Tag Archives: Dessert
The Honey Toast iconic to Dazzling Cafe needs little to no introduction. After all, ever since its soft launch back in April and finally its long awaited official opening at the beginning of this month, Dazzling Cafe located at level 1 of the newly revamped snazzy Capitol Piazza has been making waves on all forms of social media with their super photogenic desserts topped with both ice-cream and cream cascading down the stack of crisp thick slices of buttered toasts.
Dazzling Cafe finds its roots in Taiwan as one of the most widely popular dessert franchise chains that still sees winding queues outside their nine outlets today- 5 years after they first opened. Needless to say, fans in Singapore did what they do best and queued outside Dazzling Cafe as well when business started and while the fanfare has died down a tad bit right now, it is still mostly full house especially on weekends.
I have been to Dazzling Cafe a total of 3 times since they opened and since all 3 visits were on weekday afternoons, the longest I had to wait was approximately 20 minutes. While it is a bit unusual for me to revisit the same place so many times within a span of only a few weeks, I did have my eye on a few items on their menu and since portions were relatively big, I had to space out my visits.
Durian Fiesta at Goodwood Park Hotel Singapore is an annual event which I almost never miss. A self-declared durian aficionado, I have a great weakness for the king of fruits but because of its seasonal nature, I usually always have to contain my excitement till the months of April to August arrive.
Well, I am happy to announce that it is that time of the year again and in this latest instalment of the fiesta, the hotel’s pastry chefs have rolled out a whole new range of durian-centric goodies, on top of their well-loved signature delights- all in celebration with our nation’s momentous jubilee.
Available from 16 March to 2 August 2015 at the hotel’s Deli, fans of this yearly affair can look forward to exciting new items such as the gorgeous eye-catching Durian Rainbow Ice Cream Cake $11.75 that tastes as lusciously-good as it looks, the Durian Carrot-Walnut Cake $11.75 per slice; $72.75 for whole cake (1.4kg), which teased with its layers of creamy thick durian pulp in between layers of moist carrot walnut cake and finished with toasted almonds on the top, Mini Durian Chocolate Wafer Rolls $32.10 for 10 pieces which appeared the least exciting in appearance but surprisingly packed a punch in the first bite, and the Durian Macarons $22.45 for 6 pieces which I highly recommend for those like me who love macarons and durian- the ultimate combination that was thoroughly satisfying.
Montana Brew Bar has been generating quite a bit of hype across social media since it first opened at the beginning of this year. From the same people who brought you Roosevelt’s Diner & Bar, Montana is all about the waffles. But not just any ordinary waffles, the choices here are innovative and the concoctions work out surprisingly well. Think Breakfast Waffle BLT, Matcha Strawberry Field Waffles, Red Velvet Waffle Stack and Cinnamon Apple Pie Waffles.
After hearing so much about “THE ULTIMATE” Truffle Jalapeno Mac & Cheese Waffle $12.50, we just had to order it. Montana has also earned a reputation for being receptive towards feedback on their food and acting on suggestions almost immediately. We heard that this is probably already version 2.5 and honestly, it was really quite good. And if you are wondering where the mac & cheese is, it is actually incorporated within the waffle itself so that every bite of that truffle scented waffles is oozing cheese and mac bits. Do not forget to dip those waffles into the curry salsa dip on the side for an accentuation of truffle flavour.
With a land scarce city like Singapore, parking lots are often a nightmare to find. Free parking is even more so a luxury and possibly a rare commodity. Still, we managed to rummage for 15 places in Singapore with free parking all day long– this list does not include the shopping malls that offer free parking during lunch hours from 12-2pm. No more having to be on your guard or look out for the “summon auntie” while dining or worrying about the value your CashCard reader is going to reflect when you drive out of the carpark. Simply park the car, stay as long as you want and enjoy your meal.
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The Lorong Kilat neighbourhood has recently come alive with the opening of a whole slew of new cafes. And the eye-catching colourful circus-themed Revelry is one of them. Priding itself as a waffle specialty cafe, this family-run business is all about, as you may have guessed, waffles. Offering not just the usual sweet ones but also uniquely savoury combinations, you probably will find a waffle here to suit your mood for the day.
From low-lying lanterns that flood the ceilings, to flamboyant murals of life-sized elephants painted on the walls, and a vibrant red and white colour scheme going on for the decor, the vibe here is definitely exuberant and a little theatrical- a nice change from the minimalist theme in cafes that is honestly getting a tad dated. The menu too, which opens up like a fan, adds to the cafe’s overall distinct eclectic appeal.