We 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?
We were here especially for the kopi gu you (coffee with condensed milk and butter) after seeing it on JY’s IG!
A very old-school coffeeshop, it seemed like time stood still here.
Compared to brightly-lit signages of the nearby coffeeshop, we almost missed this place because the signage kind of blended into the background 😛
Another day, another breakfast decision. We Googled for a nearby breakfast place and The Regency Café (opened since 1946) seemed like a good option for some classic, traditional full English breakfast! It was voted as the fifth best restaurant in London by users of the website Yelp in 2013, and was included in the list of the top five less expensive places to eat in the UK.
But we have read many reviews about poor service, so we were also prepared to go elsewhere if things didn’t work out. Getting shouted at early in the morning is not the best way to start the day! (Apparently, the procedure of the day is to order your food at the counter first before you find a seat, or you will be shouted at!)
It was an easy 10-15min walk from our hotel and we managed to arrive close to 9am, and it was almost full, with only a couple of empty tables.
[Here is the photostream of Bhutan 2013 Day 3, for those who prefer pictures to tell a story. 🙂]
Today’s breakfast was served as a set, so we chose to have muesli and scrambled eggs, with toast. Seems like tourists only get continental breakfast! Muesli was deliciously crunchy if you ate it quickly enough, and the scrambled eggs were so much, we wondered if they had given us 4 eggs each… Starting to get overdose of eggs! The toast came wrapped within a paper napkin, very cute, but very hard as usual.
Categories: Bhutan, Travel
Tags: Chimi Lhakhang, Divine Madman, Dochula Pass, Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk, Himalayan, muesli, padi field, Punakha, scramble egg, Thimphu, toast
[Here is the photostream of Bhutan 2013 Day 2, for those who prefer pictures to tell a story. 🙂]
Woke up bright and early to have breakfast at 7:00 so that we can some time after breakfast to check out the rest of the hotel. We liked the beautiful flowers that were blooming in the little gardens! Then we realised another advantage of arriving at the beginning of breakfast time – we would definitely get hot food! However, breakfast was only ready around 07:15, so it might be a bit difficult if one was in a rush…
Categories: Bhutan, Travel
Tags: chai latte, chicken, coffee, Dochula Pass, egg, festival, mushroom, potato, spinach, Thimphu, toast
So it’s the super long weekend with 2 public holidays, Hari Raya Puasa and National Day on Thursday and Friday followed by the weekends! We had intended to go somewhere to chill but we were too late to book anything plus it’s super expensive. What’s the next best thing to do? Have a BBQ party of course!
Presenting Bacon and Toast Cup Egg!
I invited our SSEAYP friends over on Thursday and we had a ‘BBQ with a Twist’ party. One of the ‘twist’ to the party was this Bacon and Toast Cup Egg that I have seen on TV and friends’ parties that we thought we should give it a try. It turned out yummy-licious as you can see from the picture on the right!
Let me give you the break-down of the steps with detail pictures.