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For more reviews, visit www.umakemehungry.comWith so many cafes popping up over this few years, how do they actually stand up among others beside the quality of food? FFL (Fresh Fruits Lab) differentiate themselves with a unique theme in their restaurant. Located in the East Region of Singapore,Artistically theme with laboratory inspired environment with writable black board surface on its wall at the counter.Take a look at the shelving at the side of the Lab and you will find interesting articl
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With so many cafes popping up over this few years, how do they actually stand up among others beside the quality of food? FFL (Fresh Fruits Lab) differentiate themselves with a unique theme in their restaurant. Located in the East Region of Singapore,
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Artistically theme with laboratory inspired environment with writable black board surface on its wall at the counter.
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Take a look at the shelving at the side of the Lab and you will find interesting articles in each compartment.
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I have not touched or seen any periodic table since I last had my chemistry lessons. Interestingly you may get to see one portion of their menu that was designed like the periodic table we used in science lesson. However, at a closer look, you will realize that its actually referring to the fruits.
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I like the concept where utensils were served in lab apparatus with fruit juice as welcoming drink held in test tubes as our welcoming drink. IT just reminded me of the school days where we were doing some practical lessons in the science lab. However, not to the extend of putting them into our mouths.

It was a good gesture of FFL to serve complimentary juices for tasting purposes and for those that are health conscious, you can order their fruit juices as an substitute to your soft drinks. As soon as we settled down they have served us with 2 kinds of juices in the test tubes namely: the cucumber orange and orange carrot.
Fruit Juices for Tasting
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Besides serving the complimentary juices in test tubes, we were overwhelmed by the drinking water too, served in beakers. Have you ever drink anything from the beaker? For me I have not and that's my first time doing that.
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Even the utensils were placed in the tray. It felt as though some science experiment is starting soon.
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The ultimate drink for detox if this is what you are looking for. A mixture of fruit juice using lettuce, cucumber, spinach, lemon and apple, quite refreshing I felt.
Zesty Greens
$8
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The hot and the ice mocha has a dollar difference in their pricing.
Ice Mocha
$7
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I dont mind having anything messy like this especially when there were so many goodies on the plate. Scrambled eggs were truffle infused and were soft, good to pair along with their toasted english muffin, roasted sweet potatoes, bacon-wrapped pinepple, oxford sausages, roasted tomatoes and fruity salad.
Messy Breakfast
$17
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Close up on the eggs
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Soft and fluffy pancakes were infused with banana fragrance. It was topped with banana slices on a bed of apple paste. Drizzle them with some maple syrup and enjoy!
Bananalicious
$11
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I find that apple and banana on pancakes taste not bad afterall.
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Initially we had ordered the lychee cake but had cancelled it due to that we have no more stomach room for desserts. What a miss!
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The location of FFL may be a little inconvience for some but I would say its not really inaccessible as it is still within walking distance from the MRT Station. As for those who are driving, parking lots are limited along the streets.

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$25 (Lunch)
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Fruit Juices for Tasting
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Close up on the eggs
Bananalicious
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2015-10-07 66 views
Projecting itself to be a laboratory-themed cafe / bistro bar with a fruits-focused-food and drinks menu, Fresh Fruits Lab unfortunately (or fortunately) does not resemble a lab at all. Its chic interior was a beautiful monochromatic sleekness, boosting of clean-cut furnishing . To me, a laboratory is either stark white with glass panels or filled with rows of high, wooden tables with bunsen burners (do students still use these nowadays??The Mint Mocha (SGD$6.00) was a beautiful concoction that
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Projecting itself to be a laboratory-themed cafe / bistro bar with a fruits-focused-food and drinks menu, Fresh Fruits Lab unfortunately (or fortunately) does not resemble a lab at all. Its chic interior was a beautiful monochromatic sleekness, boosting of clean-cut furnishing . To me, a laboratory is either stark white with glass panels or filled with rows of high, wooden tables with bunsen burners (do students still use these nowadays??
Mint Mocha
$6
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The Mint Mocha (SGD$6.00) was a beautiful concoction that came in a beautiful golden foam tinged with green (of the mint?), and served with 2 pretty little marshmallows on the teaspoon. The mocha had a lovely nutty roast to its thick aroma, complemented smoothly by the cool minty flavour, so it made every mouthful a delight, even after the coffee turned cold.
Lychee Cake
$6.5
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The Lychee Cake (SGD$6.50) looked so pretty, and it was being served on a "heirloom-style" plate, scoring full marks for presentation. The fork dug in immeidately after the camera finished its "feast". The cake was spongy soft; the thick white layer was like pudding, with a creamy taste to it; other than that, the cake was gentle in flavour and its level of sweetness; so gentle, that other than the lychee sitting atop the cake, one could not detect the aroma of lychee, and the pudding layer was overwhelming IMHO.
Rainbow Cake
$7
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Moving on was a happy piece of colourful cake - Rainbow Cake (SGD$7.00). The texture was not as soft as I would have preferred, but the taste was good. There were strong citrusy flavours; and if I am not wrong, berries ones as well, complementing the layers of mascarpone cream marvelously.

For full review and more detailed information, please feel free to visit:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2015/10/afternoon-tea-at-fresh-fruits-lab.html

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Fresh Fruit Lab or otherwise known as FFL, has been around the cafe scene for a good amount of time. FFL has differentiated themselves with a laboratory-inspired theme and fruits infused food/drinks menu. It’s conveniently located just a 5-10 mins walk away from Kembagan Station along the bustling Changi Road, attracting quite a decent number of crowds on a Saturday night.It’s a nice gesture for the staff to serve this complimentary rack of test tubes filled with fruit juices that can be found i
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Fresh Fruit Lab or otherwise known as FFL, has been around the cafe scene for a good amount of time. FFL has differentiated themselves with a laboratory-inspired theme and fruits infused food/drinks menu. It’s conveniently located just a 5-10 mins walk away from Kembagan Station along the bustling Changi Road, attracting quite a decent number of crowds on a Saturday night.
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It’s a nice gesture for the staff to serve this complimentary rack of test tubes filled with fruit juices that can be found in the menu for tasting prior to placing our orders. At least we get to try the different flavors and order something we like best. To further enhance our experience in a laboratory-based cafe, water is served in beaker and juices/sodas are served in conical flasks. The juices concoctions are pretty unique and interesting bringing out the different characteristics of the different fruits and vegetables when they are mixed together. Three to Tango was one of my favorite, something zesty yet refreshing, the perfect drink for this hot summer. The one in the conical flask below was Passion Fruit Soda, its surprisingly cooling and refreshing with real mashed up passion fruits, somewhat tasted different from the usual soda that just mixes with syrup.
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Being the usual us having no idea what’s good to order, we decided to choose from a mixture of Chef’s Recommendations and Lab Bestsellers. First up was Truffle Fries ($12), neither a bestseller nor recommended by chef, but it’s like a must order, cause we have a crazy truffle fries fan among us. What makes a good Truffle Fries is definitely the presence and infusion of the truffle’s aroma and flavor coupled with hot crispy exterior of the shoestring fries. FFL’s truffle fries has definitely met 80% of the criteria.
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First Chef’s Recommendation’s of Masago Cavier Pasta ($20). Delicately plated with Baked Half Scallops topped with Sunny Quail Egg and Cavier Masago. Spaghetti was cooked to al dente, and wholesomely infused with the taste of Masago Cavier. Half Scallop was well seasoned and baked to perfection; not too hard and chewy but instead light on teeth. The dish is a little heavy on taste some might find, but this dish definitely suits my taste bud, someone who enjoy seafood and prefer food with heavier flavors!
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Next up, this Fish & Chip ($19) is FFL’s Bestseller! Generous and relatively big piece of Beer battered pacific dory served with shoestring fries and homemade tartare. The fish was thick, fresh and not crumbly. And i like how all their main dishes are accompanied with fruits infused salad that gives an additional sweetness to the overall dish.
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Like how the dish is named, Da Bomb Burger ($19), it’s really da bomb! In between the 2 toasted bun sits a juicy 250g beef patty with crunchy lettuce and tomatoes, crispy bacon and a runny sunny side up! It’s a total burst of flavor in the mouth. The balance from the lightness of the sunny side up and veggies paired with the flavorful beef patty, is simple yet awesome.
With some stomach space left just for the dessert, we ordered both their Rainbow Cake ($7) and Lychee Cake ($6.50).
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I must admit their Rainbow Cake tasted a little different. The cake was moist and dense; Cream cheese that was used for layering was rather light and the different layers bring about a citrus taste to the palette. This Lychee Cake is another praise worthy piece of dessert. Delicate pure looking dessert that sits a big juicy lychee. The texture of the cake was pretty unique, the exterior is as though i am eating marshmallow, and within it is layers of these marshmallow and sponge cake. Light and fluffy with subtle sweetness.
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The best way to end off such a fulfilling dinner is definitely a cup of fruit infused tea to cleanse our palette and help us in our digestion.
Overall, it was quite a pleasant dining experience in Fresh Fruit Lab. The ambiance and the quality of food served was superb. However, the downside was that the setting sun were shinning in at where we were sitting during the evening time which was quite a disturbance. Nevertheless, it’s a recommended place for a good chill!

https://poohlovesfood.wordpress.com/2015/06/06/fresh-fruits-lab/ for the full review with pics.
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Menu InteriorFruit Juices served in cute test tubes. They serve water in beakers too!We had:Truffle Fries - $12(Fries dipped with truffle oil served with truffle mayo dip)Noone can resist good old truffle fries. At $12, some may find this to be a litle pricey, but I felt that it was one of the better truffle fries I have had. I was sold to their truffle mayo dip too!Masago Caviar Pasta - $20(Baked half shell scallop topped with fresh quail egg and caviar masago)This caught our attention when t
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Fruit Juices served in cute test tubes. They serve water in beakers too!

We had:
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Truffle Fries - $12

(Fries dipped with truffle oil served with truffle mayo dip)

Noone can resist good old truffle fries. At $12, some may find this to be a litle pricey, but I felt that it was one of the better truffle fries I have had. I was sold to their truffle mayo dip too!
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Masago Caviar Pasta - $20

(Baked half shell scallop topped with fresh quail egg and caviar masago)

This caught our attention when the table beside us ordered it and nope, no regrets. The pasta was lightly tossed in aglio olio style and the scallops serbed were huge and really fresh. The quail egg added an amazing finishing touch with its broken yolk. A tad pricey, but high recommended!
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Messy Breakfast - $17

(Truffle infused scrambled eggs on a toasted english muffin, roasted sweet potatoes, bacon-wrapped pineapple, oxford sausages, roasted tomato and fruity salad)

I felt that their breakfast was a bit of a disappointment. The truffle scrambled eggs were too strongly scented and I felt that it was overpowering. The bacon-wrapped pineapples didn't catch my liking too. The only thumbs up were their oxford sausages!
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Fruity Berries - $17

(Seasonal berries pancakes with apple compote and strawberries, drizzled with maple syrup)

Loved this!!! One of the few pancakes I have had that infuses fruits into their pancakes. It was so fluffy and moist! Loved the batter that they used too. You should really try this, together with the Masago Caviar Pasta when you are there!
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Service:

The servers knew that we wanted an indoor seat and was so attentive to our every need. The orders arrived really quickly too!




Atmosphere:

A really cosy cafe though it might get a little squeesy indoors. Outdoor seating is available too, though I wouldn't recommend it as it's just beside the dusty roadside and under this scorching heat.


Atmosphere: 8/10
Price: 7/10

Food: 7/10

Service: 8/10
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2015-05-06
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2015-02-03 66 views
After the good experience we had the week before, we decided to come back here to try their burgers. Da bomb burger would win an instagram competition for burgers if there was one! So I had to try it!1. Da Bomb Burger $19+For a 250g of beef patty, this sure is a huge burger, to finish this off as one person, you must be starving to death! The egg was running and it presented very nicely on an IKEA chopping board, the fries however were very salty.Both burgers came with super salty fries, my sugg
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After the good experience we had the week before, we decided to come back here to try their burgers. Da bomb burger would win an instagram competition for burgers if there was one! So I had to try it!

1. Da Bomb Burger $19+
Da Bomb Burger
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For a 250g of beef patty, this sure is a huge burger, to finish this off as one person, you must be starving to death! The egg was running and it presented very nicely on an IKEA chopping board, the fries however were very salty.
Da Bomb Burger
$19
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Both burgers came with super salty fries, my suggestion if you don't want to get bloated from drinking water from the beakers, is tell them LESS SALT on the fries.

2. The Club Burger $19+
The Club Burger
$19
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The chicken was very juicy and succulent, it was very marinated and grilled. I enjoyed it as much as I had enjoyed the Da Bomb. Both are good choices for burgers here! The side salad had watermelon cubes in there, though they were not sweet, it was a refreshing change from the normal cucumbers.
The Club and Da Bomb
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Both da bomb and the club seen side by side, they look normal sized, but in person, they're pretty huge. For the price, I find it reasonable.

3. Red Velvet Cake 6.50+
Red Velvet Cake
$6.5
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At 4pm on a saturday, this was already the last slice of red velvet cake, this goes to show how popular this cake is! It was moist and the cream cheese was slightly salty, the sweetness of the cream cheese was just alright, not too overpowering. But you could feel gerlat eating this cake all by yourself. So share the calories!

4. Meatballs $10+
Meatballs
$10
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$10+ for 6 meatballs, pretty pricey if you ask me, but the cheese was well baked over the meatballs. The meatballs were most probably deep fried before getting baked, as the exterior were really crispy!
Meatballs
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The marinara sauce for the meatball was perfect, pretty sure you could eat fries with this sauce too, it wasn't too salty.
water served in beakers
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Water is served here in beakers
an interesting touch for a "Lab"
Fruit juice samples
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For each customer, you get one test tube of complimentary fruit juice, all the juices tasted weird and we couldn't tell what colour was what juice, even after tasting. Mostly because all were too diluted?
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The bill for our meal
Tokio Tea
$5
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Other Info. : There's 10% service charge, sit inside if you actually want some service. Sitting outside makes it hard to get any service.
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$25
Recommended Dishes
Da Bomb Burger
$ 19
The Club Burger
$ 19
The Club and Da Bomb
Red Velvet Cake
$ 6.5
Meatballs
$ 10
Meatballs
$ 10
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2015-01-14 42 views
Just a stone throw away from Rice & Fries is FFL! I read up about this place online and apparently rated by HGW for pretty good rainbow cakes. Scroll down for my verdictThe opening hours, take note that they're closed on Monday!We were here for their desserts and here is their cake display. We decided to try their rainbow cake, lychee cake and dessert bouquet which is a chocolate mousse.1. Rainbow Cake This rainbow cake was so tiny, it was upsetting to even take a photo of it. It wasn't even sli
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Just a stone throw away from Rice & Fries is FFL! I read up about this place online and apparently rated by HGW for pretty good rainbow cakes. Scroll down for my verdict
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The opening hours, take note that they're closed on Monday!
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We were here for their desserts and here is their cake display. We decided to try their rainbow cake, lychee cake and dessert bouquet which is a chocolate mousse.

1. Rainbow Cake 
Rainbow Cake
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This rainbow cake was so tiny, it was upsetting to even take a photo of it. It wasn't even sliced straight down, whoever cut this cake, needs to re-learn how to cut a proper slice of cake, especially when charging $7+ per slice! It was very lemony and quite dry, HGW rated this as a good slice of rainbow cake? What nonsense! 

2. Lychee Cake
Lychee cake
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This was FFL's saving grace, we loved this lychee cake so much, we will definitely be back here for more of this and to try out their mains!
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The layers of the Lychee cake were awesome, it was light, fluffy and subtly sweet! For the price we paid, I was happy about it.  

3. Dessert Bouquet
Dessert Bouquet
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The pineapples on this "flower" was so stale and hard, it was pretty much "welded" onto toothpick, the strawberries were okay. The chocolate biscuit crumbs aka the soil, was very hard and there were too much of them!
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I was getting impatient and just dug straight into the "ground" to get to the chocolate mousse! The mousse was a bit sweet but still pretty decent. At first, when we tried to dig in, it was a rock hard block of chocolate. As time passed, it became sort of like chocolate ice cream. 10 minutes later, we finally got to taste the actual chocolate mousse.
YAY!
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I will definitely be back to try their da-bomb burger and other mains, as I looked around, I realized that their serving portions were huge! AWESOMNESS!
Water
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Sadly though, we sat outside and they took forever to take our order and we had to wave at them forever to get their attention. They didn't serve us water until we asked for it 30 minutes later.. SERIOUSLY, did no waitress realize that we had not ordered drinks and we also weren't served water? 

Other Info. : 10% service charge, NO GST
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Date of Visit
2015-01-10
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$7.50 (Tea)
Recommended Dishes
Rainbow Cake
Lychee cake
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2014-10-31 38 views
The interior felt more like a science library instead of a lab but it was a very comfy cosy kind of setup. We arrived around 5 plus in the evening. There was only one customer inside, probably due to their kind of in the corner location. There are buses opposite the cafe and Kembangan MRT Station is approximately 10 mins walk. Server was polite and nice but failed to make the correct order as she didn't repeat our order to double check with us. This caused us to get our Baked Meatballs last and
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The interior felt more like a science library instead of a lab but it was a very comfy cosy kind of setup. We arrived around 5 plus in the evening. There was only one customer inside, probably due to their kind of in the corner location. There are buses opposite the cafe and Kembangan MRT Station is approximately 10 mins walk. 

Server was polite and nice but failed to make the correct order as she didn't repeat our order to double check with us. This caused us to get our Baked Meatballs last and left us wondering why those darn meatballs took so long to bake. 

Drinks came first. Tokio and Sakurambo were tea but the latter was non-caffeinated kind. Tokio is a berry flavoured Green Tea with flower petals. Taste fragrant and light. Just the way I like my green tea. Sakurambo on the other hand is a Black Tea flavoured with Japanese Cherries. The two was a great combination and the black tea did not overpower the taste and smell of the Japanese cherries. The Hazelnut chocolate was a failure, friend described it as diluted milo. I must say it was a really expensive cup of "diluted milo". 

We had three mains, the seafood cream spaghetti, a chicken burger and a beef burger. The spaghetti was flavourful and creamy for the first mouthful. However, it started to weigh you down and slowly, you are sick of the creamy spaghetti.

The chicken burger was tender and moist. However, the avocado in the burger was kind of redundant in my opinion as you could hardly taste it as the chicken taste overpowers it. The beef burger was kind of disappointing as it as dry. Such a waste as it was a huge portion of beef. If only they asked how we liked our beef done. The buns of the burger was rather tasty and their sides are good. 

The meatballs were very very good. A generous portion that is tasty and juicy. Inside the meatballs were filled with fragrant materials and their cheesy tomato sauce were a great compliment to the dish. 

The overall experience at the cafe was average. Certain food were hit and miss kind of thing. The place is kinda out of the place but not crazily inaccessible. Might go back to try out their desserts for tea in the future.
Da Bomb Burger
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Top: Tokio Bottom: Sakurambo
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Date of Visit
2014-10-26
Waiting Time
20 Minutes (Dine In)
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$30 (Dinner)
Celebration
Birthday
Recommended Dishes
The Club
Complimentary Juices
Baked Meatballs
Spaghetti with Seafood Cartoccio (cream sauce version)
Top: Tokio Bottom: Sakurambo