More like egg mayo croissant with hints of truffle that werenโ€™t very apparent. Croissant was flaky and decent enough, though it was overall nothing mind blowing. A generous portion of filling though!

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Toasted sourdough was soft and fluffy, giving a nice chew with every bite. But I loved the flavours which came through with all the ingredients combined. A medley of wonderfully sautรฉed mushrooms, honey baked ham, garlic Mayo, with three generous cheeses - American cheese, cheddar, and mozzarella slapped in between two slices to make a pretty huge sandwich. Delicious and convenient, which no wonder even people working around would patronise!

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Sourdough pizza that didnโ€™t disappoint. Bread was fluffy and toppings were generous. Went around the late night and they were still operating, which makes it a great comfort food to have it if youโ€™re looking past dinner time.

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Also tried to XLB from this stall. The dumpling skin had a relatively good texture and thickness, while the filling was of good portion. I did wish that it was more flavourful and juicier. The price does make the shortcomings easier to overlook, but Iโ€™d prefer DTF XLB over this.

That being said, the chilli oil dumplings remain unbeatable in my heart. Please recommend me other delicious hong you cha shou places for me to expand my horizons!๐Ÿฅน

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After all that hong you cha shou, I have finally found space in my stomach to get the bowl of beef noodles as well. I enjoyed the slight sourness of the soup and the spice from the chilli oil. I did think that the soup was a bit on the lighter side and couldโ€™ve been just a notch stronger in flavour. But the qq noodles were on point, as always.

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Unfortunately not a fan of this. The base was way too milky, and there was an artificial sweetness to it. The grass jelly herb did try to neutralise all of that, but was still insufficient. Nothing impressive about the fruits either.

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Deep fried tofu soaked in mirin based soya sauce, agedashi tofu is one of my must haves at izakayas. I love the spread of options at taan iza-bar, with some dishes being fusions of Korean and Japanese elements. This modern bar executes food decently well, and I havenโ€™t really been disappointed. Though I do miss their soft tofu stew- which I think they took it off their menu๐Ÿฅฒ Nonetheless, this tofu was one appetising side.

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The chicken nanban was fried to crispy and with just the perfect amount of oiliness, and served piping hot. Ultra delightful especially when paired with the creamy tartare sauce.

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6 pieces of scallops baked with mentaiko and mozzarella cheese. Pure excitement when the chewy and stringy cheese has a never ending pull. Really yummy and creamy with the mentaiko but as with all such dishes โ€” remember to share lest youโ€™ll get sick of it fast.

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Delicious clams that were stir fried to give a tinge of spiciness! This is truly a delight for clam lovers.

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Affordably priced garlic fried rice with generous amount of garlic chips scattered around. These chips elevated the experience, but I felt like the flavour and aroma of the garlic from the rice itself couldโ€™ve come through more.

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Finally visited the second branch of Lolaโ€™s cafe at Holland Village, with its quaint two-storey unit nestled at the corner of Lorong Mambong. The minimalistic vibes with its simple, aesthetic decor gives the cafe a warm, cosy ambience for an afternoon coffee or fun brunch with friends. Went for the spicy crab rigatoni that was choke full of blue swimmer crab and lathered with a delicate balance of tomato, white wine and cream sauce. The flavours went well together, and the texture of the rigatoni soaked up the sauce perfectly. Not forgetting that tinge of parmesan cheesiness which gave that added goodness to it. Highly recommend!

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