Clinton Street Baking Co.

Clinton Street Baking Co.
Address: 31 Purvis Street, Singapore.

For the first time I organized the team lunch for my team, thanked to my boss who assigned me to take this role from my colleague who is now my ex-colleague. With a specific amount of budget, we are still able to enjoy a beautiful western lunch with a group of 10 people. It was a farewell lunch too with my ex-colleague which I planned on the last week before last day of service.

While I thought they would try the restaurant’s recommended, famous and popular waffle fried chicken and pancake, it seemed that they are not really keen into these “famous” and “popular” food which most of the food lovers go for. Lucky enough, the restaurant serves more than waffle fried chicken.

I googled the restaurant and someone recommended to try their buttermilk biscuit bread. I tried the Egg Benedict because I want to try their buttermilk biscuits. It is slightly salty for my taste bud. It was filling with two poached eggs on top of the thick chicken ham and buttermilk biscuits.

However, the guys in my team needed more or bigger portion of food. It is American food, the portion seems big to me, hahaha…

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Nadeje Cake House

Nadeje Cake House, Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Address: SK-09, 2nd Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

It was quite disappointed during my visit to the Nadeje Cake House in Kuala Lumpur because the service at Mid Valley was not good. My previous two visits in Malacca were good and their staff were attentive. However, my third visit in Mid Valley did not turn out to be a pleasant. The waiters are foreigners and they are not as attentive as those local ones I met in Malacca.

Mistakenly, I ordered the cold Iced Cafe Latte with cream when I was so cold in the cinema before this. It was nothing great about their drink, maybe it was not their specialty. The background is the original favour crepe cake.

All of our cakes were mistakenly swapped with the table next to us who ordered three cakes as well. We took all the pictures of the caked before we were told they have made the mistakes. The above cake which we thought it was tiramisu but in actually, it was dark chocolate.

All cakes are same price, so to the waiters, it is fine, not a big deal to make such mistake. However, as a diner, my dining experience turns bad and I did not get to enjoy the cake I want to try.

Whisk, Outpost

Address: G139, Ground Floor, Old Wing, One Utama Shopping Centre, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, 47800, Malaysia.

After umpteen years didn’t visit One Utama, today is my first time stepping into this shopping centre after the free MRT ride from Pusat Bandar Damansara to Sungai Buloh, I disembarked at Bandar Utama MRT.

I was introduced to this little cafe, Whisk, Oupost. It is located next to Starbucks Coffee. The interior of the cafe looks vintage, used wooden tables and chairs. The compound is rather small and limited walking space or it looks crowded when everyone is sitting inside the cafe.

I was a bit shocked when I stepped into the cafe and found there was no pastries served at the counter. It was totally emptied. Then, I walked further into the cashier counter and found they were serving cakes too. We ordered a cake called Granny’s cake.

It is a nice cake to try, the taste is just okay and not too sweet. It goes well with my Iced Latte. Just a little comment, I find it a bit pricey for a little cuppa of latte. If I were to compare with the Starbucks next door, probably I will prefer to go Starbucks next time, at least I can collect my loyalty points and free wifi too.

Korean Dessert Cafe

Korean Dessert Cafe, Nunsongyee 눈송이 .
Address: 534 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188749.

I came back to Singapore after a two-week break in Kuala Lumpur. Since, I am holding the Singapore Visitor Pass, I have to plan my trips down to Singapore with careful consideration, only be here when there is interview, event or course to attend. Yes, I am looking for new job after quitting the previous job.

Last weekend, I was meeting up with my cousin, aunt and my friends and this week, I will go for a class on Google Cloud. Then, I will head back to Kuala Lumpur for another two weeks or until there is an interview schedule. Well, looking for job is a full time job for me right now and hopefully, there is a right opportunity this new year.

After the Christmas event at the Garden By The Bay, my friend and myself went to this cafe for a talk. She wanted to have some talks and stayed late night. This cafe sells all the Korean bingsu (ice shaved dessert) and Korean toasts. They served drinks are well.

For my first time I tried the Americano (아매리카노) after another of my friend shared her experience in drinking Americano during our gathering in Kuala Lumpur. I always think Americano is bitter and black. It is not my cup of coffee.

However that night I felt my life needs some new experiences. Do not let my perception deter myself from having new adventures. I kept my mind opened when I tried my first sip. And, then I write my story here.

First bitter, then sweet.
That night, my friend ordered the Injeolmi Bingsu (인절미 빙수). It is not a good idea to have heavy dessert at night and I took a bit share of the ice shaved dessert. It is nice, love the shredded walnut and chewy mochi bites on top.

Seng Kee

Address: Seng Kee The Black Seed By Chef Benny, Bugis Junction #01-71/72, 200 Victoria Street Singapore 188021.

As per Google, it is the Eighteen Chefs’ concept to start an Halal kopitiam in Bugis Junction and target the youngsters for Singapore local delights at the affordable price range. I visited the cafe twice with my friends and I have tried 2 different food and drinks from the menu.

This is the Nasi Lemak with Chicken Wing set which comes with a cup of tea with pandan leave. The nasi lemak is just like those normal nasi lemak that we can buy at the kiosk nearby MRT or kopitiam. The tea with pandan leave surely just a gimmick. It gives some pandan smell when you sip the tea while it is still hot. It does not add additional favour to the drink itself.

If you like Chee Cheung Fun, here you can get it with generous portion and comes with prawn sambal. Mixing it with the sesame, sauce and fried spring onions, make it tastes good and delicious even it does not come with other ingredients such as fish cake and etc.

What is the great thing to warm up myself? Of course a cup of hot tea.

Secret Recipe

Address: G19, Taman Maluri Shopping Centre, Jalan Jejaka, Taman Maluri, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Ambiance: The restaurant is quiet, not crowded. There is limited number of seats in the branch. The service is fast and the waiters are responsive.

The Fish and Chips with salads. It is one of their set lunch dishes. Food presentation is nice, the food taste is just right, the fish is fresh and the crumbs are crispy. It goes well with the tartar sauce. If you wish, you can have some chili sauce or ketchup for the fries.

The hot and cold lemon tea for two persons. And lastly the take away Walnut Brownie for evening tea.

La Marelle

Address: 25A Baghdad Street, Singapore 199664.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lamarellecafe/

Since after I resigned from my previous company, I did not manage to write any food reviews. One reason was I quite busy with dealing the situation which made me unable to concentrate on writing my food blog.

Taking a break from the hectic working life looks good and the freedom after that is what I am looking forward. Currently, I am actively looking for next job in Singapore. While busy applying for new job opportunity, I still continue writing.

I was back to Singapore for a while, to complete my Great Eastern Women Half Marathon and meet up with some ex-colleagues and friends. One of the friends booked me for a dinner at this colourful cafe located in the city, the La Marelle. I met her up at Tampines and took the MRT together to the location and met up with another friend. It supposed to be 4 girls’ date, unfortunately, another friends of us was sick.

Let us look closer into the food which we ordered.

The Mushroom Aglio E Olio. It is suitable for those who want to go vegetarian for a day. It is quite plain even I choose to non-vegetarian cooking style (means adding lots of garlic). The presentation of the food also needs some improvement. Both of my friends think I ordered fried meehoon.

The Mac and Cheese is overwhelmed with cheese and both of my friends cannot finish the food because the cheese will make their stomach filling. I get to taste a bit from my friend, seriously cheesy! We like the food presentation.

We order two cakes, the gula melaka cake and the cheese cake. Personally, I prefer the gula melaka cake over the cheese cake simply because of the unique taste from the gula melaka cake which make me feeling I should eat more!

 And yes, we finished all the cakes, clean~~~

While enjoying the cakes, we looked around the cafe and found they are selling stuffs too, in which I bought some of the pocket sized notebooks. The interior of the cafe heavily painted with vivid colors and decorated with some beautiful decorations. When you visit this cafe, remember to look up the pinkish staircase to the second level of the shop. I do a little search online, someone mentioned the specialty of this cafe is the Iced Espresso. We did not order drink for that night, maybe, next time when I visit the cafe again, I will check out their drink menu again.