(this post is here cause I just want to keep blogging, but I got nothing really worth to share)
So I’ve been to this cafe two times, and I am … feeling just so-so for their food and cake. But since this place is Halal certified, at least this is someplace to be considered other than Coffee Bean 🙂
First time I came here, it’s because I had some coupons that I bought via qoo10. The coupon is for one pastry and one tea of the day. At that time I visited their Plaza Singapura branch (level 3 of the extension, just outside of Uniqlo), the tea of the day was sort of English Breakfast. I chose doughnut and Husband chose cinnamon roll.
The tea is ok, but I kinda love the pastries. The doughnut is chewy and sweet, while the cinnamon roll is nice as well, albeit a bit of bland and too much of cinnamon.
The cafe concept is just like Coffee Bean. You ordered, paid, and waited at the other end of the cashier for your coffee/tea. There is also a corner where you could get your straw and creamer.
The second visit, I ordered Choco Franilla (what a name!) and New York Cheesecake. Ohh, I love this cheesecake 😀 It wasn’t overly sweet, and not overly sour either. Too bad it’s 6.5 bucks per pieces. So expensive and yet so small. Quite fulfilling though, so I guess… that’s ok?
The Choco Franilla, on the other hand, was pretty blah. It’s so freaking sweet! I guess it’s because it’s chocolate AND vanilla. I should have ordered either one of them.
Overall, it’s quite a good place to just chilling after some shopping. But will I come here just for the cakes and coffee? Perhaps not.
Back to our weekend makan series! Well, I don’t intend to make it a series, but somehow we always end up eating out somewhere on weekend, so perhaps it’s good to have it documented as a series, lol.
So, this week we headed to Bugis Junction!
#1 Yellow Submarine
We didn’t really plan to eat here. We were hungry and looking for another option other than … Seoul Garden or Pasta Mania. I love both, but Husband is not. And no point of eating at a place we both don’t enjoy.
While we were looking for sort of food court, we spotted this veryyyy bright yellow stall near Twelve Cupcakes at Bugis Junction’s basement.
It looked like a fast food sort of type, so we were a bit hesitant. But we never tried this stall before, so why not?
We ordered the recommended one – Beef Yellow Submarine for Husband and Chicken Philly Submarine for me. Plus we ordered D-Radar (which suspiciously looked like prata)
We were a bit confused about what to expect actually, so while waiting for our order to be ready, we just sat and looked around.
That display on top lets you know if your number is up and your order is ready.
Tadaaa~ our … cheese fries (?) It comes with our meal set actually. That yellow cheese looks like something I usually see on KFC’s cheese fries. And it tasted the same as well, lol.
My Philly Submarine! OK, basically it’s a sandwich wrap, haha. But I like this! The meat is generous, the sauce is tasty, and not too many veggies! Haha. Yeah, I am not really into vegetarian :p
The disappointing part? This sad looking prata.
Hmgh? Seriously? 3.5 bucks for this crispy prata? I prefer to get the super big one at Srisun, thank you very much. And the taste is nothing to brag about either.
Total damage. Le sigh. Still bitter because of the miserable prata.
#2 Art Cinnamon
This is again found by accident xD While walking towards MRT station, Husband spotted a small stall selling cinnamon buns. So he was, “Is this Halal?”, then I quickly checked on MUIS website, and it is!
The regular size one is soooo big :O I don’t think we could finish them in one go. So we ordered a package of small ones 😀
LOOK HOW PRETTY! <3
These cost us 8.9 bucks. And they taste yummy too. Maybe not as much as Chewy Juniors (who sadly doesn’t have the plan to renew their Halal cert, boohoo), but still nice!
Great for midnight snacks :9
Been feeling pretty full after stuffing myself with the cinnamon buns, better go to sleep now!
When you live in Singapore, most of the time you would spend your time… looking for food 😀 Or in our case, HALAL food.
We’ve been pampered with a lot of Halal cafes and restaurant in Singapore, but most of them are already well known and more often than not, a fast food, e.g KFC, Pizza Hut, McDonalds, etc.
So, I was soo happy when I found this Facebook group. It’s basically halal food oasis! LOL.
Last long weekend, I dragged my husband and Zal to two of the halal restaurants that I found from that Facebook group.
#1 Express Teppanyaki – NEX Serangoon
We only ever ate teppanyaki once in Singapore at one halal outlet in Kembangan. It’s no longer there now, so I welcomed this new halal Teppanyaki with open arms!
I ordered Sliced Beef with Garlic set. It’s pretty pricey for my standard, though. The whole set cost around S$12++, not including the drinks. Taste-wise, it’s delicious. The chili added some kicks! But if I want to go all Japanese, perhaps I’d prefer my meat to be sweeter than this. Haha.
#2 Srisun Express – 212 Hougang St 21
The next day, we went looking for something near our place at Hougang. Then I found this place which is around Kovan MRT – which is only one stop away from Hougang. When I checked out the location at gothere.sg, it looks pretty easy to find, but apparently, it’s not. And gothere.sg fooled me, fml. It said that I should take exit B from Kovan MRT, which we did – only to get lost and worst, it started to rain heavily when we tried to find our way to the place. Poor Zal who was a bit drenched 🙁
It turned out that we only needed to take exit C, and we’re only going to be like 10 mins walk from the place. gothere.sg is so fail these days 🙁
Anyway, when we reached the place and saw the menu, my stomach started growling like mad! The choices are plenty, and to be honest, all of their foods seem sooooo yummeh.
Fried rice US style – ordered by Husband. Ohh love the tanginess of the rice. The beef is so tasty as well!
And this is my Beef Fried Rice. Not as flavourful like Husband’s, but it’s still delicious! I finished this in less than 20 mins. Either I was so hungry, or the food was just too appealing, I felt like the portion is not big enough, lol.
This is Yakult Orange that Husband ordered. THIS IS SO GOOD, I am telling you! The slight hint of Yakult is combined with orange (juice?) taste, and it tastes sooo nice! Kinda like drinking orange milk but not as milky as milk, haha. Does that even make sense? I made a mental note to order one of these when we visited this place again.
And this is mine: Oreo Milk Shake. This one is good as well, not too sweet and not too watery, either. I like! Husband likes this one as well. But perhaps this is not a good drink choice after you finished a heavy meal since it can be pretty fulfilling. So, I suggest you order this only when you’re eating a light meal.
We also bought their Banana Prata. And although the portion is really generous, it’s nothing special. I still finished it on my own, hahaha.
There are still lots of Halal makan places we haven’t visited yet in Singapore. But too bad, most of them are at East side of the island 🙁 Oh well, we’ll make do with what we have now 😀