Another day, another new café in Singapore, but this shop located at Jalan Pari Burong (near Tanah Merah, Simei, Expo) is a honey-themed one.
“Foraging” is the process where bees scout for the best nectar, and thus the name.
The Forage Café incorporates food items in the menu with honey, with the honey sourced straight from their own farm in Malaysia.
Upon entering the café, you would notice a gallery of bee-related photos on the side; a counter selling honey and related products near the back of the café.
What you can expect is an All-Day Menu serving Waffle Sandwiches, and Donburi bowls added with apple vinegar honey sauce.
Pasta dishes and mains are available from 5pm to 9:30pm, which includes Halibut Mentaiko ($26), Panko-Crusted Truffle Chicken ($20), and Baby Back Ribs ($25).
When you order coffee or tea, the drink will be served with a small portion of multi-floral honey instead of the usual sweeteners.
The signature item is the Smoked Salmon & Egg Grilled Waffle Sandwich ($17) which includes buttermilk waffles, smoked salmon, egg mayo, melted mozzarella, truffle mushrooms, multi-floral honey, fruit salad & greens.
I ordered the Chilli Cheese Chicken ($15) instead as it sounded more unique, and I wanted to see how chilli cheese sauce would go with fruity honey.
While my personal preference it for a larger piece of crispy and airy buttermilk waffles, the mini waffles had quite a soft texture which worked as a suitable contrast with the heavier fried chicken thigh fillings.
Instead of the usual maple syrup, the pure-tasting honey worked as a good accompaniment, so much so that you would feel tempted to get a bottle of honey home.
Dessert-wise, you can go for Waffles with Ice Cream ($10), Tiramisu ($8), Salted Caramel Cheesecake ($8), Crème Brulee ($5.50) and Yuzu Blossom Jelly with Passionfruit Pops ($3).
To be consistent with the theme, I had a Honey Cheesecake ($8), a typical New York style cheesecake with subtle sweetness of honey.
It was a not-bad piece, but I thought that the café would elevate it with some drizzle on the plate, or perhaps a topping of light whipped cream or similar.
I paired the cake with a refreshing glass of Honey Lemon Apple Vinegar ($5.00) which was actually very pleasant and didn’t have the sharp twang that some ACV would have.
The Forage Café has friendly vibes, and could make you feel right at home.
The Forage Café
30 Jalan Pari Burong, Singapore 488696
Tel: +65 8869 7131
Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)