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Boufe OK Sep 06, 2015   
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Categories : Café | Desserts and Cakes

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Boufe, is a cafe which I think is not a very convenient place to head for. But despite the inconvenience, the queue to get a table is astonishingly long as the weekend lunch hours creep in.
Boufe does not look spacious to accommodate lots of diners, the turnaround rate is pretty fast. While still waiting for table, their board menus are hanged by the wall, else for the ladies, OHVOLA is just right in the same premise.
To free ourselves from the intense summer heat, we ordered iced drinks to replenish the lost bodily fluids. Iced Lychee Tea ($5.50) and Iced Caramel Latte ($6.50).
My companion's craving for chicken wings is limitless. Thus, here we end up with some bites before the mains. Crispy Wings ($10.00). It has around 4 - 6 pieces in one serving, and although the skin is not crisply-crisp, the wings inside is juicy. I would although, prefer the skin to be more crisp and with a little spices, as it would taste a little bland.
Eggs Benedict ($16.00) is one of the chef recommendation, consisting of homemade brioche with honey baked ham, poached eggs, homemade hollandaise sauce and fresh greens.
Triple B ($21.00), is like the hot favorite of the Boufe Cafe, as while I was waiting for my food to arrive, the same dish came out of the kitchen quite frequently. Boufe's big breakfast with freshly baked buttery croissant served with scrambled eggs, assorted sausages, streaky bacon, sauteed mushroom and fresh green. The sausages consists of normal chicken sausage while the other is garlic chicken sausage.
Sadly, we were too full for the desserts, but will make it a point to return back to Boufe for a full course meal, entree to main to dessert!
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Strangers' Reunion Smile Aug 29, 2015   
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Categories : Café | Desserts and Cakes | Brunch

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Strangers' Reunion does serve a variety of food, and also on the growing trend healthy eating, yogurt is also available in the menu, if you looking for something light, unfailing your diet routine.
Cafe Latte. As mentioned earlier, aromatic smell of the coffees in Strangers' Reunion is sure to perk you up! While I am not much of a coffee drinker, my companion does agree with the mass that the coffee here is definitely to-order-for.
House Smoked Salmon Benedict with hazelnut bearnaise, fera, walnut crumble, petit salad & sultana bread. Generous serving of salmon slices and a pair of oozy egg benedicts. Both of these items have made up a wonderful brunch already.
Truffle Fries. I admit that the price is steeper than what you would normally expect in other cafes, and I do feel the ache too. Despite the price, it has a strong truffle smell, and the serving is deem suitable to be shared among 2 pax as a side dish.
Another recommendation in Strangers' Reunion is their buttermilk waffles! Buttermilk Waffles with Homemade Mixed Berry Compote, with choice of either Greek yogurt or vanilla ice cream. I had of course, opt for the Greek yogurt, as ice cream is too commonly used in other cafes.
Strangers' Reunion waffles are crispy on the outer, but fluffy in the inside. This enable the yogurt and berry sauce to get soak into the waffle when dabbed, allowing the sweetness not just on the outside.
We went around 3 plus in the late afternoon, but the cafe is still pretty packed. Although each of the crew are busy, they do also diligently attend to your requests when requested. Service is definitely up to mark.
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THREE by Table OK Aug 23, 2015   
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Categories : French | Japanese | Thai | Restaurant

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Seletar Mall has quite a number of eateries, but I decided to head for Three by Table Concepts, as it looks pretty promising in serving some decent food and I'm quite interested to know what kind of menu they could serve by combining three different cuisines (Japanese Casual Dining, Modern Thai, French Bistro) into one.
Not really combining all three cuisines into a food kind, but serving three separate cuisines in a menu. Somehow you may also put it as lessening your effort to run around three different places to try each.
Ordered an appetizer, Crispy Prawn Toast ($7.80) served with 3 pieces. It’s a cuisine under Zakka (Modern Thai), where toast is served with fried prawn paste on it, and a Thai spicy sweet sauce to company.
It isn't a fantastic appetizer, but it is pretty oily at the bottom, and the spread of prawn paste is just a mere layer. Taste is alright, and if dipped with the spicy sweet sauce, it would be more enjoyable as the sweetness of the sauce engulfs your taste bud.
Chicken in Half ($13.80) is a French Bistro, where a country side roasted half chicken is served with roasted vegetables, such as carrots and broccoli, as well as french fries and mushroom cream sauce.
I find the aroma of the roasted chicken well-presented and chicken meat is tender enough. Well, I would also say the chicken itself does make up for the creamy sauce and skinny fries.
Signature Duck Leg and Linguine ($23.80) is also under French Bistro. Linguine has a little spicy sauce and if you look carefully, you will see chopped chili skins. Duck leg although has been flattened, but skin is crispy and meat is quite satisfactory too. Overall, I favor more of the Signature Duck Leg than the Chicken in Half, in terms of the overall taste.
A modern Thai cuisine for our dessert, a Thai Mango Sticky Rice ($6.80). What makes me like the dessert is the real sweet mango which even the color is fresh-yellow. Four bunches of sticky rice that is really warm and even without the coconut milk, the rice itself is not bland at all. I would seriously add this as my favorite place to have my mango sticky rice in future.
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Fine Dining in Sentosa Smile Aug 15, 2015   
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Categories : Italian | Middle Eastern/Mediterranean | Restaurant | Fine Dining

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Porcini Mushroom Foam is not some creamy soup, as read from the name. Its foamy appearance comes with the slight mushroom taste that lingers in your mouth before the next course comes along. What I like about this is the tender taste which is not too strong, but just the action to tickle your taste bud and crave for the next dish.
Not in the set menu, complimentary Cheese Risotto Balls from the chef. It's still warm and the cheesy taste although does not flow from the bite of it, but if you are cheese-lover, this could really make you happy.
Cream of Asparagus with Truffle, which is not really my type of taste. I love asparagus, but the idea of mashing it into creamy soup does not goes well with me. But my companion likes it a lot, especially if you are a truffle lover.
Parma Ham with Artisan Burrata. I love the creation of burrata which shaped like an egg, but slicing it open ooze out not yolk, but a mixture of mozzarella cheese and cream. This Italian cheese is not those kind of thick and cheesy type like the "Cheese Fries" we have in KFC, and thus compliment well with the parma ham.
Pumpkin Tortelli with Truffle Bagna Cauda. Can't really make out the semi-transparent golden sheen, but the bottom lays something like greenish dumplings that are stuffed with boiled pumpkin. I am not a pumpkin lover and I do really hate pumpkin at some point of my life, but this is totally just suitable for me. Pumpkin is not too strong, though of course the sweetness of the pumpkin is still there.
Tagliolini with Crab, Amalfi Lemon and Tarragon. It look nice in picture and presentation, but I couldn't really stand the strong fishy taste that I seem to taste out of it. Well, at least my companion is likes it a lot.
Seabass with Caciucco and Herb Dumplings. In my opinion, a dish of fish is excellent when the meat itself is soft and silky-like, and able to absorb well of the sauce that it comes with.
Bone Marrow Crusted Angus Beef Tenderloin, Heirloom Carrots. I wasn't asked how well I would prefer, and it seems to be more like medium-rare. Although it has been a long time I had a medium-rare beef, its juicy meat with a dab of the pumpkin cream complement well.
Hazelnut Coulant with Spiced Chocolate Gelato. Molten cake that contained dark bitter chocolate which will flow out when sliced open. This dessert is not bad in general, but the bitter taste is a tad strong.
Roasted Strawberries with Vanilla & Yogurt Semifreddo. Among the two desserts in the weekend lunch menu, this is my favorite. This simple yet elegant presentation is not only pretty in looks, but also tasty in mouth. Sweetness of the strawberries and sourness of the semi-frozen ice cream cakes literate a well-balanced dessert to end the meal.
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"Farm" dining Smile Aug 07, 2015   
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Poison Ivy Bistro is a Halal bistro, thus very suitable for Muslims to dine there as well. If you are expecting western-style food, you might in for a disappointment, as they serve more to local-Indian cuisine.
I was surprised to see this makeshift paper-crafted "dustbin", which I will usually see back home. Well, at least you do not have to feel bad about making the tables dirty, or having your plates filled with bones instead of yummylicious food!
Warrior's Platter ($20.00 for 2pax). A total of 6 items, namely Warrior's Chix Curry, Asam Pedas Fish, Tofu with Black Sauce & Mushroom, Chap Chye, Bollywing, and Tempura. All items are served in small portion, but can be filling before you knew it.
The Warrior's Platter also come with a bowl of brown rice, clearly displaying 2 portions for 2 pax.
Banana Curry ($10.00). I just couldn't take my craving off this item as it seem so unique? I was thinking the curry will be cooked with banana fruit, but no. Basically a sweetened curry with potatoes.
KangKong with Garlic ($8.00). Chopped KangKong? This is one of its kind though. Its crunchiness retains while chopped to look like spring onions. You can opt for the spicy version if you like for the same price, but we decided to go on something lighter.
Bollywood Dessert Special ($4.00). It consists of a small portion of banana cake, and a cup of vanilla ice cream with what-seems like maple syrup as the sauce.
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