We caught up with JY at Bincho today!
We got lost trying to figure out how to reach this place because the shop front was actually Hua Bee Restaurant, a mee pok stall (This coffee shop was the set for Eric Khoo’s 1995 movie, Mee Pok Man.), heh *confused*
We actually passed by this place when we went for Tiong Bahru Heritage Trail but didn’t went in to try.
It was fairly quiet during lunch time on a Saturday, and I decided on the Wagyu Roast Beef Don set, while hubby could not resist ordering Whole Chicken Leg and Cheese Curry Katsu set. Each set comes with appetizers, salad, pickles, karaage, soup and dessert.
How should we describe this?
We liked every single item and wiped everything clean! The meats were cooked to perfection, and there was always something magical about egg yolk mixing with beef slices and rice…. YUMS! There was a choice of mochi or sesame ice cream for dessert, which worked well for me, haha 😛
We finally embarked on the Tiong Bahru Heritage Trail! We have been wanting to go on this trail but couldn’t find the time. So on this beautiful Saturday, we managed to squeeze out a day of fun!
This is part of a series of Heritage Trails by National Heritage Board. The Heritage Trails are part of the NHB’s on-going efforts to document and promote the different areas that Singaporeans live, work and play. Many of these areas have rich historical or social memories that we may not be aware of. In developing the trails, NHB works with the respective communities, the schools within the community and the private sector, to document their community’s heritage for posterity.
After satisfying my porridge craving, it was time to satisfy hubby’s craving. We decided to go to The Orange Thimble!
Not too sure what to make of this place. What we did like was that there were more private seating inside the cafe, so we had an entire corner to ourselves 🙂
The walls were lined with paintings of street views in Tiong Bahru, and we thought that they were just lovely; apparently these pieces were painted entirely using stylus and Samsung mobile phone, Wow!
Nice little corner
I’m always game for a bowl of good Cantonese porridge and so decided to drag hubby back to try the porridge here after walking past at least 3 times today… Haha!
This coffee shop is wholly occupied by Ah Chiang, and they serve bean curd drink too (but we didn’t order that). Deco is old-school nostalgic feel, very much blends itself into the whole atmosphere of the area here.
Lots of dishes to pick
We read about this place in the Tiong Bahru Heritage Trail guide (it’s both a walking guide and a food guide) and we absolutely had to try it!!
The stall is located in a coffee shop just opposite Tiong Bahru Food Centre. Although there are other stalls in the coffee shop, none had the long queue! Seems like everyone was here specifically for the curry rice! And who can fault them? Curry rice with the famous Hainanese pork chop, huge piece of bean curd and braised cabbage, all for the price of $4.20!
“We specialize in Tarts!”
We were one-third through the Tiong Bahru Heritage Trail (that’s another entry altogether!) and chanced upon this cafe! Enticed by the word “homemade waffles”, we decided to stop here for a short break 🙂