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From the same people behind home-grown ice-cream brand Creamier at Lor 1 Toa Payoh, comes a new soft-serve dessert concept located in the heart of Chip Bee Gardens. And almost an entirely different concept it is indeed as compared to their predecessor, as Sunday Folks serves mainly just 6 flavours of soft serve ice-cream and a range of cakes which changes routinely. Rest assured however, their famous crisp eggy waffles are still on the menu.
The space itself is much more luxurious than the cramped few seats there were in Creamier, with this being a lot more spacious and airy, sitting roughly 40 people quite comfortably. The interior too while minimalistic, bears some attention to details with vases of flowers on each table, light brown wooden furniture complimenting the cream-coloured walls, creating an overall cosy and comfortable feel.
MADO Café located at level 1 of JEM is hard to miss, being conveniently parked right next to one of the entrances of the huge mall. Selling ice-cream directly imported from Turkey, this dessert place is the flagship store in Singapore and possibly the first of its kind here. Since I posted a photo of this waffle and geo-tagged its location on Instagram, I have had friends and readers telling me that they had tried MADO ice-cream in Istanbul and was thrilled to find out that they have opened on our little island.
What’s unique and special about the ice-cream served at MADO is the fact that it is 100% halal because salep is used in place of gelatin and it is made from pure goat’s milk. Those adverse to the characteristic goat’s milk smell should not worry as well since these goats are fed with a specific diet, ensuring that the milk they produce is odourless. The only difference therefore, is the texture which is a tad more dense, a little creamier, thicker and not supposed to melt so easily. But of course in Singapore’s weather, even the coldest and hardiest of ice-creams will melt in our humidity.
Though the cafe sells mains and full meals, we came here specially for their desserts having heard so many good things about it. From the Signature Dessert Plates, we chose an iconic Turkish item- the Pisachio Baklava with Vanilla Ice-cream $11.90 because some of us had not even heard about Baklava before this, and 2 Waffle items- the Homemade Blueberry Cheesecake Waffle $11.50 and Salted Caramel Ice-cream $10.50.
Hidden inside the Ngee Ann Poly campus at Blk 16, is a cutesy gem of a cafe called Cupplets run by ex-students of the school. If you are not a current student or ex-student of Ngee Ann, I will save you the trouble of turning a few rounds and getting lost in the process by telling you to head towards to the Sports Complex, walk pass the food court and you will see it. It is on the ground level.
This was meant to be a simple coffee-run with a fellow foodie friend of mine who is also a Westie but I ended up really impressed with the quality of the tarts and drinks we had there and decided to blog about it. But not just to share about the great find, but to also support the entrepreneurial spirit of our young people in Singapore.
And if you are one for the rustic aesthetics, mismatched tables and crockery, then Cupplets is the perfect place for you. It does make a much more affordable alternative compared to other whimsical vintage-feel cafes around the area that tend to overcharge for their ambiance.
Cupplets serves mainly cakes, tarts, muffins and brownies- the usual sweet stuff but savoury pies such as Chicken or Tuna are also available. The coffee beans are the same ones used at Common Man Coffee Roasters- I am no coffee expert but my coffee fanatic friend did enjoy her cuppa very much. I on the other hand, had a Matcha Latte that was beautifully rich and smooth- not to be missed by Matcha fans.
From the same Japanese food chain which brought you LENAS, Dolce Tokyo, My Izakaya and AmaSoy, Ministry of Food (MOF), adds yet another to its brood with the recent launch of Social Square at level 3 of Parkway Parade. Serving up a wide variety of European-Japanese influenced gourmet delights with three full-fledged menus, the people in the East definitely have a new option for large group gatherings or even intimate twosome meet-ups.
The food here at Social Square is divided into three main categories- Western, Japanese and Desserts. Each menu is crammed full with options and I have never said this with so much conviction but everyone will certainly find something to eat here. And it is also because the restaurant offers such a diverse range of foods, the larger-than-usual open-concept kitchen is always bustling with activity and you might even be able to catch some live action going on from your seat!
A key attraction of Social Square is their All-Day-Breakfast offerings which are extremely hearty in portions and frankly, quite affordable in price. But I think what won me over from the start, was the fact that the food on my table looked exactly like it did in the menu! The presentations were true to their printed pictures. We tried the Essential British $12.80 and Smoked Salmon Benedict $18.80 which were both decent and satisfying enough to curb your breakfast-for-dinner cravings.
Snacks such as the Chicken Wings $6 which were deep-fried and seasoned well, received our thumbs-up. This might be one of the most common appetizers but there was no doubt that it was done well here.
Mains include the Pan-fried Salmon Mushroom $20 which came with a choice of 2 side dishes. Generous portions though the salmon was a little too overcooked for our liking. Those criss cut fries with a dash of parmesan did however make for great munchies.
A dining experience at HOUSE is always a pretty affair. Subtle vintage touches, dainty crockery and the polished vibe makes one feel pampered and a tad luxurious just by walking through those floor-to-ceiling- glass doors. I have long been a fan of HOUSE’s Vintage Hi-Tea Party which is only available on Thursdays and Fridays for $30++. The gorgeous display of cakes and pastries in such an elegant fashion with scores of scrumptious treats to feast on like there is no tomorrow, it is little wonder why reservations are mandatory and the last minute ones do not stand a chance.
But! For those of you cannot get off on the weekdays or find Dempsey a wee bit inconvenient to get to, I am super excited to share the good news that HOUSE has recently revamped its ala-carte dessert menu with 8 brand new offerings which you can enjoy everyday and even some at the Skinny Pizza branches. From good ol’ American pies to simple comfort fare of toasted brioche with salted caramel, this refreshed menu is not for the faint-hearted but so irresistible on the eyes that everyone will find it hard to say no.
Starting with the cakes, the Lemon Curd Cheesecake $9.50 though appearing seemingly plain, was a delightful tangy surprise with its layer of thick velvety lemon curd beneath the surface. Smooth and creamy, with its sourish notes, the curd cut through the richness of the cheese so effortlessly. The Mango Coconut Passionfruit Cake $9.50 on the other hand, with its elaborate pipings of cream and lashings of coconut flakes was such a pretty picture but a clash of flavours within.