Central

Hyde & Co @North Bridge Road

2017-06-24 12.44.522017-06-24 12.26.12Our second stop today was the nearby Hyde & Co for lunch.

This was a small but popular cafe, and was almost full house at 1pm!

  • The Bomb ($13.90 for half portion): We liked that there was half portions (4 pieces) available. The prawns were fresh, and the chye poh (pickled radish) omelette as pizza topping was definitely something interesting, but the samba chinchalok spread was too spicy for us, and the pizza base was too hard. Also, our pizza was kinda burnt.
  • Hyde’s Chilli Crab Pasta ($22.90): There was a generous amount of Blue Swimmer crab meat, and the spicy Arrabiata sauce had sufficient kick without being overly spicy. It complemented the linguine well, and we enjoyed the pasta very much.
  • My Fair Lady ($6.50): We requested for the iced tea to be without sugar. The iced Earl Grey Tea with milk was light with a hint of rose. Quite lovely.

Note: Wi-Fi and water (including hot water!) is available for free.

Contact:

  • Location: 785 North Bridge Road S(198753)
  • Website: www.hydeandco.com.sg (Facebook)
  • Hrs: 12pm – 6pm (Sun-Mon), 12pm – 10:30pm (Wed-Sat)
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Tolido’s Espresso Nook @Crawford Lane

2017-06-24 10.19.41We were in the area to collect hubby’s passport and the queue at Tai Hwa looked scary 😮

A quick Google Search showed a promising cafe nearby and we decided to check it out instead.

2017-06-24 10.21.59A nice cosy little cafe, it started to get really busy at around 10:30am. Luckily, we stepped in just a few minutes earlier, and were able to get our seats and place our orders quickly.

  • Sea salt spiced Chai latte ($6.50 nett) : After the initial light saltiness, the first sip was actually quite sweet and milky, before the spice settled in and started swirling all over. I liked the layers of taste!
  • Skinny latte ($5.50): With beans from Yahava, hubby is a happy man. He felt that this was a slightly watered down version of the one he usually has at Yahava, but still pretty good 🙂
  • The ultimate combo ($12): Perfect for sharing as we wanted a light bite, the 2 pancakes were fluffy and quite light.  The cheese sausage was awesome and really cheesy, without being overly salty.

Wi-Fi and water is available for free. Also,  there was a cute cat inside cafe!

Contact:

  • Location: 462 Crawford Lane #01-63 S(190462)
  • Website: www.facebook.com/tolidosnook
  • Hrs: 8am – 6:30pm (Tue-Fri), 9am – 6:30pm (Sat-Sun)
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House of AnLi Bistro @Tanglin Mall

2017-02-25 09.53.26G had visited this place before and jio-ed us for breakfast on this lovely weekend, but we had no idea this was such a lovely place 🙂

A really cosy bistro located at the back of a home interior shop, we really loved the natural lighting coming through the large windows and high ceilings. The natural light, coupled with the simple deco and white walls, provided a much soothing environment. The clientele as we can see it, is very much the ex-pats which is to be expected since it is within Tanglin Mall.

The view of the beautiful greenery and the comfortable seats, and the great company made us feel very relaxed and in high spirits!

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Kam’s Roast @Pacific Plaza

2017-01-30 17.40.39Since Kam’s Roast was also located in Pacific Plaza, we figured that we should end our foodie day with yet another Michelin-starred eatery, this time from Hong Kong. Being early evening, there was absolutely no queue!

Unfortunately, unlike its Hong Kong outlet which we had tried previously, goose was not available in Singapore, so we opted for Roast Duck 甘牌烧鸭 ($19.80++ for lower quarter), ‘Toro’ Char Siu 肥浓叉烧  (22.80++), and Marinated Black Fungus with Vinegar 香醋黑木耳 ($6.80++).

Gotta say that we were still as pleased as ever with the fatty char siew, with its lovely meat to fat ratio and nicely charred bits. The roast duck was drenched in sauce already, so the skin was not as crispy as we would have preferred. As for the duck meat, well, it was a little below our expectations. The black fungus was chewy with a good bite, and provided a refreshing lift to the meal.

Contact:

  • Location: 9 Scotts Road, Pacific Plaza #01-04/05/06/07 S(228210)
  • Website: kamsroast.com.sg (Facebook)
  • Hrs: 11am – 10pm (Mon-Fri), 10.30am – 10pm (Sat-Sun, PH)
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Tsuta 蔦 @Pacific Plaza

2017-01-30 16.06.03Our foodie journey today brought us to the world’s first Michelin-starred ramen eatery, Tsuta, which opened it’s first overseas outlet at Pacific Plaza (it has since opened another outlet at 18 Tai Seng).

We were here during late afternoon, and the queue was fairly manageable. Since we were still rather full, we did not mind the 20-minute wait, especially when there were seats available in the queue.

We thought that this place had a rather efficient system, where we could just place our orders and pay via the kiosk at the entrance of the restaurant, before the staff brought us to our seats, where we could watch the chefs in action.

Food was served rather quickly too, and we managed to finish our meal in a jiffy too.

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Pluck @Ann Siang Hill

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Chope had a 1-for-1 deal, and so we ended up here for dinner 🙂

Seated at the counter, we had a great view of the chefs in action. We wanted to try so many things, but our waistlines had been expanding… *ouch*

Anyway, we still ate a lot, haha 😛

  • Tuna Tartare ($20++): This was rather addictive, with well balanced flavours and very fresh tuna. The papadum was very crispy and went well with the tuna.
  • Soft Shell Crab ($20++): We liked the crunchy batter, but the saltiness overpowered the Thai green curry flavour.
  • Assam pork ribs ($22++): The pork ribs were very tender and delicious!
  • Tom yum cereal salmon ($22++): Our favourite item, the salmon was oven-baked to perfection, almost melting in our mouths. Gosh.. salivating just thinking about it 😀
  • 10° vermicelli ($2++): This was quite refreshing, not bad at all.
Contact:

  • Location: 90 Club St S(069458)
  • Website: ohpluck.com (Facebook) (Reservation)
  • Hrs: 12:30pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm (Mon–Thu), 12:30pm – 3pm, 6pm – 1am (Fri), 6pm – 1am (Sat)
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Lokkee @Plaza Singapura

2016-10-10-13-50-51There was a special 25% discount off Lokkee’s ala-carte menu today, special thanks to Nathan Hartono and his excellent performance in Sing! China.

Lokkee is TungLok Group’s latest F&B venture offering global Chinese cuisine.

The restaurant is a witty and cheeky play on favourite Chinese recipes which have been given a unique tweak to include a dash of Western influence.

The interior of the restaurant is very contemporary but the tables were too close to each other and waiters had a hard time maneuvering their way.

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NOW Noodles+ @Square 2

2016-09-28-19-32-43A relatively new restaurant in Square 2 with a simple menu (5 noodles options all priced at $9.80), we had tried the Mee Tai Mak and Heng Hwa Noodle Soup. Sides were $2.80, and we had the Chicken Mid Wings.

We had read many good stuff about the Mee Tai Mak, aka Lao Shu Fen (because it resembles rat tails). Stir-fried with their signature rempah, with minced prawns, pork, fishcake, mushrooms, eggs, and century egg, it was pretty good, but not “wow” for us. Despite the flavours, somehow something felt missing.

Served with chicken drumstick, egg, lily flower, black fungus, snow peas, bak choy, and fried shallots, we could definitely taste the ginger in the clear broth of the Heng Hwa Noodles (mee sua), but it was also slightly on the sweet side. It was also the only soup option here. Not bad if you prefer something lighter for a meal.

The four pieces of half mid-wings had good batter, and was juicy and tender; we liked it!

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Arteastiq Boutique Tea House @Plaza Singapura

2016-09-09-08-43-46We were in town today and after checking out the whole of Plaza Singapore, the comfortable plush seats here at Arteastiq called out to us!

We decided to try out the weekday set lunches here (available from 11am to 1.30pm) which consists of a main and a specialty tea (or coffee) from $16++ onwards.

We got ourselves The Prince of Monte Carlo ($25++) and Golden Sands Big Breakfast ($24++). For drinks, it was Honey Lavender Tea and Latte.

So what exactly was Prince of Monte Carlo?

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​Tempura Kohaku 天ぷら琥珀 @Eat At Seven, Suntec City

2016-09-05-17-35-52This is one of the recent restaurants to open at Eat At Seven (Enbu, Nikunohi etc.) in Suntec.

We attempted to come here during dinner time previously, but the queue was simply too long.

This time, we arrived before 5.30pm and walked into a mostly empty restaurant. Yippee!!!!

We shared a Kohaku Tendon ($15++) and opted for the non-spicy version. It was way better than the expensive one we had at Wisma Atria!

We especially enjoyed the juicy and tender chicken breast, and the squid piece. Other items included prawn, crab stick, baby corn, pumpkin, mushroom and long beans. The rice was pretty fluffy and fragrant too, and they were not over zealous with the sauce.

In terms of value-for-money, hubby still preferred his favourite Tendon Ginza Itsuki with the onsen egg…

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