A cozy cafe located along the streets of Bukit Timah, a walkable distance from Tan Kah Kee MRT Station. KARA Cafe and Dessert Bar is no stranger in the neighbourhood as they have been around quite some time. The cafe primary focuses on serving Los Angeles-inspired “all-day dining” food and healthy eats such as yogurt. You may wish to know that the cafe is under the popular yogurt chain, Sogurt. Recently, I was invited by the cafe to try out their newly introduced items on the menu which is inspired by a Cali-Asian theme.
Cozy environment to relax and chill with your friends after school. The fixtures are decorated with a nature-inspired theme.
(Left, Tropical Peach Mango; Right, Chai Avocado Shake), SGD$8.20
I wanted to go for the standard coffee/tea, however decided to go with a smoothie instead. To my surprise, it was refreshing and yummy. I really enjoyed my tropical peach mango smoothie as the drink was well-balance and not too sweet.
Beef Larb Rice Bowl
This dish was inspired by the Northern Thailand cuisine. I'm sure if you have been to Thailand, you may have eaten the Basil Pork Rice. The bowl consist of minced beef cooked in a spicy lime and marinated fish sauce topped with an egg and chilli. The trick is to mix everything like how rojak is done to enjoy the this dish.
The Aburi Mentaiko Salmon don is one of my favourite dishes from Kara. The bowl is topped with salmon flakes, mentaiko, mayonnaise, mozzarella, furikoke and onsen egg. The dish sort of reminded me of how mac and cheese is made with a wholesome of ingredients all baked together. The dish was rich, creamy and not overpowering. Hence, I enjoyed it.
Mac and Cheese
Served in a decent size that can be shared amongst 3-4 people. The cheese was stretchy and delicious.
Price: SGD$13 (6 pieces)
You should not miss out Kara's Korean Wings. The dish was recommended by their staff and was told that this dish is a popular choice amongst diners. The chicken wings were perfectly fried and did not turned out to be very greasy. The chicken skin was crispy and meat was tender and succulent. As you may know that Korean fried chicken can be served in different types of sauce. The only option they have was sweet garlic sauce. For a cafe that does not specialise in Korean food, I felt that they nailed this dish. In fact, it is way better than some of the Korean Fried Chicken restaurants I have tried in Singapore. Thus, for a decent price of $13, it is quite a good steal! I highly recommend you order it.
Ended off the meal with a sweet treat. The smores sensation features chocolate, fluffy marshmallows that is blown torched paired with crispy graham crackers.
KARA Café & Dessert Bar
Address: 617, Bukit Timah Road
Operating hours: 10.30am to 10.30pm daily
Contact: 64688940 (For reservations)
*This was an invited food tasting session.
You may wish to know that KARA Cafe and Dessert Bar provides party/workshop venue services and yogurt catering as well.
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