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Tiramisu Cafe Smile Oct 23, 2013   
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Categories : Café | Desserts and Cakes | Pasta | Burgers and Sandwiches

For full reviews and more photos, please visit http://thumbsforfood.blogspot.sg/2013/10/the-tiramisu-hero-cafe-thumbsforfood.html

It is not difficult to spot Tiramisu Hero from afar! As you can see from the photo below, when you arrive at the shop, you will spot the big signage as well as the garden-like alfresco dining area. I really like the entrance of the shop as it is spacious and inviting. It also has a smoking area for patrons who wish to take a smoke break.

 
As you step into the shop, The Tiramisu Hero's mascot, Sir Antonio greets you at every corner of the wall. What we really like about the interior is the ladders hanging upside down from the ceilings. Lights are wrapped around the ladder which helps illuminate the places as well as add a creative touch to the design. The whole place gives off a relaxed and comfortable vibe while achieving a chic minimalist stance. We could feel that the owners really placed a lot of effort in decorating the shop to bring out it's own unique character and style.
Well thought decorations

Well thought decorations

 
The must-try when we are in The Tiramisu Hero's cafe is their signature Tiramisu. Here in their cafe, they offer various sizes of Tiramisu that will match your group's size. Also, they have all the flavors and some special ones include Horlick, Lavendar, Lemon and such. Sadly, when we were there, only Original and Milo were available. We decided to try the Milo flavoured, MommaHero ($7.90), good for one.
MommaHero

MommaHero

 
We were really surprised when we saw that the menu consists of dishes like Tom Yum Goong and Thai Basil Pork Rice which we don't really see appear on the usual brunch menu. Piqued, we decided to order the Thai Basil Pork Rice ($12.50) as we wanted to try something different. Looking at the photo below, it doesn't look very photogenic, but, the dish was really appetizing and quite tasty. We would recommend this dish to those who prefer something other than your usual brunch.
Thai Basil Pork Rice

Thai Basil Pork Rice

 
Overall, we feel that The Tiramisu Hero Cafe is a great place for friends to hang out and we will be back to chill out with our friends over some coffee. Do drop by if you are in the area even if it's just to grab some tiramisu to takeaway or look at the beautiful and well-thought decorations!

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Creme Brulee Latte
 
Spending per head: Approximately $15(Breakfast)

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A new favorite place for steak!  Smile Oct 23, 2013   
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Categories : American | Restaurant | Pasta | Steaks and Grills | Burgers and Sandwiches

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The Chop House is presented from the Wooloomooloo Group that are the brains behind the famed Wooloomooloo Steakhouse. The Chop House offers a casual dining concept that can be seen from it's full ceiling to floor windows and outdoor semi-waterfront dining area.

You will be greeted with the wooden entrance and the signage of The Chop House. We were there on a Sunday night and we had thought that we could immediately be seated as there was no queue at the entrance. It was only when we were told by the waitress at the door that we had to wait for 20 minutes that we found out that they had a waiting list. Bent on eating some steak that night, we decided to wait. However, we were only seated about 40 minutes later as the waitress explained that they were facing service staff shortage as they were newly opened.

 
The Chop House pride themselves for their burgers. We were recommended by the waitress to try the Patty Melt. We were not for burgers that night, thus, we gave it a miss. We would however, come back to try their burgers soon! They offer seafood grill, sausages and a range of steak and sides. We felt that the prices of food offered were quite reasonable, consistent with their goal of presenting a casual dining experience.
USDA Prime Rib Eye

USDA Prime Rib Eye

 
The USDA Prime Rib Eye ($36) caught the eyes of Z. It was served with fried onion streaks, salad and some gravy to go with the steak. The steak was really delicious and done very well. The meat was juicy, flavorful and tender. When placed into the mouth, the meat was full-flavored and coats the palate perfectly. You don't have to dip the meat into the gravy as it has great flavor on its own.
Austrailian Grass Fed Beef Tenderloin

Austrailian Grass Fed Beef Tenderloin

 
Australian Grass-fed Beef Tenderloin ($27) was tasty as well. The meat was moist, juicy with a slight chewy texture. We also liked the baked potato that complemented the steak was soft with buttery notes. The rocket salad provided a balance to the whole dish.
Berkshire Pork Chop

Berkshire Pork Chop

 
I chose the Berkshire Pork Chop ($32). It is difficult to find juicy and succulent pork chop cuts as they tend to be dry and hard. The pork chop in The Chop House was juicy but, the texture was still on the hard side. I would love it to be less tough. I like how the pork was marinated as it did not overpower the pork's own flavor. Like the steak, it came with streaks of fried onion, some salad and baked potato. I enjoyed the pork chop with the streaks of fried onion as I felt that it brought out a sweet flavor when eaten together.

Drinks wise, The Chop House offers a variety of beers such as Mata from New Zealand, Mac’s Great White Cloudy Wheat Beer, Pure Blonde Premium Lager, and Schneider Wiesse Tap 7. They have a self-serve beer tap where patrons can buy a stored value card and purchase fresh tap beers with it. Beers at happy hour range from $12.

Overall, we felt that the steak did not disappoint and we felt that the prices of the food were reasonable. The ambience of The Chop House was great for drinks with friends over some sides and meat. One thing we felt that has room for improvement was their service. The service was slow and the waiting staff were not meticulous enough. Having said that, we would definitely return to try their burgers!
 
Recommended Dish(es):  USDA Prime Rib Eye,Berkshire Pork Chop
 
Spending per head: Approximately $35(Dinner)

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Categories : Café | Desserts and Cakes

For more photos and full review, please visit http://thumbsforfood.blogspot.sg/2013/10/the-marshmallow-tree-cafe-telok-blangah.html

A perfect choice to chill and read on a lazy Sunday [: It is located in a corner of the Telok Blangah neighbourhood. Just a short walk from the Telok Blangah MRT!

I love the decor of the cafe. It gives off a cosy feeling which makes me feel like staying there to just read my book or talk to my friends. Well, I would really love to do that but there was a constant crowd on the Sunday that I visited and we did not want to deprive others of their coffee drinking chances! This newly set-up cafe can seat around 20-odd people I think; pretty tiny space!

 

 
Latte $4.50. I thought that the coffee was pretty good! And, the coffee art was good too! For a small budding cafe, Marshmallow tree cafe has definitely surpassed my expectations of it!
Latte

Latte

 
A differentiating point about this cafe is that they serve up their drinks with a roasted marshmallow! Loveeeee it! Though it is nothing fascinating, we were all still pretty hyped up when the marshmallows came. Reminded us of the good old days when we would all fight for the marshmallows during BBQ sessions. If only they had free flow of marshmallows or something, it would be so perfect!

Hot chocolate $5.50. I liked the hot chocolate as well as it was thick and milky enough! Would order it on days when I don't need caffeine.
Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

 
Waffles with a scoop of ice-cream $7.50. This is a simple yet satisfying dessert! A safe choice!

Domo Cup $4.50. I would say this is something that I would order again the next time I visit the cafe! Melted marshmallows on top with nutella and biscuits at the bottom of the cup. Definitely something that will lift your mood up high into the skies!
Domo Cup

Domo Cup

 
Overall, I feel that the Marshmallow Tree Cafe is worthy place to visit. However, the cafe does not really serve proper meals so I would suggest dropping by for a cup of coffee and some sweets! Setting itself in a neighbourhood environment and having a unique theme of its own, I foresee increasing popularity of this newly opened cafe!
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Domo Cup
 
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One of the best we've tasted! Smile Sep 01, 2013   
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I am sure all Thai food lovers would have heard of Nakhon Kitchen. Yes, we couldn’t believe that we haven’t done a review on this place yet especially when we have visited this place more than 5 or more times!

There are two branches of Nakhon currently- one in Kovan (the first branch) and one in Bedok North. We have been visiting Nakhon at its Kovan branch since it first opened. Since we have not tried all the Thai food in Singapore, it is difficult to conclude that it’s the best. But, it is definitely our top favorite from what we’ve tasted.

I've seen a few negative reviews on Nakhon and I think you really have to choose the right dishes!

So here's the ones we love...

A must-order is the Thai Iced Milk Tea ($3). Thai Black tea infused with condensed milk makes the drink really good. It’s different from the Milk Tea you get from bubble tea shops. Do try it if you have never had a cup of Thai Iced Milk Tea; take caution in craving for more!
Thai Iced Milk Tea

Thai Iced Milk Tea

 
Tom Yum Soup ($6) comes in either clear or thick base (with coconut milk). We have tried both. I guess for those who prefer the pure tom yum flavor with a spicier kick, pick clear base! The coconut milk sort of neutralizes the spiciness of the tom yum soup. Personally, I prefer thick base.
Thick Base Tom Yum Soup

Thick Base Tom Yum Soup

 
Stir-fried Mince Pork with hot basil leaves ($6) is a simple dish that appeals to us because of his tasty flavor. Besides its spiciness, it gives off a nice basil fragrance that’s not too overpowering. So for those who don’t really like basil, no harm trying!
Stir fried Pork with hot basil leaves

Stir fried Pork with hot basil leaves

 
Homemade Thai Fish Cake (4 pieces for $6) is my personal favorite! It is especially so when it is served hot and fresh. It is less spicy than Otah and the spices that they add into it makes it really good!
Homemade FIsh Cake

Homemade FIsh Cake

 
The Stir Fried Kang Kong Belachan ($6) is another dish we would always order. We can’t do without vegetables in a meal and what better choice than to order something spicy and tasty? What we love about their Kang Kong is that it is well-cooked and the belachan flavor is consistent throughout the dish.
Kang Kong with Belachan

Kang Kong with Belachan

 
Overall, we love the food at Nakhon for it's flavor, affordability without any frills! I will be back to introduce the desserts recommendations! smile

For full review and photos, please visit http://thumbsforfood.blogspot.sg/2013/08/nakhon-kitchen-kovan-thumbsforfood.html
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Thai Iced Tea,Tom Yum Soup (Thick Base),Homemade Fish Cake,Stir-fried Pork with hot basil leaves and Kang Kong with Belachan
 
Spending per head: Approximately $18(Dinner)

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For full review and more photos, please visit http://thumbsforfood.blogspot.sg/2012/10/jamaica-blue-cafe-star-vista.html

Having passed by The Star @ Buona Vista many times, we decided to visit the mall to hunt for new food places.

We came across Jamaica Blue Cafe and was attracted by the warm ambience in the cafe. As you can see below, the cafe is rather small and cosy with warm lights and murals that make you feel like you're off for a getaway. It has an outdoor area where you can enjoy the cool night breeze.
Cozy and warm ambience

Cozy and warm ambience

 
As the name suggests, it is a coffee chain that prides itself for serving fine and high quality coffee to its patrons. Jamaica Blue originated from Austrailia and has since made its ways to many other countries. I will talk about the type of coffee it serves in greater details below.
Variety of food

Variety of food

 
As we were rather full from dinner, we decided to try the Scones ($5.9). It comes in a pair and served with butter and jam. I feel that the texture of the scones is good. My friend liked it as well. However, it wasn't something out of the ordinary and we felt that for the portion, the price we paid was rather high.
Scones

Scones

 
Food variety wise, they do serve main courses as well ranging from $11 to $17 such as salad, pasta and feta fritters. They also serve handcrafted sandwiches and a variety of salads (about $12-$16). Besides that, for people who are fanatics of all day breakfast, they serve eggs cooked in whichever ways you like, either poached, scrambled or sunny side-up.

The highlight of the cafe would be its coffee where you can choose the Signature Blend or Blue Mountain Coffee made in different styles (Latte, Flat White, Espresso, e.t.c). Price ranges from $4 to $6 for Signature Blend and $8-$10 for Blue Mountain Coffee. Like us, you might be wondering what's the difference? Basically Signature Blend comes from 5 different areas and each coffee type has their own distinct characteristic while Blue Mountain Coffee comes from only 1 place. For more info, you can visit their website.

We tried their Signature blend White Vienna ($6.1). You can choose the regular or large cup with a difference of $0.60. We took the large cup. The coffee is aromatic and quite strong. I felt that somehow it tasted a little diluted. They recommend on the website that it is best served as an Espresso or Flat White. Maybe you could try that style instead.
White Vienna

White Vienna

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Coffee
 
Spending per head: Approximately $8(Tea)

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