Yesterday we hopped down to Walking on Sunshine Cafe to try out some of their Korean dishes. The ceiling and shelves of the cafe are covered with colourful flora and various plants, which makes you feel like you’re dining in nature. You could even buy some of the plants there if you’d like!
The first thing we dug into was the Salmon & Avocado bowl. The rice was neatly placed in the center, lightly dressed with ashimi shoyu, and surrounded by generous amounts of cured salmon, avocado, red onion, shio kombu and topped with a poached egg.
We tried two different types of Korean pancakes: the Seafood Pancake served with bulgolgi sauce and the Kimchi Pancake that was served with spicy mayo. The pancakes were cut into triangles, and placed neatly in a circle. Perfect for sharing. I loved the bulgolgi sauce as it added a touch of sweetness to the pancakes.
You cannot consider yourself having a Korean feast without Korean Fried Chicken! It was served with Yangnyeom sauce, sesame seed, chives, pickled carrot and pickled cucumber. The chicken was so crispy and the sauce was delicious! The pickled vegetables really helped to cleanse the palette while adding a refreshing touch to the dish.
Next, we had the Iberico Pork Jowl. If you didn’t know (because I didn’t), the pork jowl is actually a cut of pork from the head of the pig’s cheek. It is the biggest cut of meat from the pig’s head and is known to be very fatty. It was served with romaine lettuce, fermented pickled cabbage, mustard chili, red chili and green chili.
Following that, we had the Striploin Steak (medium rare), served with mashed potatoes, asparagus, fermented cabbage, pickled mustard, demi glace sauce and 3 types of salt.
The last of the mains, we had the fried eggs with garlic mushrooms and sourdough toast on the side, that is part of their all day brunch menu.
To end off an epic feast, you gotta have dessert. We had the Signature Souffle Pancake. The pancakes were served with vanilla cream, mixed nuts, and lots of mixed fruits. This is my second time having it, and I absolutely love it. Not only do the fruits provide a more aesthetic look by giving the dish more colour, but it helps to cut through the creaminess of the vanilla cream and milkiness of the pancakes. However, the pancakes were slightly denser than the other souffle pancakes that I’ve had, which are fluffier. Nonetheless, a must try if you visit the cafe!
Walking on Sunshine Cafe is located on the third floor of Orchard Central, beside their hair salon. It might be a little confusing to get there, I got lost the first time. The cafe is accessible via the lift lobby just beside Henri Charpentier, or by walking through UniQlo on level 3. You can check out their full menu on their website here.
Walking on Sunshine Cafe
181 Orchard Rd, #03-07 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 9am – 10pm