Desserts, Singapore - Jurong East, Singaporean Food

Lady M

Lady M, 3 Gateway Drive, #02-25/26 Westgate, Singapore 608532.

After the team lunch at the Din Tai Fung, my boss asked for a dessert place for second round. I did not expect there would be a second round, therefore, I did a quick search for desserts around the JEM and Westgate. Since, West side of Singapore is my less travelled place and I am not a dessert person, finding a good dessert place gives me some challenges.

Finally, we settled down at Lady M at Westgate. Lucky the place was able to accommodate large group of people. Initially the waitress wanted us to sit on the high table, which we rejected and asked them to combine some of the tables for us at one corner.

Lady M, specialized on mille crepe cakes which was said to be no less than twenty paper-thin handmade crepes layered with ethereal light pastry cream. They are  using the combination of French pastry techniques with Japanese etiquette of precision, Lady M prides itself on creating fresh and finest cakes.

They do offer set of two cakes with 2 drinks of your choices. During our visit, it was March, the Japanese sakura season, they serve specially made Sakura berry mille crepe cake.

The strawberry pastry cream layered on the the twenty thinned layer crepes. It tastes slightly sweet toward the end, and I do not recall if I tasted the sakura floral smell. If you do not like the favoured cake, you can always go for their signature cake, the Original Crepe Cake.

They do offer normal type of cakes. One of them is the chocolate cake which my colleague ordered and I tried a small bite. It is very rich chocolate cake. My personal preference after trying most of them is the Matcha crepe cake.

If you are going there with a group of people, I would not suggest you to order too many set of cakes because you may end up repeating the same cakes among your friends. Besides that, the portion of the cake is good enough for sharing.

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Cafe, Desserts, Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Food

Caffe Bene

Caffe Bene, Sunway Velocity, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

A girl friend of mine reminded me to look for another friend to get the facial cream she bought from China. I asked my friend before this on how to manage the scars and pimples on my face.

She told me this worked pretty well on her face and she bought a new one during the one for one promotion. So nice of her! And, I am going to try it pretty soon.

Alright, back to my blogs’ updates.

As you can see the background of the picture above, yes, I took the picture while writing this post. My visit to Caffe Bene in Malaysia is countable, however, I think this maybe my first or second time. I looked at the menu and I could not find some special from the menu to try.

You know, whenever, I do not want to pick a new thing to try, I will always go for Latte. However, my friend ordered Iced Coffee Latte, so I have to order something different than his. I ordered the hot Mocha and he added a sliced of Peanut Buttter cake to share with. The cake is rich but not too sweet, yes, it is still sweet, it goes well with my cup of Mocha. Everything is well balanced, however, I would love to be given more options to reduce the sugar level.

The ambiance of the cafe is pretty good especially we sit at one corner and it gives us a lot of privacy and space to talk.

It has been quite long since we last met and I always wanted to share with him about my stories with my client who liked sometimes ago. I have been sharing it with some girl friends and their feedback almost the same and I wanted to see from the guy’s point of views toward this matter.

Besides sharing our updates with each other, we planned to visit our girl friend in Suzhou this year end. I am planning to go for a long trip after my project is completing.

Cafe, Desserts, Lunch & Afternoon Tea, Singapore - Lavender, Singaporean Food

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. 🙂

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.

Desserts, Hotel Restaurants, Mexican Food, Singapore - Bencoolen, Singaporean Food

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.

Desserts, Hotel Restaurants, Lunch & Afternoon Tea, Singapore - Lavender, Singaporean Food

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!

Desserts, Japanese Food

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.

Australia, Australian Food, Cafe, Desserts, Tasmania - Western Food, Western Food

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.