$7.50 for a Salted Yolk Croissant?
Hmm, probably a tad expensive. Or is it crazy expensive?
In comparison, the ones at Urban Bakery in Hong Kong set us back at HKD$22 approx (SGD$4) and RM$5.90 (approx SGD$2) at Seven Oaks Bakery Café in Johor Bahru.
Taste-wise, the salted egg was thicker, more “gao” (heavy) and on the sweeter side, similar to that of a liu sha bao (lava custard bun).
The fillings were generous, covered by crispy, buttery and flaky exterior. Surprisingly.
For a savory version of the salted egg, the Dirty Benny ($15.90) came with turkey ham, buttered cereal and salted egg sauce on poached eggs.
Buttered cereal with laksa leaves with a tinge of spiciness reminded us of cereal prawns at tze char stalls. We loved the crispiness and crunchiness even though it could overpower the salted egg in terms of quantity.
The Salted Yolk Fries ($8.90) was generously soaked with salted egg yolk (so much that it nearly overflowed).
The thick cut fries at the top layer were drizzled with buttered cereal similar to Dirty Benny and drenched in gao gao salted egg sauce at the bottom. Jelak (overly rich) towards the end, but still worth the calories.
Couldn’t hold back anymore? It’s time for a fling at Flavour Flings!
121 Hougang Avenue 1, #01-1348, Singapore 530121 (Kovan MRT)
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 4pm (Mon, Thurs – Sun), 5:30pm – 10pm (Mon, Wed – Sun), Closed Tues, Wed Lunch
*Written by Daniel’s Food Diary Cafe Correspondent Nicholas Tan @stormscape.