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This is roundtumtums living in Hougang/Kovan. I work in Alexandra. I like to hang out in Jalan Besar, Hougang/Kovan, Alexandra. Japanese, Thai, Taiwanese are my favorite cuisines. I also love Restaurant, Café, Food Court, Street Food and Chinese Soup, Sushi/Sashimi, Pasta.
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Good Fresh and Healthy Smile Feb 25, 2014   
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Categories : Salads

While on the lookout for a good healthy lunch, I happened to come across The Lawn's website and I decided to head down with one of my colleagues try out their outlet which offers customizable salad options!

When I step into the stall I was a little confused at first but one of the helpers kindly guided me throughout the process where I had to choose 5 toppings, 1 sauce and 1 grill to go with my salad! There is also an olive rice option but i wasnt in the mood for carbo.

After poring over the selections, I went for the Chicken with Maple Infusion and the premium wasabi based Wasahonie sauce which are placed a topped my greens 5 favourite toppings! We paid at the counter before being given a number tag for the meal to be delivered to our table.
Mushroom Soup

Mushroom Soup

 
I also ordered their soup of the day which was mushroom soup. The serving size didnt impress me at first, but one slurp of it and I am sold! Chunky flavoursome mushroom soup, what is not to like about it! With a wholemeal bun to match, it this small portion is pretty filling for a side dish!

 
Our bowls arrived and we were left gaping at the sheer size of the portions. The team at Lawn is certainly generous! Chunk of meat covered the salad, a sight which is rarely see on a salad.
My Salad Combo

My Salad Combo

 
Everything was well seasons and no one taste overpower the taste of the other. It was a perfect harmony of flavours and I totally dont regret topping up for the Wasahonie sauce which is d.i.v.i.n.e!
Salad Combo

Salad Combo

 
My colleague kind of mismatch her flavours so it turned out a little weird, but it was nevertheless still pretty yummy.

All these choices didnt cost us more than 12 dollars per pax. Super reasonably prices in my opinion!

VERDICT
I think Lawn can join my list of favourite healthy eatouts, together with "Soup Spoon". Good fresh food with portions that can fill you up the whole day, (how often does that happen?), whats not to love about this place!

My only grouse is that you would need a little navigating when you head over to the lawn which is located a 15 minutes walk from Buona Vista MRT station. If you think positively, at least you are getting a healthy work out from all that walking!

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Recommended Dish(es):  Wasahonie Sauce
 
Spending per head: Approximately $15(Lunch)

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Kueh Cakes and All Baked Goods! Smile Feb 24, 2014   
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Categories : Peranakan / Nonya | Bakery

 
Located right along Tiong Bahru room ,you can hardly miss out this bakery where assortments of kueys, cakes and tarts entice you in.
Varieties of Kueh

Varieties of Kueh

 
Tarts for you?

Tarts for you?

 
I bought quite a variety of kuey that day and I found their items to be pretty good! With soft chewy textures and ample dose of coconut to make it much more fragrant.

Ondeh ondeh is one of their best sellers which I tried, but I found the gula melaka wrapped in its soft green kuey to be too little. If only there is more gula melaka to give it the "burst of flavours" when you bite into it.

Their Tapioca cake is pretty darn awesome, so why not hop over if you are in the area to give it a try if you haven done so?

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Recommended Dish(es):  Tapioca Cake
 
Spending per head: Approximately $3(Tea)

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Categories : Italian | Ice Cream and Gelato

Alfero @ Macpherson

Alfero @ Macpherson

 
Spotted this outlet after a visit to a nearby restaurant cafe and I find this a perfect place to chill out after lunch over their yummy gelatos away from the hot cruel sun. 

Service from the friendly auntie

Service from the friendly auntie

 


Adorable Wall Prints

Adorable Wall Prints

 

Adorable wall prints

Adorable wall prints

 

Cozy coner

Cozy coner

 


Order the Avocado and pistachio flavor after a round of tasting and they are really good! Rich and creamy, the flavors are closely matched to the original ingredients. 

Pistachio & Avocado Flavour

Pistachio & Avocado Flavour

 


I spent a good half an hour chilling out in their cozy environment which has quite a steady stream of customers. 

Prices are pretty much similar to what is offered outside, SGD 4.50 for a single cup scoop, SGD 6.50 for 2 scoops and SGD 8.50 for 3 scoops.

Definitely worth a trip down if you are in the area and looking for a place to chill out at.






 
Recommended Dish(es):  Avocado Ice-cream, Pistachio Ice-cream
 
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Hidden Treasure at Macpherson Smile Feb 22, 2014   
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Categories : Steaks and Grills | BBQ

A Saturday afternoon out so I decided to grab the Mister to head over to Scrummy BBQ which is located in the quiet neighborhood of Macpherson. 

The location is a little secluded and we took a while to spot the flashing signboard.

First Look

First Look

 


A pity about the storefront cause it hides the beautiful and warm cozy interior of this 2 storey cafe.

We were greeted by the warm and friendly owners of the place and very quickly we make up our minds to grab the Ribeye and Grilled Salmon which is really reasonably price at 15.90 and 13.90 respectively.

And that is the nett price! Scrunmy's doesn't charge GST and Service Charge, so the prices are what you see and what you get.

Our Orders

Our Orders

 



Rib Eye with Brown Sauce

Rib Eye with Brown Sauce

 


Soft and well portioned, this isn't a bad choice to go for. However being a picky steak eater, there is a hint beefy smell which it can do without. 

What I would instead recommend to you will be this:

Grilled Fish

Grilled Fish

 


The red pepper sauce which the snapper fillet sat atop was really good. Robust in flavor and a hint of tangy sourness, it matches perfectly with the well cook snapper.

Definitely a place I would recommend for a decent lunch meal with friends and family. Perhaps it is because of the location, they are not getting the crowd and publicity which they should be getting. 

If you are in the area, do hop over to give Scrummy's some support!
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Grilled Fish
 
Date of Visit: Feb 22, 2014 

Spending per head: Approximately $15(Lunch)

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Everything but the chicken Smile Feb 21, 2014   
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Categories : Restaurant | Pasta | Steaks and Grills | Burgers and Sandwiches | Kids-Friendly

Medium Rare Steak with Sides

Medium Rare Steak with Sides

 
Enjoyable lunch as always with Aston Specials! Their side dishes are always great and never once had I experience a batch where they miss the mark! I didn't managed to grab a more detailed picture, but this steak was a little tough despite getting it at medium rare. A small bump in the otherwise enjoyable meal.

My colleagues and I unfortunately always have a bad experience with their chicken dishes which comes with a distinctive burnt smell which we could gladly do without.

Comfortable sitting and attentive service staff, this outlet has been catered to suit the busy lunch hours that you are expect from the tall building surrounding it. They have recently changed to a order and pay first system which allows food to be served quickly without much delay.

The best bet is always to head over at 11.30 as you might have to wait for a seat if you head in 1/2 an hour later.
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, Mashed Potato Side Dishes, Steak, Fish
 
Date of Visit: Feb 17, 2014 

Spending per head: Approximately $15(Lunch)

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