Sunday Market doesn't want you to think of it as yet another trend-chasing cafe enamoured with nostalgia. Tucked in a private residental area along Upper Serangoon Road, the brick-walled space dishes out bistro fare with a mod-Sin edge. Bi- and tri-generational gatherings aren't an uncommon sight, as are grandmas fearlessly chowing down on rocket leaves or chicken and waffles in concrete-cold rooms, covered in brick and sharp metal edges.
On the menu, food words like ‘apple miso coleslaw’, ‘deep fried gherkins’, ‘bonito flakes’ and ‘crab claw meat’ make us hungry for the East-meets-West fare more than the actual, un-punny dish names. The must-try here is the Ren Dang! Lasagne ($16), a hearty slice of sloppy lasagna with beef brisket, melted mozzarella, zingy cherry tomatoes and sheet pasta that bites with a chunky, fragrant rendang rempah. Tom, it's Yummy ($15), a soupy bowl of admittedly too-salty tom yum spices with prawns and squid, is a less successful fusion, and we're a little underwhelmed with the much-hyped chilli crab penne ($16), which hits the palate on a bland note.
Good thing, then, that the crisp tower of waffles, crowned with a scoop of Sunday Market’s stellar ice cream and a cone hat ($6), is one of the better versions served up on this side of Singapore.
|Venue name:||Sunday Market||Contact:|
22 Lim Tua Tow Rd
|Opening hours:||Mon 2-11pm; Tue-Fri 11am-11pm; Sat 9am-11pm; Sun 9am-4.30pm|