30 June 2013

Kith Cafe

Kith Cafe is an extremely popular cafe located in Park Mall. There was a long queue of people waiting in the sun to get in on Saturday noon. I also noted there was never an empty table throughout the time we were there. The cafe offers an alfresco dining area, as well as a indoor air-conditioned area. We managed to get the indoor high rised tables by the window, which was pretty cool and cosy.

Apart from the normal standard menu, Kith Cafe has a daily specials menu which was handwritten (the mains and the desserts look like they were written by different people):

Kith cafe

Not exactly a coffee person on a weekend, I ordered an ice-blended watermelon lychee ($7.50, below). It could be the "32°C but feels like 40°C" weather that made this drink refreshing and satisfying.

Kith cafe

We didn't have to wait very long for our food to arrive, and the staff was attentive to our needs, which was impressive given the large crowd they had to handle.

The King Prawn Linguine ($22, below) was yummilicious! They were quite generous with the prawns. it's slightly spicy but it was flavorful. However, my friend thought it was a bit salty.

Kith cafe

The Crab linguine ($22, below) doesn't look appetizing at first sight but oh my, it was so tasty that I almost licked off my plate. The creamy and cheesy sauce complemented well with the shreds of crab meat. 

Kith cafe

I observed most people ordered the Big Breakfast ($16.50, below). There were actually bacon, sausage and sautéed mushrooms underneath the huge sunny side up. The sausage was delicious though a little salty.

Kith cafe

IMO, Kith cafe would be a great place to hang out on a cooler day. Because there was an alfresco area, the door was kept open so as to facilitate the waiters' movement. Hence, the indoor area was still a bit warm even though it's air-conditioned. 

Kith cafe

That's how I spent my Saturday afternoon.. with great food and great company. While it's important to control time, letting go of time sometimes feels great too :)

9 Penang Road #01-01E Park Mall S'pore 238459
Website: www.kith.com.sg

Opening hours:
8am to 10pm

16 June 2013

Ciel Patisserie

How would u spend ur weekend? Mine would be having a piece of cake along with my iPad.. There's just something about cakes that is therapeutic.

~You can have your cake and eat it.~

That's what Ciel Patisserie is about.. Unpretentiously located in the Hougang heartlands, it is a hidden gem as it offers value-for-money cakes that rival the quality of those found in cafes of  up-class shopping malls.



Ispahan ($5.80):
Layers of rose bavarian cream and raspberry mousse with a lychee gelee middle and lychee fruit. So dainty-looking. The light rose cream melted in my mouth naturally.. The lovely scent and taste of rose was accentuated by the sweet/sour raspberry mousse. The lychee gelee was a refreshing surprise in the middle of the cake. And it was topped with something like caramelized bits but they tasted of rose. It was a beautiful experience. My favorite from Ciel Patisserie!

Ciel Ciel

Strawberry shortcake ($5.60):
Lightly sweetened whipped cream and strawberries. The sponge was airy and the strawberries were fresh. But my favorite version is still the one from Canele.


Fuji ($5.20):
A light green tea mousse complimented with a lychee gelee insert and a soft green tea sponge base. A creative and cute cake designed by Ciel Patisserie..Loved the green tea mousse which was soft and melts in the mouth. The sweet-bitterness of green tea was balanced by the refreshing lychee gelee in the core of the mountain. Also my favorite!



Scarlet ($5.60):
Ciel Patisserie's rendition of cheesecake.. There was a red fruit gelee in the centre. This was really creamy.. I am not a big fan of cheesecakes, but I think all cheesecake lovers should give it a try cuz every bite delivered a strong cheese taste.


Singapore should have more of such cafes like Ciel Patisserie in the heartlands!

Ciel Ciel

My faves:
- Ispahan
- Fuji 

124 Hougang Avenue 1 #01-1444 Singapore 530124
Website: www.ciel.com.sg

Ciel Patisserie does delivery services for whole cakes too!

Opening hours:
Tues - Thurs 11am to 8pm
Fri - Sat 11am to 9pm
Sun 3pm to 9pm
Closed on Mondays

9 June 2013

Warung Lele

I love Indonesian food. Characterized by traditional spices and aromas, it is the type of food that is capable of indulging my fussy palate.  Warung Lele is an established Indonesian restaurant located in Tanjong Pagar. My friend saw a deal coupon on Qoo10.sg that offers $30 worth of cuisine for only $12.90. Excellent deal for penny pinchers like us.

The restaurant was not fully packed on a Friday night, and its patronage were mainly Malays. The setting was simple and neat with rows of tables.

The Tahu Telor ($8) was first to arrive. Tahu Telor is beancurd with crispy egg shreds. We had the option of either having the beancurd with peanut sauce or kicap manis (sweet soy sauce). We took the option of peanut sauce. I didn't think the peanut sauce complemented the beancurd very well. Couldn't really taste the peanut or feel the crunchiness of the peanuts. I would still prefer my Tahu Telor with the sweet soy sauce.

Up next was Ayam Penyet ($10). I wished the chicken was more tender and crispy. However, loved the  chilli sauce that accompanied it. 

Our last dish was Sate Ayam ($9 for 6 sticks). You have to eat with the peanut sauce that accompanies it. One bite into the glistening satay chicken made this trip to Warung Lele worthwhile. The caramelized charred meat was super tender and the portion was generous. There was also the occassional juicy fatty meat chunks in the middle of the stick. 

Service could have been more attentive. My friend had to call the service staff to refill the water more than once. The service staff also not very friendly and one of them showed me an impatient face when I made her wait while trying to find my discount coupon in my bag.

Our total bill amounted to about $34, but it costs us only $18 after the coupon deal. We were also given two $5 vouchers (min purchase of $20) to return. The food is really affordable with the coupons and I might return for the Sate Ayam again. Hopefully by then, a friendlier face would greet me instead of a nonchalant one.

My faves:
- Sate Ayam

8 Shenton Way #01-16/19, 
AXA Tower Singapore 068811 (Located just outside Tanjong Pagar MRT exit D)

Opening hours:
Mon - Sat: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

6 June 2013


It was a random choice to go to Poulet and random choices usually bring surprises. Poulet means chicken in French. And the restaurant signboard boldly wrote "Amazing French roast chicken"..  So without a doubt, we ordered the house specialty, Poulet Roti ($15.80 for half chicken, $28.80 for whole chicken). It comes with mushrooms and white mushroom cream sauce beneath the chicken, as well as fresh veges. It was easy to debone the chicken as the meat was so tender. You have to soak the chicken in the mushroom cream sauce before eating.. I'm not a big fan of mushrooms but this was surprisingly so good. The mushroom sauce also makes the chicken less dry. I loved the roasted skin. This is now in my list of approved "contains mushroom" dishes.

The side dishes French fries ($4.80) and vegetables ($4.80) were decent. Loved the fries which were tasty..

One gripe about this place was that it doesn't provide iced water. Which actually causes the experience to be less pleasant as I got really thirsty from eating the fries. 

With inexpensive prices, Poulet is a place with great ambience to get your French food fix. They also have outlets at Great World City, Chinatown point, Jurong Point and Vivocity.

My faves:
- Poulet Roti

201 Victoria Street #04-12
Singapore 188067
T: 6509 9411 

Opening hours:
Mon - Sun: 11.30 am to 10 pm

2 June 2013

Goki day : Korean BBQ

My friend and I had a craving for Korean BBQ and after researching, we decided to visit Goki Day. The best Korean BBQ that I had was during my Korea trip in 2011. It was unforgettable and I have not come across any Korean BBQ in Singapore that could bring me back to Korea. Hence, after learning that Goki Day was run by Koreans, coupled with the 100% score that it garnered on Hungrygowhere.com, my expectations were raised significantly.

The restaurant was located along a stretch of shophouses along Upper Serangoon Road. 

The interior was spacious and it was full house on a Friday night.. The buffet had a variety of raw meats e.g. Chicken, pork belly, beef, crab sticks, sotong.

There were also cooked food e.g. Ginseng porridge, Korean pancakes, glass noodles, rice cakes etc. They don't look appetizing and were not the highlights. The star was the bbq meat. The grill drips the oil away. The waitresses were very attentive and helped to scrap the black charred every 10 minutes. 

Eating the Korean way - putting a piece of BBQ meat in a piece of lettuce, wrap and eat.

I think we over loaded our plates with the food and hence I was too full until I felt it was meat overdose. We took too much of the pork belly, which I thought was hard and had a smell. However, I enjoyed the chicken more but too bad my belly was filled up with the pork belly. 

Overall, this is still a very good place to hang out with a group of friends over BBQ. The Koreans running the place were very hospitable and I had no complaints about their service. Nevertheless, I guess my best memories of Korean BBQ food were still probably left in Korea. 

Must tries:
- Chicken
- watermelon

19 Teck Chye Terrace
Singapore 545725

Reservations are recommended. The place was full on a Friday night and the staff had to turn away some walk-in customers.

Opening hours:
Mon - Sun: 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sun: 17:30 - 22:00

Lunch buffet: S$15.90++
Dinner buffet: S$24.90++
There is currently a early dinner promotion of 20% off (excluding drinks) between 5pm and 7pm (must finish by 7pm)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...