Brothers in Fine Food – Legit Beef Steak Below $20 at Tampines West CC
Muslim-owned cafe, Brothers in Fine Food (BFF), is a venture by the people behind Penny University. BFF, which was established in September last year, is truly a diamond in the rough. Although their food menu isn’t extensive, the quality manages to outshine that of most of the cafes we have tried. The ingenious brains helming the kitchen have come up with creative interpretations of drinks and dishes at affordable prices. The menu changes every couple of months to excite your tastebuds.
Are you an adventurous “drinker”? We challenge you to try the Jaffa Orange Mocha ($6) or Spiked Muddy Espresso with Gula Melaka ($6.50). Unfortunately, we could only have the former as BFF ran out of gula melaka. Mixing orange peels with chocolate and coffee, the blend reminds us of Lindt Orange Intense Dark Chocolate. If we didn’t know what we were drinking, we would’ve mistaken this mocha for an interesting cocktail. Well done BFF!
Scene-snatcher Red Velvet Hot Chocolate ($5.50) was in a pretty shade of pink, making it super instagrammable! Featuring the right creaminess and thickness, it wasn’t too much to handle.
While deciding on which dish to order, we glanced at the table beside ours and the Soft-shell Crab ($10) caught our eyes. The crab is lightly battered and fried to a crisp golden brown, while retaining its natural sweetness. The spices in the Thai red curry, which the crab was dressed with, enhanced the flavour of the crab. The accompanying compressed basil-infused watermelons kinda cleanse your palates before you move on to the next dish.
Beef Steak ($15) arrived medium rare, as requested. BFF treats all their food with tender, loving care. The steak is first marinated in salt and pepper, to allow the natural flavours to emerge, before being vacuum-packed and cooked in a monitored water bath for 1.5 hours at 56 degrees. Each slice was tender and juicy, and the tendons added a “crunchiness” to the mix. Instead of the usual mushroom or black pepper gravy, BFF created a beetroot thyme puree. The beetroot is processed in a thermomix at 70 degrees to bring out its sweetness without the addition of any sugar.
To satisfy our sweet tooth, we had the Churros with Liquid Cheesecake Dip ($4.80). You have a choice of chocolate ganache or salted caramel dip too. The churros had a crisp exterior but the interior was a tad too doughy. We prefer those with a light and airy interior. As for the dip, it wasn’t as cheesy as we expected. It was a little milky, but still paired up with the churros nicely.
Like their sister cafe, BFF seems to be doing a good job. We’re looking forward to trying other items on their menu as this cafe certainly warrants another visit.
Brothers in Fine Food
Address: #02-07, Tampines West Community Centre, 5 Tampines Avenue 3, Singapore 529705
Mobile: 9008 9314
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 10.30pm. Sat&Sun 9am to 10.30pm. Lunch is served till 3pm and Dinner is served from 6pm. There will be light bites served between 3pm to 6pm daily.
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