We were here to check out the recently opened ramen place!
Since we read that the Chef Tan-san was the first Tonkatsu Chef in Singapore, we figured that it might be prudent to order the Premium Pork Loin Tonkatsu Set ($19.90 nett), and the Tonkatsu Ramen ($14.90) which uses the normal pork loin.
Each Tonkatsu set came with roasted sesame (which we had fun grinding), tonjiru soup (which was awesome broth simmered with Japanese pork and very rich in flavour), pickles, fruits, as well as unlimited servings of Niigata rice and crunchy cabbage (which we could barely finished the first serving).
It was time for drinks after food, and Ms F highly recommended this place!
We ordered a Coffee & Cake set ($10 nett for a $6.50 cake and a selection of coffee/tea ranging from $4 to $5), and I got myself a London Fog Tea Latte ($7).
- Carrot Cake: A sweet and slightly moist version with plenty of nuts. A bit too sweet for us, but we liked the texture.
- Café Latte: A strong cup of coffee with slight acidity, not bad at all.
- London Fog Tea Latte: A blend of vanilla and citrus-flavoured Earl Grey Tea with steamed milk, there was a subtle sweet and smooth swirl of milk and earl grey undertones. I liked it!
There were plenty of food options here but we were too full to try. Maybe next time? 😛
It was a super late brunch (actually, almost lunch time), and this new place Steam Box caught our eye as something that looked rather healthy! They had just opened on 3 May 2016, and apparently dinner reservations were already fully booked.
Since we were rather early for lunch, we were the first customers of the day. The staff took time to explain to us how the entire process work, and how to use the steamer. Firstly we had to choose between the Century Egg and Pork Rib Porridge ($15++) or seafood porridge ($18++) as a base.
Next, we get to pick what we wanted to steam on top of the porridge, so that the juices will drip into the porridge for additional flavours. The big portions of meat are exactly double the size and double the price as the small portions, so the advice was to just try out small portions and add on if you like the items. The items are served on coloured plates, so we knew exactly how long we had to set the timer by checking against the timing list for each colour, and we could just cook the same coloured plate items together. We like this concept 🙂
We have been to Serangoon Gardens and to the famous Chomp Chomp Food Centre for several times but not to this market & food centre.
Located just before the circle, hubby remembered a famous Char Kway Teow stall there years ago (but alas it has closed already, because the old couple retired). The food centre has been completely refurbished and it is now more airy, bright and clean!
So today, we decided to do a small ride and small walk to Serangoon Gardens and have some local brunch! Found quite a few gems 🙂
Categories: Breakfast, Central
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Wifey was meeting her friends at Arbite so I took a trip to The Coffee Daily and waited for her there. We had been wanting to come here but were distracted the last time. So this time I was determined not to be distracted and went straight to The Coffee Daily.
I had heard a lot about this place, about how it started with a few friends, and had been meaning to visit. Fate has it that it changed hand before we visited, and this is now the second owner. But they kept the name and most of the deco.
There is a long, tall table in the alfresco area and more seats inside with air-con. Not much interior deco was done, and they left the rustic look-and-feel with cement floors and plastered walls, giving the place a nice, old-school charm to it. It helps, of course, that the surrounding environment is also within a quaint neighbourhood..
White Ginger Lily Tea
It was a brunch meet up with my girlfriends, while hubby went for his latte fix elsewhere. It was my second time here!
Today, we shared an Arbite Breakfast ($17) and Apple Strudel Pancakes ($14), and I decided on a White Ginger Lily Tea ($6). For desserts, it was Gula Meleka Tiramisu ($8) and My Wife’s Chocolate Cake ($8).
The little one had some strawberry pancakes and milkshake, but she was really more engrossed with the bottles of lego pieces available in the cafe 😀
Woo, the scrambled eggs and spicy sausage of the breakfast set really stood out! The pancakes were also fluffy and delicious, and we were 3 happy women. We could not quite taste the gula meleka in the tiramisu, but I preferred the light and fluffy tiramisu to the very chocolatey cake.
Quote from the menu
We had initially intended to check out The Coffee Daily… But we walked past Sun Ray Cafe first and the very friendly host, plus the phrase “We roast our coffee” made us pause our steps and give its neighbour a skip 😛
This cafe occupies 2 shop houses and one shop house is specially catered for diners with pets! We saw a couple of diners came in with their dogs and both were happily having their meals together!