Monday, 18 July 2016

Open Farm Community - OFC

A dining concept that has drawn me to visit. Open Farm Community, also known as OFC, is set on 35,000 square feet of greenies. It does have a undeveloped piece of land for parking, but note of the limited space for parking.



From the carpark, the path lead directly to the al-fresco dining area, and on the left side is the vast area of farming purpose.



Pray that is it not a rainy day when you decide to dine at Open Farm Community, because only 2-3 tables are being sheltered, and the rest will just get you drenched.





Leading up from the al-fresco dining section, is the place where food orders can be placed. Housed in the small wood and bricks look-alike structure, is also a mini retail shop for the kids.





Exiting from the other end will lead you under a sheltered pathway, to the indoor dining area. Unlike the outdoor dining area, the indoor looks elegantly furnished. However, their indoor seating need to be reserved at least a week before.





Open Farm Community is also popularly-known for its farm-to-table type of similar concept, and has planted several types of herbs and vegetables which are also used in the food preparation.









There is also a sandy playground for kids to build sandcastles, and let your kids experience how it feels like to play with sands in the past, than the plastic playgrounds we have now.



Back to my table, we started ordering our food. Open Farm Community's menu has around 10 or less dining items per category, and they do serve alcoholic drinks as well.





Iced Mocha ($7.50). I prefer the drink to be sweeter, but it taste quite alright still.



Roasted Goldband Snapper ($28.00), served with ratatouille and wild rocket salad stashed at the bottom. Skin is crispy, and fish meat taste fresh too. The fish is a little bland in my opinion, so I dipped it with the rataouille gravy and it taste awesome!





I ordered from the brunch menu, which is only available from 1100 - 1500 hours on Saturdays and Sundays only. Just for the 4 hours of brunch, late-wakers really need to make an effort to roll out of bed!

Potato Rosti ($28.00), served with scramble eggs, sliced pork sausages, crème fraîche & red onion brown jus. I love this dish because it has my favorite item in it, sausages! A piece of toasted bread at the bottom, potato rosti and scrambled mixed and placed on it, before the pork sausage came to top it off.

I appreciate how Open Farm Community provide such big and juicy sausage and the appropriate amount of moist in the scrambled eggs I preferred. In fact, the toasted bread came as a surprise to me, as I thought it would it a piece of rosti with the eggs and sausages. But instead, Open Farm Community mixed it up with the eggs. The red onion brown jus sauce is just a perfect complement to the entire dish.





Open Farm Community also provides 2 types of activities within its premises, and they are lawn bowl and table tennis.



There are no MRTs in close proximity, but considering it is near town area, a little walk should do just fine. The crew is friendly too, as one of them happened to be plucking some sort of fruits from the garden, and coincidentally I got her attention to settle the bills. I was then politely to try one of those she just plucked. Fresh from the garden!

If you are one of those who can't stand hot weather or chanced upon a wet weather while dining, advance reservation is strongly recommended as indoor seating seems to be fully booked the entire day for the weekends. As suggested by the crew, at least a week of advance booking.

Accept Reservation: Yes

Open Farm Community

130E Minden Road
Singapore 248819

Tel: (65) 6471 0306

Opening Hours
Mon - Fri: 1200 - 1500 hours (Lunch)
                  1800 - 2200 hours (Dinner)

Sat - Sun: 1100 - 2200 hours

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