Oft regarded as a tranquil sanctuary for coffee buffs and Aussie grub addicts, Sarnies has bowled us over with its latest dinner menu of hearty, honest-to-goodness cuisine.
In celebration of their 6 years of serving up comfort food and specialty coffee, Chef Zak has concocted a new dinner menu with dishes packing a solid punch.
Sarnies has always placed an emphasis on providing wholesome meals made from scratch using only fresh, quality ingredients.
Their new dinner menu (served from 6pm onwards) features grass-fed beef, chicken free from any hormones or antibiotics, bacon cured in-house, and bread kneaded by hand.
1. Spicy Buffalo Wings ($12)
For starters, we tried the Buffalo Wings and boy, did it awaken our raging appetites!
Less sweet and more flavourful than typical Buffalo wings, these wings packed a mouthful with their aromatic combination of spices – no fewer than 20 different spices were used.
The kick of chilli was spicy enough to whet our palates just right, and to our relief, not enough to make us sweat our pores off.
The lime juice contained in the marinade added a refreshing, zesty tang to the wings, to which we give two thumbs up.
After being marinated, the wings are slow-cooked for approximately 5 hours to render the meat tender, then fried till crisp.
2. Slider trio: Grilled Haloumi, Cherry Tomatoes & Onion Jam ($13)
Their slider trio comes with a choice of Grilled Haloumi with Onion Jam & Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, or Pulled Pork with White Slaw & Homemade Barbeque Sauce.
Safe to say, we enjoyed every bite, right down to the bread buns lovingly kneaded and baked in-house daily.
The salty umami flavour of the grilled haloumi gave a boost to the rest of the ingredients, while its faint hint of milkiness gently awakened our tastebuds.
At the same time, the roasted cherry tomatoes went to work in the texture department as they burst readily with a bite, releasing juicy tomato-ey goodness in an obscenely extravagant fashion.
Alongside all that hullabaloo, the onion jam served as a great accompaniment. Ever so tart and fruity, it gave the slider a final polish before it went sliding down our throats.
1. Blackened Grass-fed Sirloin, Colombian-style Chimichurri & Olive Oil Mash ($24.50)
We took a bite and imagined ourselves dining on green pastures roaming with cows – that’s how good it was, we’re not kidding.
Cooked to medium and artfully charred on the outside, the beef was tender with a firm bite and a clean, meaty flavour.
This was complemented by the refreshing Colombian-style chimichurri which gave the dish a refreshing twist.
Beneath the sirloin steak, lay a bed of silky smooth mash decadently flavoured with truffle oil – talk about hidden treasures, now you’ll get to taste it too.
2. Southern Indian Style Hand-Cut Pappardelle with Prawns, Coconut Milk & Curry Leaves ($19.50)
This was, in short, the best part of our night!
The broad, flat pasta noodles were hand-made and hand-cut by the chef himself, cooked to al dente perfection with a lovely springy bite.
Tossed in a generous amount of creamy coconut sauce, its bold curry fragrance hit us from across the café.
Aromatic curry leaves were sprinkled atop the pasta to complete the picture of perfection.
We would love to say that it was delicious, but that wouldn’t do it sufficient justice.
3. Texas Style Burger with Overnight Smoked Brisket, White Slaw, Dijon, Gherkins, BBQ Sauce & Hand Cut Wedges ($26.50)
The best burgers are those overflowing with messy goodness and outrageously ridiculous proportions, as this one has taught us.
It gave new meaning to the phrase “a tall order”, as it was so chock full of smoked beef strips and creamy slaw that we couldn’t get it into our mouths all at once.
The beef brisket was tender and finely-sliced, with a prominent smoky aroma it had acquired from being thoroughly infused with fragrant woodsmoke.
Paired with a soft burger bun freshly kneaded and baked that very day, there was absolutely nothing to gripe about.
For potato and truffle lovers, the burger comes with hand-cut wedges and a velvety truffle dip to pacify your cravings.
Churros with Salted Caramel & Chocolate Sauce ($10)
Crisp on the outside and doughy soft on the inside, this is exactly what we call good churros, no?
The dark chocolate sauce magically transformed the sweet choux pastry into a wand of bittersweet devilry.
Our personal favourite was the combination of the churros and the salted caramel sauce. The latter was ooey, gooey and very much like a more buttery version of melted toffee.
We went away utterly convinced that some friendships are meant to be. Crispy, fluffy churros and rich sticky caramel are gonna be BFFs for life.
Our ambassador, Valerie, visited Sarnies too! Here’s her experience:
By night’s end, we wound up with delicious grubby fingers, food-full bellies, and our belts two notches looser. If you’re keen on wholesome eating which tastes as good as sin, come grab some grub at Sarnies!
Address: 136 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068601
Tel: 6224 6091
Monday & Tuesday – 7.30am to 10.30pm
Wednesday to Friday – 7.30am to midnight
Weekends – 8.30am to 4pm
This was an invited media tasting session.