This is a dream come true for those who love BOTH Karaoke and café hopping.
7th Heaven KTV and Café located at Tampines SAFRA level 3, may take you on cloud 9 as it combines karaoke-singing with hipster café food.
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With the exception of a few places, most KTV places in Singapore do not emphasize on food, typically serving the standard crackers and snacks.
The offering at 7th Heaven is extensive, which includes café favourites of Truffle Fries ($10.90), Spam Fries ($11.90), Salted Egg Wings ($13.90), Crab Meat Linguine ($17.90), BBQ Chicken Mushroom Pizza ($19.90), to the more unfamiliar and inventive Egg Lava Beef Burger ($17.90), Salted Egg Chicken Pasta ($17.90) and Lychee Smoked Duck Pizza ($21.90).
Since when KTV-food has become instagrammable? So even if you come not intending to sing, your belly would at least be satisfied.
Here are some of the signature food you can expect at 7th Heaven KTV and Café:
Shared Dishes – Truffle Fries, Spam Fries, Salted Egg Wings, Mac & Cheese
The snack menu include nibbles such as Signature Truffle Fries ($10.90) deep fried till golden brown, drizzled with truffle oil & topped with parmesan cheese; Spam Fries ($11.90) which are deep fried luncheon meat topped with parmesan cheese & garlic mayo dip; Nacho Cheese or Salted Egg Potato Wedges ($12.90) and Mac & Cheese ($15.90).
I would recommend the double fried crispy Salted Egg Wings ($13.90), stir-fried with salted egg, chilli padi and curry leaves. I liked that the juicy wings came with grainy salted eggs bits on the outer layer, and the kitchen did not use pre-mixes from a can, but made the sauce from scratch.
Pizzas – Lychee Smoked Duck Pizza, Salted Egg Prawn Pizza
For novelty sake, I had both the Lychee Smoked Duck Pizza and Salted Egg Prawn Pizza ($21.90), and preferred the former.
It was appealing to have some fruity-sweet notes of lychee on a thin-crusted savoury pizza, providing a contrasting touch.
The salted egg in the later did not surface as obviously, possibly over-powered by the 3 types of cheese (mozzarella, parmesan and cheddar).
If you are the sort who cannot decide If you want your Hawaiian, Seafood or Meat Lovers Pizza, the good news is 7th Heaven can prefer them ‘yuan yang’ style where you can have the best of both worlds.
Pastas – Crab Meat Linguine, Salted Egg Chicken Pasta and Laksa Pasta
Perhaps because I was in a pasta mood, I happened to like all 3 signatures, with varying degrees of course.
Top on my list would be the Laksa Pasta ($17.90) where linguine was cooked with mussels, prawn and squid in a homemade laksa sauce. The portion was hearty, best eaten hot (because noodles may clump up if you take too many photos, or decide to eat it after 2 songs).
The Crab Meat Linguine ($17.90) with lumpy jumbo crab meat in white wine & light tomato cream sauce should appeal to those who liked your pasta part-tangy, part-creamy.
There are also ‘safe’, family favourite choices of Carbonara ($16.90), Garlic Pasta ($12.90), Aglio Olio ($15.90), Mushroom Pasta ($14.90) and Seafood Pasta ($17.90).
Burgers – Pulled Pork Burger, Egg Lava Beef Burger, Salted Egg Chicken Burger
Other than the Pulled Pork Burger ($17.90) and Salted Egg Chicken Burger ($17.90) with buttermilk fried chicken topped with salted egg sauce, the best seller is the Egg Lava Beef Burger ($17.90).
This contains a donut beef patty with lava egg in the middle (watch out when you cut it apart) topped with grilled bacon and cheese.
To complete the café experience, get an Iced Cold Latte ($7.50) for heavy bodied coffee with chocolate flavours with beans from Common Man Coffee Roasters.
What I liked too was the décor, tastefully done up with a modern and earthy feel, and also spacious enough – especially the main dining and singing hall.
Rooms are appropriately named after popular singers from Jacky, Jay, JJ, Jolin to Faye, Gem, and Jolin. What, no A-mei? (Maybe I missed it.)
Okay. I know many of you will ask about cost.
If you are a crooner / always ready to join The Voice type of competitions / can serenade everyone who is eating, the mall hall which uses a shared mic system is where you can go.
This comes with minimum spending of $15 per pax, which should be easy to hit, and also best if there is nobody around during off-peak hours.
For rooms, prices go at $15, $20 or $30 per pax (depending on the time) for 3 hours of KTV, titbits and a drink each. SAFRA members are entitled to 15% discount all day round, which is not bad a deal.
7th Heaven KTV & Cafe
SAFRA Tampines Level 3, 1/A Tampines Street 92 Singapore 528882
Tel: +65 6538 0312
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 11pm (Sun – Thurs), 10:30am – 11pm (Fri, Sat, Eve PH, PH)
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with 7th Heaven KTV & Café.