Monday, August 29, 2011

Food For Thought

Breakfast at 2 in the afternoon, yeah buddy! As you can see, the place was packed. There was a Full House sign outside and the expected wait time was 40 minutes. Fortunately, there was a group of people leaving just as we went in so we only had to wait for the table to be cleared. Just glad that we did not have to sit there for 40 minutes watching people enjoying the food with grumbling stomachs!!

Tea Latte: Shot of Earl Grey with Steamed Milk.

Full Works ($18): Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Garlic Mushrooms, Chunky Chicken Sausage, Hash Brown, Toasted Brioche with Roasted Tomato Salad.

This was gigantic! Loved the mushrooms.

Banana and Walnuts Pancakes ($10)

And of course, the much raved about pancakes! Topped with fresh cream and gula melaka syrup, the pancakes were so light and fluffy, it tasted divine along with the warm, gooey bananas. Considering that it was a pretty huge portion, I think it was well worth the $10.

They serve breakfast from 9 am to 5.30 pm, so this is a great place to go if you want some good breakfast food after waking up in the late afternoon.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Day 8 - Ewha, Hongdae and Cafe Gureum


Ewha University

A waffle to munch on while shopping. Yogurt filling drizzled with chocolate :3



Lunch at Jangeorang

Freshwater eel: A summertime specialty.

Especially went to look for this restaurant as it was designated as one of the best Korean restaurants by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and it did not disappoint!

Later on the way back to the train station, we stopped by the Coffee Prince cafe as it was marked out on the map we took from the Tourist Information Office. But alas, it was closed! There were a few Japanese tourists there taking photos.


Cafe Gureum

Complimentary snack: Pretzels!
Makgeolli cocktail. I loved this!
Green tea latte.
Nuggets and potatoes.

At night we went to chill in one of the look out cafes on the many bridges spanning Hangang River. We picked Cafe Gureum as we had hoped to view the Moonlight Rainbow Fountain show. Although weather was great and we were there from 8 pm to 10 pm, we didn't see it at all. Sadded. We asked the staff about it and they didn't know why there was no show either!

Still, the place had a great view and food was pretty good and reasonably priced, we really enjoyed ourselves there.

Later we went to walk around Myeongdong and spotted this:

Did not know there was a BreadTalk in Seoul! Made me laugh.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Day 7 - Angel-In-Us and Doota Food Court

People watching.

After walking around Myeongdong, we went to escape the hot weather in Angel-in-us, a popular chain, in Lotte Young Plaza.

Later for dinner we ate in the food court of Doota. This Japanese curry was pretty spicy even though we ordered the mildly spicy version. Luckily, they had a water dispenser for us to to get all the water we needed to put the fire on our tongues out :P

Crepe for dessert.

Pizzeria Mozza @ Marina Bay Sands

Calcio place mat!

Went to MBS to check out the YSL arty ring but they only had Turquoise in size 5 & 8. Attempted to squeeze my index finger into size 5 and almost couldn't remove it after... as Auntie Lucy would say, so embarrassing!!!

Since we were at MBS, we decided to try out another one of the celebrity chef restaurants. We arrived at Pizzeria Mozza at 5pm and it was packed as it was the weekend, but we managed to get seats at the bar.

Complimentary bread... chips? Lol idk but it was good! Nice to have something to snack on while waiting for the food we ordered to arrive.
Mozza Caprese ($19)

Mozza Caprese: slow-roasted vine tomatoes, creamy burrata cheese and bright hand pounded pesto. This salad looks great and tastes absolutely divine. Apparently the tomatoes are roasted for 4 hours till the skins begins to shrivel but the tomato itself remains plump. This tastes like heaven, never knew a tomato could taste so sweet and together with a mouthful of the creamy cheese and pesto, it was an orgasm for the taste buds.

Magherita Pizza ($24)

Ordered my favorite pizza: Magherita with mozzarella, tomato and basil. I felt it could do with a bit more mozzarella but still it was a good pizza, the crust especially was good, crisply charred on the outside but somehow it had a chewy bite on the inside.

Caramel Copetta ($15)

Caramel Copetta: Caramel gelato with marshmallow sauce and salted Spanish peanuts on top of a thin waffle crisp. Guh I'm in love with this dessert. The caramel gelato had a nice hint of burnt sugar that I love and the marshmallow sauce was basically melted marshmallows, yum!! What a wonderful way to end the meal.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

DB Bistro Moderne

Went to have lunch at Daniel Boulud's DB Bistro Moderne at Marina Bay Sands on a Tuesday afternoon to try the famed burger. It was actually pretty packed when I went, these pictures were taken when the restaurant was closing for lunch. I like the interior of the restaurant, it has kind of a traditional European bistro look, reminds me of Paris!

Since it was our first time there, we decided to order the burger to share. I mean, the burger costs $38! What if we didn't like it? Then we would have wasted $76 /auntie

I wanted to have it medium rare but the server informed me that medium was better for the burger. He did give a reason but somehow it went in one ear and out the other.

the original DB burger ($38)

The Original DB Burger was a sirloin burger with braised short ribs and foie gras in the middle. Beef with foie gras... that sounds a bit too rich. But I couldn't really taste the foie gras when eating but the smooth texture of it actually complements the braised short ribs and patty quite well. The bun seems comically small on top of the giant patty but oh well, it's not supposed to be the highlight of the dish anyway.

Also, I noticed that other diners were served a bread basket while I didn't get one and I was kinda miffed since I love bread and was looking forward to trying their bread basket. But I asked the server about it and he quickly brought out one with some butter.

Next was dessert, which reminds me of another thing that annoyed me about the service. So I was finished with the burger and was enjoying the fries, and the server came and put the little tin with the fries on the table and left with the plate the burger was served on. And shortly after, the desserts arrived! It was good that we didn't have to wait for long for the desserts but we were only about half way through the fries at that time. And since we ordered profiteroles, we had to start eating them immediately or the ice cream would all melt! Really, service was not horrible or anything, but these little things really ticked me off!!

Ok enough ranting, back to the food...

Profiteroles au caramel ($15)

The profiteroles were awesome which made up for them serving it a bit too early. On the website, it states that they serve profiteroles au cafe on the desserts menu but they only had profiteroles au caramel on the menu in the restaurant. Not that I'm complaining, I love caramel. But I wonder if they tweak their menu regularly? That would be pretty cool.

Warm madeleines ($8)

We were feeling quite full at this point and thought we wouldn't be able to finish what seemed to be a whole lot of madeleines. But once we popped one in our mouths we couldn't stop gobbling them down lol. The madeleines were delicious, once we had tried it we started thinking about returning to have it again! Served slightly warm with a dusting of sugar, they were light and fluffy and had a faint orange taste. Paired with a cup of tea, it was the perfect end of meal treat.

One thing I liked about the tea, which also cost $8 btw, was that they didn't serve it with the tea bag in the pot. Otherwise the tea would taste bitter from being steeped for too long at the second pour.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious!

Went a little buy crazy today...

tokidoki tote.
appetime sweets in grape.

Burnt a hole in my pocket, but I'm happy! Who says money can't buy you happiness...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

40 Hands

Place was pretty packed even though we were there at 3pm on a Tuesday afternoon.

Latte ($5)
Iced Mocha ($8)

I liked the latte but thought $8 was a bit much for the iced mocha as it didn't taste especially good and honestly, I would rather have a frappe at Starbucks for that price. I noticed that most people were having the hot drinks rather than the iced ones despite it being a very hot day, so I guess the hot drinks are better?

The famed tau sar pau.

Now I don't know about it being the best tau sar pau in Singapore but it certainly is the most expensive one at $2.50. But it did taste pretty good, the skin was very nice and soft and thinner than the ones you usually find on such buns.

Service was very warm and friendly though and sitting there over a coffee is certainly a nice way to pass time so I would definitely return to try some other items.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Heart Bistro @ Palais Renaissance

Went to try out Heart Bistro's Hi!Tea Platter as there was a 1-for-1 promo for DBS/POSB card members (till 31 August).

Tea in a heart shaped cup. The tea was kinda meh but I'm a sucker for nice presentation.

The platter consisted of a mushroom quiche, 2 small sandwiches, chicken and tuna, banana cake and a brownie. Really enjoyed this as it had 2 of my favourite things, mushrooms and bananas! Mushroom quiche was great and I liked the sandwiches as well as the bread was toasted till slightly crunchy. Banana cake was good but the brownie was a bit dry for me.

Bill came up to $25 for 2 people, a pretty good deal if you ask me ;)
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