Initially, I was not really looking forward to this tasting at FYR Cycene Ond Drinc as my friends who went for the previous one said that the food looked good but was not very tasty. However, they were invited in a huge group and I reckon that the food quality might not be very good when orders were going out at the same time. Also, general reviews online have been quite good, so I decided to give this a try.
FYR Cycene Ond Drinc is pronounced as FIRE Kitchen and Drink (I have no idea how they got ‘kitchen’ from ‘cycene). The walls are filled with vibrant murals and as the name suggests, fire is an important element in their cooking. All of the dishes are cooked using the Jasper Charcoal Oven with lychee wood to ensure that dishes have a smoky note tinged with sweetness. The dishes here are European with a Southeast Asian take on them.
Although I went there for dinner, the interior is quite brightly lit, so I did not have to worry about the lighting for photo-taking. The tables are rather small and if you are in a huge group it can be quite cramped.
Hibiscus Mint Iced Tea ($4.50) and Lime & Mint Soda ($4.50). The hibiscus drink came with hibiscus tea, fresh apple juice and is infused with mint syrup. For me, the tea was too overpowering and the fragrance of the hibiscus was lost. As for the soda, it reminded me of a virgin mojito.
Apple Rosemary Soda ($4.50), infused with lemon syrup. This soda was a perfect balance of fruit and herb. Unlike the hibiscus drink, this was pleasantly refreshing.
We also tried the Grilled Fresh Orange Juice ($4.50, not featured here), it was really interesting! The sweetness and smokiness were a winning combination. While we did not try the pineapple version of this, others said that the pineapple one was a pale comparison, which was unexpected since the caramelisation of the pineapple would have brought the flavours out more.