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.

Mon Bijou

Mon Bijou, Orchard, Singapore.
It is located at Claymore Connect, the French cafe serves all day breakfast, lunch and desserts. I was tasked to check out what to ate for lunch when both princesses just woke up from their beauty sleep. A quick search from the Internet, sethlui.com recommends this French cafe as it has something great to try. Since, we are nearby, we just walk over and we are greeted with their friendly waiter.

I start with translating the name Mon Bijou to English, it means My Jewel. I quite agreed with it, this place is a hidden gem.

The chef recommendations list on the menu includes this MB Crabby Patty burger serves with mango salsa and fries. Food presentation is good, taste for the crab patty is good too. My friend likes the mango salsa.

The second chef recommendation is the Truffle Scrambled Egg with toasts, hash brown and sausages. I wanted to smell the truffle after seeing a TV programme sometime ago. Just curious how it is actually smell when we cook it with our food. I quite like the two-tone toast (black and white toast), I cannot be sure what is the favour of the black colour, and online search, some says it is squid ink. And, then the hash brown used to be handmade, however, the hash brown that I got that day was those frozen ones.

The third chef recommendation under the same menu is the Spaghetti Carbonara which my friend ordered. She says it is really nice 🙂  Overall, the food here is delicious and worth to try. All food served after waiting for some 15 to 20 minutes, I believe they prepare the food with ‘heart’.

For drinks, we choose three different drink, the healthy green juice consists of the green apple, celery and cucumber, the mango smoothie and mocha.
Address: #01-19/20, Claymore Connect, 442 Orchard Road, Singapore 238879.

Two Bakers

Two Bakers, Lavender, Singapore.
Again, I revisited this cafe after the last Christmas visit with two other friends. Wow, I cannot imagine it has been so long since my last visit. During my second visit, I went with another friend and we targeted to have more for dessert and shared one main course. Okay, these are what we tried during the visit:-

Bagel with bacon, egg, hash brown and salad with special sauce. And, I forgot the name of this sandwich. ^^ Anyway, our main desserts are these two beauties in which both of us caught in first sight.

The Matcha Swiss Roll contains strong green tea taste which I feel slightly overdo. First few bites are great but when the green tea taste covers all over my mouth, I need to find other things to balance out.

Here is the next dessert we ordered:-

The pear almond pie. The pie isn’t sweet, taste just right and nicely presented.
Address: 88 Horne Road, Singapore.