Foodies in Singapore, especially those in Punggol, may just find more reasons to venture up to Seletar Aerospace Park.
The redeveloped area, called The Oval, contains four restaurant concepts including Wheeler’s Estate, Youngs Bar & Restaurant, Di Wei Teo Chew Restaurant and The Summerhouse.
The team Summerhouse is no stranger to colonial bungalows, having opened Una at 1 Rochester Park.
Other than The Summerhouse restaurant concept run by Chef Florian Ridder (former sous chef of Alma by Juan Amador), there is Wildseed Café and Bar located at the ground floor.
Once entering Wildseed Café, you may have an out-of-country experience, as it reminded me of some of the hipster cafes in Bangkok.
Lots of green potted plants, natural sunlight, concrete flooring, and a florist (Poppy) on the side which provided natural fragrance.
Photo, photo, photo moments.
It incorporates a farm-to-table concept, and works with Edible Garden City for its vegetables, Nomad the Gallant coffee roaster for coffee, and Poppy for flowers.
The Wildseed Café offers a Sandwich Menu which is divided into Pulled Pork ($10, $15), Braised Beef Brisket ($18, $24), Vegetarian ($18, $24) and Seafood ($18) series.
Sandwiches come in rye or sourdough bread with varied fillings from poached barramundi with brown butter, braised beef with eggplant stew, feta cheese, sautéed pak choi, hummus, and pulled pork with pickled beetroot.
I ordered a couple of pastries including the Citronella Passionfruit Cheesecake, Honey Lemon Rosemary Tart and Pea Flower Coconut Muffin (all at $6.50).
The Citronella Passionfruit Cheesecake was the most surprisingly pleasant among the sweets I had, with hints of lemongrass (or it that ginger) hidden in the soft textured layer.
While the Pea Flower Coconut Muffin made an instagrammable cake with its aqua blue appearance, and had an element of creativity with shredded coconut as a filling (like a cross with some of the local kueh kueh), the texture could have been on the dry side.
Incorporating a moister filling might also have helped.
Wildseed is probably one of those cafes that I would want to make a weekend trip back again, this time to have a go at their savouries. Sometimes, we just need to get out of the city.
3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387
(Bus Service 103 from Yishun Bus Interchange, Bus Service 117 from Sembawang Bus Interchange)
Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm (Tues – Fri), 9am – 7pm (Sat – Sun), Closed Mon
Opening Hours: 4pm – 10pm (Tues – Fri), 4pm – 11pm (Sat – Sun)
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* Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.