Open Farm Com­mu­nity

Food and Travel (Singapore) - - Out And About -

More than a year since tak­ing up res­i­dence at the sprawl­ing 35,000 square feet com­pound, Open Farm Com­mu­nity’s gar­dens have grown lush with veg­e­ta­tion. Gar­den­ers from Ed­i­ble Gar­dens tend to the assortment of plants and herbs, which are used in the res­tau­rant’s dishes to­gether with pro­duce from neigh­bour­ing coun­tries. Tak­ing things a step fur­ther, the a la carte of­fer­ings have been lo­calised even more with flavours that bring to mind Sin­ga­porean food.

Com­bin­ing sel­dom-used veg­eta­bles and a sense of fa­mil­iar­ity in the same dish is no easy feat. Although the in­no­va­tive ad­di­tions are ad­mirable, some leave us with an odd taste in our mouths. How­ever, there are gems worth try­ing such as the Steak tar­tar mar­i­nated with gin­ger chilli with a squeeze of spring onion and co­rian­der puree, topped with an or­ganic egg yolk (S$26). An­other is the Tem­pura frog legs, from a farm in Jurong, which comes with a mild root vegetable curry (S$26). You can also opt for the Lunch with the Lo­cals set menu for a two- (S$35), three- (S$42) or four­course (S$52) meal made en­tirely from lo­cally-sourced in­gre­di­ents. ◆ 130E Min­den Road. Tel: 65/6471-0306.­farm­com­mu­

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