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Envy Coffee Cry Oct 26, 2015   
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Categories : English | Café

[Envy Coffee]
1 Fusionpolis Link #01-04
Nexus @ One North
Mon-Fri 7.30am-6pm
Cafe was quite hidden away in a corner at Nexus, quite unnoticeably. Its around 5-8mins walk from One North mrt station. The whole unit was quite spacious, with an estimate of 25 seats available. I went with my younger brother during lunchtime and the cafe is almost full.

 

 

 
We started off with ordering of our coffee. Followed by a Pesto Chicken sandwich, which we upgraded to set meal. I also redeemed a Sambal Prawn Paste chicken burger which I won in an Instagram contest and lastly, a slice of red velvet cake. The staff taking orders was rather slow and doesn't seems to know their menu well, probably a newly joined. By the way, all prices here are nett, no gst/service charge.

 
(1) Flat White $5
- Envy uses beans from Liberty Coffee. My flat white tastes smooth, chocolatey nutty and it's just the way I like it to be.

 

 
(2) Soup of the day $5.40
- Mushroom was Tuesday's soup of day choice. Warm, thick and creamy soup with loads of mushroom bits, it is a great starter to warm up my tummy.

 
(3) Pesto Chicken Sandwich $8.90
- Sandwiched between a ciabatta bread, there are greens, boiled chicken slice and pesto spread. Ciabatta was abit tough and chewy. Chicken is tender but portion was thin and pathetic (as you can see from my picture). Pesto spread did perk up the overall taste of the sandwich but really, i think amount of filling can be more generous for $8.90. Chips that came as side are not crispy too (lao-hong!!).

 

 
(4) Sambal Prawn Paste Chicken Burger $13.90
- Charcoal bun was used for this burger. Soft and fluffy describes the texture. Chicken thigh was tender but prawn paste taste wasn't really distinctive, can be heavier. And again, same as the previous sandwich, this stripe of meat was small enough to only occupy half the burger surface.
I did feedback to 1 of the owners and asked if he would consider increasing the portion of the meat as portion looks bad for a $13.90 but he brushed me off with answer like this "oh it's small? Oh ok...". And in order for myself to take a really nice photo of the burger for my Instagram, I even had to push the meat to the brim to get a great angle/view of it. Disappointed.
However, I noticed that Envy coffee don't have a proper kitchen doing the cooking. The hot food all comes out from microwave and toaster. That may also explains why the waffle fries they serve came out soft rather than crispy.

 

 
(5) Red Velvet Cake $6.80
- All the cakes at Envy are supplied from Bakery chef, none made in house. This red velvet cake texture was slight dry. The center cream cheese part was hard, texture like white chocolate block which you have just taken out from your fridge. Even the cream on top is harden. I can't be bothered to ask why after the unpleasant experiences with the 2 previous buns.

Verdict: Dining experience at Envy's was rather a disappointing one. Nice ambience but lacking in food quality. For the amount of food portions vs the price, I might not come visiting again. Thank god their coffee still works for me.

 
Date of Visit: Oct 20, 2015 

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2nd visit to Cha Thai Cry Aug 03, 2015   (Related Review)
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Categories : Thai | Restaurant

[ Cha Thai 2nd Visit]
My friend and I stepped into Cha Thai at 11am and were the first customer of the day.
For appetizers, we ordered Creamy crab roll. Mains we had Glass Noodle Salted Egg and Signature Tiger Prawn Panang Curry. As for drinks, we tried out their Iced Salted Plum Juice.
Lunch crowd starts coming in at 11.30am and very soon whole place was filled up.
Creamy crab rolls- Spring roll skins rolled up and deep fried. Accompanied by a creamy seafood coconut dip topped with chunks of crabmeat. The dip was too salty to go with the rolls alone.
Signature Tiger Prawn Panang Curry- 05 huge prawns were swimming in a pool of curry gravy. Curry gravy was too milky and having it too much makes us felt nauseous. Kinda disappointed as prawns were uncooked too. Kitchen replaced us with a new bowl.
Glass Noodle Salted Egg- Noodle texture was rather hard to chew on, too dry. Although it's salted egg glass noodle, but it's not salty and lacks flavour.
Iced Salted Plum Juice- A very refreshing drink that clears away the oiliness in our food. It tastes like Yuzu/ Tangerine tea smile
Verdict: Cha Thai is rather new and still need fine tuning. Service was very good though. I will probably check back again after awhile to see if there's improvement. But currently, only their desserts are worth a try.

 

 

 

 
 
Date of Visit: Jul 22, 2015 

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Where Fairytales Come Alive OK Nov 11, 2016   
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Categories : Café | Desserts and Cakes | Pasta

[Little House of Dreams]

 
A place where your fairytale dreams come true. Little House of Dreams (LHOD) was managed by two pretty ladies, Audrey Lee and Grace Goh, they surely understands what girls love! The color theme for the whole restaurant was pastel pink, so sweets, girls totally couldn't resist.

 
Collaborating with Ben and Jerry's ice cream within this same premises currently, you could enjoy good food and quality ice cream at the same time. LHOD used to sell only bread and cakes but after moving to this current location, they have hot food now.

We started our night with some appetizers:

[1] Portobello Fritters $12.90

 
- We all knew good food coming before it reaches our table. All thanks to the fragrance from the truffle oil. Portobello fritters were so crispy, drizzled with truffle oil on the outside and best of all, it wasn't soaked with oil when we bite our way through it!! So good I think I could have a few servings on my own.

[2] Sambal Sotong $16.90

 
- These 2 sea creatures were presented to us in a nice char. "Almost" grilled to perfection but I thought cooking time could be a little shorter to keep the tenderness of the flesh. The flesh itself tasted slight garlicky and goes really well together with the sambal chilli.

[3] Salted Egg Yolk Calamari $13.90

- Salted Egg Yolk food items wasn't new to any one of us here, it has been trending for more than a year already. What made LHOD's dish stood out? Their version of salted egg yolk sauce was thick, grainy with salted egg bits and not salty. The proportions of salted egg, curry leaves and chilli were perfect where each individual ingredients did not overshine each other. Great on these breaded calamari! LHOD could consider using this sauce to create new dishes too.

[4] Prawn Paste Chicken Wings (4pcs) $15.90

 
- Look at these wings!! Chicken wings were huge and juicy within. Skin deep fried till super crispy, lightly marinated with prawn paste and a dash of herbs. A pity the marinade did not penetrate into the meat completely otherwise they would have tasted even better.

[5] Drinks:
[a] Iced Chocolate $7.90
- My kind of drink but it wasn't chocolatey enough for me. I preferred thicker sinful ones.

 
Green Garden Fruit Fizzies $8.90
[c] Pink Passion Fruit Fizzies $8.90
[d] Lavender Blue Fruit Fizzies $8.90
[e] Sunny Day Fruit Fizzies $8.90

- These non-alcoholic thirst quenchers were more interesting. Pretty colors and interesting flavours made us couldnt make up our mind which to try first. We ordered the 4 most popular ones to try out. My favorite was the Pink Passion Fruit Fizzies. I love slight sourish drinks as it gave me more appetite to eat more!

Mains:
[6] Big Breakfast $16.90

 
- For this price we paying, portion served was really generous. Scrambled egg was done pretty well, just the way I love my eggs to be. The spinach and mushrooms were a little salty but they definitely complement the bread well. Served all day!

[7] Seabass wif Salad $34.90

 
- Fish meat was firm and succulent. Pretty to my eyes and tasty on my palate. The chef made the pan-fried potato balls looked like scallops, Genius! My 2nd most loved mains for the night.

[8] Pork Ribs wif Salad $32.90

 
- Whenever I order pork ribs, I'm most concerned with the tenderness of the meat and the sweetness level of the marinates. Lucky this plate didn't disappoint me. The marinates wasn't overly sweet and carried off a smokey aftertaste. The meat fell off bones easily, tender and nice.

[9] Spaghetti Laksa Prawns $26.90

 
- Tadahhhh.. My vote goes to this spaghetti laksa prawns for best dish tonight. Look at the huge prawns we were given! Very fresh and crunchy. The spaghetti texture was al dente and every mouthful you could taste the spiciness of the sauce. I love the fiery kick from the laksa sauce, but I could take something spicier. If only the sourish from the tomato base could reduce, I believe the laksa taste would outstand more. Nevertheless, this was still my top choice smile

[10] Chilli Crab Bun $19.90

 
- Who don't love crabs? Everyone on this table loved them! Chunks and chunks of generous crabmeat were made into patties and served to us in a delicious bun made in-house. Look at the Chilli crab drizzle, so generous and everything overflows! We almost licked up the plate *haha*

[11] Pulled Pork Sandwich $17.90

- If we compared this pulled pork sandwich with the chilli crab bun, the former crabby was so much better. Pulled pork was too dry and tough for my liking. Overall lacked the juiciness of meat which I found it a pity.

- On a side note: Both plating for crab bun & pulled pork sandwich really need to change. It really looked bad on such a big wooden board with only the stand alone bun/sandwich. The look quite turn us off even before we started eating.

After all the savory stuff, finally it's time for girls best friends: DESSERTS! No matter how full we were, we definitely can bring out another tummy for the sweets!

Desserts:
[12] Sticky Date Pudding wif Vanilla Ice Cream $13.90

- Sticky date pudding was so good, we wiped it out in seconds. Every mouthful you can taste the fragrance of dates. Beware: It could get very sweet if you pair with the bananas given but we gals dun care! Whack!!

[13] Creme Brulee $10.90

- Tofu-liked vanilla custard base was smooth and slippery, eventually disappeared after touching our tongues. The torched sugar crust gave it more flavour. I would say it's a common item which can do with or without.

[14] Vanilla Bloom Pot $6.90
[15] Pandan Rose Bloom Pot $6.90

- These mini pots piped so beautifully with flower petals attracted us at first sight! Almost too pretty to eat them. Vanilla bloom pot tasted less sweet with a very nice milky flavour and fluffy sponge cake below. As for Pandan Rose, the frosting was too sweet although it smells good. But I couldn't finish the first mouthful. The Pandan cake below was slightly dense too. This flavour definitely for the sweet toothies only.

[16] Rainbow Cake $9.90

- Who don't love Rainbow? Most girls do! It was the last slice on the cake tray that night but we managed to get hold of it. Cake texture was dense and compact, with thick layers of cream in-between which I love. If only the different layers of colors could represent a different fruit flavour, I believe it would attract more attention and buying power.

[17] Chocolate Salted Caramel Cake $7.90

 
- Compared to the previous cake to this, I prefer the latter. I love the saltiness which neutralizes the overall sweetness of this chocolate cake.

[18] Snickers Cheesecake $7.90

- If you're a cheese lover, then this was for you. Thick heavy luscious cheese which I don't feel jelat even after the whole slice was gone. Texture was really smooth on the tongue and snickers' chunks brought up the chocolatey nutty aftertaste.

** We were so full after grubbing down so much food. Our dining experience was enjoyable, especially with whole jing gang of people who loves food. The newly introduced hot items on the menu needed some fine-tuning to make better. Dessert cakes were good on the whole, it was what LHOD specializes in anyway. They do serve macarons and messy jars too! Love the whole ambience the most, was very princessy, it definitely perk up the happy mood in us. **

📍 Little House of Dreams
Block 8 Dempsey Road
Unit 01-14
Singapore 247696
Tel: 64724977
www.littlehouseofdreams.com
Mon to Friday 11am - 11pm
Sat to Sun 9am - 11pm
( Last order for Hot Food 10.15pm)

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Wings! I believe you could fly?? OK Oct 22, 2016   
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Categories : American | Fast Food | Halal | Burgers and Sandwiches

[Wingzone]

Originated from USA, Wingzone was started by 2 men, Matt Friedman and Adam Scott. They came by developing this recipe of buffalo wings in year 1991, all because of Florida university students. At that time, pizza delivery was the only food for students studying late, which gave Matt and Adam an opportunity to provide an alternate choice to these students' boring pizza life. These buffalo wings recipes successfully conquered the hearts of USA and by year 2009, Wingzone went on their way to Global expansion.

 

 
Currently in Singapore, there's two Wingzone outlet. One situated in Bugis Plus shopping mall and the other newly set up store at Buangkok. I chanced upon Bugis outlet while shopping with my friends and we decided to give it a shot.

 
Wingzone menu was quite extensive, from their signature buffalo wings to drumsticks, hand-breaded tenders, burgers, salads, sides and desserts. As for choice of flavours for the meat, there were 15. We chose cool ranch, honey, buffalo bliss, garlic parm and thai chili. We ordered the buffalo wings set meals instead of ala carte, which came with side wedges fries and a drink at $10.95 per set. There's also option to top up additional $0.50 for Wingzone signature dips and dry rubs for the wedges. We added blue cheese dip and blackened voodoo rub. Lastly, cheese lovers like us couldn't leave the counter without ordering mozzarella sticks!

Mains:
[1] Buffalo Wings (ala-carte $7.95)

[a] Cool ranch

 
- Naked wings tossed with spices and herbs. Crispy skin but was a little salty. Most votes went to this flavour.

Honey Q

 
- This flavour brought out a smokey taste unlike what the name describes. It wasn't sweet like honey but more on the bbq side.

[c] Buffalo Bliss

 
- These 3rd flavour we tried was sourish. The tangy aftertaste resembles tabasco. Not a crowd pleaser..

[d] Garlic parm

 
- This flavour ranked my 2nd choice apart from the cool ranch wings. They tasted very garlicky, although slight salty but I still love them!

[e] Thai chili

 
- There wasn't any wow factor for this flavour. Too sweet, simply the common Thai chilli that we could get bottles from supermarts.

Sides:
[2] Wedges Fries

 

 
- We had both the original wedges fries and also the blackened voodoo seasonings. Original ones were still the best! Voodoo tasted weird with spices that my tongue couldn't accept. Hahaha.. I guessed that's the reason behind how it was named!

Not forgetting to mention these wedges fries comes in crinkled shapes. I do agree with my fellow foodies that these shapes did improve the biting texture of fries in our mouth.

[3] Mozzerella Sticks

 
- Anything with cheese usually won't go wrong because we all love cheese! Although Mozzerella sticks were commonly sold in any western F & B but we still love them. Eat them when hot to enjoy the gooey cheese within smile

** Although Wingzone uses fresh chicken wings instead of frozen ones, but I find the size too skinny. I still prefer big fat wings. Taste wise, the 5 flavours that we tried didn't pretty impressed me much. Nevertheless, I might come back for other flavours if I'm in this area. **

📍 Wingzone (Singapore)
201 Victoria Street
Bugis+ Level 4
Singapore 188067
Open daily 11am - 10pm

 
 
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Upcoming White Beehoon Trend OK Aug 29, 2016   
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Categories : Singaporean Chinese | Hawker Centre

[Woon Woon Pek Beehoon 稳稳白米粉]

There seems to be an increase in white beehoon stalls recently. One of which I tried recently was Woon Woon white beehoon situated at Changi village food centre.

 
Managed by two young lads (good friends) whom left their desk bond jobs to become young hawkers, which was the recent trend. The way I see them work round the stall, they definitely have passion in food. The stall was clean, neatly organized and signboards brightly lit to show customers what they actually have. As you could see from this price chart, there's different mix and match seafood varieties for you to choose from.

 
Our beehoon portion was $30.00, which could easily feed 3-5pax, especially girls. There's 3 whole crayfish, lotsa clams, sea prawns, snakehead fish slices etc. On top of these sea creatures, generous amount of chinese cabbage, garlic bits and crispy pork lards were added in.

 
In this whole dish, the most important factor for me personally, was the broth. It was sweet, but sweetness came from the chinese cabbage. The taste of the cabbage eventually covered the crustacean /seafood base which I felt a pity. Probably portions could be adjusted or Woon Woon could improve their base broth. Beehoon did not slurp up the soup too so it may be good if they were pre-fried with abit of "wok hei" taste to improve the overall taste. 👍🏼👍🏼

 

 
Other than the above, sea prawns, crayfish were very fresh and firm. The clams meat were sweet too. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

 
I also suggested to Woon Woon to add in other choice of fish such as batang fish/ snapper as they were more sweet compared to the tasteless bland snakehead. Boss told me they specially select these standard-sized snackhead slices so that they look good on the plate which I felt redundant. He even mentioned they took quite sometime to get the right way to remove the freshwater taste of snakehead. So I asked him:" Since it was so troublesome and tedious process already, why use them?". I rather pay extra dollars to enjoy better grade fish types. No offense but I do hope he take my suggestions. 👍🏼

** This whole new experience was rather a quick one. Hits and misses definitely have, as Woon Woon Pek Bee Hoon was rather new. But I believed if they fine-tune abit, results would surely improve! And having the stall at a large hawker centre attracts more crowd too from all parts of Singapore. We still did enjoy our food, great company and I would definitely patronize again to see if there's improvement in the broth smile **

📍 Woon Woon Pek Beehoon
稳稳白米粉
Changi Village Food Ctr
Changi Village Road
Blk 2 Unit 01-52
Singapore 500002
Tues to Sun 11am - 9pm
(Monday closed)

My jelly ratings:
👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 Yummy
👍🏼👍🏼 Not too bad
👍🏼 Needs improvement
👎🏼 I won't take a 2nd bite/look
 
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