#Cafehopping

#Cafehopping

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Julius Lim
Julius Lim

With the durian bumper harvest, it is one of the best opportunities now to enjoy good durians and the Chendul with Fresh Durian ($7.80) is one dessert that you should try when there. Also, the Stinky Bowl with fresh durian pulp is another must-try for all durian fans.
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✨ 99 Old Trees / Stinky Durian Dessert
📍 1 Teo Hong Road, Singapore 088321
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The greens and berries don’t do much except making this a more balanced meal.
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✨ Parallel Cafe
📍 3 Club Street, Singapore 069401
🍴 [Self-Funded]

The name Boyutei draws inspirations and influences from the Japanese kanji characters忘忧亭, which means a pavilion or tranquil spot where you can forget your sorrows over drinks and food. The menu revolves around savoury items such as salads, soups, Japanese sandos, rice, noodles and crepes crafted by Whitegrass’ Head Chef Takuya Yamashita and, desserts and beverages by master tea artisans Hvala.

From the savoury section, expect a range of Japanese French fusion dishes such as the sandos of Wagyu Sukiyaki Tamago Sando ($24) and Ebi Katsu Sando ($22), the latter a favourite among the diners with a thick cut of ebi prawn cake that is deep fried to golden crunch and sandwiched between a brioche thick toast with tartar sauce, tomatoes, cabbage, and a homemade chilli drizzle. The selection of rice and noodles include the Cha Soba ($24) and Niku Miso Chazuke ($18), with the former containing grilled unagi fish and kinshi tamago while the latter is a rice dish with moromi miso flavoured minced beef and poured over a dashi broth.

If you are here for the crepes, there are the savoury and sweet ones to appeal to all. The Seafood Mentaiko Crepe ($22) comes with an assortment of ingredients such as prawn, squid, and bacon with a mentaiko mayo dressing. My personal favourite will be the Goma Matcha Crepe ($14) that is for all matcha lovers with the matcha pastry cream, homemade matcha ice cream and finished with goma crumble. There are even plated desserts such as the Black Forest Tart ($17) that is heated up upon order and contains a molten dark chocolate filling with a kirsh cherry compote. To go alongside all these sweet and savoury flavours, do not miss out on Hvala’s signature Matcha Latte ($9) that is freshly whisked and layered onto fresh milk or a glass of Sakura Smoked Black Tea ($12) that has faint notes of Sakura and hints of sour cherry.
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✨ Boyutei
📍 28 Ann Siang Road, Unit 01-02, Singapore 069708
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Both the Textures of Dark Chocolate ($22) to Textures of Strawberry ($22) are our favourites of the evening; the former is a Single Plantation 65% Madirofolo dark chocolate mousse layered with sablé and crisp cocoa tuile with a balanced bittersweet flavour, and the latter is served in a goblet of seasonal strawberries with layers of granité and rosé jelly topped with a tangy strawberry sorbet to give a refreshing touch.

The Black Sticky Rice Soufflé ($24) is an interesting dessert to reminisce the Thai mango sticky rice, served with a coconut cream and Alphonso mango ice cream. Lastly, the Lychee & Raspberries ($22) is an intricate piece of a dessert that is shaped in a thin sugar sphere that contains jelly and raspberry chantilly with a side of fresh raspberries and lychee sorbet. This dessert is great as an after-meal treat as it is light and refreshing.
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✨ Tarte by Cheryl Koh
📍 1 Scotts Road, Shaw Centre, Unit 02-05/06/07, Singapore 228208
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From your childhood superheroes such as Ultraman to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, you can purchase some of the vintage items and bring a piece of your childhood memory home.

Food wise, the cafe has a menu of $9.90 specials to snacks, burgers/sandwiches, pastas, meaty or seafood mains to desserts. The Simply Salmon ($16.90) comes with a slab of pan seared salmon on a base of spaghetti that has been tossed in a spicy belachan chilli paste and the Sambal Chicken Burger ($15.90) comes with a pan grilled chicken thigh and sambal mayo with a side of fries and greens.
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✨ Old Habits Boutique & Cafe
📍2 Telok Blangah Way SAFRA Mt Faber, Unit 01-04, Singapore 098803
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However, if the Bobby Smalls is a good benchmark for their other sandwiches, then oh boy, we must eat the entire menu one of these days. With so many bagel and sandwich cafes opening recently, competition is firing up to be crowned the top place in Singapore and I will highly regard Korio as one of the frontrunners.

Back to the Bobby Smalls, it is definitely not small in terms of taste and statue. Sandwiched between a potato bun, it is stacked with crispy spam, cheddar & American cheese, fried egg, arugula, and hot mayo; every ingredient done in a right proportion will result in an absolute flavour bomb. Even though we had it for takeaway and only ate it an hour later, it was still as delish as it looks.
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✨ Korio
📍 135 Amoy Street, Far East Square, Unit 01-03, Singapore 049964
🌐 https://korio.oddle.me/en_SG/
🍴 [Self-Funded]

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Whether to host a private dining experience, conduct workshops, a space to launch new projects/businesses, meet like-minded folks or utilizing it as an office space for meetings and gatherings; Crane has the facilities to customize to your needs. There are monthly and yearly membership plans for single location entry and multi-location entry available.

Over at the Joo Chiat location, there are F&B operators that can fuel up your day with coffee from Kohi Roastery & Coffee Bar, café brunch grub from Café Natsu and, bar bites and cocktails from Sottoscala.
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✨ Crane at Joo Chiat
📍 285 Joo Chiat Road, Level 2, Singapore 427535
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From now to 31 May, you can also get to enjoy 50% A5 Hokkaido Wagyu Bento (U.P. $31.80) and from now to 18 May, get 50% off the second bento order.

Each bento comes with a bed of Hokkaido Yumepirika Rice and topped with your choice of meat that has been flame grilled to perfection, prepared a la minute and glazed with the in-house marinate. Besides the premium A5 Hokkaido Wagyu Bento, there are other options such as Yakiniku Karubi Bento, Beef Sukiyaki Bento, Hokkaido Pork Yakiniku Bento and Pork Yakiniku (Miso) Bento. Each set comes with tonjiru miso soup with pork.
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✨ #ricesando Tokyo
📍 68 Orchard Road, Plaza Singapura, Unit B2-45, Singapore 238839
🌐 https://ricesando.com/
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We were there during the long weekend after the lunch hours but still have to wait in queue for a table and an even longer wait for the food to arrive. Overall, a nice addition to the already cafe-saturated concepts around the vicinity but the prices are very much to be desired.

The Baked Eggs #2 costs a premium $24.50 and the portion could have been much more in my opinion, as it only comes with a single focaccia bread sitting on top of the shakshuka of San Marzanos tomatoes, a few slices of spicy chorizo and organic eggs. The Shoyu Butter & Garlic Rigatoni ($18) is cooked in a piquant garlic mixture which gives it most of the flavour in a dish but otherwise it was just one dimensional. On the other hand, the Honey Butter Coin Hash ($14.50) was the winner of the meal with the sweet-savoury sauce of honey butter that coated the hash and the yogurt dip to give it a nice refreshing flavour.
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✨ Supernova
📍 266 Tanjong Katong Rd, Singapore 437053
🍴 [Self-Funded]

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Located in Mandarin Gallery, Cafe Ma Maison offers a range of sweet treats and savoury bites such as their popular Strawberry Tart ($9.50) and Truffle Flavoured Katsu Sandwich ($14.80). Especially the katsu sando, this is a good alternative to the thick cuts of deep fried breaded pork that you can get at the tonkatsu concept.

Another new item in their menu is the Seasonal Fruits Shortcake ($12.80) which is a tower of freshly baked chiffon cake covered in whipped cream, decorated with seasonal fruits and a glass of lemon sorbet. I love this pairing as the tanginess from the sorbet helps to balance the richness from the cream.

Enjoy 10% discount off the total bill when you flash this post and show the staff that you are following my Instagram page @juliuslim before making the payment. This promotion is applicable at all Ma Maison restaurants from 14 April to 30 April. Terms and conditions apply.
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✨ Cafe Ma Maison
📍 333A Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery, Unit 02-33/34, Singapore 238897
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The lineup includes the Butter Cookies with Nutella® (220g, $15.90 each), each cookie contains a generous portion of the popular chocolate hazelnut spread, followed by the seasonal beverages of Burnt Caramel Ice Blended® (from $7.90 for small) and Cold Brew Burnt Caramel (from $7.90 for small). The former is made by blending the brand’s signature coffee extract with the burnt caramel and topped with caramel-infused whipped cream while the latter is adding the burnt caramel with the handcrafted cold brew to make it a refreshing treat.

The brand’s brew-at-home series has also several new additions with the limited edition Ceramic French Press and Mug Set ($39.90) that comes in three colours of pink, blue and green, and decked in delicate 3D-emoboseed quotes. For a limited time only, you can get this set at $19.90 for every $20 spent on food and beverages.
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✨ The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Singapore
📍 Available at all Coffee Bean Singapore stores or via GrabFood, foodpanda and Deliveroo
🌐 www.coffeebean.com.sg
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Made using the Red Bull 25% Less Sugar Energy Drink and sun-ripened passionfruit, this refreshing treat is a sorbet with a sweet and tangy flavour combination. Starting from April 2022, this Red Bull mixed with Passionfruit Sorbet is available at all Udders outlets at $4.20 nett per 100ml scoop and $13.60 nett per pint, or you can also get it on the Udder’s online store (link below), GrabFood, Deliveroo and foodpanda at $5 nett per 100ml scoop and $14.65 nett per pint.
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✨ Red Bull Singapore x Udders Ice Cream
📍 Available at all Udders outlets
🌐 https://icecream.udders.com.sg/
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"The best souvenir from travelling is to bring home a memorable food experience" #aworldtoeat

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