I am so happy that Fart Tartz has expanded and now has an outlet which is more centralised! The cafe’s flagship outlet is at Singapore Expo, which is too far east of Singapore for most of us. Now, people will be delighted to know that we do not have to travel all the way to the end of the East-West Line because there is an outlet at South Bridge Road!
It was really hot, so we started off with two types of refreshing Icy-Blend in large size. Fresh Watermelon Freeze and Lychee Lemongrass Freeze ($16.90 each). The serving size is good for three to four. I preferred the more conventional watermelon ice blended, but I must admit the lemongrass one was something special. It tasted a bit of lemon and ginger, but with bits of lychee.
Initially when I saw the words “Bird Nest Bruschetta”, I was thinking along the lines of the Chinese delicacy. However, this appetiser comprises of six crunch yam nests, topped with herbs, tomatoes, garlic, onions, olive oil and shrimps. Really worth the $9.90!
Baguette Balls ($9.50). Six miniature baguette balls filled with creamy minced chicken and mushrooms, topped with melted cheese. To be honest, I could not really taste any chicken, it was more like a thickened cream of mushroom soup.
Butter Bunny Triple Sliders ($13.90). If you cannot really decide what to have and want to try a bit of everything, then this triple sliders is for you. Three types of toppings atop grilled butter buns: chicken, smoked pepper duck and salmon.
Should you feel like having something more interesting, you can opt for the Bergedil Sarnie ($14.90). Instead of having butter buns, your toppings will be sandwiched between potato buns!
We also tried three dishes from their Grilled Flatbread Burger series:
- Peppery Ducky ($12.90), which comes with tobiko, mixed greens, black pepper duck and black pepper mayonnaise.
- Mushy Mushrooms ($11.90), a vegan dish, which comes with French onions, bell peppers, melted cheese and sauteed mushrooms.
- Goldie Egg Chix ($15.90). McDonald’s, you should learn a thing or two from this salted egg yolk sauce.
Phanaeng Kari ($13.90), one of the new additions to their menu. Spaghetti tossed with sauteed chicken chunks, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, basil leaves, curry herbs and spices. The sauce reminds me of Thai green curry, just that it is yellowish in colour.
The interesting thing about these pastas in jars is that the serving seems small, but they were actually quite filling.
Sambal Sea Catch ($15.90, in the foreground). Sauteed mixed seafood and linguine with house-made olive oil sambal blend, fresh garlic, chilli padi, onions and parsley.
Chilled Chye Poh Capellini ($12.90, in the background). I am not a fan of cold noodles, but this pasta dish is actually very good! Also, it helps that the dish contains the very yummy chye poh (preserved radish) and it is topped with oriental chicken jerky and scallions.
To end off our savoury dishes, we had the Fishy Salmon Mac & Cheese ($15.90). The baked pasta dish comes with penne, salmon and fish roe in thick cream sauce and three cheeses. We found this too creamy and would have liked it with more cheese.
For desserts, we had a assortment from their Mud Tarts ($5.50 each) and Assorted Jar Tarts ($6.80 each) collection. I was not a fan of their flowerpots as there was no distinct taste except for cream. As for their mason jar desserts, I love the variety of flavours, such as Speculoos Short Tart, Thai Milk Tea and Bananarama Short Tart.
The best dessert of all is their Chocolate Lava Cake ($11.90) specialty dessert. The lava cake is warm with a gooey centre, then topped with vanilla bean ice cream, crunch Speculoos cookie crumbs and chocolate sauce. Just to note, the flavour of the lava cake will be rotated every fortnight.
Fart Tartz @ Chinatown
150 South Bridge Road, Fook Hai Building, #01-16,
Tel: 6493 2977
Opens daily from 1000-2200hrs
Nearest MRT Station: Chinatown Station (Northeast Line)