In a concrete jungle like Singapore, you may be wondering where farms even exist. But if indulging in some ‘farm vibes’ is something you have been looking for, I may have just the perfect spot for you. It may not be a multi-acre land plot, but Open Farm Community offers a dining experience surrounded by beautifully cultivated land, bringing you some of the joys nature has to offer. OFC collaborates with Edible Garden City to ensure that between its own space and theirs, a substantial portion of the menu is locally grown. With a pressing need to move towards sustainability, places like OFC show us how to gear in that direction in style.
The hamachi brought a refreshing and clean opening to this meal, leaving a satisfied palette that was ready for more to come. With Mexican spiced ceviche, pickled rojak ginger, shredded green papaya from OFC’s garden and frozen pomelo, this tangy mix of flavors will leave your taste buds bursting in excitement.
Crab and Prawn Laksa Pappardelle
Using curry leaves from the OFC garden, these Pappardelle are mixed with belachan, coconut milk, prawns and kaffir lime to make an exquisite laksa sauce. The excitement doesn’t end there though, sitting on the top of the pasta is a layer of crispy soft shell crab tempura. The interesting Italian and Local fusion here works spectacularly with the crunchy tempura to add a mixture of textures that will keep you on your toes throughout the meal.
Thai Milk Tea Tart
Although OFC’s selection of desserts is exquisite, there is something about this tart that made it an instant favorite the moment I tried it. The Thai Milk Tea custard is set in a homemade tart, and topped with cinnamon ice cream. Original and not too sweet, this is something you could indulge in again and again without ever getting tired.
Open Farm Community is located at 130E Minden Rd, Singapore, 248819