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Foxhole Cafe @The Midtown

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Foxhole Cafe at The Midtown (previously Hougang Plaza) was really a well-hidden place, for we got lost trying to look for it 😛

Once we went up to the lovely second storey with the whimsical unicorn mural and cosy environment, we did not feel like leaving anymore 😛

The drinks menu was quite interesting, and I got myself a refreshing Acai, Cranberry & Pomegranate Juice ($6.90). Hubby thought that his Iced Latte ($4.50) was just alright. We also shared a Blueberry Muffin ($4.90), which was moist and soft, but a little too sweet for us.

Overall, it was quite a lovely place to chill out 🙂

Contact:

  • Location: 1189 Upper Serangoon Road, The Midtown #01-18 S(534785)
  • Website: www.facebook.com/foxholecafe
  • Hrs: 11am – 9pm (Mon, Wed-Thu), 11am – 10pm (Fri), 10am – 10pm (Sat-Sun, PH)
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The Tiramisu Hero Cafe @Jalan Besar

2017-01-30 14.35.16After our sumptuous brunch, we went to stroll off the calories and eventually ended up at Tiramisu Hero. It looked like it was going to rain soon, so that was the perfect excuse for us to enter the cafe 😛

This was a cosy little cafe with cutesy decorations, and Sir Antonio, the cafe’s mascot, was really cute too 🙂

Once we were comfortably seated, we got ourselves Belgian Waffles ($7), and the original MommaHero ($7.50) tiramisu.

It was really pleasant that they took note of our special request to put the honey by the side and to skip the icing. We loved the waffles that was crispy on the outside, and fluffy on the inside!

In fact, we preferred the waffles to the tiramisu, as the ladyfingers were a bit dry, and the overall taste was a tad too sweet for our liking. Hubby also had a Caffe Latte ($5.50), which he thought was pretty alright.

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Mahota Commune @Kitchener Complex

2017-01-30 10.11.57We were on a foodie trail today 🙂

First up was a brunch gathering at Mahota Pantry with cousin and friends!

Located at Kitchener Complex, Mahota Commune actually occupies the entire Level 3, and not only does it have two eateries (Mahota Kitchen and Mahota Pantry), it also has a rather impressive supermarket (Mahota Market), which sells a rather wide variety of organic produce and health food (some from their very own Mahota Farm), and is worth checking out if you are a fan of organic products.

In addition to all these, there is also a TCM clinic, and Mahota also conducts workshops and exercise classes, including free trials.

Being the festive season, Mahota Pantry had a seasonal special Hot Double Orange ($6.80++), which was sweet and tangy, and really helped to whet up our appetite, while we waited for the rest.

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​Blocs Inc Speciality Coffee @Paya Lebar

2016-09-10-17-47-36We were on our way to Paya Lebar MRT when we spotted this little cafe near the bus stop.

The coffee looks promising, and indeed, the Flat White ($4.20) was strong and smooth! The Matcha Latte ($5.50) could do with a bit more matcha flavour though. For some reason, it felt like drinking warmed milk despite the promising colour.

This was nonetheless, a nice little stop for us before continuing the journey.

In fact, we came here again for a pit stop a few weeks later, this time having a Latte ($4.20) and Hot Chocolate ($4.50). Today’s latte was fragrant, strong and bitter, but just a tad too hot. The hot chocolate was a soothing milky blend that was not overly sweet.

Do check out the wall on how you can order your drinks 🙂

Contact:

  • Location: 60 Paya Lebar Road, Paya Lebar Square #01-71 S(409051)
  • Website: blocsinc.com
  • Hrs: 8:30am – 10pm (Mon-Fri), 9:30am – 10pm (Sat-Sun)
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​Issho Izakaya @Kallang Wave Mall

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Despite its rather obscure location, this place is certainly very popular!

We decided to come here thinking that it was quite near to the Singapore Indoor Stadium, where we would be catching Kit Chan’s concert later!

Being autumn, we wanted to try the Sanma Sashimi and Sanma Sushi ($20++), and this was definitely the highlight of the dinner. The fish was fresh and quite sweet. Would have been better if it was abit fatter, but it was still delicious!

We also had the Salmon Kama ($2++) Salmon Collar, which was quite value for money, despite the small portion. Eh, it’s $2, and yummy!

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Handlebar @Sembawang

Our friend offered to drive us somewhere ulu for dinner, and we figured that the Handlebar was definitely located at an ulu enough place, and almost inaccessible at night without a ride. We did walk to this place during broad daylight before, back when Bottle Tree Village was still around, and it was a fair bit of walk! So much easier with a car 😀

2016-07-30 20.42.44We were seated by one of the benches, and it was fortunate that we had called in advance to make reservations, for it was full house tonight!

  • Blossom Onions ($12++): Crispy and sweet, this was an very enjoyable starter for sharing.
  • Cocaine Wings ($14++): We opted for 3 mild and 3 medium heat levels. Depending on your taste buds, mild was too hot for hubby, medium was very acceptable to our friend, and I thought that medium heat had a lingering spicy aftertaste that lasted quite a while.
  • Righteous Ribs ($28++): The meat was tender, and potatoes were very nice! The side salad was a welcome green for our overly carnivorous meal.
  • Slap Yo Momma Pork Chop ($26++): We opted for a mix of both fried and grilled bone-in pork loin. The fried version was really good, but inside the crispy surface lay a very thick and juicy pork loin. The grilled version was a tad too dry, except for the fatty parts.

We liked the environment, and it was very relaxing to chill here. Water was available freely.

Contact:

  • Location: 57 Jalam Mempurong S(759057)
  • Websitewww.facebook.com/HandlebarSG
  • Hrs: 5pm – 1am (Tue-Thu), 5pm – 2am (Fri), 3pm – 2am (Sat), 3pm – 1am (Sun)
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Putien Restaurant 莆田菜馆 @Kitchener Road

We discovered our expiring Putien return voucher, and very promptly made reservations at the Kitchener Road branch, haha! Also because it just won itself a 1-Star in the 2016 Michelin Guide Singapore!

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​Whisk & Paddle @Punggol Waterway

img_0199We were nearby the area and decided to take a slow walk over to check out this place which we had paddled past a few weeks ago when we went to Coney Island.

On a late Saturday morning, the cafe was quite crowded (I guess many were here for brunch), but there were still a few tables available, so we did not had to queue at all 🙂

We already knew what we wanted to order, gathering from online reviews (and offline reviews from friends) and placed our orders!

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Oh My Tian Bakehouse & Cafe @Boon Keng

2016-03-29 19.33.20We finally made it here, after hearing and seeing so much of it since it’s opening in Jan 2016!

Oh My Tian was opened by the same folks over at Hatter Street in Kovan, so you can expect crispy-on-the-outside-but-fluffy-on-the-inside waffles. They also have some mains and a totally delightful decor that’s so Instagram-worthy! Think a Merry-Go-Round in the corner of the cafe? A park in another corner with a street-lamp telephone? 🙂

It was a very quiet Tuesday when we came here for dinner, and we had almost the entire place to ourselves. Gotta say that they have really put in a lot for the decorations 🙂

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Nene Chicken @The Seletar Mall

2016-01-03 12.32.13We were here for another movie date, and were looking for something new to try. Nene Chicken looked like a option tucked away in a quiet corner. It was just past 12 noon when we got here, but there were only 2 other dine-in customers in this place that could seat around 5o people. However, there were quite a few customers who ordered take-aways.

We decided to share a set of 6 Pieces Wings and Sticks ($9.95) with swicy (sweet & spicy) sauce, coleslaw, and Nenepop (additional $1.90), mainly because 2 of the 4 posters showed “discontinued” items, and shaking our confidence just a tiny weeny bit 😛 There were only cold drinks available for the set, so we just took bottled water.

The ordering process was quite slow, but we only waited about 5 minutes for our food after ordering.

While we were impressed with the tiny size of the coleslaw, the chicken definitely made us feel that we made the right choice. All were crispy on the outside, while tender and juicy inside. We wiped out the food in mere minutes 😀

It was also quite thoughtful of them to serve the meal with wet towel and disposable gloves.

Overall, quite a satisfying lunch 🙂

Contact:

  • Location: 33 Sengkang West Ave The Seletar Mall #B2-10/11 S(797653)
  • Websitewww.nenechicken.com.sg
  • Hrs: 11am – 9:15pm
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