OpenRice Index
  
urbancityexplorer
This is urbancityexplorer .
Member 20 First(s)
No. of Review87 Review(s)
編輯推介數目1 Editor's Choice
Recommended3 Recommended
Popularity420 View(s)
Replies in Forum0 Comment(s)
Upload Photos353 Photo(s)
Upload Videos0 Video(s)
My Recommended Reviews0 Recommended Review(s)
My Restaurant60 My Restaurant(s)
Follow0 Following
粉絲83 Follower(s)
urbancityexplorer  Level 3
Follow Follow  Comment Leave a Message 
Sort By:  Date Smile Smile Cry Cry  Editor's Choice  Overall Score 
Display: AllSingapore  
 
 
 
 
 
  Full View Full View   |   Map View Map View
Showing 1 to 5 of 87 Reviews in Singapore
Honeycomb with yogurt, finally! Smile Oct 24, 2014   
Share on TwitterShare on Facebook
Categories : Frozen Yogurt

For the full review and more photos, please visit http://makanarts.com/2014/10/17/beegurt-thomson-v-two/

Yogurt with honeycomb is usually unheard of in Singapore, but with the recent openings of dessert places, it is now glad to know a new place that specializes in that has surfaced - Beegurt.

 
Beegurt's specialty is, of course, yogurt with honeycomb (probably the first in Singapore as well), though normal yogurt with toppings are also available.

 
At the point of visit, there was a week-long 1-for-1 promotion. The Yogurt with Raw Honeycomb ($6.80) comes with 2 toppings (I chose Fruit-Os and Caramelized Biscuits). The yogurt is creamy, sour and the honeycomb is sweet and sticks to the caramelized biscuits! The sweet and sour combination makes this a enjoyable dessert to have!

 
Being at the Upper Thomson / Sin Ming area where the crowds are at makes Beegurt a great dessert place to chill out at if you want to avoid the ice cream parlours, so why not give this place a visit?
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Yogurt with Raw Honeycomb
 
Table Wait Time: 3 minute(s)


Date of Visit: Oct 16, 2014 

Other Ratings:
Taste
 4  |  
Environment
 4  |  
Service
 4  |  
Clean
 4  |  
Price
 5

  • Keep it up!

  • Looking Forward

  • Interesting

  • Touched

  • Envy

  • Cool Photo
      View Results
Recommend
0

Celebrity Cafe! Smile Oct 03, 2014   
Share on TwitterShare on Facebook
Categories : Singaporean | Fusion | Desserts and Cakes | Burgers and Sandwiches | Brunch

195 Pearl's Hill Terrace used to housed the former Police Operational Headquarters. With the move to Police Cantonment Complex not far from here, this place become vacant but got occupied for office usage few years back. With a small amount of snack shops and takeaway kiosks available there, it's no wonder a retro-looking cafe that pays tribute to the past will be opened there - The Mama Shop, which is opened by MediaCorp actresses Felicia Chin, Sora Ma and 2 other friends.

 

 
The menu. Currently at its soft launch, it only features waffles, burgers, certain pastries and a small selection of drinks but come the official launch next week, do expect them to introduce more items into their menu!

 

 
For a start, complimentary wheel snacks and iced gem biscuits are served!

 
The Peanut Prince ($4.50) is probably The Mama Shop's take on peanut smoothie. It is full both on flavour and taste, but could do with a bit more sweetness.

 
For Takoyaki lovers, the Okaasan Waffles ($4.90) is a must order. The waffles are crispy and the mix of the savoury seaweed chicken with the takoyaki sauce and bonito flakes, makes this an slightly less filling alternative to the octopus balls while achieving the same taste.

 
The Messy Messy Nice Nice Mama Burger ($10.90) consist of a New Zealand beef patty with melted gouda cheese and caramelized onion mushrooms, topped with grilled buns and served with tofu sticks. The tofu sticks are great and crispy. The bun, on the other hand, is too hard to cut into. The beef patty tasted not too bad and is briefly enhanced by the gouda cheese and the mushrooms.

 
Located at a more secluded corner of town, this place may be hard to access via the main road, though there is a back gate from People's Park Complex that leads to 195 Pearl Hill Terrace. If you are around the Outram Park / Chinatown area, why not visit this place for a quiet respite?

For the full review and more photos, please visit http://makanarts.com/2014/10/01/the-mama-shop-195-pearls-hill-terrace/
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Wheel Snacks and Iced Gem Biscuits,Peanut Prince,Okaasan Waffles
 
Table Wait Time: 10 minute(s)


Date of Visit: Oct 01, 2014 

Other Ratings:
Taste
 4  |  
Environment
 4  |  
Service
 4  |  
Clean
 4  |  
Price
 4

  • Keep it up!

  • Looking Forward

  • Interesting

  • Touched

  • Envy

  • Cool Photo
      View Results
Recommend

Bakery at the heart of Toa Payoh! Smile Sep 23, 2014   
Share on TwitterShare on Facebook
Categories : French | Café | Desserts and Cakes | Ice Cream and Gelato

Toa Payoh has yet another bakery to its neighbourhood. Les Patisseries is opened today by 3 pastry chefs that graduated from At-Sunrice and Shatec. They also run a website to receive online orders prior to this.

 
The menu here consist mainly of cakes and pastries, but also include drinks such as coffee and tea, waffles, all-day mains, brunch and dinner options.

 
Coffee heres originates from Pacamara Coffee Roasters, the second cafe to use the Thailand blends so after OZ Specialty Coffee. This Flat White ($5) tasted strong and firm that had a medium acidity.

 
The Fraisier ($5.50) is a French strawberry shortcake that has a layer of sliced strawberries covered with immensely rich cream and topped with a juicy strawberry. The Tiramisu ($7) cake here is made one by one, rather than being made as a whole cake and cut into slices. The huge amount of mascarpone cheese and cream managed to balance out its flavour with the strong coffee taste, which makes the one here a better option as the coffee taste isn’t too overwhelming.

 
The Pain Au Chocolat ($3.20), also known as a chocolate croissant is greahere is not only flaky, but slightly crispy as well! The rich chocolate taste is also evenly spread across the pastry.

 
Being at the heart of Toa Payoh (Toa Payoh MRT station is within 3-4 minutes walking distance), it will definitely be able to attract the crowd. There is already a crowd on the first day, mostly made up of the lunch crowds and passerbys who probably didn’t know of its existence. If you are around the area, do give this place a support!

For the full review and more photos, please visit http://makanarts.com/2014/09/12/les-patisseries-block-186-toa-payoh-central/
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Flat White
 
Table Wait Time: 5 minute(s)


Date of Visit: Sep 12, 2014 

Other Ratings:
Taste
 4  |  
Environment
 4  |  
Service
 4  |  
Clean
 4  |  
Price
 4

  • Keep it up!

  • Looking Forward

  • Interesting

  • Touched

  • Envy

  • Cool Photo
   1 Vote(s)   View Results
Recommend
0

Share on TwitterShare on Facebook
Categories : English | Café

For the full review and more photos, please visit http://makanarts.com/2014/08/20/envy-coffee-nexusone-north/

As one-north, a high-tech R&D business park located in Buona Vista, continues to expand, the retail outlets that are contained within the buildings of the business park increase. A new building within the Fusionopolis hub, Nexus@One-North, welcomed a cafe few months back – Envy Coffee.

 
There is a breakfast selection while the pasta selections are available only during lunch hours from 11am-3pm. Cakes here are supplied from The Bakery Chef

 
Liberty Coffee’s Speakeasy blend is used for the coffee here. The Flat White ($5) has a strong and robust taste that is low in acidity.

 
The Beef Lasagne ($10.90) come with fine layers of pasta and cheese that is covered in tomato sauce and is served alongside chips and salad. The lasagne is flavorful and excellent but unfortunately overpowered the taste of the beef.

 
This cafe is great with the lunch crowd, especially since its proximity to neighbouring workplaces. If you are around the Ayer Rajah / Buona Vista / one-north area on the weekdays, give this place a visit.
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Flat White,Beef Lasagne
 
Table Wait Time: 5 minute(s)


Date of Visit: Aug 19, 2014 

Other Ratings:
Taste
 4  |  
Environment
 4  |  
Service
 4  |  
Clean
 4  |  
Price
 4

  • Keep it up!

  • Looking Forward

  • Interesting

  • Touched

  • Envy

  • Cool Photo
      View Results
Recommend
0

Share on TwitterShare on Facebook
Categories : Café | Desserts and Cakes | Ice Cream and Gelato

For the full review and more photos, please visit http://makanarts.com/2014/08/31/mootime-victory-8/

Mootime is a new 5-day old ice cream parlour that opened at the recently completed mixed development Victory 8!

 

 
The cake selections

 
And the ice cream selection

 

 
The menu here is simple.

 
Unfortunately, the waffle batter is not ready when I went, thus I ordered the Brownie with Gula Gao Gao Melaka ice cream ($7; $3.50 for Brownie and $3.50 per scoop of ice cream). The Brownie is, despite being heated up, too hard to cut into. The taste, however is great and it is not too crumbly. The Gula Gao Gao Melaka ice cream has a strong taste of Gula Melaka and is sweet but melted too easily.

 
Though the food here definitely needs some improvement, it will have time to do so as it is only days into its opening. As cafes or ice cream parlours in the north are still quite scarce at this point of time, this is one place that should definitely be visited if you are around the Sembawang / Yishun area, before/after having White Beehoon at You Huak Restaurant or shopping opposite at Sembawang Shopping Centre!
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Brownie with Gula Gao Gao Melaka ice cream
 
Table Wait Time: 3 minute(s)


Date of Visit: Aug 29, 2014 

Other Ratings:
Taste
 3  |  
Environment
 4  |  
Service
 4  |  
Clean
 4  |  
Price
 4

  • Keep it up!

  • Looking Forward

  • Interesting

  • Touched

  • Envy

  • Cool Photo
      View Results
Recommend
0