Amber Ember, a chic café located at Upper Serangoon Road, serves up serves Jaffles for brunch.
It is located off Serangoon Central, at a standalone building situated next to Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre.
While marble white with cement grey are the norm café colours (too many actually), I was greeted with a store dressed with dusty pink interiors.
Which was charming in its own ways.
If the usual bright pastel pink is not your kind of colour, rest assured the desaturated pink blush were not in any way intimidating.
In fact, I found the place relaxing to unwind over a cup of coffee.
Their brunch menu revolves around a range of jaffles options. From savoury; Truffle Shrooms ($11) and K-Pork ($10) to sweets; PB & Jelly ($8) and Chocobanana ($8).
I went for the Pablo’s Beef ($10) which came with minced beef, capsicum and loads of melted mozzarella cheese.
Sinful, but I like.
All savoury Jaffles also comes with a choice of accompanying sides such as Buttered Mash Potato, Purple Sweet Potato Mash and Purple Cabbage Apple Slaw.
The purple sides did win me over its aesthetic appearance, which gave what it seemed like ‘mediocre’ toasted bread a revamped ‘facelift’.
Other non-Jaffles brunch options include Asian ‘Risotto’ ($10), Avo On Toast ($9) and Medi Brunch ($12).
Feeling curious, I opted for Fu Yong Eggs ($11), which is the namesake of my favorite cze char dish.
Served with a sourdough base, followed by Chinese-style omelette and then topped with mushrooms and fried spinach.
It tasted very much like an English scrambled egg open toast while I expected ‘wok hei’ infused omelette.
For sharing sides, AFC – Amber’s Fried Chicken ($10) turned out to be the crowd-pleaser.
Well marinated with spices, the wings and drumlets were drizzled with blue cheese ranch and siracha dressing which enhances the flavour of crispy fried chicken.
Since Truffle Fries are so passé, the Szechuan Spices Fries ($8) immediately captured my attention.
Served with yuzu aioli dip, I thought the spiciness was mild and didn’t really pair well with the dipping sauce.
Maybe they should consider tweaking to Szechuan MALA fries instead? #malaislife
With different types of sandwiches store sprouting in the food scene, what other sandwich variations can we expect in future?
730 Upper Serangoon Road, #01-01, Singapore 534613
Opening Hours: 10am – 5pm (Tues – Fri), 10am – 5pm (Sat – Sun), Closed Mon
* Written by Lewis Tan @juicyfingers, a self-proclaimed coffee addict. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.