OpenRice Index
  
thumbsforfood
This is thumbsforfood . Japanese, Korean, Singaporean are my favorite cuisines. I also love Hawker Centre, Restaurant, Café and Desserts and Cakes, Seafood, Sushi/Sashimi.
Member 8 First(s)
No. of Review76 Review(s)
編輯推介數目3 Editor's Choice
Recommended5 Recommended
Popularity798 View(s)
Replies in Forum0 Comment(s)
Upload Photos248 Photo(s)
Upload Videos0 Video(s)
My Recommended Reviews0 Recommended Review(s)
My Restaurant34 My Restaurant(s)
Follow0 Following
粉絲70 Follower(s)
thumbsforfood  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 21 to 25 of 76 Reviews in Singapore
Unique TCM-inspired bread  Smile Apr 07, 2013   
Share on TwitterShare on Facebook
Categories : Bakery

For full review and more photos, please visit http://thumbsforfood.blogspot.sg/2013/03/dough-grains-tiong-bahru-thumbsforfood.html

Today, I'm going to introduce to you a special bakery, which produces bread with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concept. It's the first bakery with such a concept in town. Curious what kind of bread do they produce?

Dough and grains actually produce quite a large variety of breads, tarts and pastries. And do read the labels on the shelves for description of the various bread and their health benefits.

We tried the Chinese Yam Tart ($1.90). Chinese Yam is known as huai shan and it is normally used in Chinese dishes. Who would have thought tat it can be made into a tart? It is said to enhance digestive and kidney system. The taste of it? The Chinese Yam taste is really not very strong. What I like is the texture of the tart, especially the crust.

We tried 3 different buns as well. They are all TCM inspired with herbs added in it like the Black Pearl with shouwu added in it.

Overall, it's a place more suitable for takeaways. It has a wide range of tarts and pastries as well. I'm sure to try their tarts next time!

For it's innovation and creativity, Dough & Grains is definitely worth your try!
Chinese yam tart

Chinese yam tart

 
Variety of bread

Variety of bread

 
Buns

Buns

 
 
Other Ratings:
Taste
 4  |  
Environment
 4  |  
Service
 4  |  
Clean
 5  |  
Price
 3

  • Keep it up!

  • Looking Forward

  • Interesting

  • Touched

  • Envy

  • Cool Photo
      View Results
Recommend
0

Share on TwitterShare on Facebook
Categories : Café | Desserts and Cakes

For full review and photos, please visit http://thumbsforfood.blogspot.sg/2013/03/wimbly-lu-chocolate-cafe-thumbsforfood.html

We've always wanted to try out Wimbly Lu after hearing much raves about it.

Stepping into Wimbly Lu, it's like stepping into somewhere away from the city and into a peculiar and cozy space. The brick walls, glass ceilings and aromatic chocolate smell lures and captivates one instantly.

As you step in, you will see a glass panel on the right and staff of Wimbly Lu making desserts. I really like the open kitchen concept because it really makes one feel homely. The feeling that the dessert in front of you is being made fresh and with passion just makes it special.

They have really special desserts like root beer cake. And prices for individual desserts are less than 10$.
Waffles

Waffles

 
Root beer cake with vanilla ice cream

Root beer cake with vanilla ice cream

 
Molten lava cake

Molten lava cake

 
Overall, we really liked the ambience of Wimbly Lu. It makes chilling in Wimbly Lu comfortable and relaxing. Good place to spend the night with desserts and friends. Food wise, we feel that it is quite affordable and thus, we are looking forward to returning back soon!
 
Other Ratings:
Taste
 4  |  
Environment
 5  |  
Service
 3  |  
Clean
 4  |  
Price
 4

  • Keep it up!

  • Looking Forward

  • Interesting

  • Touched

  • Envy

  • Cool Photo
      View Results
Recommend
0

Swedish Meatballs! Smile Oct 11, 2012   
Share on TwitterShare on Facebook
Categories : Western Variety | Café | Halal

Well, most of us may be very familiar with the meatballs at Ikea and love them. But, there are even better meatballs at Fika!

The meatballs are definitely more expensive sad but it is worth a try! Fika is a cosy cafe near Bugis and is a good place for friends to hang out and eat the yummy meatballs!

For more reviews on Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro, go to http://thumbsforfood.blogspot.sg/2012/10/fika-swedish-cafe-bistro-beach-road.html !
 
Other Ratings:
Taste
 4  |  
Environment
 4  |  
Service
 4  |  
Clean
 5  |  
Price
 3

  • Keep it up!

  • Looking Forward

  • Interesting

  • Touched

  • Envy

  • Cool Photo
      View Results
Recommend
0

Share on TwitterShare on Facebook
Categories : Café

For full review and more photos, please visit http://thumbsforfood.blogspot.sg/2014/07/sin-lee-foods-thumbsforfood.html
Sin Lee Foods opened its doors in the Bukit Ho Swee neighbourhood. The cafe's exterior was eye-catching with its traditional old-school signboard coupled with modern black framed entrance. It really stood out in contrast with its surroundings.
We tried the Flat White which was very aromatic and smooth. The latte art looked kind of abstract though. The prices of the drinks were quite standard cafe prices ranging from about $5.50 onwards. They have iced versions for those who prefer something cold.
Boneless Fried Chicken with Cheddar Waffle was our choice for the afternoon. As it was for our tea break, we decided to share the main course. The chicken was really juicy and tender. The batter was not too thick and went well with the chicken. We loved the texture of the waffle, which we hypothesised was due to the addition of cheddar.
We felt the price was a little steep though, priced at $21.90. I personally preferred the waffles on its own rather than eating it with the melted butter maple syrup.
As we were there on a weekday afternoon, there weren't many patrons. However, we would expect there to be a crowd on weekends. They have alfresco outdoor seating area that could accommodate more people. I guess on these days when the weather is so sweltering hot, I would prefer to sit indoors.
Overall, we feel that the price of food in Sin Lee is quite steep. The food quality is good but, we are still undecided whether it is worth the price.
Good coffee

Good coffee

 

 

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Flat White,Boneless Fried Chicken with Cheddar Waffles
 
Other Ratings:
Taste
 4  |  
Environment
 4  |  
Service
 4  |  
Clean
 4  |  
Price
 3

  • Keep it up!

  • Looking Forward

  • Interesting

  • Touched

  • Envy

  • Cool Photo
      View Results
Recommend

Unpretentious bakery Smile May 31, 2014   
Share on TwitterShare on Facebook
Categories : Bakery

For full review and more photos, please visit http://thumbsforfood.blogspot.sg/2014/05/2-loaves-thumbsforfood.html
2 loaves is a bakery that is nestled in the neighbourhood of Commonwealth. This unassuming small bakery offers an array of bakes such as cookies, cakes, banana bread and more.
When we first stepped into this bakery, the displays on the counter placed in the centre of the shop were the first thing that caught our eyes. We really like how the cakes were delectably displayed as it really whets the appetite. The only thing about 2 loaves is that they did not have any seats available for patrons who wish to dine in. However, this might change in the near future as they have plans to add a few seats.
We tried their Strawberry Cheesecake. It was really rich in flavour and moist. What I really liked was also the crust of the cheesecake that complemented really well with the cheese layer. The strawberry in the cake created balance to the cake.
We also tried the Banana Chocolate Loaf. They have other flavours such as S'mores as well as Chocolate base cake with banana fillings to cater to different preferences. The load wasn't too sweet which was good. It was quite dense and is definitely a loaf that is suitable for sharing.
Overall, we feel that 2 loaves is an unpretentious bakery that serves up good bakes.

 

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Strawberry Cheesecake,Array of bakes
 
Other Ratings:
Taste
 4  |  
Environment
 4  |  
Service
 3  |  
Clean
 4  |  
Price
 4

  • Keep it up!

  • Looking Forward

  • Interesting

  • Touched

  • Envy

  • Cool Photo
      View Results
Recommend
0