Chye Huat Hardware

Address: 150 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207563.
I have no ideas what made my colleague to treat us a drink at Chye Huat Hardware on the Friday’s afternoon. It was a message shared by another colleague, who went out for lunch together with us, 9 of us, and told us to meet up at the cafe as one of our colleagues wanted to treat us a drink.

Okay, there was another account saying that it could be just that one colleague wanted to treat one of the 9 colleagues but the rest of them dragged into the picture. Anyway, it is a free drink.

It was my third visit to this cafe, and second time trying their coffee. This round, because of the weather, I chose to drink cold brew. The Ethiopia Suke Quto, Cold Brew Black. It consists of floral, citrus, Earl Grey tea and peach. It tasted like kopi-o. ūüôā

I have no ideas whether it supposed to have Earl Grey tea’s taste but it has none, purely on coffee even the floral or peach taste was not strong. My colleagues tried the Cold Brew White which tasted better because of having milk inside.

We ordered the lemon pie and shared it as you can see the pie from the background of my drink. Thank you for the treat. It was a wonderful Friday’s lunch for whatever reason it was.


Baja Fresh

Address: 9 Bras Basah Road, #01-03, Singapore 189559.

Baja Fresh Mexican Grill Rendezvous Gallery.

My cousin brought me to try the Mexican food which is located at the Rendezvous Hotel at Bras Basah Road. It is my second try for the Mexican food in Singapore, my first try was sometimes ago at the West side, after my marathon with my running kakis.

I ordered the combo set which comes with two taco of my choice. I chose to try the Baja Style with Baja rice and beans. The taco filled with salsa, onions and cilantro. You can choose between the original or crispy type for the wrap or both. With the combo set, you can add-on for a glass of soft drink.

Each order comes with a pack of nacho and free flow of the sauces and salsa from the counter. Both of the types of the salsa are nice.

I chose the crispy taco for a try and it turned out to be messy. I would recommend you to go for the normal or original wrap. The rice and the beans are good, cooked healthily and generous in portion. Overall taste is pleasing and interesting.

My cousin ordered the Baja Burrito. We were surprised when it was served. It was a fresh hand-made guacamole & pico de gallo wrapped in a warm flour tortilla with spicy chicken. It is nice, delicious and interesting taste of the green paste, the guacamole.

We wrapped our lunch with churros served with chocolate syrup. Sinfully dessert of the day but they are very satisfying dessert. We joked the churros are the Chinese’s yao tiao.

It gives me a chance to try eating healthily and also get to learn some Mexican words:
1. guacamole is an avocado-based dip, spread, or salad.
2. pico de gallo, also called salsa fresca, is made from chopped tomato, onion, cilantro, fresh serranos, salt, and lime juice.

Aqueen Hotel Lavender

Address: 139 Lavender Street, 338739, Singapore.

The hotel’s coffee house often do promotion for set lunch and this visit, it was a buy 4 free 1 offer. And, it has been a while we did not visit this restaurant for lunch. Their menu changed for this visit. They used to serve the coffee and tea, however, right now they serve soft drinks only.

The set lunch comes with a bowl of soup which we can self-service from the counter and a pudding dessert. They have improved their mushroom soup’s quality with additional mushrooms inside the soup. Last time, we always think it their mushroom soup is made directly from the canned soup. At least for now, it made some effort to make the soup better.

My main course for the day is the pan-fried salmon in teriyaki sauce with mashed potatoes and salad with Japanese dressing. It looked pretty well presented. The salmon itself is well-tasted, not over-cooked and if you want extra taste, teriyaki sauce goes well too.

By the way, today is Valentines’ day. Wishing everyone has a great evening on this special day!

Sweet Potato From Don Don Donki

Don Don Donki, Singapore. The Japanese store which just opened and was said to be very long queue. Japanese sweet potato, hot popping served in a paper bag. You know what… I’m the last person buying this sweet potato before their next batch which may take some time to prepare. Thank you for the sweet and lovely dessert of the day.

Address: Orchard Central, B1 & B2, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore, 238896.

Richmond Bakery

Richmond Bakery, Tasmania, Australia.
Address: 50 Bridge St, 7025 Richmond, Tasmania, Australia.

We did not complete the whole Bruny Island trip because partial of the road in the island was closed for construction work. Half way through the road down to south, we decided to make a U-turn and head back to the port and board the next ferry back to the mainland. There was a long queue for the ferry because it was approaching off work time.

While waiting for the ferry to begin its journey, we googled for our tea break location. We have plenty of choice and we chose to head down to Richmond, which is a city rich of the historical buildings.

Upon reaching the mainland, we drove to the Richmond Bakery to have our tea break with all my friends. It was raining drizzling when we reached the bakery shop and a few couple of people sitting inside the shop having their teas and pies.

The bakery shop did not have many choices left for us to choose. We placed our ordered and tried each of almost everything that they are still serving. It included pies, scone, muffins and cakes. As for drinks, we tried their hot chocolate, hot teas and one of their cold drink.

It is a lovely top view picture of our tea time at Richmond Bakery. Again, these are shared among us. The taste of all the above is just normal. If want to compare the pies with Jackman and McRoss, I will say, let drive all the way back to their bakery and eat there instead.

Thinking that we shall have a decent meal for dinner that night, we did not spend too much time eating here and drive back to our home to prepare dinner. We have bought some pizza dough and we can make our own pizza from the oven.

Perhaps, in my next visit to Tasmania, I shall travel to this place to see the historical building and the beautiful scenery in this quiet town.

Wimbly Lu Chocolates

Address: 166 Tyrwhitt Rd, Singapore 207570.

After a Vietnamese lunch nearby this cafe, my three colleagues and myself wanted to have something sweet for the day and we ended up at this cafe, Wimbly Lu Chocolates.

The location of the cafe is surrounding by those budget hotels and other famous cafes such as Chye Seng Huat Hardware, Tiramisu Hero and VXX Cooperative which is located at Foch Road and it is not far from the Lavender MRT station.

We ordered the Lemon Meringue Pie and the Waffle with Single Scoop Ice Cream. I could not remember the name of the ice cream but they do have have rum and raisin ice cream as they serve alcohol.

The crispy and hot waffle topped with chocolate syrup and a scoop of our choice of ice cream, which tastes similarly to the butter cookies is really nice and satisfying. I just feel I want more waffles!

For the beautifully presented Lemon Meringue Pie, it is mild sweet, just nice and acceptable. We liked both of our desserts.

The atmosphere in the cafe during our visit was quiet and there was just a few people only. Low noise, cozy, and relaxing ambiance. I almost wanted to apply work from home but continue to stay in this cafe to do work. I am not sure if Wi-fi is provided, maybe can check it out next visit.

It is definitely a place to be recommended.

Miam Miam

Miam Miam, Singapore.
Address: #02-14 Bugis Junction 200 Victoria Street, Singapore.

Soufflé De Nuage
The fluffy egg soufflé on top of the thin layered of the tomato fried rice with ham and mushroom. It has plenty of thick ham on the right side and I hardly see any mushrooms in the fried rice. It is slightly imbalance.

Overall, it is a delicious, worth to try and very filling because it is slightly creamy too.

Original Soufflé Pancakes
It is a regular plain pancake, very thick, soft and not very fluffy as I expected. The maple syrup and the pancake blend well and the whole piece of pancake is not too sweet.