J65 @ Hotel Jen Tanglin

Just last week, I gushed over my weekend at Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore (HJTS), and promised to share more about J65 – HJTS’ very own F&B outlet. So here’s a long pictorial essay. As a precaution, do not proceed on an empty stomach as it will be sure to growl at these food-porn up ahead. I had the pleasureContinue reading “J65 @ Hotel Jen Tanglin”

Launch Party: Trulife Collagen Manuka Max

Following my review on TruLife Collagen Manuka Max, I had the pleasure of attending the launch party for this amazing new contender in the collagen market! The launch was held last Friday, 4 March, at the homely Two Bakers Cafe on Horne Road, just opposite the Jalan Besar Stadium. Upon arrival, we were greeted by this gorgeous dessert bar!Continue reading “Launch Party: Trulife Collagen Manuka Max”

Cocoa Colony Singapore – #WhoLovesCocoa ?!

Couple of weeks ago, I had an smashing time at 313 Somerset’s Cocoa Colony. Literally, with a hammer to prove. It was a party both in my mouth and stomach at the media event – from liquid cocoa taste tests, to making our own chocolate desserts, and smashing their signature bolas. My inner chocoholic was in heaven.Continue reading “Cocoa Colony Singapore – #WhoLovesCocoa ?!”

[SINGAPORE] Privé Grill @ Keppel Bay (& other tantalizing eats)

Disclaimer: This throwback post contains images of food, coffee and good people having a good time. Do not proceed if hungry. The Privé Grill and Privé Cafe are amongst my favourite haunts, especially since the cafe’s pretty zen on weekday afternoons when I need my caffeine most. The coffee is above-average but not the best sinceContinue reading “[SINGAPORE] Privé Grill @ Keppel Bay (& other tantalizing eats)”

[SINGAPORE] ASANOYA BOULANGERIE

I must confess: I’m a breadaholic. My favourite home appliance is my bread machine, and preferred choice of breakfast is always flour-based.  So the pastry-maniac in me jumped for joy when I finally popped by Asanoya Bakery, and 81-year-old brand founded in Karuizawa Japan. The place is absolutely haven for all dough-lovers out there! With the abundance of seatsContinue reading “[SINGAPORE] ASANOYA BOULANGERIE”

[SINGAPORE] 3 COFFEE JOINTS WHICH ARE AS HIPSTER AS IT GETS

What do I look for in an excellent coffee place? Ambience, brews and its insta-worthy quotient. Here are 3 Cafes I’ve been in love with for all the right reasons: [1] THE NEW BLACK Chatted briefly with the barista whose photograph I blatantly took while he was expertly manoeuvring complicated brewing equipment in The NewContinue reading “[SINGAPORE] 3 COFFEE JOINTS WHICH ARE AS HIPSTER AS IT GETS”

Day Zero – Panopolis

For two weeks away from home, I’m not usually such a light packer, although this time round I did forgo many physical possessions and settled for my old trusty cabin-sized Polo trolley-bag. Currently chilling at Panopolis, a classy open-spaced cafe at my most-frequented place for the past year (Singapore Changi Airport). It’s quiet, spacious andContinue reading “Day Zero – Panopolis”

The Great Tom n Toms Escape

Life is endless escapism. Despite feeling very sick, I escaped to Tom n Toms to avoid the accumulating mess in my room which is the result of 3 travel luggages meshed by my bedside. I will have to start packing for my trip tomorrow, I swear. Meddling with my baby Lumix GF6 on a rainyContinue reading “The Great Tom n Toms Escape”

Dolce Tokyo, SG

Had the worst Matcha Latte in my entire life at Dolce Tokyo, 313 Somerset, this evening. Beautiful place, but terrible matcha latte – such a disappointment and shame to claim its affiliation to Tokyo! The drink was so diluted and watered down that the matcha powder wasn’t fully dissolved, so it tasted so much likeContinue reading “Dolce Tokyo, SG”

Cups n Canvas Cafè Singapore

Having been to cafès in downtown San Francisco, Cups n Canvas really really oozed the American jazz-pub vibe. It is chill, artsy-fartsy, complete with an art-studio section which is regularly closed off for painting lessons. This much raved-about artistic cafè on Selegie Road, just off Orchard Road, was jam-packed on a pre-Christmas weekend afternoon. WeContinue reading “Cups n Canvas Cafè Singapore”

ReStore – Vintage Cafè SG

Don’t be fooled by this cafe’s ‘furniture warehouse’ exterior! This well-hidden jem of an indie cafè in Singapore’s Tanjong Pagar Road is vintage-themed and oozing with old-school charm. Its pre-loved cafeteria/kopitiam chairs are even for sale! We were glad to realise that all lattes, including its mocha, caramel and cinnamon specialties, come with a choiceContinue reading “ReStore – Vintage Cafè SG”

Keep Calm and Eat Cakes

The best perk me up: iced caffè and cakes for your soul. With friends like mine, everyday is cake day. Green Tea Mousse, Mille Crêpes, Strawberry Shortcake Signature Mille Crêpes! Marina Square Shopping Mall 6 Raffles Boulevard #02-103 Singapore 039594

All day Breakfasts! Wild Honey

This is how 3 people overdosed on carbs on a Thursday night: Wild Honey’s bread basket with strawbery compote, jam and butter. The Norwegian: poached eggs wrapped in imported Norwegian smoked salmon, with avocado and home-made Hollandaise and salmon pearls on whole-wheat brioche. The Spanish Hash: Diced Chorizo, house-corned beef and potato,poached eggs, Hollandaise sauceContinue reading “All day Breakfasts! Wild Honey”

Cafè-Hopping: The Loft

In the weather news, Melbourne is a scorching 40 degrees today! I’d managed to come back to Singapore this morning, escaping the northwesterly winds that are dragging the heat with it. Whew. Tomorrow I would be in Russia, possibly hibernating my winter away in the subzero freeze. Whilst loading up on instant Chinese food toContinue reading “Cafè-Hopping: The Loft”

Cafè-Hopping: Working Title SG

Stumbled upon {working title} at Arab Street whilst wandering along Haji Lane and Bali Lane before kicking ass at Muay Thai on a Monday morning. They share a place with a hostel, and the cafè’s small but cosy. Iced latte was okay, nothing fantastic; there’s also a selection of tummy-fillers like their ice-cream cookies whichContinue reading “Cafè-Hopping: Working Title SG”

Cafè-Hopping: Loysel’s Toy

All-day breakfasts, cakes and muffins, a selection of cappucinos, lattes and flat-whites, and a great hangout to catch up over some coffee — what’s not to love about Loysel’s Toy? 66 Kampong Bugis, #01-01 Sam Tat Building, Singapore 338987

1-Caramel Dessert Boutique

I miss hanging out here at 1-Caramel with my girls! On our usual cafe-hopping trips in Singapore, we go everywhere in search of the best cakes and coffee. This one at One Rochester Park served the best fluffy strawberry shortcake and Maltesers cheesecake, plus up here at Buona Vista, away from city centre’s hustle-bustle, weContinue reading “1-Caramel Dessert Boutique”

Costa Coffee and Travel Woes

Woes of a traveller: sometimes you’re bound to crave familiar and comforting sights or foods!! Costa Coffee is one of those lighthouses I’m always happy to see in foreign lands, along with Starbucks and Boots. At the moment, they have gingerbread coffee coolers and lattes as their festive drinks, which I find none too amazing.Continue reading “Costa Coffee and Travel Woes”

Hoshino Coffee

Post-workout dinner in which the matcha souffle we were looking so forward to turned out not so fantastic whilst the main dishes were amazing. Whenever I’m back in Singapore, enochlophobia kicks in. Peak hour dining, rush hour traffic, a Friday night out – tell me how I can avoid the crowds please! Thankfully my usualContinue reading “Hoshino Coffee”

PAUL, Maison De Qualite

The best flight-less Saturday brunch… with my favourite nurse! The waffles were simply HEAVENLY. Thank you for the heart-to-heart. Really needed and appreciated it. Kudos to the kind Caucasian lady who took the photograph for us And I’m home early for the weekend to bake my family a Rice Krispies batter treat! Dessert ought toContinue reading “PAUL, Maison De Qualite”