We had thought that this was a dessert place whenever we walked past previously, and we decided to pop over for a break.
The açaí fruit is supposed to contain lots of antioxidants and high in fibre but with low GI, allowing one to feel satisfied even with a small portion.
We got ourselves a medium Original Flower Bowl, and a Medium Nuts for Açaí Bowl.
It was our first time trying out Açaí bowls, and it felt like eating frozen yoghurt.
Both were chockful of ingredients, pretty to look at, and refreshingly delicious! We did enjoy eating them, but still felt abit hungry after that.. haha 😛
So we were a day too early previously for its soft launch, and we were back today to check out this place on its official launch day!
Full of Luck Club Canto Kitchen & Bao Bar is opened by the same people behind Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant and it’s signature is mini Baos 包, much like the Little Bao in Hong Kong.
On a Friday early evening on its launch day, it was more than 75% filled on the ground floor, and we were led upstairs where there were plenty of seats.
A hugggggggeeeee cat figurine welcomed us as we climbed the stairs!
Once we were comfortably seated, we were introduced to the signature dishes, and given a few minutes to think about our choices.
We were looking for something new to try, at Holland Village but alas, the new Cantonese restaurant (Full of Luck Club) is still not yet opened (it opens tomorrow 20 May 2016!!!).
Taking a quick stroll along Lorong Mambong, La Nonna seemed rather popular. We quickly settled down and got ourselves a chef’s special of Squid Ink Spaghetti with mixed Seafood ($24++), and a La Nonna Pizza ($23.90++).
The tangy squid ink pasta was really good! We loved the sauce, and the al-dente pasta! The seafood were also very fresh, and very soon, we had very dark lips and very satisfied tummies!
The thin crust pizza was oozing truffle aroma goodness when it arrived, and we quite enjoyed it too. Somehow, the asparagus managed to retain its juice and sweetness, and the egg was sooooo runny.
This was a good dinner indeed 🙂 We were pleasantly surprised to find that there was a 1-for-1 promotion with UOB credit cards, so our pizza was free!
- Location: 26/26B Lorong Mambong S(277685)
- Website: lanonna.sg
- Hrs: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6pm – 10:30pm
This seemed to be a relatively new restaurant, and the January promotion of a Deluxe Don Special caught our attention.
We entered the restaurant around 6.45pm, and the waitress very enthusiastically informed us that all food orders (excluding drinks), were entitled to 20% discount, if we ordered before 7pm. Hence, we just quickly browse through the first page of specials and placed our orders, plus an additional sashimi platter. After our orders had gone through, another waitress came to inform us that specials on the first page were not entitled to discounts… Well done! Truth to be told, now that we had a chance to slowly browse through the menu, there was indeed very fine print on that specials page indicating that there was no discount available. We guessed that the waitresses just needed more training.
There are two very popular places for ice cream along the same stretch of Chip Bee Garden, namely The Sunday Folks and The Daily Scoop. We walked past an empty The Daily Scoop around 13:30, only to realise that this place is opened from 14:00. A few shops ahead, there was a rather long queue at Sunday Folks! Anyway, our destination was Phoon Huat, so we happily whisked past the crowd queuing in the rather hot and humid weather, and entered the air-conditioned Phoon Huat in bliss.
Well, there was only that much we could shop in Phoon Huat, and 20 minutes later, we left with our purchases. Pretty nice timing for some delicious waffles at The Daily Scoop!
We were very impressed by the endless queue each time we walked past, and this evening, finally, there was no queue at 9pm! Very hungry, so we attacked our food with gusto!
Japanese feel on the exterior
We were in the vicinity (again) and wanted to try something new. This looks like a relatively new place so we decided to give it a try!
The exterior is a brightly-lit shop front with a large lantern, giving a very Japanese feel to the restaurant. Similarly, the interior is furnished with Japanese-style low tables and small chairs, and packed with very little walking space to maximize the dining area.
Kitchen is glassed so diners can peek at what’s happening behind the glasses, and for the chefs to shout ‘いらっしゃいませ Irasshaimase!‘ every time a customer walks in!
Ordering is simple: you order a ramen, decide on your toppings, add on side dishes, and drinks if you want. That’s it. Japanese efficiency.
It was dessert time! We decided to try coming to Sunday Folks again, after a few failed attempts due to the super long queue. Despite being a Saturday, we managed to get seats within 5 minutes, yeah!!
Waffle with Ice Cream
We quickly decided on a Regular-sized Waffle, topped with Ice Cream (sea salt with gula melaka) ($11.80), and a Flat White ($5).
The coffee is quite acidic, but went well with the strong aromatic flavour. The soft serve ice cream was quite yummy! And strangely, it reminded me of this long chewy candy that mummy used to buy when we were young. The waffle was crispy with a soft interior, and hubby was very pleased with it.
Overall, a nice place for ice cream and waffles! 🙂 Now we are inspired to go to Phoon Huat next door to buy some ingredients to make our own waffles at home 🙂
Devonshire Cream Tea Set
Wifey was in London for a work trip so I was all alone in search of food in Holland Village. Since the time was just right for afternoon tea, I decided to visit Fosters, an Engligh Rose Cafe (which is also a steak restaurant for lunch and dinner) again for its very affordable Devonshire Cream Tea Set ($11.50)!
The set comes with a pair of freshly-baked scones served with butter, home-made strawberry preserve and cream, fruit cake, finger sandwiches and a choice of a pot of coffee or tea, which of course I opted for Cafe Latte instead.
The scones on itself were already heavenly and its taste was leveled up with the clotted cream! Baked freshly everyday at 3pm, the scones were crispy on the outside and soft and light on the inside which did not give a very heavy feeling, especially when there were two to go with.
Definitely recommended if you are in the vicinity, and at the right time!
“Life is short, eat dessert first.”
After our relaxing massage in Holland Village, it’s time for dinner!
Searched on 4SQ and found this place called Mu Parlour. Wondering what it was, we walked up and down Holland Village but was not able to find it. So we went to CRAFT Bakery to finally try The Craft.
After The Craft and a risotto, we were somewhat still not fully satisfied. We were determined to find Mu Parlour!
So we walked around and around again. Then when we were about to give up near Coffee Bean, and when we looked up, we realised there’s a 2nd Floor just on top of Coffee Bean. And a vertical banner just outside the stairs said “Mu Parlour“! 🙂