When one thinks of OWL, one can easily recalls its packets of instant OWL coffee which can be found easily in most supermarkets. But do you know that there is OWL Cafe in Singapore. There is not one but 3 outlets in Singapore : The Star Vista, Bedok Point and Republic Plaza. The outlet in The Star Vista is the first outlet in Singapore. Besides offering its well known coffee in the cafe, it also offers Straits Asian food, cooked in a modern style.
The cafe is decorated in modern style with lots of light bulbs and brightly colored walls. There is both indoor and outdoor dine in area.
The outdoor has a kind of cozy feel with its dim lighting.
There is also packets of instant drinks such as OWL GINGER WITH LEMON($3.60), OWL NUTRIFIELD SOY SOYA BEANCURD PUDDING($5.50) and OWL PREMIUM UMBRELLA($8.00) for sale at the shelf.
Assam Chicken Wings 招聘亚叁鸡翅 ($4.80++)
Looks very spicy, leaving Chilli oil patches on the papers. But it does not taste as spicy as it looks and has a tangy taste as well. The meat is moist despite its dark look. Overall it is like having assam fish but in chicken form. Shiok!
Crispy Duck Prata Roll 片皮鸭葱油饼卷 ($5.80++)
I really thought that I am having Peking Duck. Inside the roti prata roll, it is stuffed with thick smoked duck slice, shredded cucumber and sweet sauce. Really very shiok. It’s gone too soon because there is only 5 pieces.
Spaghetti Laksa with Tiger Prawn 叻沙风格意大利面 ($11.90++)
It looks dry, but tastes lemak with the noodles fully soak up the flavours. Still got chewy hums (blood cockles), dry bean curd puffs, and sliced fish cakes tossed with the pasta. It is served with shredded cucumber, sliced hard boiled egg and a juicy huge tiger prawn.
Teh Halia 薑汁茶 ($2.60++)
It tastes strong, although would prefer the ginger taste to be stronger.
Gula Melaka Kopi Teh 椰糖奶咖啡摉茶 ($3.20++)
It does not taste like the usual Hong Kong style Yuan Yang (鸳鸯) which is stronger in the tea’s taste. It is more like a creamy coffee with Gula melaka aftertaste, and does not taste too sweet.
Signature Pumpkin Kaya Butter Toast 金瓜咖椰奶油土司 ($2.60++)
I am surprised with the type of bread used, which is Ciabatta. The freshly toasted bread is soaked with melting butter. Although the bread is soft and flavourful, I would prefer it to serve in traditional old fashion white bread without the skin around.
Durian Pengat 榴莲奶油甜点 ($5.80++)
It is like eating the fresh fruit, thick and creamy with a hint of bitter. Smells so shiok from far. First time having with biscotti. Would like to have more biscotti to go with it.
Overall the food is delicious and reasonably priced. Food is served quite fast. The staffs are quite friendly, especially an old uncle who kindly recommended us what to order for the meal.
Total Bill : $43.20
Address : 1 Vista Exchange Green, 1, #02-10/11, The Star Vista, Singapore 138617
Tel : 6694 3537
Operating Hours : 10.00am-10.00pm (Mon-Thurs), 10.00am-10.30pm (Fri, Sat and Eve of PH), 7.00am-10.00pm (Sunday)
Website : http://www.owlcafe.com.sg/