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This is shirlynnyang . Thai, Singaporean, Chinese are my favorite cuisines. I also love and Dim Sum, Ice Cream and Gelato, Noodles, love almost everything! :P.
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Cafe hunt: Refuel Cafe Smile Oct 22, 2014   
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Categories : Café | Burgers and Sandwiches


Refuel cafe is one the latest addition to the every growing list of cafes in Singapore. Located at Bedok Reservoir, the cafe's theme revolves around petrol, car and the likes. Decor is kept minimal with earthy tones like grey and brown, and the long glass window panes allow natural sunlight to stream in.

 

 

 

 

 
The Latte Mocha and Hazelnut Latte ($5.80 each) was quite mild. Probably cos we ordered the flavoured coffee, I felt that they were kinda sweet and have masked the taste of the coffee itself. I expected better coffee as they are priced relatively higher here.

 
The food on the other hand was surprisingly good. We ordered the Banana Pancakes ($8.90) and Pulled Pork Burger ($12.90) for sharing.

 

 
The Banana Pancakes came in 3 thin slices and scrambled eggs (supposedly with salad too but we changed it for more eggs). I liked the pancakes as they were light and fluffy, with the fragrance and sweetness from the banana mash inside. The scrambled eggs were not bad too, quite soft and creamy though it could do with more seasoning. Though the portion looks small, it's surprisingly quite filling (you'll wanna leave space for coffee and desserts too right? ;) )

 
The Pulled Pork Burger was excellent! The lighted toasted bun with a generous filling of shredded pulled pork mixed with bbq sauce and lemonly slaw. The ingredients were fresh and veg were very crunchy. The portion is really filling too.

Prices here are nett with no GST and service charge. Very value for money! This is definitely one cafe of late to look out for. I already can't wait to go back and try their other items especially their pasta!

Rate: 4.5/5

Refuel Cafe

Block 744 Bedok Reservoir Road #01-3029

Singapore 470744

Operating hours

Mon - Sun: 11am to 10pm

(closed on Tues)

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Cafe hunt: De'Pop Culture  OK Oct 19, 2014   
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Categories : American | Italian | Singaporean | Café | Restaurant | Desserts and Cakes | Burgers and Sandwiches | Brunch

More and more cafes opening in Singapore recently and there's one that stands out, literally. De'Pop Culture is a new cafe at the Bugis area, specializing in desserts. The owner, Adeline, loves home baking and wants to share her love of food with everyone, hence, opened this cafe called De'Pop Culture, with De representing desserts and pop culture referring to the pop art theme of the cafe. She hopes the bright colours will instantly brighten up one's mood when they step into the cafe.

 

 
We were served an array of items, from sides to breakfast items to main courses, and finally ending off the meal with some desserts!

 
Italian sodas ($4.90 each)

 
Bacon Surprise ($10.90)

The Bacon Surprise came in 3 bacon cups, topped with mushrooms, scrambled eggs and a sunny side up. Personally find that there was nothing special about this; bacon were not crispy, sunny side up was not runny, scrambled eggs were so mashed it felt more like egg mayo.

 
Truffle Fries ($7.90)

The truffle fries which was served next was not bad. Hot and crispy with a hint of truffle taste and topped with some cheese shavings. Wished the truffle taste was stronger though.

 
De'Pop Breakfast Platter for 2 ($28.90)

The breakfast platter came in a hugeeeee lazy susan. Consisting of scrambled eggs, bacons, mushrooms, baked beans, salad, sausages and hashbrown, it will definitely fill you to the brim. I love the crispy hashbrown and sausages. Salad was also light and refreshing. The scrambled eggs and mushrooms were the same as those on Bacon Surprise which I thought was pretty mediocre.

 
Crab and the Dog ($15.90)

Next comes the Crab and the Dog - hot dog bun served with chilli crab sauce. A smart incorporation of Singaporean flavours into traditional western items. The chilli crab sauce was spicy and damn shiok! I didn't quite like the choice of bun they used and would have much preferred a fluffier and softer bun. Nonetheless, one of the better dish I tried that night!

 
Black Pepper Crab Spaghetti ($14.90)

Here comes my favourite dish! The Black Pepper Crab Spaghetti consists of Spaghetti in black pepper sauce, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and topped with real crab meat. I could totally have the whole plate on my own. The black pepper sauce was super strong and spicy, coating every strand of the spaghetti. There was still an after tingling taste!

As De'Pop Culture prides itself in its dessert offerings, I was excited to try out the desserts even though I was filled to the brim after trying so many dishes.

 
French Toast feat. Banana-tella ($11.90) and Waffles Caramel ($11.50)

Was told that one of the more popular items is the Banana French Toast with nutella. Honestly, I was disappointed when I had it as I had set my expectations high for it. The french toast felt like it was made using some ordinary Gardenia bread and was not fluffy enough. Was also hoping that the bananas were more heavily caramelized but they were not.

The waffles were crispy on the outside but too dense inside that it felt slightly uncooked. Love the idea of serving waffles with granola though, it gives the dessert an extra bite. My fellow dining companions were raving about the ice cream but I felt it was not creamy enough. I prefer my ice cream to be thick and creamy but this was more on the watery side.

 
Apple Crumble Pie with ice cream ($7.90)

 
Panna Cotta ($6.90)

Would definitely recommend you to try their Apple Crumble and Panna Cotta if you are heading there though. My favourite was the Panna Cotta which was smooth and creamy. I'm usually not a fan of apple crumble but this was good; crumbly on top but moist and soft inside.

Overall, the food here is not bad though there was nothing really outstanding. I would say it's still worth a try if you are around the area. Adeline runs the cafe on her own together with a friend, juggling both inside and outside. So do give her some support as I can see how much effort she puts into her cafe and her passion to serve good food and desserts to everyone!

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Cafe hunt: La Ristrettos Smile Oct 06, 2014   
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Categories : Italian | Middle Eastern/Mediterranean | Café

I have been meaning to try out this cafe at Novena, hidden amongst the medical offices at Novena Medical Center. This is definitely the last place you'll expect a cafe to be opened here, a good one no less. La Ristrettos is a hole-in-a-wall cafe, with an indoor seating capacity of approx 15-20 pax. There is plenty of outdoor seats at their patio though.

 

 

 
My sis and I ordered a Tostino E Arrosto ($10) and a Croissant Al Cotto ($9) to share. The former is a toasted sour dough with garlic olive oil, spinach, roast chicken breast, tomato, ricotta cheese and poached egg, while the latter is toasted croissant with leg ham and swiss cheese. We also added scrambled eggs for an extra cost of $2.

Both dishes were executed really well. The chicken breast wasn't dry and tough, instead it was marinated really well and tasted good on its own. The poached egg was also done perfectly; the egg yolk oozes out the moment the knife slits across it.

It was an absolutely right choice to add the scrambled eggs to the croissant we ordered. Though I would prefer the eggs to be slightly more milky and runny, it was the perfect combination with the ham and cheese.

I also liked the Iced Mocha ($6.50) which I ordered as it was pretty strong and definitely helps in keeping me alert for the day. The Mango Fragole ($6.50) on the other hand was too rich for my liking.

 
Tostino E Arrosto ($10) - Toasted Sour Dough with Garlic Olive Oil, Spinach, Roast Chicken Breast, Tomato, Ricotta Cheese and Poached Egg

 
Croissant Al Cotto ($9) - Toasted Croissant with Leg Ham and Cheese, served with salad. Top up $2 for scrambled eggs

The food here totally surpassed my expectation and I will definitely be back again to try their other items, especially the lunch menu (was drooling when I saw the pastas being served to the other customers)!

Rate: 4/5

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Morganfield's [PLUS GIVEAWAY] OK Sep 26, 2014   
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Categories : American | Bars/Lounges | Restaurant | Steaks and Grills

 
Listen up, meat lovers! Morganfield's Singapore have opened a new outlet at Suntec City, right beside Promenade MRT! Morganfield's takes after the usual American Diner setting, using mainly black and red in their decor. The spacious outlet is a great place for a bunch of friends to gather and chomp down some ribs while catching up with each other over some beers!

Started the dinner with some Candied Bacon ($8.90), which were a mixture of sweet and savoury, with a dash of cinnamon powder on top. They tasted so much like bak kwa and as with all bak kwa, you can't simply stop at one!

 

 
The Bacon Wrapped Prawns ($15.90) were served next. Unfortunately, it did not taste as good as it looks. Was expecting some crispy bacon wrapping the succulent prawns but it didn't turn out that way.

 
Some Caesar Salad ($12.90) for those who want to act healthy are health conscious? Seriously, if you are at a ribs joint, just go straight for the meat!

 
This got to be one of my favourite dish that night! These Pop Corn Pork ($8.90) would give KFC a run for their money. So crispy and addictive! Tastes soo good on its own even without the homemade garlic aioli and BBQ ranch sauce on the side!

 
The Russet Potato Skin ($9.90) was sadly not as crispy as I wished for it to be. Imagine when you see a dish and you are already visualizing how that first bite will be....crispy, crunchy, savoury.....but when you bite it, it's like *BAM! wake up from your dream*. That was exactly how I felt when I had these potato skins sad

 
Nobody leaves Morganfield's without trying their ribs! It's like having salad at McDonald's (I can never understand that). We tried The Carnivore ($95.90) which consists of a full slab of sticky bones (we were served half slab), half roast chicken, grilled sausages, grilled corn on cob, corn bread and fries! This can easily feed up to 6 people cos the portion is HUGE. For those of you who just want to try the ribs, go for the half slab ($26.90). There's a choice of Garlic BBQ, Smoke Peppercorn, Tuscan Baked Spicy, Hickory BBQ and Spicy Asian BBQ. The ribs were well marinated and flavourful. The meat was pretty tender and could be easily detached from the bone. You don't have to use your hands at all but eating with your hands always make the food taste better, no?

 

 

 
The Bread Pudding ($9.90) and the Chocolate Lava Cake ($14.90) was a perfect end to our dinner. I was filled to the brim from all the savoury food but I just couldn't resist the desserts! I liked that both desserts were not overly sweet and the chocolate lava cake was sooo good! If you do visit, remember to leave some space for desserts!

 

 

 
Word has it that Morganfield's is having a 1-for-1 half slab promotion till the end of September at the Suntec City Outlet. They also hold regular promotions like $9.90 set lunch on weekdays which is really value for money. Go try it if you haven't!

Morganfield's Singapore

The Star Vista

#02-23

Suntec City Tower 4

#01-645

Special thanks to Juliana for the invite

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Thank you to the kind folks at Morganfield's, I am giving away 2 x $50 vouchers to my readers! smile

Simply follow the steps below to participate in the giveaway!

1) Like Morganfield's Facebook page/follow their instagram profile (@morganfieldssingapore)

2) Follow me on instagram @shirlynnyang

3) Comment on this blog post why you wish to win. Remember to leave behind your name and email address!

This giveaway is only for readers living in Singapore and will close on 3 October 2014, 10pm.

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(1) Kids Eat for Free

Available on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays, kids below 8 years or 120cm in height will

get to enjoy a free meal for every adult’s main meal. A maximum of two kids’ meals can be

redeemed per table. Not valid with other promotions and discounts.

(2) Top Value Set Lunch from $9.90++

Available for dine-in from Mondays to Fridays (excluding Public Holidays), 11am to 3pm. There

are 17 mains to choose from and each main comes with free starter of Soup of the Day or

House Salad and a soft drink or hot coffee/ tea. Not valid with other promotions and discounts.

(3) Happy Hour

Now serving pints of happiness all the way from 11am to 8pm, Mon-Sat and all day on Sunday.

Happy Hour Carlsberg Draught Beer at $10 per pint and for $9 per glass of Happy Hour House

Wine or Spirits. Not valid with other promotions and discounts.
 
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Pince & Pints Smile Sep 21, 2014   
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Categories : American | Bars/Lounges | Seafood


As part of my 3-days long birthday celebration (actually it's just an excuse for me to eat tongue ), I finally paid Pince & Pints a visit! This joint that specializes in lobster is all over my instagram and facebook accounts! Serving only lobster and nothing else, they must have done something good to attract people from all over Singapore flocking over to Duxton Hill for some lobster fix.

Lobsters here are served in 4 ways - steamed, grilled, as a lobster roll, and as chili lobster. They all weigh 600g approximately and are priced at $48++. My sis and I ordered the lobster roll and chili lobster to share, and also an omakase styled drink ($8-$12).

 

 

 
Lobster roll with Mesclun Salad, Sour Cherry & Balsamic Dressing, Shoestring Fries

My lobster roll consists of whole chunks of lobster meat served in a crispy buttered bun. The lobster meat is lightly tossed in mayonnaise, and sits comfortably on the crispy yet fluffy bun. The lobster meat was undoubtedly fresh, but could do with more flavour. The fries on the side were soggy and disappointing. I had expected more from a $48++ dish.

 
The chili lobster, on the other hand, was a tad too salty. I would have preferred it to be spicier but I guess they have deliberately made it milder so that the freshness of the lobster could stand out. The lobster meat again was fresh and succulent. The man tous were fried to perfection and were the perfect match with the chilli gravy.

As a whole, I think the lobsters were executed pretty well, and some fine tuning would make it perfect. The decor of the place is kept simple, with black, white and red tones. The space however was extremely small and cramp. The table was small, and if you were to order the chili lobster like me, the huge claypot would have taken up half the table. The cramped place was quite stuffy, making the dining experience a bit unpleasant.

If you wish to indulge in a good meal, this place is still worth a try. Go before 6pm or be prepared to queue.

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