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Thursday, April 24, 2014

FOTD

You gotta dance like nobody's watching, 
Love like you've never been hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth"

- William W. Purkey



Dress: Overseas
Throwover: Cotton On
Necklace: The Closet Lover
Shoes: H&M

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Food Review: Lynn's Cakes and Coffee

Lynn's Cakes and Coffee started off as an online bakery which then transcended  into a physical store. It serves a large variety of cakes with one of its top sellers being its Signature Rainbow Beauty. Lynn's Cakes also serve mains such as Nasi Lemak and Salmon Pasta to cater to your hunger pangs. Cafe cakes are served in slices and vary daily.  

You can also visit their website at 
They are currently taking in customized cake orders!

Address:
11 Eng Kong Terrace

Nearest MRT Station:
Clementi

What they are famous for:
Large variety of cakes

Opening hours:
Mon - Fri: 11:00 - 21:00
Sat, Sun & PH: 09:00 - 21:00

Atmosphere: 8/10
Price: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: Self-service


Weekend Lunch Menu
Main door 
Cafe counter 
Magazines for your selection 
Variety of cakes available 
Rainbow Beauty - $8.50

This beauty here is one of the cafe's bestseller. It is so huge that it towers over the rest of the cakes displayed and stands out with its beautifully colored layers. In case if you were wondering, the flavors do not differ with each layer. This orange chiffon cake was light and moist. However, I was not a big fan of the layer of cream hugging it. 
  
Carrot Cake  - $7

The first carrot cake I've encountered that did not have walnuts in it which was a major plus point for me! We could even see tiny carrot strips in the cake! Its texture was moist and delectable. The cream cheese was rich and it's sweetness was just right.


Service:
Self-service. Payment and collection of cake had to be done at the counter when ordering.

Ambience:
A homely setting and a great place to spend the lazy afternoon at. Wifi was also provided at this cafe which served as another plus point for the crowd. However, the cafe was rather small so it would be best for 2-4 pax. 

Hope you found this useful! :)

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Oh and I am going to take this opportunity to introduce a new application and website to you: Yummypin



Yummypin is an interactive app which allows you to keep an online food journal on the go. You can even view food journals from various countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Vietnam!

All you need to do is
1) Create an account
2) Create a Yummy Board
3) Upload a food-related photo to your yummy board
4) Enclose a Caption / Location / Prices paid per pax

and you'll be good to go!

For food bloggers, there's even an option for you to link your website/food review to the pin! What's more, you can also like other Yummypinner's photos, repost / pin it to your wall and earn points! You'll be able to exchange these points for for dining vouchers and be entitled to other perks too! What's not to love about this? :) 

Here's what a typical Yummypin wall looks like:




Here's what YOUR Yummypin wall will look like.
If you can see, it's really similar to Instagram, just that it allows re-posting activities and an option for you to create multiple Yummy Boards! This way, you will be able to sort your food collections according to different categories :)


You can also check out the featured yummypinners column located at the top bar!




Visit Yummypin's website now:

Or

Download the app from the IOS App Store! 

Have fun playing with this! :)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Food Review: One Man Coffee

One Man Coffee is a specialty coffee concept that focuses on the art of the espresso. It is the newest addition to the Upper Thomson family and is a cafe by day and pizzeria by night. They serve all day breakfast up till 5pm every day with their 6 minute eggs and brioche french toast topping the breakfast hall-of-fame. Customers seeking for a light-bite can also choose from their wide selection of pastries from the Bakery Artisan Original (BAO) Bakery.


Address:
215R Upper Thomson Road
Singapore 574329
Getting there:
Exit at  Marymount MRT and walk towards Bus-stop (B53021)
Take bus 410 and alight at Sin Ming Road, Sin Ming Plaza
Walk to end

What they are famous for:
Coffee, 6-min eggs, brioche french toast 

Opening hours:
Daily: 9am - 5pm
Closed on Tuesdays

Atmosphere: 7/10
Price: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: Self-service


Menu 

Coffee counter
Cafe interior 
Cafe menu 


Flat White - $4.50

A friend who tried this said that the coffee was not as strong as he had expected. The bland used in One Man Coffee comes from Stranger's Reunion and it tasted milky.


Espresso - $4.50

This cuppa, on the other hand, was richer than the Flat White.


Big Brekkie - $12
To add Bacon: + $2
To add Butter Mushrooms with Capers: + $2
(2 x 6 minute eggs, honey ham, toasted cherry tomatoes, baby spinach with pesto and a slice of grilled sourdough rye)

This is the first cafe I've seen that serves 6-minute hard boiled eggs instead of poached eggs which I absolutely loved! The sourdough, on the other hand, was a little tough and difficult to slice through. What I loved most about my breakfast platter was the bacon served. It was crispy and encompassed a tinge of sweetness which resembled that of the Chinese BBQ pork slices (Bak Kwa). The butter mushrooms were ordinary. 

Brioche French Toast - $10
(Served with Homemade Berry Compote, Candied walnuts and fresh cream)

This is an absolute must-try and I loved every bite! For those of you who are thinking that this might be too sweet, well, you're wrong! The brioche was crispy and had the melt-in-your-mouth texture to it. The ingredients magically brought out the oomph of the entire dish. My friends and I ended up savoring every bit of this. 



Service:
The food was served reasonably quickly. Food had to be ordered by the main counter ourselves and drinks were self-serviced.

Atmosphere:
The cafe was cozy and quaint, though the limited seating might be a problem when it starts gaining crowd. It had a muted television playing Disney cartoons and I never felt more at ease at this cafe. I would probably re-visit this place again after my exams but this time, probably with my lappie or a good book to chill.

Hope this was useful! 
Toodles :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

❤❤❤


"Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another:
 "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . ."

I can't be more thankful to have met you this sem, and then to realize how similar we are in thinking. I never thought that I could find someone who I could relate so easily and effortlessly to in NUS, and someone who would have the same bizarre thinking as I do and the passion for almost the same things. Thank God for you, Shuang. Really. You make life in school so much more bearable and I can't emphasize enough on how lucky I am to have taken the same mod as you, re-grouped and ended up in the same team as you or even slogging through weekends with you just so we could all get our reports done well. The amount of dedication I see you putting into everything you do is really commendable, and something I hope that I would learn from you one day. 

Thanks for coming into my life, Shuang. 
Now, it wouldn't be the same without you in it. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Food Review: Histori BBQ (Revisited)

Probably one of the most underrated BBQ places I've been to. This place deserves great publicity for its well-marinated selection of meat and other ingredients available. Located along the renown stretch of Tajong Pagar with other BBQ places sprouting next to it, Histori BBQ clearly stands out with its authenticity and freshness of food. 


Address: 
20 Tanjong Pagar Road, (S)088443
Tel: 6224 6539

Opening Hours:
Lunch: Monday to Sunday (12pm - 3pm)
Dinner: Monday to Sunday (5:30pm - 10:30pm)

Getting there:
Nearest MRT Station (Tanjong Pagar / Chinatown)
Buses from Tanjong Pagar Road: 80, 145
Buses from Neil Road: 61, 166, 197

Atmosphere: 7/10
Price: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10

Seats available

We had the buffet lunch and thus it had lesser variety. Still, it was enough for us to stuff ourselves silly!



P.S: The lady boss told us that the kimchi there are all handmade. They strictly do not believe in pre-packed kimchis that are ordered from various suppliers like what other restaurants are doing. \
Histori also serves other side dishes such as Jap Chae (Vermicelli with vegetables) and Dokbokki (Korean Rice Cake).


Prawns and Sotong are also available!


Do give their cod fish tofu a try! One of their specialties which I absolutely love since I visited Histori last year :)



Kimchi and Seafood pancake mix! Yes, we are able to prepare and fry the pancakes ourselves which I felt was a really interesting idea compared to other Korean BBQ restaurants!

Jap Chae and Deokbokki

Soft ice-cream machine! 


Desserts which include Watermelon, homemade Milk pudding and homemade jelly


A new type of grill which they changed to! This grill is so much healthier than the ones that uses the aluminium foil. Once the meat is cooked, the oil would trickle to the side and it would drip down to a holder below. This way, the oil would not be concentrated in the middle and you wouldn't have to worry about your meat soaking the oil up!



PRICE: $24.30 (After GST and Service Charge)

Food:

They increased the prices after changing some of the concept but I would still be willing to pay for a standard like this. The meat was marinated well and it was tender and juicy. Histori provided a wide selection of meat (Chicken, Beef and Pork) as well as other seafood items. For pork, they serve bacon, pork belly and even pork ribs! I have always felt that this place is extremely underrated but I'm so glad that that I can now publicize this on my blog. The owner firmly believes in the quality and freshness of food served. Therefore, every item is prepared by hand. 
My favorite  is still the cod fish tofu as well as the JapChae that we had. They even have an array of side dishes and vegetables for you to choose from! 


Service:
Another restaurant which service is commendable. The lady boss was attentive enough to keep checking on us and made sure that we were satisfied with our meal with everything we needed. She even took the time to scrap the burnt remains from our hot plate so that it would be healthier for us to continue grilling. All these definitely made it an enjoyable experience dining at Histori. 

Please guys, do do do give this a try! No harm doing so since it's priced really reasonably and the dishes are value for money!

P.S: I wasn't paid to write this. 

Toodles! Hope it helped! 

Nuffnang