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.

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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.

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.

Ban Heng Restaurant

Ban Heng Restaurant
Address: 181 Orchard Road #11-01/02, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896.

I was with my aunt and cousin for my aunt’s birthday celebration at Ban Heng Restaurant which located at Orchard Central. It is my first time visiting this Chinese restaurant. They serve dim sum eat all you can during weekday and we went on to try it.

It starts with their default dishes which are 8 of them.
– Drunken live prawns with Chinese herbs
– Shark fin soup with crab meat
– Deep fried Halibut cod fish in Thai style
– Chilies crayfish
– Braised whole abalone with brown sauce
– Deep fried soon hock with superior soya sauce
– Steamed half shell clams with garlic and ginger
– Steamed red Garoupa with superior soya sauce in Hong Kong style

After finished with the default main dish, we ordered other steamed dim sum, fried dim sum and dishes from the menu. The portion which they served us was not small at all. The quality of the dim sum is normal and nothing great to share. The taste is mild and need a lot of improvement to bring up the quality of the food.

It is not a good selling point when you focus on giving a big portion of food to your customers and forgo the quality and taste of the food. End of the day, your staffs complained about the customers were not able to finish the food they ordered.

The prawns with wasabi mayo, prawns with oats and fried squid rings.

We ordered a plate of the braised Ee Fu noodle which turned out to be slightly flavoured and I ate it with the plain green vegetable and a fried chicken.

The fish maw soup has the same soup based with the shark fin soup. Even  soup, they serve more than enough for three of us.

Lastly, we ordered the yam paste in Teow Chew style. I was slightly shocked with the yellowish liquid in my bowl of dessert and I was thinking how come it has so much oils inside. It does not taste anything and I did not know what it is. I skipped the entire “liquid” and just scooped the yam paste.

Again, quality of food is important too as customers enjoy the taste and presentation of the food more than the quantity of the food served. Hope there is improvement from the chefs.

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.