So another cafe has sprung up at Upper Serangoon Road replacing the defunct The Factory. I would say the new cafe, Sunday Market did a much better job in the interior design compared to the ex-tenant. What about the food? The menu seems promising with some Asian influenced dishes. We will let the taste buds do the taking as I dropped by Sunday Market to check out the cafe.
Skinny Wings and Truffle Fries 4/5
We started with some light snack in the Skinny Wings and Truffle Fries ($6.90).The skinny wings indeed is like supermodel of chicken. This is probably the skinniest chicken wings I have ever eaten or seen. Marinated with an in house spices and deep fried till crispy, the skinny wings were surprisingly very delicious. The shoestring fries toosed in truffle oil is quite classic and good. It also comes with Aioli and Thai Chilli dipping sauce.
Seafood Aglio Olio 3/5
For a cafe, I was surprised with the generous amount of seafood being served for the Seafood Aglio Olio ($14.90). The spaghetti was nicely cooked and topped with fish flakes and chopped parsley. Unfortunately this was a mediocre dish that was not memorable.
Sirloin Rendang Toast 2.8/5
An uncommon cafe dish on the menu is the Sirloin Rendang Toast ($15.90) that comes with chunks of striploin beef simmered in a rendang gravy with crispy buttered brioche. The ideal was brilliant but it lacked the character of a good rendang gravy missing the aroma of the spices. I also felt that they have used the wrong cut of the meat which was too tough.
Waffle with Smoked Salmon and Cheese Ice Cream 4/5
I am not a big fan of savoury and sweet combination but the Waffle with Smoked Salmon and Cheese Ice Cream ($14.90) turned out quite good. The fluffy waffle was topped with mixed cress, smoked salmon, avocade and cheese ice cream. Surprisingly I enjoyed how the smoked salmon and cheese ice cream has a pleasing harmonious taste on the palate.
Bangkok Toast 4/5
Lastly I tried a dessert dish on the menu, the Bangkok Toast ($10.90). The cinnamon thick sweet brioche toast got the thumbs up. The Thai milk ice cream was even more excellent. However I don't really get it for the matcha green tea custard. It felt kind of irrelevant on the plate.
Overall I think Sunday Market has the formulae for success as long as the keep up to their quality and consistency. I am glad that another new cafe has opened up near my neighbourhood joining the likes of Lola's Cafe and Hatter Street.
22 Lim Tua Tow Road
Tel: +65 62878880
Nearest MRT: Serangoon (CC Line, NE Line)
Mon-Thu: 1pm - 10pm
Fri: 1pm - 11pm
Sat: 11am - 11pm
Sun: 11am - 10pm
1) Alight at Serangoon MRT station. Take Exit C. Walk to Upper Serangoon Road. Turn left onto Upper Serangoon Road. Walk down Upper Serangoon Road until Lim Tua Tow Road. Turn left onto Lim Tua Tow Road and walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]