Little Farms should be familiar to most people given their various outlets around the island.
Their newest store recently opened at Serangoon Garden, with a supermarket and a charming chic space for its cafe. At this outlet, the cafe has an open kitchen concept so diners can see the chefs in action. The indoor seats are all counter-seating, but I recommend the outdoor alfresco dining. Bonus points for those with fur babies because the outdoor seating area is pet-friendly.
We visited on a Saturday evening and got one of the outdoor seats. The staff recommended that we try the James Green Juice. It consists of Nuzest Good Green Vitality, Granny Smith, Avocado, Lemon, Spinach, Mint, Honey and a dash of Almond Milk. It sounds like quite a bit but tastes like a healthy green juice.
For our starters, we had the charred corn ribs. The corn is nicely buttered and grilled and chopped into smaller pieces for easier biting. The accompanying black garlic butter is something that you should smear liberally on these corn cobs. Slightly sweet, it gave another dimension to the corn and we saved the remainder for other dishes afterward.
The other starter that we had (and recommend) is the Smokey BBQ Squid with romesco sauce. True to its name, the squid was served slightly smokey and well-grilled yet still retaining its chewiness. Yum.
For our first main, we had the wood-fired cauliflower, which featured a whole head of cauliflower so this is a dish to share. Dusted with paprika, sprinkled with walnuts, herbs and pickled onions, this is one for the veggie-lovers. We enjoyed this dish (pro-tip: we saved some of the black garlic butter to smear on the cauliflower).
Our other main dish is the O’Connor Rib Eye which has porcini rub and chimichurri as the accompanying condiments. A hearty portion and a testament to the grill-focused menu at this new outlet.
For desserts, we went with the seasonal special Pineapple Tart, which was a January special. The buttery cookie-tart base, the tangy pineapple filling and pineapple mousse all come together to present this dessert that resembles a giant pineapple tart.
Budget per person: $25 to $35 per person