So we were in the Jalan Bukit Ho Swee neighbourhood and decided to have our weekend brunch at Sin Lee Foods. Its name itself strikes a stark difference from the other cafes in Singapore, insinuating something so raw and traditional. Yet their food items scream otherwise. It appears they do come up with new food items / menu every now and then.
Few years ago, we went to Hong Kong for a vacation and travelled through mountains and seas just to get to sink our teeth into one of Tai Cheong Bakery’s egg tarts. Their egg tarts have been locally and globally recognised as the best in Hong Kong since decades ago! We were at the branch at 35 Lyndhurst Terrace, somewhere in the Central region of Hong Kong Island.
Located opposite one of our favourite waffles place – The Cold Pantry, Old Hen Coffee Bar is a cosy little setting for some good coffee and food. Despite it being a coffee bar, it has more food items than you would have expected. But! Our focus today is not on the food, but on the awesomely good bottled coffee.
Bao Makers stands out with its East meets West concept, a change from the usual brunch food served in cafes in Singapore. As the name suggests, this cafe and bakery specialises in the chinese-styled buns aka 包 serves with chilli-crab, salted egg yolk, etc. Located amongst many new hipster cafes in Horne Road, they too serve specialty coffee and desserts on top of their specialty baos.
Bridge is a contemporary modern European cafe / restaurant.bar located right opposite Raffles Hotel Singapore. They have been around for quite awhile now, but the recent salted egg yolk croissant craze in Singapore has put them back on the radar. We decided to pay this cafe a second visit to see how their Salted Egg Lava Croissant fared amongst the rest and revisited their menu.
Truffle fries, truffle mash, truffle chips . . it’s no secret that the truffle hype wouldn’t die anytime soon, so here’s a list of truffle food items from cafes, restaurants and hawker centres that we have tried, reviewed and our verdict!
Pan-seared US black angus short rib, onsen egg, truffle soy sauce over Tanuki’s signature mixed rice
The salted egg yolk croissant fever is catching on quick in Singapore thanks to Flavour Fling, Antoinette, Black & Ink. . . Bridge being enterprising and not wanting to be left out, launched their own Salted Egg Lava Croissant and Truffle Custard Croissant on 5th Feb 2016.
Coast and Company – a little gem in the midst of private housing estate in the Siglap area, is a refreshing break amidst the cafe scene in Singapore. Opened by the same people behind Loysel’s Toy, Chye Seng Huat Hardware, Papa Palheta started off as a solely coffee-roasting and wholesale business and to date, owns four cafes – three prior mentioned and one in Malaysia. It wasn’t the easiest cafe to spot, since we literally drove rounds before we realised it was there all along.