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Sarnies New Dinner Menu

By Friday, November 11, 2016 , , , , ,

Sarnies, our favorite Aussie cafe in Telok Ayer has turned SIX. To celebrate this milestone and to provide diners with more options, they have now launched a brand new dinner menu on top of their usual comfort cafe grub. But really, there's no need. We'd be more than happy eating their staple of sandwiches and salads than the lackluster dinner mains.
Wholesome bites are expected and the Haloumi Sliders ($13) work. We loved the mix of sweet, salty, and sour flavors from the various components- little browned fluffy brioche buns, squeaky slabs of salty haloumi, and tart onion jam. Absolute deliciousness. We believe that the Pulled Pork with White Slaw & Homemade Barbeque Sauce ($13) version will be equally tasty. Do you know they make every component from scratch, even the buns?!

The Home cured bacon bombs stuffed with mozzarella and truffle mash ($13) sounded delicious but turned out pretty blah. I felt that the mash was a tad too wet and bland in flavor. Perhaps a starchier potato would do the trick, and a stronger cheese perhaps. 
The Spicy Buffalo Wings ($14) were true to Buffalo flavors- crunchy, extremely sour, and spicy burn after. I could only stomach one. Safe to say i'm not a huge fan. 
Bigger plates are also available and we highly recommend the Southern Indian Style Hand-Cut Pappardelle with Prawns, Coconut Milk & Curry Leaves ($19.50). The pasta is made by hand, cooked al dente to order and coated in a light creamy curry sauce. It's a tad salty, but we kept going at it. Perhaps it's because the other mains weren't that great.

The rest of the mains fell flat. I was expecting a super juicy overnight smoked brisket in the Texas Style Burger ($26.50) but they failed me. The meat was bland and dry, only to be overly creamed with the sauces from the slaw. The slight balance came from the gherkins but otherwise the burger was a disappointment.
Skip the Blackened Grass-fed Sirloin ($24.50) with Colombian style chimichurri and olive oil mash as well. The overcooked beef was nothing special. Head over to Salt Tapas & Bar for a way better version (go read my review). 
The 24hr sous vide Moroccan lamb shank on pearl barley risotto ($29) was way gamey. Make sure to give the creamy barley risotto a good mix with the uber salty brown sauce on the side. The lamb shank was the best prepared of the meats but even i couldn't take the gaminess. 
At this point, i was craving for something more Sarnies-like. I would have turned to the Quinoa Salad with Grilled Turmeric Chicken Breast, Avocado, Feta, Mango, Chilli & Cherry Tomatoes ($16.50) if we weren't full but dissatisfied. The rich fudgey brownie sort of made up for it, but it left us very very guilty afterwards.
We continued drowning our sorrows in the cocktails, thankfully all pretty stiff, but just a little on the sweet side. The 'Cherry Let' was pretty decent. 
The dinner sounds like bad news, but the upside is that Sarnies is now open till later on weeknights so you can possibly get hold of some decent cafe grub, albeit the limited options.

136 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068601
Mon - Tue: 7.30am - 10.30pm
Wed- Fri: 7.30am - 12am 
Weekends – 8.30am to 4pm

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