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Saturday, 19 May 2018

WildSeed Adventure!!!

 WildSeed Adventure!

Imagine this, good food with a calm, alluring atmosphere with your family? What better way to chill on a nice relaxing Sunday morning? So don't just laze your precious Sunday morning away & come to the dynamic duo of The Summerhouse & The WildSeed Cafe now! Opens at 10am in the morning, you could have a nice filling brunch in the morning then come back in the evening for a drink at the bar located in the same vicinity!

Located in the Seletar aerospace region, this gem tucked away hidden in a secluded part of Singapore serves up a variety of great brunch options as well as delightful pastries and desserts. The scenery around the Cafe itself is so already so beautiful and calm that I might as well convert this food blog post into an area dedication post! (which I will do below!) Now back to the Cafe, it is beautifully decorated with a Nature theme that suits well with the environment that the cafe is located in.


Just take a look at the miny florist located directly in the cafe itself which sells a variety of bouquets that could be handy if you ever plan a date here!



The Cafe also sells a wide range of items ranging from Candles to body scrubs to dry shampoo and even books that are wrapped up so it will be a mystery if you want to buy a book! I personally love these kinds of books that are wrapped up so every purchase you make will be a surprise! Before this, I thought this kind of ideas could be only found in hipster bookshops but I guess I am wrong! The range of beauty products that they sell are hand-made and cannot be bought in major departmental stores, so if you visit this place, you might want to take a look here!





Now for the food, We bought 4 mains, 4 drinks and a dessert set to go with. Ordered a Wagyu Beef & pork Ragout Linguine, a Pulled Pork Burger, a Grilled Chicken Thigh and an Easter Special which is a Ham & Gruyere Cheese Sandwich! The 4 drinks were Hot Chocolate, Chocolate Shake with whipped cream, a Latte & and a Macchiato. The dessert set includes Brownies, Caramel Walnut cakes, Madeleines and an array of assorted sandwiches.

Hot Chocolate ($6.50)

Cafe Latte ($6.50)

The drinks we ordered (from left, clockwise)
- Hot Chocolate ($6.50)
-Chocolate Shake ($7.50)
-Cafe Latte ($6.50)
-Macchiato ($4.50)

Ham & Gruyere Cheese Sandwich ($15)

Pulled Pork Burger ($20)

 Wagyu Beef & Pork Ragout Linguine ($19)

 Grilled Chicken Thigh ($20)

 The Dessert Set ($40 including two drinks)

Overall the food was pretty average considering the price point so there are certainly areas to improve on but the good news is none of the food is below expectation and you can tell that love and effort is put into each and every dish served! The drinks are all on the richer side of things and none of them is watered-down! 

More Pictures of the food, cafe and the areas found below! Really enjoyed my day here at this beautiful pristine area of Singapore! Such a joy to spend my weekend here!






WILDSEED CAFE AND BAR
Address: 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387
Opening Hours: Wildseed Cafe 10am to 7pm. Wild seed Bar 4pm to 10pm. Both are closed on Mondays
Mobile: 6262 1063
Website: http://www.thesummerhouse.sg
Email Address: reservation@thesummerhouse.sg

Saturday, 31 March 2018

EatPlayLove Adventures!!!

EatPlayLove Adventures!

This Thai-western family-friendly cafe combines three of the words that are dear to me; Eat, Play & Love. The is decorated with a wide array of things including craft books, colourful toys, cute stationaries and vintage retro utensils. This basically depicts what a dreamland would look like for a kid. Just look at the array of colours in the premise below!




Just a step in and the place is filled with kids of all ages & their families happily eating & playing (just like the name describes) Moreover, half of the cafe was booked for a kid's birthday party. But looking around the interior, the inner kid in me was coming out as many of my childhood toys & candies were around me stirring up a touch of nostalgia.


The paper airplanes, Chapteh, five stones, oh how those were the good times I had back when I was in primary school!


They even have sewing and colouring activities for the young ones! A great way to encourage creativity in them!


The menu serves up a mix of traditional Asian food (mainly Thai) & an array of western food for people with a different appetite! Their Asian food ranges from Thai green curry chicken Teriyaki chicken, Pineapple rice to Tom Yum soup while their western food features the good old mac & cheese, the classic spaghetti and even baked rice.




















My friend and I ordered the Mac & Cheese & Teriyaki Chicken respectively. Based on aesthetics alone, the mac & cheese just looks like a classic mac & cheese but the teriyaki chicken looks colourful & appetizing! Taste-wise, the Mac & cheese was tasty though a tad salty for my liking and the teriyaki chicken was also good just that it was an average kinda good. Good news is the teriyaki chicken was quite healthy as there were a good serving of vegetables by the side & the chicken was grilled!


Overall, a place filled with fun to encourage family bonding all while eating, playing and loving each other!

EatPlayLove
Address: 28 Aliwal Street, #01-07, Singapore 199918
Opening hours: Sunday - Thursday & (11am to 9pm) Friday & Saturday (11am - 10pm) Closed on Tuesdays
Phone: 6444 6400
Website: http://eatplaylove.com.sg/

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Rabbit Owl Depot Adventure!!!

Rabbit Owl Depot Waffle Adventure!

Oh when will my Ice-cream waffle cravings end? Who will know, till then though more ice-cream waffles posts are gonna come about here is one about Rabbit Owl Depot! Now, this is a place I'm surprised I haven't been to, as they have very good and really unique waffle styles! (Stay with me to find out!)





Rabbit Owl Depot or R.O.D for short started as the owners of the cafe called each other ‘Oot-Oot” and ‘Bit-Bit' during courtship as nicknames. What a sweet story to accompany more sweet treats below! The cafe was decorated with tiny rabbits & owls toys and even subtle hint of those animals in the form of tables looking like cargo containers, to seats with long ears.



Their coffee beans are from Columbia & Sumatra but for coffee they were a tad pricey even for a cafe. Instead, my friends and I came for the... you guessed it! Ice-cream waffles! I had the Croffles with a scoop of ice-cream, and if you're wondering what are croffles, they're a combination of croissant & waffles.

Feeling my sweet-tooth needs to be treated, I had my croffles with wildflower honey & I even added an organic honeycomb as an extra topping! I selected Milk Honey as my honey flavour to complement my set! My friends ordered a Croffles set with chocolate sauce & chocolate chips but did not add any ice-cream, and their signature snowflake waffle triplets which consist of 3 types of waffles and they are Original, cookie butter & bamboo charcoal waffles.

(Honey milk ice-cream with organic honeycomb croffle)

(Chocolate chips croffle)



(Waffle triplets)



Personally, I prefer the taste & texture of the normal waffles but the croffles were a unique twist to the traditional waffle, for those who are bored of the average waffle taste & texture, croffles are your best bet to heighten your experience!






Rabbit Owl Depot
Address: 420 North Bridge Road #01-06 Singapore 188727 (Bugis MRT, opp National Library, diagonally opposite Bras Basah Centre)
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm Daily
Phone: +65 63364075
Website: https://www.facebook.com/rabbitowldepot


Saturday, 30 December 2017

Mukshidonna Adventure!!!

Mukshidonna Adventure!

Let's welcome Mukshidonna to Singapore!!! Mukshidonna originates from Korea and specializes in serving Budae Jjigae (Army Stew) but touted themselves a Tteokbokki Restaurant. They are currently housed in E! Avenue at Downtown East which is beside E! Hub.


Mukshidonna means Eat (Muk), Rest (Shi), Pay (Don), Leave (Na) which translate to “Have your food, pay and leave”. It is also Halal certified so Muslims friends can enjoy some bubbling sweet & spicy Korean stew!


Tteokbokki is a type of cylinder-shaped boiled rice cake, and is a quintessential Korean traditional street food which has a unique chewy squishy texture when chewed!

When you order, tteokbokki and fish cakes will be included but you can choose from a variety of soup bases, types of noodles and a range of savoury toppings for $3 each. So go ahead and customise your pot to your liking! Oh, but wait you cannot dine alone as you need a minimum of 2 to dine, so do bring along a friend or your loved ones.


The basic tteokbokki base is $13.90 per pax and add-on ingredients are priced at $3.00, from Ramyeon, beef bulgogi, mandu (2 pieces), fried squid rings to even scallops (2 each). I highly recommend adding the cheese for $3 as it takes the experience to a whole new level, trust me. As the soup base thickens as it boils, the melty cheese will engulf your noodle making the whole pot into a viscous cheesy melting pot of ingredients! The sweet and mildly spicy broth is really tasty as it has just the right amount of spice to it but it could be a tad sweeter to my liking.

Look at the cheese!!!


The taste of the broth was well complemented by the cheese and the joy of having a warm broth on a cold rainy day was one to remember! The ramyeon was great as it had the right amount of springiness and was not too soggy and the amount of beef bulgogi and sausages were very generous as every mouth of ramyeon I had has its fair amount of meat in it. The ramyeon was so good that one of my friends asked the waiter for the packaging of the noodles.


If you are still hungry, you could even add on fried rice ($5) or cheese fried rice ($7) to your pot to sizzle with your leftover gravy! Highly recommend for tteokbokki or Korean stew lovers but I personally think it is quite costly, but go ahead and be your own verdict!


Mukshidonna Singapore
Address: Market Square @ Downtown East 1 Pasir Ris Close, E!Avenue #02-324 Singapore 519599
Opening Hours: 11:30 am – 10:00pm Daily
Phone: +65 63868562
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mukshidonna.singapore/

Saturday, 23 December 2017

The Big Cheese Adventure!!!

The Big Cheese Adventure!

CHEESE LOVERS REJOICE!!! Your safe haven has been found and it's right at the heart of our little red dot! Located just outside Bencoolen MRT station at Sunshine plaza, it is a short walk away from Dhoby Ghaut MRT : if you are from the North-East or North-South lines.

This petite eatery occupying a small corner of Sunshine plaza is barely noticable because of its tiny size. Seating is very very limited as there is just about 6 seats or so in the eatery itself so having it to-go is common here. First impression when you enter is the smell, the intense aroma of cheese just overwhelms you. Beware to those who hates the smell of cheese - I warned ya!


The Menu here is pretty Simple but wide at the same time as they technically only have one main item on it, can you guess what it is? That's right the good old mac & cheese! For only $5.90 you get to customise your very own mac & cheese! From pasta choices, to type of cheese and an array of toppings to pick from! You can be your own chef and go crazy with your mac!


Other than the customizable mac & cheese, they also have cheesy side dishes to go with and I tried the Cheesy potato skins as everyone knows cheese and potatoes are a match made in heaven. They are a little pricey as compared to their main dish counterpart but it's hard to say no to cheese and potatoes. Priced at $4.90 for 3 cheesy potato skins I would say it isn't worth the price as for a dollar more you can get the mac & cheese but the taste itself is tasty as stringy melty cheese and bacon bits all over the oven baked potato skins : who would not like it?!

Cheesy Potato Skins ($4.90) 

Next up is the main attraction! Mac and cheese! I built mine with penne, chicken sausage, sunny side up egg with mozzarella and parmesan cheese! They are packed in these cute american-chinese takeout boxes and man they are packed to the brim. These cute little boxes are packed full of cheesy goodness, some say a little too much but hey better value for money ya?



Take a look at the amount of cheese on a single penne! Yummy stringy cheese stretching from the box itself!!! The penne with the cheese is really filling so those with small appetites, sharing is recommended but if your hungry I recommend trying the sides with your mac!


The pasta was well cooked as even though it was soaked in the melty cheese, it was still Al dente and springy. The amount of cheese was also very generous as each and every piece of my pasta was covered in it! However the amount of meat given could be improved as there was very little meat found in my box. But for $5.90, I would say it is worth a try if your looking for a affordable meal if your near the area!


The Big Cheese
Address: 91 Bencoolen Street #01-59, Sunshine Plaza, Singapore 189652
Opening Hours: 11am – 2pm, 6pm – 10pm (Tues – Sun, 3pm – 10pm on Fri), Closed on Mon

Phone: +65 8147 0485
Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebigcheesesg/