Sunday, 1 April 2018

The Flame Cafe with NEW prices | 4 Tier Pagoda Steamboat

There are 3 types of people - the ones who love the smoky taste of a BBQ, and those who prefer to savour the soup for a shiok hotpot session. For me, I love the best of both worlds (Greedy like that). And guess what, The Flame Cafe offers a 4-tier pagoda steamboat style that allows you to enjoy your food in 4 different ways! I have actually introduced this restaurant in my blog prior to this if you haven't already know.

With high ceiling and a brightly lit area, the restaurant feels pretty spacious for a pleasant dining experience. You might have to wait for your turn at the buffet counter though as the space might be a little small for a few people to squeeze in. On a better note, you may order your seafood dishes separately and they will be served to your table. Personally, I prefer it this way as the freshness is better maintained! 

If you are coming in large groups or would like to throw a party at The Flame Cafe, they have a spacious outdoor area with pretty fairy lights. If you need to know, the place is also sheltered!

There are three types of buffet selection - Deluxe Basic Buffet Set, Premium Selection and Supreme Indulgence. (Refer to prices at the end of this post) 

The Deluxe Buffet allows you to satisfy your basic cravings for meat indulgence and the Premium Buffet gives you a few more choices of soup selections as well as a variety of seafood. If you are feeling experimental, you can even try out their DIY Mini Pizza (I think kids will love this).

For the Supreme Indulgence, you get to pick from 1 fresh Cheese Lobster per 4 pax or 1 Live Crab per 3 pax. Oysters will be included for the Supreme selection as well, but unfortunately they won't be providing oysters till further notice.

They didn't have Pink Guava juice the last time I visited, so good news for me! My brother can't stop commenting how much he loved the Thai milk tea (he drank like 5 cups). 

Look at the huge seafood variety! And these are not even everything from the menu yet. If you don't find it a hassle, you can order their flower crab as well. My personal favourites are fish paste, clams, and king prawns! The serving size on the ordering form is based on per piece unless stated otherwise. The seafood were quite fresh and the clams were really sweet unlike other places which were tasteless. Definitely a feast for the 3 of us! 

My bf is a huge fan of the crayfish and it's probably his favourite dish here. He was already commenting about the freshness while removing the shell. If cooked right, the texture is bouncy and chewy. He also stated that the crayfish at the Flame Cafe is better than most other hotpot/mookata buffets.

Sorry to say but we didn't enjoy the meat as much as the seafood. The beef was sadly on the tougher side. Surprisingly, I preferred the chicken over the beef as it was more tender. In case you were also wondering, The Flame Cafe is also a halal restaurant and therefore do not serve pork.

Thankfully, we were mostly into the seafood and shifted our focus there shortly into our meal. They were also not short of the common steamboat items like crab meat, tofu, beancurd and more.

Dip your meat in the hot gooey cheese mix for the extra shiok-ness! 

We decided to give this mini DIY pizza a try as the "brick oven" looks quite interesting. Check out our greedy pile of sauces and cheese (Not my idea btw). 

I think we should stick to steamboat because look at our overflowing pizza... I think we failed terribly in this. It's good that the pizza is kept to a really small size so that there is less wastage after enjoying all the fun. 


The Flame Cafe is also launching their Executive Lunch Ala-carte Set which includes interesting flavours such as Ayam Lemak Chilli Padi Pasta and Shrimp Salted Egg Pasta! Guess what! You can enjoy the 3 course sumptuous meal for 2 at only $20 nett! (Available from Monday-Friday 12-3pm)

The Shrimp Salted Egg Pasta is packed with strong flavours. I like how the pasta is coated with creamy salted egg sauce with a hint of spice. It might get a little gelat after a few mouths but if you're a huge fan of salted egg flavor, you can give this a try!

On the other hand, I am so much in love with the Ayam Lemak Chilli Padi Pasta. My brother and I took a bite and we love it! The cream tasted a little like the green curry sauce at Malay food stalls. As spice lovers, we feel that the spiciness is not too bad. The sauce is really creamy and surprisingly it doesn't dry up even after an hour as compared to the salted egg. Yes, I actually left the pasta there because there were way too many food, but I can't help to have my 2nd ,3rd, 4th mouth subsequently because it really tasted so yummy. 

My bf cannot take spicy food, but he actually said that it's worth the recommendation! 

Refer to The Flame Cafe menu and prices below:

The Flame Cafe

Level 1, 73 Upper Paya Lebar Rd, Singapore 534818

Contact: 6282 0251

P.S. This is a food tasting invite but all opinions are my own

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