Not Your Average Sweet Treats – The M Plot’s Macarons Come In Flavours Like Salted Egg X Curry

What’s there not to love about macarons?

You might remember the snaking queue at Ladurée when they first opened in Singapore. Suddenly, almost every bakery stocked macarons. The two light and crisp cookie shells sandwiching jam or buttercream filling – is the ultimate indulgence for dessert lovers.

We recently came across The M Plot which offers macarons that are handcrafted with a unique flavour selection, ranging from Classic Dark Chocolate to their signature – Salted Egg Yolk x Curry, which was inspired by the Singaporean all-time favourite dish “salted egg yolk prawn”.

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For Your Sweet Tooth

Prior to starting his business, Ryan Yong, co-founder of The M Plot was a former Senior Quantity Surveyor in the construction industry.

Despite his initial lack of knowledge in the F&B industry, he spent years learning how to perfect the texture and flavour of his macarons. “I did not go to culinary school, it was self-taught. I had done a lot of research on how to make macarons,” he added.

4 years ago while on a long break from his former job, he took a trip to Paris to visit his sister and immediately fell in love with French desserts. He was intrigued by the flavours, textures and how each dessert was eye-catching and delicious. Ever since that trip, Ryan decided to put all of his time into making macarons.

One of their iconic signature flavours would definitely be the Salted Egg Yolk x Curry macaron. While most Singaporeans would be more familiar with the sweet macarons, we were pleasantly surprised when we first tried the Salted Egg Yolk x Curry flavour.

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The Salted Egg Yolk x Curry was inspired by a local all-time favourite dish, “salted egg yolk prawn”, it took us 3 months in order to achieve the right ratio and flavour layering!” he exclaimed.

With just one bite, you will be delighted with a mouthful of salty creamy egg yolk and curry spice flavours. It’s truly a rollercoaster ride for your tastebuds.

One of their best selling flavours would be the Lychee x White Chocolate. So if you’re not as adventurous and looking for something on the sweeter side then this is the perfect choice for you.

Ryan also mentioned that his personal favourite flavour would be the Ginger x Chocolate. The chocolate ganache is infused with blended ginger and a slice of candied ginger in the middle of the macaron which elevates the overall taste of the dessert.

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Their macarons are also 100% handmade and natural – they use only natural extracts like fruit purée to get the colour and flavouring, so they can only produce limited quantities each day.

Since their first debut at Artbox 2017, they see more returning customers and are starting to take on more events. They have taken on events such as Winter Wonderland at Gardens By The Bay and a pop-up at Orchard Central back in August.

The M Plot does their macarons right. They’ve got everything from texture to the flavour nailed down and not only are they Instagram aesthetic worthy, they taste pretty damn good too.

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They cater to events, parties or corporate so if you want to swap out that birthday cake for something unique, they’ve got you covered.

Check out The M Plot here!

The M Plot

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(Header Image Source: The M Plot)

Stuff Your Face With Cake At This Bake Sale Pop-Up – Happens Every Weekend Till August

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I love cake. It’s one of the most comforting desserts we’ve ever invented.

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Growing up, cake was always something that was only available or bought for birthdays and special occasions. I always envied westerners and their bake sales, where pastries and bakes were made and sold within a community.

Bake sales weren’t a thing in Singapore back then, and till today, it’s still uncommon. But now, my dreams of going to a bake sale is about to come true.

Enter Cake Club.

Cakes, Bakes, And Pastries Galore

Every weekend for the month of July and August (14 July – 26 August 2018), Marina Square Glasshouse will play host to the Cake Club.

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Cake Club is a pop-up retail market featuring some of Singapore’s best bakeries and cake shops, and they’re not kidding when they say they brought the best.

In July, Cake Club visitors will be able to find and purchase pastries and cakes from Bloomsbury Bakers, Inthebrickyard, My Sister Bakes, Milk Moons, and more!

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August will see the roster shuffle to feature our favourite Edith Patisserie, Boufe Boutique Cafe, Creme Maison Bakery and many more!

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That’s not all, you might even find some guest bakeries such as Non Entrée Desserts, who are known for presenting their desserts as savoury dishes, and Konditori, appearing at the Cake Club!

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Also, we heard that there’ll be a surprise appearance by a special dessert chef. No clues given at the moment. Hmmm…

For those of you who need something to wash down all that cake, The 1872 Clipper Tea Co. will be serving their freshly brewed signature teas at the Cake Club.

Of course, Cake Club isn’t just a retail market. There will also be workshops for budding bakers to learn a thing or 2 from the pros.

Yume Patisserie will be conducting Buttercream Flower Cream Piping workshop on 11 and 12 August 2018 while Once Upon A Table will have Cookie Painting workshops on 25 and 26 August.

Don’t forget to register for the workshops here.

So, if you’re looking to get your cake fix or you’ve just had a bad week, Cake Club is the place to go because let’s be honest, good cake makes everything better.

Cake Club
Venue: Marina Square, The Rooftop Garden, Glasshouse, #03-03, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
Date: 14 Jul – 26 Aug 2018 (Weekends only)
Opening Hours: 12pm – 9pm

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(Header Image Source: Edith Patisserie and Inthebrickyard)

This Hawker Stall In Queenstown Sells Fluffy Soufflé Pancakes For Just $1.50 Each

When I was a kid, I looked forward to Sunday mornings because that meant hotcakes from McDonald’s. I never quite understood why their hotcakes made me happy but all I knew was that the more maple syrup I poured and the more butter I spread, the happier I felt.

There’s just something comforting about digging into a plate of pancakes drenched in maple syrup and butter on a Sunday morning.

About a year ago, Insider released a video of the jiggliest most fluffiest pancakes I’ve ever seen in my entire life. Ever since then, everyone forgot about good ol’ buttermilk pancakes because these Soufflé Pancakes were the next big thing.

Just like any foodie, I searched high and low for affordable Soufflé Pancakes in Singapore.

Until recently, I came across these cute soufflé pancakes selling for $1.50 each at Mei Ling Hawker Centre!

Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle

If you’re not familiar with soufflé pancakes, they’re lighter and fluffier than regular pancakes. Which explains why everyone has been jiggling this dessert for the ‘gram.

You can get these pancakes in cafes and restaurants but they’ll definitely cost you more than $10.

The soufflé pancakes from Sweet Rex comes in a set of 2 for just $3!

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The fluffy pancakes from Sweet Rex are freshly made and served with a sauce of your choice – caramel, strawberry or chocolate. It’s everything you ever want in a pancake – light, airy and not too sweet.

If you could bite into clouds, then this is how I’d describe eating the soufflé pancakes from Sweet Rex.

Additionally, the stall also sells cheesecakes and puddings you can get at a low price. Here’s evidence that you can eat good even when you’re on a budget!

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There’s chocolate, Thai milk tea, kopi, ginger and matcha pudding – which you can get at $2 each.

We highly recommend getting the Lemon Cheesecake ($3.80) which looks like “tofu”. The cake is a perfect balance of creamy and tangy, making it easy on the palate.

If you’re ever in Queenstown, then head down for Sweet Rex’s affordable desserts. However, they are only opened on weekends, and sporadically on weekdays. If you’re ever heading down on weekdays, best to give them a call!

Sweet Rex
Address: 159 Mei Chin Road, #02-47, Mei Ling Market & Food Centre, Singapore 140159
Opening Hours: Sat – Sun: 10am to 9pm, Opens on random days on weekdays. 
Contact No.: 
8163 7630

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(Header Image Source: @foodiegoh and Burpple User Doreen Tan)

This Japanese-Inspired French Patisserie Serves Cakes That Are Too Pretty To Eat

If there’s one thing that I can eat for the rest of my life, it would be a good slice of cake.

Now I love cakes as much as, if not more than, the next person. I look forward to my birthday every year because I know I’ll get to indulge in a rich Belgium dark chocolate cake, finished with a silky chocolate glaze.

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I thought no other cakes could ever win my heart. Until, I came across a beautiful, magnificent piece of cake.

After a bit more research, it led me to this really quaint and simple patisserie. Flor Patisserie, you’ve won my heart this time round.

Fantastic Cakes And Where To Eat Them

Flor Patisserie is a Japanese-styled patisserie that serves authentic Japanese inspired French pastry.

They pride in using the freshest and best quality ingredients that have been sourced from overseas (Japan, Belgium, and France), and locally.

The chef at Flor Patisserie, Heidi, aims to create pastries based on the principle of honest baking with the finest ingredients.

Needless to say, their creations are truly a work of art.

Now that Cherry Blossom season is in full swing, Flor Patisserie is serving up sakura themed pastries and you for sure don’t want to miss any of it.

First up, we have the Sakura Tofu Chiffon which is made with salt-pickled Sakura blossoms.

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The Sakura Pie is a puff pastry filled with almond cream, and topped with Sakura chantilly and strawberries. This pie is only available at their Takashimaya outlet.

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They also sell mini versions of the Sakura Pie which will be available in all outlets. This pie is made out of Sakura cream, pickled Sakura flower, and a creme d’amandes pie base.

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You can also gift your friends these cute Sakura Honey Cakes which is part of their Sakura Gift Range. These cakes are available in a box of 10.

Honestly, I’ll just buy an entire box and gift it to myself instead.

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This final pastry definitely wins my heart.

The White Strawberry Tart is made with Awayuki strawberry of the Sage prefecture in Japan. The Awayuki strawberries were hand carried back from Tsukiji Market in Japan so you know you’re getting the best stuff.

The sweet strawberry is paired with a fragrant creme d’amandes tart, filled with custard and topped with chantilly.

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As this is a seasonal item on the menu, Flor Patisserie only makes a limited amount of these pretty tarts! It’s best to call the outlet and reserve the tarts in advance.

You can order whole cakes via their website and enjoy a 5% discount. Best part, there’s a delivery option so you can order their cakes for any special occasion.

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So if you’re wondering where to bring your family or friends to this weekend, this patisserie will definitely satisfy all your sweet tooth cravings.

If you need a little bit more convincing, head on over to their Instagram and marvel at all of their beautiful creations.

Flor Patisserie (Siglap)
Address: 42 Siglap Drive
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 10.00am – 7.30pm
Contact No.: 6243 0813

Flor Patisserie (Duxton Hill)
Address: 2 Duxton Hill #01-01
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 11.00am – 9.00pm
Contact No.: 6223 8628

Flor Patisserie (Takashimaya)
Address: Takashimaya B2
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 10.00am – 9.30pm
Contact No.: 6737 1789

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(Header Image Source: @flor_patisserie)

Prodigal Roasters Has The Most Bizarre Cheese Tart Flavors To Complement Their Seasonal Coffee Menu

Prodigal Roasters pride themselves on their own roasted beans, which differ every single month as they are constantly getting in new beans from all over the world.

But we think its the ultimate pairing of their freshly brewed coffee and interesting bizarre cheese tart flavors that got to us.

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Their bizarre cheese tarts somehow works 

Get this, their bestseller is a Miso Cheese Tart, which tastes as delicious as it sounds bizarre. The miso caramel sauce is drizzled over a creamy cheese tart before its served. The sauce is kind of similar to salted caramel, but miso-style.

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If you prefer your tarts to be on the chocolate-y side, go for their Rocky Road Tart. The thick and fudge-like chocolate is slightly bittersweet (it uses dark chocolate), and is full of crunchy nuts and chewy marshmallow.

Another interesting one to try is the Sweet Potato Tart, which is mixed with chocolate and tinged with the mellow sweetness from the sweet potato.

On a superfood diet? Get the Acai Cheese Tart.

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Classic flavors like lemon meringue and creme brûlée are also on the menu if you want to play it safe.

Something more substantial?

Prodigal Roasts started out selling tarts, but have since expanded to selling hearty mains in limited portions. Just like everything else, the menu is not fixed, so there’s no saying what you’ll get.

The chefs at Prodigal Roasters are very open to ideas from customers, which results in pretty unusual dishes. If you really want to be kept updated on their latest food creations, follow their Instagram!

Just a couple weeks ago, they had an interesting burnt cream pasta, which comes topped with pomegranate, one week old fermented onions, capers, celery and dusted with coffee grounds. Your tastebuds will be working overtime! 

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The only drawback is that these creations are not permanent fixtures on the menu (even though we think they deserve to be), but don’t be afraid to ask the chefs to whip something up on the spot.

They’ll try their best to oblige, although this is not always possible as they might not have the ingredients on hand.

Journey all over the world with their seasonal roasts

The guys at Prodigal Roasts love experimenting with their coffees as much as they love experimenting with their foods.

You can expect new coffee flavors every month as they are constantly trying out new bean profiles from all over the world. Taste coffees from Papua New Guinea, Brazil, Ethiopia, Thailand, Rwanda and more.

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They also sell freshly roasted beans if you can’t get enough of your brew. Get some beans so that you can make your own cuppa whenever the cravings hit you.

Whether you’re a coffee lover or just want to try something new this cafe is definitely worth a trip to the heartlands for!

Prodigal Roasters
Address: Blk 625 Ang Mo Kio Ave 9 #01-112, Singapore 560625
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri, 12pm – 10pm; Sat – Sun, 9am – 5pm; Closed on Wednesdays

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(Header Image Source: Prodigal Roasters)

This Bakery Makes Millennial Lao Po Bings With Flavors Like Tokyo Banana, Thai Milk Tea And More

If you frequently travel to Thailand, you’ll probably have heard of or seen April’s Bakery around.

With 60 outlets scattered across the country, their home-made pies are now available in Singapore not just in Tampines, but also in the CBD. Located at the bustling food hall at the basement of One Raffles Place, this branch is much more accessible to those of us who, well, don’t live in the extreme east of Singapore.

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While April’s Bakery has its roots in Thailand, their pies are unmistakably Cantonese at heart. Bearing some similarity to the traditional Wife Cake, or lao po bing, April’s Bakery puts its own spin on the pie by switching up its flavours and fillings!

Think Thai Milk Tea, Matcha Latte, Tokyo Banana, Sweet Potato… The list goes on.

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Some of their pies come filled with a tasty paste and custard combo, while others have a purely paste filling.

Priced at at just $2, these affordable pies are perfect for breakfast or a midday snack when you get a case of the munchies.

The Story Of April’s Bakery

The original April’s Bakery in Thailand started out as a small, obscure bakery in Central Plaza Ratchada-Rama III shopping centre. Selling cakes, biscuits and pastries, its founder, Nathanaporn Euawanthanakhun, started baking pies after discovering a love for roast pork pies during a trip to Hong Kong.

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That inspired her to come up with her own signature pie recipe, which eventually led her to expand her range to include flavours like Taro, Custard and Matcha Latte. To date, the bakery has over 30 pie flavours in Thailand, including both sweet and savoury varieties!

Pies For Every Preference

Unfortunately for us, April’s Bakery’s Singapore outlets currently only sell their sweet pies.

The signature flavour at April’s Bakery is Thai Milk Tea. Filled with a mixture of custard and paste, fans of Thai milk tea will likely enjoy this pie that’s rich and creamy, without being overly sweet.

Other custard-paste pies include the Matcha Latte, Custard and the Singapore-exclusive Tokyo Banana. Not available even in Thailand, this is hands down one of our favourites of the lot.

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Some favourites among the health-conscious (and apparently, the gym-going crowd at One Raffles Place) are the Pumpkin and Sweet Potato pies that come with no added sugar. While much more subdued in flavour, the natural sweetness of Pumpkin and Sweet Potato really come through in these pies.

Durian lovers, here’s another durian-flavoured pastry to add to your must-try list. The latest flavour to hit the shelves at April’s Bakery, these will surely not disappoint.

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While most of these pies are best enjoyed warm, we were told that you can also enjoy the custard-paste pies cold – and even with a scoop of ice cream!

If you’re working in the CBD area and are ever feeling peckish, grab one of April’s Bakery’s delicious pies. With such a wide variety of flavours, it’ll take you a while to work your way through all the pies to figure out which ones are your favourites.

Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet, something healthy, or something to fill you up, April’s Bakery got just the thing!

April’s Bakery
Address: #B1-38 1 Raffles Place, One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 7am – 7pm
Contact: 8122 7604

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These 6 Rose-Flavoured Foods Are The Perfect Way To Celebrate Your Love Of Millennial Pink

With the rising popularity of millennial pink, it seems rose-flavoured things have come into trend in the world of F&B. The humble ingredient has come a long way since our first taste of it in Bandung. Now, it’s found its way into mooncakes, crepes and even fried chicken!

Not only does it smell great, rose has many health benefits, including antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and moisturising properties.

If you’re a fan of the floral flavour, here’s a list of 6 foods and drinks that put rose front and centre!

1. Rose Mille Crepes

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The latest creation from Lady M, the Rose Mile Crepe ($90.95/9″ cake) is layered with rose flavour infused pastry cream and garnished with sweet rose jelly and edible rose petals. A boutique exclusive at the Scotts Square outlet, hurry down to try this fairy-tale like cake that’s perfect for tea time!

Lady M Singapore
Address: Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road #01-06/07, Singapore 228209
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 10pm
Image Credit: Elaine Koh Burpple[/caption]

At Choo Choo Chicken, the Rose Chicken ($30) consists of rose cream sauce in a bread bowl and 12 pieces of fried chicken. The cream sauce is thick with a hint of tomato flavour. The batter is crunchy without being too greasy, and the meat is exactly as it should be – juicy and tender.

Choo Choo Chicken
Address: 33 Bali Lane, Singapore
Opening Hours: Daily, 11.30am – 11pm
Image Credit: TANGS[/caption]

Only available at TANGS, grab yourself a box of the quadruple White Lotus Paste with Rose Baked Mooncakes ($51/4pcs) which are lower in sugar and calories. That means you get to indulge in these light treats guilt-free! The white lotus paste is paired with French chewy roses, so that the mooncake contains a mixture of flavours that are sure to delight!

310 Orchard Road, Singapore 238864
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 10.30am – 9.30am; Sun: 11am – 8.30pm

4. Madeleine Rose Cookie

Known for creating cookies with unconventional flavours such as Chilli Crab and Chicken Rice (say what?!), The Cookie Museum also offers Madeleine Rose cookies ($47/24pcs).

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Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, #02-280, Marina Square Shopping Mall, Singapore 039594
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am – 9pm
Image Credit: Cha Tra Mue Singapore Facebook[/caption]

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know Cha Tra Mue has been making waves in Singapore with the launch of their rose tea, which comes in three flavours: Rose Milk Tea, Honey Rose Tea and Lychee Rose Tea.

Their cups are all very Instagram-worthy, and we think they deserve the title of “Bangkok’s prettiest tea”.

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Of the three drinks, the hot favourite is the Rose Milk Tea ($4.50) – a cup of  fragrant Thai milk tea that has a faint taste of rose and a whiff of floral fragrance. For those who are slightly lactose-intolerant, try the Honey Rose Tea and Lychee Rose Tea. These refreshing drinks will keep you going for the rest of the day!

Cha Tra Mue
Address: 137 Amoy Street, #01-05 Far East Square, Singapore 049965
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm; Closed on Sat & Sun
Image Credit: Antoinette[/caption]

Antoinette serves an exquisite Superlova ($10.70) – Rose finger sponge cake with raspberry jelly, raspberry caviar & crumble, which is delectably lifted by a yuzu cream. They gel seamlessly together into a pleasantly creamy treat with light floral notes. The taste is neither overpowering nor elusive – truly a rose creation that’s deserving of admiration.

The ornate pastry is served with a Rose macaron on top, which consists of two light and crisp cookie shells sandwiching a delicate rose buttercream filling. While great with the rest of the cake, you’ll love it on its own too!

Address: 333A Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery, #02-33/34, Singapore 238897
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am – 10pm

These rose creations are not only easy on the eyes, they also play well with the taste buds.

The great thing about rose is that because it’s light, it doesn’t overpower the other flavours it’s brought together with. If you love your millennial pink and love a light, floral flavour to go with your food or drink, these are a must-try.

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These Oishii Green Tea Desserts Will Make You Feel Matcha-m You’re In Japan

Matcha is love. Matcha is life.

Anyone with an obsession with matcha as unhealthy as ours will probably attest to the truth of this statement.

In the past couple of years, we’ve seen more and more Japanese joints setting up shop in Singapore. What that also means is more matcha-centric creations available right here on our shores. From hot lattes to cold parfaits, there are so many different ways to satisfy your matcha craving these days.

We rounded up a list of 7 places to get your hit of matcha, and we think you’ll love what we have in store for you.

1. Sun with Moon

This popular spot in town is well-known for its exquisite bento sets and signature kamameshi dishes. But something not as many people know is it dishes up some mean matcha flavoured desserts!

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2. Non Entrée Dessert Café

If you haven’t heard of Non Entrée Dessert Café, where you have you been?

This dessert joint along up-and-coming hipster area, Rangoon Road, serves gorgeous cakes, and desserts with a dramatic flair.

Known for their unique local ice cream flavours (think: kaya toast ice cream) and deceptive bak chor mee dessert, one of their other signature items is the Avalanche Dessert.

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For matcha lovers, Non Entrée’s Matcha Avalanche ($13.90) does not disappoint!

Photogenic, tasty, and a joy to watch in action, you and your friends will be fighting over who gets to do the honours. The matcha lave cake sits atop an almond nougatine which covers the bowl. Slice into the cake, and watch the matcha lava flow into the bowl, onto the roasted green tea ice cream and chocolate soil mixture underneath.

With its explosion of flavours and textures, this unique dish is definitely a winner!

Non Entree Desserts
Address: 204 Rangoon Road
Opening Hours: Tue – Thu: 2pm – 10pm; Fri: 2pm – 11pm; Sat: 12pm – 11pm; Sun: 12pm – 10pm

3. Dolce Tokyo

An Italian-Japanese fusion café, Dolce Tokyo serves up a smorgasbord of Japanese desserts, alongside other savoury dishes. The sweets served here have more of a Japanese influence, with the usual suspects like the Iced Matcha Latte ($7) present on the menu.

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Opening Hours: Sun – Thu, 11.30am – 10.30pm; Fri – Sat, 11.30am – 11.00pm

4. Kooks Creamery

At this humble café in Serangoon, they serve up the delicious combo of cookies and ice cream.

You’ve heard of lava cakes, lava cream puffs… but have you heard of the lava cookie? The lava cookie is Kooks Creamery’s spin on the fun lava trend. A Matcha Molten Cookie will set you back $5.50, and it comes in a chocolate flavour too.

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We recommend the Lava Cookie Set ($8.50), which consists of a molten cookie topped with a scoop of ice cream. Not enough matcha? Double up on matcha by pairing your cookie with Matcha Ice Cream ($3.60 per scoop, + $0.50 for premium flavours). After all, is there such a thing as too much matcha?

Kooks Creamery
Blk 211, Serangoon Avenue 4, #01-02, Singapore 550211
Opening Hours:
Tue – Thu: 12pm – 10pm; Fri – Sat: 12pm – 11pm; Sun: 12pm – 10pm

5. Hoshino Coffee

Japanese Hoshino Coffee is best known for their hand-dripped coffee and delectable desserts.

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In the sweets department, some of the crowd-pleasers include the Iced Matcha Latte with Green Tea Flavoured Softee ($9.30), and the Matcha Pot-baked Soufflé ($10.80).

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One of their specials is the Pancake Soufflé Style with Matcha and Ogura Bean Paste ($13.50). This fluffy soufflé pancake is served with matcha sauce, black beans, mochi skin and matcha ice cream. Because they’re freshly made on the spot, you’ll have to wait for about 20 minute for this. If you ask us, it’s completely worth the wait!

Hoshino Coffee
Outlets: Capitol Piazza, Plaza Singapura, Suntec City, Holland Village, Ion Orchard
Opening Hours: Daily, 10.30am – 10.30pm

6. Maccha House

As its name suggests, Maccha House is a haven for all matcha connoisseurs–self-proclaimed or otherwise. Offering a wide array of matcha drinks and desserts, you’d be hard pressed to find a matcha menu as extensive as this!

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From the simple Hot Matcha Latte ($3.80) to the multi-textured and multi-flavoured Matcha Chocolate Parfait ($10), you’ll have a hard time settling on just one item.

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7. Nana’s Green Tea Café

Hailed Japan’s Starbucks, Nana’s Green Tea Café carries signature drinks like the Matcha Latte ($7.00), Matcha Shiratama Float ($9.00), Hoji Chocolate Latte ($8.00) and Genmai Cha ($5.50). Unsurprisingly, this green tea specialist also serves up some amazing matcha desserts.

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Matcha is truly a gift to the world.

With so many different matcha-flavoured treats from so many different places, now you know where to go the next time a matcha craving comes over you!

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Going To Singapore Coffee Festival? Here Are The Details You Need To Know

The very first Singapore Coffee Festival (SCF) is finally here at F1 Pit Building!

Set to take place from 10 to 12 June (11am-9pm), this three-day event boasts over 100 exhibitors from the coffee and cafe industry. If you want to learn how to make a decent cup of coffee at home, or want to sample top coffee roasts from around the word, this is your one stop shop!

But what else is happening and where to get tickets? Don’t worry, we’re here to answer your brewing questions.

1.Getting there

To get to F1 Pit Building, you can take the MRT to Promenade (Exit A – 0.38KM to venue), Nicoll Highway (0.94 KM to venue) or Esplanade (0.98 KM to venue).

Alternatively, you can take the bus (click General: 1-day access, workshops and lab sessions, music stages, SCF tote bag full of goodies ($18)

  • Group: 4 General tickets ($44)
  • VIP 1 Day: 1-day access, VIP fast track entry, VIP lounge experience with complimentary cocktail and canapes, workshops and lab session, music stages, VIP SCF tote bag full of goodies ($43)
  • DBS/POSB Cardholders: same as general admission ($15)
  • DBS/POSB Cardholders (group): Same as group admission ($38)
  • DBS/POSB Cardholders (3 Days): 3 days access, workshops and lab sessions, music stages, SCF tote bag full of goodies ($28)
  • DBS/POSB Cardholders (VIP): Same as VIP admission ($38)
  • Grab your tickets now HERE. Do note that you need to bring the printed ticket as a proof of purchase to be exchanged for a spiffy non-transferable wristband at the venue entrance.

    Do note that the festival may be a ticketed event BUT drinks, food and certain workshops are chargeable (A cuppa coffee starts from as low as $4). 

    3. What to expect?

    The festival promises to be an interactive multi-sensory experience and a platform to showcase local craftsmanship in speciality coffee, without forgetting Singapore’s unique and rich kopi heritage.

    You get to experience live on-site home barista challenge showcases, education talk sessions, local kopi showcase and have a chat with baristas, cafe owners, wholesale retailers and coffee lovers alike.

     4. What workshops are available?

    A series of workshop ranging from Fundamental Barista Skills to Latte Art and even Coffee and Chocolate Pairing are available at the festival.

    If you’re one of those who wonder why you have to pay so much for a cup of coffee, we highly recommend you to check out the An Introduction to Specialty seminar. There’s also a Women In Coffee which piqued our interest. Click 5. Is the SCF ALL about coffee?

    The Singapore Coffee Festival may be a celebration of coffee but there are non-coffee vendors as well.

    There’s Prana Chai from Melbourne, Amazin’ Graze with their amazingly healthy any yummy snacks, Boulangerie Asanoya (2 loaves of tea bread at $5!) and salted egg yolk chips from The Golden Duck.

    If you’re feeling hungry, fill up your tummy with some noms from Symmetry, The Coastal Settlement, The Hangar and top it all off with some delicate French pastries as dessert from Paul.

    F&B aside, ToTT store will also be having 20-30% discount on some of their kitchen items and the Jamie Oliver’s kitchen line can be found there too. Click On top of that, great music goes really well with a good cuppa coffee right? While you’re at it, don’t forget to catch performers such as Charlie Lim, Inch Chua, Cashew Chemist and many more. Click 6. On-site Facilities

    With the indoor air-conditioning and all that coffee, don’t worry, restrooms are available at the festival venue. Also, the festival takes place over multiple floors. For those who find it difficult to take the stairs, the F1 Pit Building has elevators to ensure access to both levels of event.

    7. Lastly, any recommendations?

    Cold Brew lovers out there, you have to try Chye Seng Huat Hardware’s Bottled Cold Brew Coffee. It is only available at the festival and has a great rich flavour you won’t wanna miss.

    Looking for something warm with a kick? Check out Common Man Coffee Roasters for your pick me up cuppa.

    Singapore Coffee Festival
    Date: 10-12 June 2016
    Time: 11am- 9pm
    Venue: The F1 Pit Building
    Address: 1 Republic Boulevard, 038975
    SG Coffee Fest

    Here’s An Ingenious Way To Easily Save 10% Off Your Dining Bills

    When it comes to the end of the month, some of us always have issues with ‘meal budgeting’ (read being broke and hungry).  An eat-out meal can easily cost up to $25 per person and all that MSG from 3 servings of instant noodles per day isn’t the best idea.

    Fortunately, at Discover SG, we understand the pain of not being able to enjoy good food! We’ve teamed up with HollerOut, a referral marketing app with some of the best meal deals in town, to bring you 10% discounts off some of your dining bills.

    Here are 6 irresistible deals that will do your wallet a big favour. The best part? You will even get rewarded, monetarily, when you refer friends! Read on to find out how this works.

    10% off your dining bills at these 6 places

    1. Sin Lee Foods

    Tired of the usual brunch food? Head over to Sin Lee Foods for a one of a kind menu. This cafe boasts beautiful aesthetics and unique creations such as Salted Egg Sweet Potato Fries, Aburi Broccoli, Mentaiko Crab Mantou and many more. The talents of Sin Lee were trained in New York and French kitchens and yes, they sure know a thing or two about flavours.

    Sin Lee Foods
    Address: Blk 4 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee #01-164
    Contact number: +65 6377 3170
    Operating hours: Tue-Fri (11am-9pm), Sat (9.30am-9pm), Sun (9.30am-6pm)
    Website/Facebook: Sin Lee Foods
    HollerOut deal: 10% discount with $50 min spent (code: DISCOVERSG)

    2. Maison Ikkoku

    What do you get when you combine all day breakfast, gourmet sandwiches, and specialty coffee? And on top of that, a cafe that switches into a cocktail bar when the sun sets. I don’t know what you have in mind but that sure sounds like Maison Ikkoku to me. Located near the Arab Street district, this is the kind of place to dine at after some hipster shopping at Haji Lane.

    Maison Ikkoku
    Address: 20 Kandahar Street, 198885
    Contact number: +65 6294 0078
    Operating Hours: Mon- Thu (9am-9pm), Fri – Sat (9am-11pm), Sun (9am-7pm)
    Website/Facebook: Maison Ikkoku
    HollerOut deal: 10% discount with $50 min spent (code: DISCOVERSG)

    3. Rochor Thai

    No flavours are more appetising than sour and spicy and you sure can depend on Rochor Thai for some seriously appetite-arousing Thai dishes in Singapore. Initially a small eatery at Rochor Centre in 2012, this Thai restaurant has successfully charmed many tastebuds with their authentic flavours and is now established firmly at Thomson Road.

    Rochor Thai
    Address: 275 Thomson Road #01-03 Novena Regency 307645
    Contact number: +65 64403270
    Operating Hours: Mon- Thu (11.30am-2:30pm, 6:00pm-9:30pm), Fri (11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm- 10pm), Sat-Sun (12pm – 2:30pm, 5:30pm -10pm)
    Website/Facebook: Rochor Thai
    HollerOut  deal: 10% discount with $50 min spent (code: DISCOVERSG)

    4. On The Table

    Feeling down? Maybe what you need is comfort food prepared with TLC – carefully crafted coffee and some sweet handmade desserts. Look no further, you can get it all at On The Table. Located at Pasir Panjang, this cosy cafe dishes out the best comfort food in generous portions.

    On The Table
    Address: 118 Pasir Panjang Road, 118541
    Contact number: +65 9780 8094
    Operating Hours: Tue-Thu (11am-10pm), Fri (11am-10:30pm), Sat (10am-10:30pm), Sun (10am-100pm)
    Website/Facebook: On The Table
    HollerOut deal: 10% discount with $60 min spent, $5 referral fee (code: DISCOVERSG)

    5. The Laneway Market

    From casual breakfast to dinner mains, you can count on The Laneway Market for a hearty dining experience. Everything on their menu looks super yum and if you’ve no idea what to choose, we suggest you go for the Dashi Risotto, Truffle Fries or Wagyu Beef Cheeks Aglio Olio. And did we also mention that they bake their own pastries?

    The Laneway Market
    Address: 266 Tanjong Katong Road Singapore 437053
    Contact number: +65 6719 8832
    Operating hours: Wed – Sun, 10am-9:30pm
    Website/Facebook: The Laneway Market
    HollerOut deal: 10% discount with $40 min spent (code: DISCOVERSG)

    6. Brother Bird

    Artisanal soft serve ice cream, home made rice donuts (mochi) and a HollerOut discount… need we say more? Just call your friends and head to Brother Bird at Bali Lane. They serve some of the prettiest looking ice cream in town but the matcha mochi balls… literally BURST with matcha lava!!

    Brother Bird
    Address: 30 Bali Lane Singapore 189866
    Contact number: +65 9800 7628
    Operating hours: Wed – Mon (12pm-10pm)
    Website/Facebook: Brother Bird
    HollerOut deal: 10% discount with $55 min spent (code: DISCOVERSG)

    How do I use the discount code? Introducing HollerOut

    What exactly is HollerOut all about? Basically, HollerOut encourages word of mouth recommendation for cafes and restaurants with a promo code concept.

    For example, when I visit Brother Bird, I’ll key in the code ‘DISCOVERSG‘ on the app to get my 10% discount with a minimum spend of $55. After that, I’ll automatically be an ambassador for Brother Bird and will have my very own promo code, which I can share to my friends.

    When my friend uses my promo code at Brother Bird, I will be rewarded with a referral fee of $5. Simply, you’ll get a discount by quoting someone else’s code and you’ll even be rewarded monetarily if your referral code is used by your friend.

    Can’t wait to enjoy the 10% discount off your dining bill at these 6 places and more? Just follow the following steps to great discounts (and extra pocket money):

    1. Download the app (iOs / android) and visit a partner merchant mentioned above
    2. Open the merchant’s page in the app, click on ‘Promo Code’
    3. Key in ‘DISCOVERSG’ as promo code and pass the phone to the merchant, who will validate the promotion.
    4. After a successful transaction, the merchant will give the discount, and in the ‘Home’ tab, you will see a ‘+$5’ in your credit (which you can withdraw anytime)

    With nothing to lose, and everything to gain, what are you waiting for? Download the app and go cafe hopping with your friends while enjoying discounts and getting rewarded!

    *Referral fee differs from place to place. It isn’t always $5.

    Brought to you by Discover SG x HollerOut

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