Thursday, November 22, 2012

OWL Café @ The Star Vista

Established since 1956, OWL has become a distinct brand name renowned for its coffee manufacturing tradition.

Being the pioneer in local coffee culture, OWL has earned themselves the renowned household name through maintaining the high standard of food safety, manufacturing excellence and product quality.

You must be thinking, why am I talking about OWL right???

That's because OWL has announced the opening of OWL Cafe. 

Singapore’s favourite Straits Asian coffee brand delves into the F&B industry with café launch at The Star Vista, the new shopping mall next to Buona Vista MRT station..

OWL Cafe is really a nice place to chill out with great company, the surroundings and atmosphere makes it a perfect setting for the enjoyment of the authentic Straits Asian-inspired coffee and food.

The vibrantly-coloured café takes in OWL’s brand evolution from its traditional heritage to a contemporary one by combining modern settings with old-school furnishings.

OWL coffee instant pack is available in the cafe too. 
Take your pick.

Friendly staff @ work.

I ordered my favourite drink - Ice Gula Melaka Tea.
The sweetness of the ice tea is to my liking, I like it (:

The signature coffee: 

100% Authentic Kopi Luwak.
 Civet Coffee served with coffee caviar.

My first time trying out coffee caviar and it tasted really good, like jelly.
The aroma of the Straits Asian-inspired coffee waft through our senses.

Coffee lovers should try this civet coffee which is specially sourced from the highland plantation in Aceh, Indonesia. Being one of the most coveted gourmet coffee in the world, this delectable coffee ($18.90) is served after careful charcoal-roasting to bring out the richness of its aroma and flavour.

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Foodporn time.

From snacks and toast to main courses and desserts – Owl Cafe's menu cover a widespread of recipes from our culturally rich Straits Asian region which includes Chinese, Indian and Malay recipes. Owl Cafe has woo many taste buds among the young and the old today.

Hae Chor Salad

Being a halal certified cafe, instead of using the traditional ingredient of pork, Owl Cafe served it using chicken. I personally find that it tasted better than the usual pork hae chor.

Hainanese Curry Chicken

The flavourful curry served with juicy chicken. The curry was thick and aromatic, while the chicken was tender and it absorbed the curry flavour. I want to order the same dish when I am there again.

Kaya Butter Toast

The crispy crust was toasted to perfection. 
Usually when we go to coffee house, the toast was being served with 2 longish bread and the kaya and butter placed in between. Owl Cafe has a unique way of serving with the kaya and butter placed on top of crispy toast.

Spaghetti with Laksa sauce

If you love laksa, you will love this. The spaghetti tasted exactly like laksa noodles. You can also find the common ingredients for laksa  (fish cakes) in this dish.

Bawan Kepiting Broth

After having so many flavourful dishes, it's time to go for some light soup and meatballs to balance our dinner.

King Prawn Fritters with Assam Dip

I loved the fried prawn fritters, the outer crust was very crispy and the prawns were fresh.
My mum used to make this dish. Just coat the prawns with flour before deep fry.

Stir-fried Spaghetti with soft-shell crab

If you are a big eater, soft-shell crab spaghetti is what you can go for. They served a generous portion over Owl Cafe.

Roti Bakar Assam Nanas

Doesn't this look like Hawaiian pizza to you?

Thick toast crust topped with cheese, ham and pineapple slices. It tasted a little spicy to me due to the Tamarind sauce.

Cheesy Ayam Cutlet

Hainanese Chicken Chop

This is really one of its kind. This was my first time seeing chicken chop being served soaked in hainanese soup. The chicken chop tasted delicious but after being soaked in the gravy, it tasted a little bland. OWL Cafe indeed offers many unique dishes, you should come try them out. 

Jagong Smoothie

Omg, I fall in love with it with my first sip. The smoothie was heavenly good. For those who are unsure what is jagong, actually jagong means corn. The corn smoothie was really sweet and delicious, I strongly recommend this.

Make some space for DESSERT.

Durian Pengat

It was made up of thick and velvety mousse made with fresh D24 durians.
The smell of the durian was rather overwhelming. Mag was saying that all of us had the durian smell in our mouth when we talked.

Who is the fans of King of fruits over here?


Glory Hitam with Vanilla Ice-cream

Ice-cream is always my favourite dessert. I loved the combination of Black Glutinous Rice with Vanilla Ice Cream, it was delectable mixing and gobbled them down together.

Owl's Soya Beancurd

The texture of the beancurd was smooth and easily melted in our mouth.

Chendol

The perfect dessert to order to satisfy your thirst. The sweet and refreshing dessert being served with finely shaved ice.

The girls enjoyed the dinner and gathering tonight.
We came here feeling famished and left the place satisfying with a bloated stomach.

OWL Café is indeed a nice place to sit down and enjoy the meal with your company in the bustling backdrop of Star Vista.

OWL Cafe is located at The Star Vista #02-10&11
1 Vista Exchange Green

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