Creamery Boutique Is Gearing Up For National Day With Chilli Crab And Ondeh Ondeh Flavoured Desserts

Creamery Boutique

If you’ve been to Creamery Boutique, then you’d know that they’re famous for their homemade ice cream paired with lava cookies.

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With National Day 2018 coming up, they’ve unveiled 2 Singaporean flavours to commemorate Singapore’s 53rd birthday.

Ondeh Ondeh Cookie With Milo Dinosaur Ice Cream ($8.90)

Creamery Boutique pays homage to the traditional Ondeh Ondeh kuih with a crumbly Ondeh Ondeh pandan lava cookie, filled with gula melaka.

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That’s not all, it’s paired with their homemade Milo Dinosaur ice cream and garnished with freshly grated coconut.

If you love your traditional kuih, you ought to give this a try.

Chilli Crab Cookie With Bread Toast Ice Cream ($10.90)

This odd combination is Creamery Boutique’s first savoury lava cookie. The chewy brownie lava cookie is filled with a robust chilli gravy that’s made in-house from scratch.

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While this brownie lava cookie already sounds odd, Bread Toast ice cream takes the cake. However, this is an interesting take on the usual Chilli Crab and Fried Mantou pairing that we’re all familiar with.

If you’re interested in trying these unique National Day flavours, do note that the Ondeh Ondeh Cookie With Milo Dinosaur ice cream is available from 14 July to 9 August 2018, while the Chilli Crab Cookie With Bread Toast Ice Cream will be available from 9 August to 31 August 2018.

Whacky or wonderful? We’ll let you be the judge of that.

Creamery Boutique
Address: 139 Tyrwhitt Road #01-03, Singapore 207557
Opening Hours: Mon – Wed: 12.30pm – 10pm, Fri: 12.30pm – 10.30pm, Sat: 12pm – 10.30pm, Sun: 12pm – 10pm, Thu: Closed
Contact no.: 8133 1250

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7 Apps Every S’porean Should Download For Good Makan Deals

Dining deals

Singapore has long been established as the melting pot of cuisines. From Chinese, to Japanese, Korean, and Mexican cuisine, we have it all.

With this explosion of cuisine variety, many people have taken to social media to review their meals. Which eventually resulted in the birth of the term, “Foodie”.

So if you’re a self-respecting foodie, these are the dining apps that you should have.


Burpple is an app started by 3 Singaporeans back in 2012. It connects people who are looking for a place to eat, with restaurants that are recommended by other Burpple users.

Launched in 2012, the app allows users to make reservations at a particular restaurants, as well as leave a review of their meal after.

It is now the food discovery platform of choice in both Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, with over 6 million users.

From 3 July 2018, Burpple will be launching a new feature on the app, Burpple Beyond.

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Burpple Beyond is a premium membership program within the app, which allows users to enjoy 1-for-1 deals at selected partner restaurants, bars and cafes.

There will be 2 membership types available – All Day and Off-Peak.

All Day membership is self-explanatory, with access to deals all day, subject to restaurant operating hours.

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Off-Peak membership is limited for use only during off-peak timings, pre-defined by Burpple Beyond partner restaurants.

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“What deals are there?”, I hear you ask. Burpple Beyond members will get to enjoy up to 4 choices of 1-for-1 mains or fixed set menus at partner restaurants, bars and cafes.

Upon bill request at the restaurant, members can complete the deal redemption in app to enjoy the 1-for-1 deal.

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At the moment, some of the partner restaurants include The Sushi Bar, Chir Chir, Park Bench Deli, Creamier, The Dark Gallery, Firebake, and Founder’s Bak Kut Teh, with many others added on a regular basis. You can be sure that the list is going to be extensive.

There will be a launch special pricing for both membership types.

Off-Peak membership will be free of charge (U.P: $4) and All Day membership comes with a monthly fee of $9.90 (U.P: $12).

Prior to the launch (27 June to 3 July 2018), stand a chance to enjoy a one-month free membership when you join the waitlist on to enjoy their first month membership for free — limited to the first 1000 activations upon launch.

Burpple can be downloaded for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play.


Chope is a colloquial term in Singlish, which means to reserve, or book (a table). For the foodies, Chope is also a restaurant reservation app.

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The app helps diners make instant reservations at restaurants in Singapore, Jakarta, Bali, Bangkok, Phuket, Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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For the introverted, there’s no need for you to speak to anyone over the phone – just book your reservation online and an email confirmation will be sent to you.

That’s not all, Chope also offers exclusive promotions, perks and special menus and events for their members.

Finally, everytime you make a reservation via the Chope app, you stand a chance to earn Chope-dollars, which can be exchanged for dining vouchers.

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The Chope app can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play.


Eatigo (eat-ego? Eat I Go?) was founded in 2013 with the aim to connect empty tables with empty stomachs.

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They offer time-based discounts of up to 50% everyday at their participating restaurants via their website and mobile application.

Users can choose to dine anywhere, from upscale restaurants and hotels, to popular restaurant chains and still get to enjoy the same discounts.

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With more than 1.5 million users across Asia, Eatigo is available in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, India and The Philippines.

Eatigo can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play. You can also make your reservation from their website here.


Previously known as Groupon, Fave helps you to save by bringing the best deals and promotions at all your favourite places.

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From food and restaurant deals, to beauty and wellness, fitness programs, retail promotions and more, Fave has it all.

You can save up to 70% on gyms, fitness studios, haircuts, manicures, holidays, dining and more when you use Fave.

While it isn’t primarily a dining app, Fave has a large variety of restaurants available on the app.

Fave can be downloaded for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play.


Hungrygowhere is a food review and reservation website that started in 2006, making it one of Singapore’s largest food and lifestyle site.

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The food portal includes user-generated reviews of restaurants and dishes as well as culinary guides and videos. Users can search for food based on cuisine, price range, and location and even make restaurant reservations.

Users also have the option to order their food for takeaway via the Hungrygowhere app and proceed to collect the food at the restaurant once it’s ready, which removes the waiting time for takeaway orders.

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Lastly, users can trawl the Hungrydeals section in the app or the website for Hungrygowhere-exclusive deals and promotions at selected restaurants!

The Hungrygowhere app can be downloaded for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play. You can also make your reservation from their website here.


Founded in 2012, Quandoo is the fastest-growing restaurant reservation platform globally.

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It connects users with the best restaurants around the world with a table reservation system that’s always personalised.

Quandoo allows users to discover new places to eat, make reservation online, get exclusive deals and promotions, and leave reviews of the restaurant!

From local diners and eateries to Michelin-stared restaurants, Quandoo has it all covered.

Quandoo can be downloaded for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Alternatively, browse for exclusive deals on their website here.

The Entertainer

The Entertainer is a discount publisher of 2-for-1 deals and offers for restaurants, leisure attractions, spas and hotels across Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

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The app helps users to save on lifestyle needs with offers for brunches and massages, and even car maintenance and pet grooming!

The Entertainer also allows users to share their offers with family members with their Family Accounts. The Primary user is the one who bought a product from The Entertainer. He or she can then share the account with 4 other family members who will be the Secondary user.

Kinda like Netflix screens.

The Entertainer can be downloaded for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

So there you have it, these are the essential dining apps that every foodie worth their salt, should have.

Now go, the world is your oyster and this is your shucking knife!

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‘Mr Men And Little Miss’ Is Coming To Kumoya This July With Nasi Lemak & Other Local Dishes

Kumoya x Mr Men And Little Miss

Singaporeans are gullible consumers. There, I said it.

We’ll patronise anything at least once if it even has a tiny picture or print of a cartoon or character we like.

Which is also why, Kumoya returns once again with another character-themed cafe concept.

In the past, we’ve seen Miffy, Care Bears and Tokidoki-themed character cafes hosted by Kumoya. This time, it’s Mr. Men and Little Miss.

Mr. Men And Little Miss Visit Singapore

Okay, to be fair, I do like the Mr. Men and Little Miss. I grew up reading the tiny square books about them. And Mr. Happy is basically a smiling emoji with hands and legs, in my favourite colour, yellow.

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He’s adorable.

While Kumoya has done plenty of character cafes in the past, this one is going to be a little different. The menu is created in collaboration with Little Miss Bento (Shirley Wong) and it will be locally-inspired despite Kumoya primarily being a Japanese-French restaurant.

Here are some of the locally-inspired dishes that will be available at the Kumoya x Mr. Men and Little Miss cafe.

Fried Mantou With House-made Chilli Crab Dip ($11.90)

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Mr Bump Knock-Out Nasi Lemak ($23.90)

Butterfly pea flower coconut rice served with tempura sambal prawns, crispy golden fried chicken, potato croquette, ramen egg, keropok, walnuts and anchovies.

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Mr Bump Pow-Wow Pandan Sponge Cake ($17.90)

A Pandan sponge cake that looks like Mr Bump, with Gula Melaka frosting, freshly churned Hokkaido soft serve, Nata de coco, kidney beans, sweet corn, cotton candy, and a shot of Gula Melaka on the side for that extra kick.

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Milo Oreo Frappe ($14.90)

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Chendol Gula Melaka Frappe ($14.90)

This local AF creation is basically a Chendol garnished with pandan leaves and whipped cream.

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That’s not all, all beverages are served with a limited edition coaster (6 different designs to collect) and all frappe orders come with a limited edition badge (3 different designs)!

Like the previous character cafes, dining time is limited to 90 minutes and there is a minimum spending of $10 per person.

The Mr. Men and Little Miss character cafe will run from 5 July 2018 to September 2018.

Will you be heading to the Mr. Men And Little Miss character cafe at Kumoya this July?

Kumoya x Mr. Men And Little Miss
Address: Kumoya Cafe, 8 Jalan Klapa, Singapore 199320

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(Header Image Source: Kumoya)

From Merlions To Durians, These Uniquely S’pore Ice Cream Creations Will Make You Melt

Though we live in the tropics, we never cease to complain about how bloody hot the weather is. Recently, temperatures have managed to hit a high of 35 Degrees Celsius and IT IS NOT OKAY.

In response to this ridiculous heat, I’ve taken at least 3 cold showers per day over the weekend, and consumed enough Magnum ice creams to develop lactose intolerance. Okay, I exaggerate but you get my point.

Speaking of ice cream, Esplanade recently saw the opening of a local artisanal ice cream shop.

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Introducing, Leeu SG.

You Mean, We Can Eat The Merlion?

With a logo of a lion’s head that looks way better than LiHo’s, this local artisanal ice cream is making waves across the nation for their iconic Merlion ice pop, The Icy Merlion.

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The Icy Merlion is Vanilla and Strawberry-flavoured, because red and white are our national colours.

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That’s not all, there’s also a durian ice cream, aptly named The “Esplanade” that’s made to look like a durian.

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Other items on the menu include soda floats and soft serve ice creams.

Choose from 4 different soda floats, each with their own locally-inspired names.

The lychee-flavoured Sentosa Breeze, The Red Dot with peach soda, The Zouk-Out Cure with yuzu lemon ginger soda, and The Old Timer which is a pandan-infused milk beancurd float.

Their soft serves are made with Blue Majik. No it’s not a drug. Blue Majik is a new superfood that’s a derivative of sea algae spirulina.

Every soft serve is served (no pun intended) in a normal or charcoal Taiyaki (Japanese fish-shaped waffle).

For the month of June, Leeu SG will be selling their local desserts at discounted prices. Get your Merlion Ice Pop at $3.80 (U.P $4.80) and the Esplanade Ice Cream at $8.80 (U.P $11.80).

And lastly, you will be able to buy a unicorn float for $1 with any purchase of a drink.

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Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to get myself a Merlion to munch on and get that adorable AF unicorn float. Peace.

Leeu SG
Address: The Esplanade Mall, #02-07, Singapore 039802
Opening Hours: Daily: 11am – 10pm
Contact no.: 9489 7433

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(Header Image Source: Leeu SG)

Old Chang Kee Returns To Rex With A Flagship Coffee House And A Bigger Menu

Let me start by saying that fried food is a blessing. Whoever thought of frying nuggets of meat, you’re a genius.

And nobody in Singapore does fried food better than Old Chang Kee. Nobody. Don’t argue with me on this.

Old Chang Kee has been around since 1956, way before Singapore was independent. It was operating as a small stall in a coffeeshop outside the former Rex Cinema along Mackenzie Road in 1986.

Now, Old Chang Kee has opened its first flagship coffee house in the place where it all began, at Rex along Mackenzie Road.

Old Chang Kee: Homecoming

The 50-seater coffee house occupies 3 shophouses along Mackenzie Road, a stark contrast from its humble beginnings as a small stall.

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I remember there were a few Old Chang Kee outlets around the island that were offering more substantial mains together with their usual fried food. But they eventually discontinued the mains and my days were darker than before.

Drama aside, I (still) love their Beef Stew and the best part is that this is one of the dishes that can be found at the Old Chang Kee Coffee House.

The Baked Beef Stew Rice With Cheese ($10.90) is served in a mess tin, an odd reminder of my days outfield in NS.

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That’s not all, there’s the interesting Flower Bread with free-flow gravy of your choice. Options include Chicken Stew, Beef Stew and Curry Chicken.

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If you’ve seen any Tasty video or Pizza Hut commercial, you’d have seen pull-apart bread and the likes and this is pretty much it. Pull-apart buns with a bowl of gravy in the middle for dipping. Comfort food at its best, to be honest.

Other dishes available include the Dry Laksa Goreng ($8.50), Nasi Lemak With Dry Curry Chicken ($8.90), and the Bubur Chacha ($5).

Of course, as with every Old Chang Kee outlet, they also have their usual fried finger food available. Which means I can have both my favourite Crab Nuggets and the Beef Stew. This is a win.

This Old Chang Kee flagship coffee house is a place you need to check out because who else knows old school food better than a brand that’s been around since 1956?

Old Chang Kee Coffee House
Address: 19/21/23 Mackenzie Road #01-01, Singapore 228678
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 11am – 9pm, Fri – Sat: 10am – 10pm, Sun: 10am – 9pm
Contact no.: 6732 1665

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(Header Image Source: Old Chang Kee Singapore)

These 10 Bakeries In S’pore Serve The Best Bread – And They All Deserve A Toast

Bread is incredibly versatile yet somehow underrated. There’s even a word created solely to describe someone who supports the family (with bread probably). BREADWINNER.

As someone who ranks bread as the top carb of choice, I have pretty strong feelings for bread.

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They have everything from tarts and cakes to traditional Swedish pastries and of course, bread. If you’re a sucker for a good brioche or croissant, then you should try the ones here.

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Oh, they have this divine Cranberry Cream Cheese Bagel that you NEED to try as well.

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If you’re wondering, Konditori is Muslim-owned.

Konditori – Artisan European Bakery
Address: 33 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199451
Opening Hours: Daily: 10.30am – 9pm
Contact no.: 6209 8580
Image Credit: @stepanmarhoul[/caption]

This Muslim-owned bakery has a selection of both savoury and sweet sourdough toasts.

Go for their Nut Butter With Honey And Sea Salt Toast ($3.50). A thick slice of sourdough toast is slathered with almond butter, generously drizzled with honey and finished with a sprinkling of sea salt.

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If you’re looking for something more savoury, their Egg Salad with Dukkah and Pickled Onions ($5) is a great option.

The thick sourdough toast is topped with a heap of egg salad and garnished with pickled onions.

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I mean, just look at it.

The Bakery By Woodlands Sourdough also has bagels and pizzas on their menu if you’re looking for something more substantial.

If you’re planning to visit, go early because their bread sells fast.

The Bakery By Woodlands Sourdough
Address: 10 Jalan Serene, #01-05 Serene Centre, Singapore 258748
Opening Hours: Wed – Sun: 8.30am – 6pm, Mon – Tue: Closed

3. Asanoya Boulangerie

Asanoya Boulangerie is a Japanese bakery specialising in gourmet bread and pastries. They combine Japanese flavours with traditional European pastries.

Their flagship item is the Fruit Rye made with orange peel, rum raisin, walnuts and almonds. Apparently it’s so popular in Karuizawa that it gets sold out the moment it is displayed on the shelves.

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A popular item in Singapore is the Croissant Block that comes in various flavours. Like this Creme Brûlée Croissant Block, filled with fresh cream and topped with a caramelised sugar crust.

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Asanoya Boulangerie Singapore is constantly churning out great quality bread with various seasonal flavours.

Head down to any of their 3 branches today!

Asanoya Boulangerie
Address: Find your nearest outlet 4. Baker & Cook

Baker & Cook is Singapore’s only true artisan bakery and food store chain by Global Baker Dean Brettschneider.

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You have to try their Bombolini Donuts aka Custard Donuts. You can choose from either the Jam Bombolini or the Vanilla Custard Bombolini.

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The donut is filled with custard (or jam) and dusted with sugar, yet somehow isn’t too sweet.

If you love your donuts as much I do, then this is it.

Baker & Cook
Address: Find your nearest outlet 5. Carpenter & Cook

Carpenter & Cook is an artisan bakery cafe and vintage home store. While they technically don’t serve bread, they do have amazing pastries.

Go for their Passionfruit Meringue Tart ($6.80). This beautiful dainty tart is almost too pretty to eat.

The passionfruit’s zest cuts through the sweetness of the tart and meringue so it’s not jelak.

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This is strictly not for sharing because you’ll want to savour every bite. EVERY. BITE.

Carpenter & Cook
Address: 19 Lorong Kilat, #01-06, Singapore 598120
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 10am – 10pm, Sat: 9am – 10pm, Sun: 9am – 9pm
Contact no.: 6463 3648
Image Credit: yelp user Ka L[/caption]

Prices start from $1.60 for the small size, $2.30 for the medium size and $4.20 for the large size.

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Their best sellers are the Bacon, Tomato & Egg MayoCurry Chicken Sausage & Egg, Banana Chocolate, and Mushroom Veggie.

Come between 9 – 9.30am and you might just catch a fresh batch out of the oven!

Thai Baàng Bakery
Address: 809 French Road #01-41, Kitchener Complex, Singapore 200809
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 8am – 9pm; Sat: 8.30am – 8.30pm; Sun: 9am – 8pm
Contact no.: 9722 1213

7. Tiong Bahru Bakery

If you have not tried anything from Tiong Bahru Bakery, have you truly been living?

While the cafe serves up a large variety of bread and pastries, baked fresh daily, their bestseller is the Kouign Amann.

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The name ‘Kouign Amann‘ is derived from the Breton words for cake (kouign) and butter (amann). This pastry is rich yet not saccharine.

I usually buy in bulk because why not? (Actually it’s because there’s no Tiong Bahru Bakery near my place)

But my point is that the Kouign Amann here is AMAZING. Don’t say ‘never intro’.

Tiong Bahru Bakery
Address: Find your nearest outlet 8. Keong Saik Bakery

Keong Saik Bakery is riding the ‘Dirty Bun’ wave pretty hard.

Their recent ‘Dirty Bun’ creations include the Matcha Dirty Bread ($4.50) and the Chocolate Dirty Bread ($4).

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If you’re done with the ‘Dirty Bun’ trend like I am, go for the Keong Saik Bakery signature, the Sor Hei ($3.80).

It’s a black and white danish pastry filled with chocolate chips between the layers. Reminds me of the seaweed chicken I used to buy in the school canteen.

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Best to come early for the Sor Hei because it gets sold out very quickly.

Keong Saik Bakery
Address: 41 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089146
Opening Hours: Daily: 8am – 8pm
Contact no.: 6909 3199

9. Swee Heng 1989 Bakery

Swee Heng 1989 Bakery is one of my favourites. I’ve had their bread for dinner on countless occasions because why not?

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They use fresh ingredients and they have unique flavours for their bread. My favourite is the Mrs. Red Bean which is a red bean bun with cream cheese and a polo bun crust.

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The Rocky Chocolate is also really good.

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Chocolate bread peppered with walnuts and raisins. It’s very chocolatey and rich. Drink lots of water after because while the bread is really good, it does leave your throat a little dry.

Swee Heng 1989 Bakery
Address: Find your nearest outlet here

10. Tai Cheong Bakery

Tai Cheong Bakery is well known for their HK Egg Tarts. There’s even a Pandan variation.

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While their HK Egg Tarts hog the spotlight, another must-try is the HK Polo Bun.

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If you’re a fan of HK cuisine and their pastries, Tai Cheong Bakery is the place to be.

Tai Cheong Bakery
Address: Find your nearest outlet here

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(Header Image Source: Konditori – Artisan European Bakery)

10 High Tea Spots To Make Your Mum Feel Like The Queen She Is This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day falls on 13 May 2018 and what better way to celebrate than spending quality time with her and showing her how you appreciate everything she does for you.

With the lazy, sunny days truly upon us, what better way to feel a little bit more fancy by hitting up one of Singapore’s many amazing high tea spots with your mama!

With this list of high tea spots, there’s no excuse to treat your mama like the real queen that she is.

You’re My Cup Of High Tea

1. Anti:Dote

If you are a fan of high-teas, you’ll be familiar with Anti:Dote’s jewellery drawer chest tea set.

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Situated in Fairmont Hotel, their high-tea selection consists of various creations including gourmet sandwiches such as Smoked Salmon with Lemon Cream Cheese and Ikura Roe, Mini Strawberry Cake, and Warm Chia Seeds Scones.

You can even find a gluten free menu too! Talk about an antidote to your dreary week.

Address: Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road Level 1, S189560
Price: $48++
Contact No.: 6431 5315
Opening Hours: Mon – Thur: 3pm – 5pm; Fri – Sun: 12pm – 2pm, 3pm – 5pm

2. Arteastiq

Squirrelled away in the most obscure corner of Mandarin Gallery, is a quaint tea salon that is Arteastiq.

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Priced at a modest $48++ for 2 people, the Signature Teasury comes with 2 sets of artisanal tea and a hearty range of petite savoury sweet treats placed on an immaculate “bird-cage” inspired stand.

Arteastiq has a charm for it’s alluring location and loungy vibes. So if you’re looking for a chill Sunday with your momma, this is the place to be.

Address: 333 Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery, #04-14, Singapore 238867
Price: From $48++
Contact No.: 6235 8370
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11am – 10pm, Sat – Sun: 10am – 10 pm

3. The Landing Point

Situated on an elegant promenade with a panoramic view of the waterfront is The Landing Point, a gorgeous dining establishment situated within The Fullerton Bay Hotel.

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With a choice of alfresco or indoor seating, enjoy an assortment of bite-sized noms including freshly prepared mini sandwiches, Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Tarts and of course, traditional English scones.

The Landing Point
Address: 80 Collyer Quay, S049326
Price: $45++
Contact No.: 6333 8388
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 3pm – 5.30pm; Sat & Sun: 12.30pm – 3pm, 3.30pm – 6pm

4. The Marmalade Pantry

The Marmalade Pantry doesn’t need much of an introduction considering how well loved their cupcakes are.

If you’re looking for a budget friendly option to treat yourself and your momma, this place is the perfect choice.

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Priced at $38++ for 2 people, this set comes with 2 pots of Gryphon teas, finger sandwiches, buttermilk scones served with clotted cream and jam and their highly coveted cupcakes!

Treat yo mama to a real good high-tea without breaking the bank. You’ve got yourself a fancy and affordable afternoon done right.

The Marmalade Pantry
Address: Unit 03-22 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore, 238801
Price: From $38++
Contact No.: 6734 2700
Opening Hours: 3pm – 6pm, daily
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The Knolls, features an extensive tea list and only serves Gryphon brews. From the savoury Salmon Burrito with Olive Cavier to the sweet Lemon Tart Meringues, you can expect a full high-tea experience whilst enjoying a seafront view.

The Knolls may not exactly be the most accessible of venues, but this picture-perfect venue will definitely make your trip a worthy one.

The Knolls
Address: 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297
Price: $39.90++
Contact No.: 6591 5046
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 3pm – 5pm

6. Axis Bar And Lounge

With sweeping views over Marina Bay, Axis Bar and Lounge is a relaxed lounge where you can enjoy a selection of light bites and afternoon tea served with sandwiches, scones and sweets.

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If you’re trying to impress your mother in law or your own mother, then you can’t go wrong with Axis.

Choose from their extensive list of teas from TWG and eat your way through their savoury courses, scones, pastries and pies and their charming tier of beautiful sweet treats.

The atmosphere and excellent service will most definitely make for a good afternoon with your mother!

Axis Bar and Lounge
Address: 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore, 039797
Price: $42 per person, $80 for 2
Contact No.: 6885 3500
Opening Hours: Afternoon tea hours: Mon – Fri: 3pm – 5pm, Sat – Sun: 12.30pm – 2.30pm, 3pm – 5pm

7. Pollen

Housed within the Flower Dome at Gardens By The Bay, Pollen is one of our favourites on this list.

It’s unique environment makes for a beautiful setting for high-tea. The ambience here is so spot on, your mother is bound to enjoy her time here.

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Pollen has curated a special menu for this Mother’s Day so she can enjoy a glass of white peach Bellini and savouries such as beef, caramelised onions and cumin croquettes and mandarin choux from their choice of sweets.

We highly recommend Pollen if you’re looking for a change from the usual hotel high teas. This place is really worth the visit.

Address: Flower Dome, Gardens By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive #01-09, Singapore, 018953
Price: $55 per person
Contact No.: 6604 9988
Opening Hours: Afternoon Tea hours: 3pm to 5pm, Closed on Tuesdays

8. Ellenborough Market Cafe

Ellenborough Market Cafe is known for serving one of the best Durian Pengat in town. Home of modern Peranakan cuisine, indulge in real good Nyonya Laksa, Kueh Pie Tee.

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Not forgetting all-time favourites including their signature Ayam Buah Keluak and Durian Pengat.

This high tea buffet going at $42 per person only is a great deal!

If your mother loves a good Peranakan meal for Mother’s Day, then this is the place to go.

Ellenborough Market Cafe
Address: Swissôtel Merchant Court, 20 Merchant Rd, 058281
Price: $42 per person
Contact No.: 6239 1847

9. TWG Tea Salons

If you consider yourself a high tea connoisseur then a visit to TWG Tea Salon will be a real treat for you.

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Tea lovers can explore and purchase over 800 tea harvests and blends – the largest list in the world.

With four outlets in Singapore (Republic Plaza, ION Orchard, Takashimaya, and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands), you can sip a cup of your favourite tea and eat your way through their signature tea-infused pastries and savoury bites.

TWG Tea Salon
Address: Find your nearest location here
Price: From $19++ – $42++

10. Chihuly Lounge

Named after renowned American glass artist Dale Chihuly, Chihuly Lounge offers not only an impressive eight-course high-tea set, but also the company of Chihuly’s gorgeous glass sculptures.

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10 Best Places To Get Ice Cream And Waffles Because CRAVINGS

There’s always time and place for ice cream and waffles. Honestly, is there anything not to love about waffles?

Trust the perfect waffle and ice cream combination to perk up your dreary week. Here’s a list of the best waffles in Singapore.

1. Twenty Grammes

A sweet aroma of vanilla and milky goodness greets you as you step into Twenty Grammes, reminiscent of late Sunday mornings when a scrumptious brunch of homemade waffles was in order.

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Enjoy your crisp waffles and sit back in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

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Their S’mores Waffle ($15) has got to be one of their best creations yet. The waffles are infused with graham crackers to give it that crispy exterior. Chocolate hazelnut sauce is drizzled all over the waffle along with crushed graham crackers.

Pair it with a scoop of gelato of your choice. Top it off with torched marshmallows and whipped cream. This S’mores Waffle definitely hits the spot after a long week at work!

Twenty Grammes
Address: 753 North Bridge Road, #01-01, Singapore 198721
Opening Hours:
Sun – Thurs: 12pm – 10pm, Fri – Sat: 12pm – 1am
Contact No.: 

2. Creamier

This next place hardly needs an introduction. Creamier is everyone’s go-to for great and affordable ice cream and waffles.

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Creamier definitely trumps in the number of ice cream flavours offered. Not forgetting their waffles that are well executed – crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. You’ll never get jelak of their waffles and ice cream!

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Their freshly churned ice cream is consistently good, and they often introduce seasonal flavours to keep things fresh. We highly recommend their two best sellers – Earl Grey Lavender and Sea Salt Gula Melaka.

Ice cream here starts from $3.50 a scoop, with premium flavours going at $4.50 a scoop.

Creamier Toa Payoh
Find your nearest location here

3. Wimbly Lu

Wimbly Lu is practically synonymous with waffles as it was one of the pioneers behind the waffles craze in Singapore a few years ago.

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There’s just something about the waffles here that feels so right. You feel instantly warm and comforted once you take a bite of their waffles.

While the waffles may look ordinary at first glance, you know what they say – do not judge a book by its cover. The waffles here are fluffy and light.

We do love their waffle paired with Salted Caramel and Honey Cinnamon Ice Cream – best for a treat yo’self day. You can choose either a single scoop ($8.50) or a double scoop ($11.50) of ice cream to go with the waffle.

Wimbly Lu
Find your nearest location 4. Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday fully embodies its name with their extensive menu which you can’t help but devour.

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One of the popular items on their menu would be the Nonya Chendol Waffle ($13.90), which consists of 2 scoops of chendol gelato and vanilla soft serve, topped with Azuki beans, chendol jelly, desiccated coconut flakes before drizzled with Gula Melaka.

If you love your chendol, then we highly recommend you trying it in waffle form from Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday
Block 94 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh, #01-32, Singapore 310094
Opening Hours:
Sun – Thurs: 10am – 10pm, Fri – Sat: 10am – 11pm
Contact No.: 
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The magical Unicorn Whoaffle ($14) comes with with a scoop of Lavender White Chocolate and Toasted Marshmallow ice cream atop their chewy Whoaffle.

The horns were all meringue and certainly added to the cute factor of this dish. Whip out your phones because this set is great for the gram’.

Hatter Street
Block 212 Hougang Street 21 #01-333, Singapore 530212
Opening Hours: Tues – Sun: 1pm – 10pm
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This amazing concoction comes with vanilla bean ice-cream, caramelised bananas, milo crumble and drizzled with a healthy amount of milo sauce – a recipe for happiness!

Strangers’ Reunion
 33/35/37 Kampong Bahru Rd, Singapore 169355
Opening Hours:
Sun – Thurs: 9am – 10pm, Fri – Sat: 9am – 12am, Closed on Tuesdays
Contact No.: 
6222 4869

7. Lickety 

With its mint green storefront and matching pastel furnishing, it comes as no surprise that Lickety stands out from the row of souvenir shops and Middle Eastern restaurants.

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The star of the show is definitely their Egglet Ice Cream Bouquet (from $8.90). The egglets comes in two flavours – buttermilk and red velvet. You can choose either of these flavours or go ‘half-and-half” if you want the best of both worlds.

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Lickety carries a wide assortment of flavours ranging from my personal favourite Honey Lavender and Earl Grey and Fig to more localised flavours such as Taro Yam.

This dessert is definitely best shared between two people!

34 Bussorah St, Singapore 199452
Opening Hours:
11am – 11pm, daily
Contact No.: 
6291 7670

8. Sunday Folks

If you’re in need of a laid back, messy hair, lazy kind of Sunday, then Sunday Folks is right up your alley.

The folks behind this cafe takes pride in concocting their own original recipes and paying homage to the freshness and tastefulness of their desserts.

Their desserts don’t just look good – they taste good too!

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I’ve always loved their Sea Salt Gula Melaka Ice Cream Waffles ($11.80) . You can expect a freshly baked Belgian waffle paired with strawberries and drizzled with maple syrup and chocolate hazelnut sauce.

Trust me, the amazing waffles at Sunday Folks won’t disappoint!

Sunday Folks
44 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-52 Chip Bee Gardens, Singapore 278116
Opening Hours: Tues – Thurs: 1pm – 10pm, Fri – Sat: 12pm – 11pm, Sun: 12pm – 10pm, Closed on Mondays
Contact No.: 
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Their Chocolate Rootbeer Waffle with Charcoal Vanilla Soft Serve ($12) is definitely a hit among customers.

The rectangular waffle comes with a chocolate chip cookie, and an ash grey charcoal vanilla soft serve to top it all off. The charcoal soft serve had a hint of root beer in every mouthful, which does not overwhelm the original vanilla taste.

The Cold Pantry
88 Rangoon Road #01-01, Singapore 218374
Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri: 4pm – 10pm, Sat – Sun: 12pm – 10pm

10. Holy Cow

Nestled amidst the quiet, laid-back charms of the old Yishun town, Holy Cow Creamery is a great chill-out spot.

Escape to Yishun (can’t believe we’re saying this) for your dose of Ice Cream & good times.

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Enjoy their delicious ice cream concocted in their very own kitchen, paired with crisp waffles. We highly recommend their charcoal waffles if you’re looking for something different from the plain ol’ waffle.

Holy Cow
44 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-52 Chip Bee Gardens, Singapore 278116
Opening Hours: Tues – Thurs: 1pm – 10pm, Fri – Sat: 12pm – 11pm, Sun: 12pm – 10pm, Closed on Mondays
Contact No.: 
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Martin Zwerts Opens Its First Store In S’pore – Offers Classic Dutch Frites With 13 Different Sauces

Fries are one of the quintessential Western sides and we absolutely love them.

These strips of fried potato can be easily found everywhere, from fast food restaurants to the humble Western stalls in our coffeeshops.

Personally, I’m a potato wedges kinda guy but I never ever reject potatoes in any form. If you love fries, we’ve got news for you.

The renowned Dutch snack outlet known for their Frites (Fries), Martin Zwerts, will be opening their first stall outside of The Netherlands, in Singapore at Holland Village, Holland Piazza on 27 April 2018!

Fries For All

Established in 1948, Martin Zwerts Potato Daddy (Yes that’s the name of the brand. Grow up.) is famous for their Dutch Patat Frites.

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Patat frites are usually thick cut and served in a cone with a sauce of your choice. Martin Zwerts’ Patat Frites are no different.

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They will be offering a selection of 13 different sauces for you to choose from. Some of their unique sauces include their signature Frites Sauce, Kerrie Onion Sauce, and Satesaus.

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To cater to our hyper-localised tastebuds, Martin Zwerts will be offering the new Golden Salted Egg Yolk Sauce, BBQ Sauce and Rendang Sauce.

Their frites come in 2 sizes. There’s the Small Frites which goes for $5.50 per cone, and the Large Frites which goes for $6.50 per cone.

While Frites are their signature item, that’s not all you’ll find on their menu.

They also serve up a variety of other snacks such as Meatballs, Chunky Fish Fingers, Onion Rings, Prawn Fritters, Bitterballen, Spring Rolls and Krokets!

Last but not least, there is a Martin Zwerts Frite Club Loyalty Program.

All you have to do is top up a minimum of $50 and you’ll get 20% more cash value into the account.

To sign up, just tell the cashier your mobile number and they’ll set it up for you.

Head down to Martin Zwerts for some awesome Dutch frites!

Martin Zwerts Singapore
Address: 3 Lorong Liput, #B1-07 Holland Piazza, Singapore 277725
Opening Hours: Daily: 11am – 10.30pm
With These Dining Deals, You Don’t Need A Special Occasion To Treat Your Fam To A Feast

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End Off Your Festival Of Feasts On A Sugar Rush This Dessert Week

Now that you’ve finished your vegetables, you can have your dessert.

Deliveroo saved the best for last.

In this final week of the Festival of Feasts, ice creams, muffins, waffles, milkshakes and cakes take the stage.

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That’s right, this is Deliveroo’s dessert-themed week, Sugar Rush!

Sugar Rush

Who doesn’t love dessert?

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Ice cream is a comfort food. Waffles are good with anything, sweet or savoury. Muffins are a breakfast delight, and milkshakes are the best form of milk out there.

Except cereal milk. Cereal milk’s the best.

From 16th to 22nd April 2018, Deliveroo will be offering the best deals and promotions on all things sweet and sugary.

That’s not all, use the promo code “FOFDISCOVERSG” to get $4 off your first 3 orders on Deliveroo during the Festival of Feasts!

The promo code is applicable to new Deliveroo users only and can be redeemed once per user. Once redeemed, the voucher will be valid for 14 days and can be used at all restaurants partnered with Deliveroo.

The code will be valid until 22 April 2018.

Now for the food.

If you love cake as much as we do, PS. Café is giving a slice of cake of equal or lesser value, with every slice of cake you purchase.

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Do you know what this means? More Golden Banana Butterscotch Cake for everyone!

The Garden Slug is offering a 4-stick bundle for their Signature Brownie Popsicles at $13.50.

Tiong Bahru Bakery is also joining in the sugar fest with a bundle deal. Get their Tiramisu ($9.50) and one regular beverage ($5.50) for just $12!

The folks at Plain Vanilla Bakery are taking things to another level with 2 promotions.

The first is a $12 menu promotion on their teatime coffee and cake set. Choose from 3 flavours of loaf cakes – Dark Chocolate Marble, Lemon Chia Seed and Blueberry.

The second is a 1-for-1 promotion on the box of 4 cupcakes. 2 boxes of cupcakes for the price of 1? Sign us up.

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Ricciotti Riverwalk are offering a $12 deal on their Pizza Nutella. Now that is sinful.

Udders also has bundle deals on selected flavours.

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The ‘All Time Favourites’ bundle goes for $24.70 and includes the classic Awesomely Chocolate and Cookies & Cream flavours.

The ‘Boozy Favourites’ bundle includes Baileys & Bourbon and Rum Rum Raisin flavours and retails at $27.50.

If you’re a fan of the classic Asian flavours, get the Mao Shan Wang Durian and Thai Iced Tea flavours in the ‘Asian Favourites’ bundle for $28.30!

Honestly, there is no better time for dessert. Finish your vegetables and clear your plates because Deliveroo is serving up dessert!

Also read From Asparagus To Zucchinis, Deliveroo’s Vegetable Week Shines The Spotlight On Your Favourite Greens

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