(Froth has since moved to Ascott Raffles Place at Finlayson Green. The location at BIG Hotel has ceased operations.)
After having quite a nasty lunch and checking out DanmiSoft at Suntec City, my dining partner and I were desperately looking for a newly-opened spot to have some light bites just to satisfy ourselves before heading home. We eventually chose to check Froth out because it was the only one within the area we were in.
Froth is actually a cafe that is hidden in the basement of BIG Hotel, which is currently renovating its ground level. It was so well-hidden that we actually walked past it, only to realise we had already overshot our destination on Google Maps and had to recheck the address on their Facebook Page and only knew that it was the place when we found out it was at Basement 1. It is an open-concept cafe, located at the left side of the stairwell when you walk in sharing spaces with the reception counter of the hotel. Interesting to note, Froth actually serves breakfasts to the guests of Big Hotel in the morning. Menu variety here is rather varied, from Risottos, Pastas and Sandwiches to Meats and Seafood, with a small selection of desserts such as cakes and waffles.
(Dorito Crust Winglets)
We were looking for light bites, and while I had set my eyes on their Churros it seemed that it was not available for that day. Eventually we settled for a side, and after some recommendations we went for the Dorito Crust Winglets. Winglets are deboned before being fried, which makes it both easier and neater to eat. Spicy Doritos are used to fry these Winglets, so expect the same sort of seasoning that you would get in a bag of Spicy Doritos; slightly salty with a moderate fiery kick that is crunchy. Chicken was really tender and succulent, and while Froth does not sell alcohol, this would make a great pairing with Ginger Ale, Root Beer or Coke especially.
Fancying something sweet, we also tried the Nutella Cheesecake. Nutella flavour was pretty rich, but one could actually taste a tinge of the cheesecake element within the smooth mousse. We liked it that the crumble base was rather thick, which gives it quite a bite and also a flavour that seemed pretty similar to Ferrero Rocher with the addition of hazelnuts on the top. While the Cheesecake itself was rather indulging, it seemed to be better to be shared as it could get somewhat heavy-tasting after a while.
Arabica beans are used for their coffee here, which has nutty and earthy flavour profile. A decent cup of Flat White.
Froth actually has pretty much a potential, being a cafe within the grounds of a hotel. Their food may not be out-of-this-world good, but are rather decent. They also offer quite a variety of dishes that are not really typical of cafes. We loved the environment and its vibes, and it is only going to get better; renovations are still under way despite them being opened and they are due to be fully-ready by January 2015. Looking forward to visit this spot again, and hopefully the renovations on the ground level would be done by then; it gets a bit too noisy for a cafe with all the works going on, and its the only thing that seems wrong with this place.
200 Middle Road
Ascott Raffles Place
2 Finlayson Green
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/frothsg