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FYR @ Boon Tat Street

Special thanks to Amanda for the invite!

FYR Cycene Ond Drinc (pronounced – Fire Kitchen and Drink) is the latest addition to the Telok Ayer neighbourhood. All their dishes are cooked in Josper Wood Charcoal Oven, and influenced with Asian spices, promising a journey back to a time when food was cooked atop wood chunks and over a roaring fire. Modern meets rustic is what their dishes seek to offer and for a weekday night, it was fairly packed.

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The concept is simple, appetizers are great for sharing if many plates are ordered and their mains are already in sharing portions though I would not recommend more than 2 diners per mains.

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Beautiful cutlery to kickstart.

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Baked Freshly-Shucked Oysters (S$15)

I would usually choose fresh over baked and having them both was quite unusual with a tangy dressing that was hard to dislike.

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Baked Aubergine and Chickpea Ragout ($10)

Never quite knew that chickpeas and eggplants could go so well together, this was a different take on salad and I am liking it.
Baked Aubergine & Chickpea Ragout ($10)

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Baked Half Bone Marrow 

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Crusty bread meets creamy marrow in this small plate that is not quite meant for sharing.

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Five-spice Half Chicken, Striploin and Asian-spiced Tiger Prawn ($55)

Meant for one with a man-ppetite with a surf and turf incorporated in a single dish. I loved the foie gras and truffle mushroom sauce options that ensured each protein tasted somewhat different.

Grain-fed US Holstein Cow Ribeye 365 Days ($32)

More tender than the striploin with more marbling though the meat lacked flavour.

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DeRaza Iberico Pork Chop ($32)

At full price, the pork chop is served in a loaf but for sampling sake, it was sliced. Tasted quite like char siew.

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Whole Maine Lobster ($35)

I was waiting all dinner for this - the rudy red crustacean topped with a shallot lemongrass sauce. A side of fries would have been ideal, or a buttered roll.

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Spiced Deboned Red Snapper ($25)

Snapper served with just one side which already sounds miserly yet indulge in the well seasoned grilled meat that makes you wish you are out on the beach having a BBQ Dinner.

All mains are served with a buttered cassava or mashed potato and house salad with java curry dressing.

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Seafood Linguine ($18)

Clams, prawns and squid made this seafood studded linguine a hearty one. Price was reasonable too.

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Seafood saffron risotto

This could be a close contender for paella and had quite a few complexities going on - from the squid ink to the paprika that was truly the icing on top of the cake. One of my favourites from the meal.

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Baked Pistachio Melt and Pandan Ice Cream ($10)
Pandan Creme Anglaise, Pistachio, Cinnamon

There were inconsistencies for this dessert, mostly overcooked and the few that we managed to nab a shot of were molten. Instead of the usual chocolate and matcha, FYR serves up a pistachio cake with a pandan icecream that was more cream than milk.

Their beverage list is also worth trying, grilled fruit juices, sodas and iced teas form the bulk of it.

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Rosemary and Lime

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Grilled Pineapple Juice

Hits and misses at FYR, overlook all that and consider it a casual dining option. 

FYR Cycene Ond Drinc
19 Boon Tat St

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