Food

The Dispensary – Chinese Medical Hall Themed Cafe in Tiong Bahru

Bernard raved about this place being one of the nicest cafes he has ever been with one of the best truffle fries. so we decided we HAD to go check it out. Finally got the chance to do so on the long National Day weekend.

Nestled in a little corner in Tiong Bahru, The Dispensary wasn’t hard to locate. It certainly caught my eyes for it’s unique concept and design. Is this yet another overhyped cafe or will it surprise us?

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Kim Keat Hokkien Mee – worth the hype?

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When I did a search for Best Hokkien Mee in Singapore, quite a few food bloggers recommended Kim Keat Hokkien Mee.

Exactly what is so special about Kim Keat Hokkien Mee?

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Keisuke Tonkotsu King – Ramen that packs a punch in Tanjong Pagar

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TY and I decided to have dinner near my workplace (Tanjong Pagar) two Fridays ago.

With no place to eat in mind, we were just walking around… There are a few stores located on the first level of Orchid Hotel. One of the shops Keisuke Tonkotsu King always have a snaking line outside whenever I pass by the area. It was very packed that evening but we decided to queue for it too! #yaytoqueuing

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Weekend wanders

Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 presetSo we ran out of things to do in Singapore and decided to venture to JB over the weekend to kill some time. It turned out to a really fun trip and we managed to try a few nice food places I’d definitely go back for.

First up for lunch is Kam Long Restaurant located right beside City Square Mall. They are famous for their Fish Head Curry. Long snaking queue when we got there at 12+pm and it was hot as hell. We finally got a table after a 45min-1hr queue. The saving grace is that the food took less than 5 minutes to be served after our order!

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Banana Tree Cafe – Flowerpot desserts?

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안녕하세요! So we had a meetup recently and went to try out this new Korean dessert place named Banana Tree located along Keong Saik Road. Apparently it’s quite a popular chain from South Korea which I’ve never heard of till Susy suggested we try this. Location is quite near the train station so kudos for accessibility!

We ordered the signature Flower Paap (SGD 6.50) in both strawberry and banana flavours, as well as their famous Som Som latte with candy floss toppings (SGD 6.50). I had the iced mocha, which leaned more towards coffee than chocolate, which I didn’t quite like.

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Sunday Folks x Yahava

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Haven’t been to cafes lately, maybe we’re having the cafe-hopping fatigue, but we got our asses down to Sunday Folks last weekend. Like finally. I’ve been whining about wanting to try since a long time ago. From what I read online, SF is well known for their famous waffles and soft-serve ice cream.

We headed to Holland V for lunch first. The weather was so so hot and all I wanted was aircon and ice cream…. just to find a snaking queue outside SF :'(

I know lah, we should have gotten a queue number first and then go for lunch.. Didn’t think the queue would be that long since it’s our first time there.

We saw Churrosity on the way and grabbed a Churro to-go!

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Pie lovers, rejoice! Pie Face now in Singapore

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Are you a fan of pies? Australia’s popular chain, Pie Face, has arrived in Singapore! Their first outlet is now open at 313 Somerset, with their 14,000 sq ft flagship cafe set to open soon in Bugis Village.

Aren’t these smiley cutie-pies adorable? Thanks to Celine for the invite, I got to try out these savoury and dessert pies on their opening night :)

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The four savoury flavours available are the Chunky Steak Pie ($5.80), Chicken & Mushroom Pie ($4.90), Thai Curry Chicken Pie ($4.90) and Taandori Vegetable Pie ($4.90).

The pie pastry is light and crisp. I feel that it could have been a little more buttery, but that’s just my preference.  Their signature chunky steak pie definitely tops my chart but I’m also fond of the the Thai Curry Chicken (partly cause I love anything thai food related, lol)

I’m not a fan of dessert pies, but do check out the Mini Lemon Pie ($3.30) which is pretty refreshing with a cuppa’ latte.
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They also serve a selection of beverages and coffee. The Mocha I had was creamy, not too sweet and comparable to the usual cafe standards.
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Pies and coffee definitely make for a good after-shopping break and I’d recommend you drop by to give those piping hot pies a try!

Pie Face Singapore
313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Road #B3-10 Singapore 238895
https://www.facebook.com/piefacesingapore

Ah Loy Thai – hidden gem in Shaw Towers

I have been wanting to try out Ah Loy Thai after reading this food review from Miss Tam Chiak. I lurrveeeeeeeee calamari very much and the sounds of this delicious melt-in-the-mouth butter calamari is too hard to resist!

Finally had the time to go down on one of the weekends with love! We reached at around 630pm and there was already a queue outside. The entire eatery was packed. So we queued for a little while, and it wasn’t long before we got a table for two.

As I’m kinda on a diet, I decided to share whatever main he’s eating. We ordered the pineapple fried rice, butter calamari and tom yum soup to share.

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Can I say…. I freaking love this fried rice! It’s so so so tasty! Every single grain is coated with the ‘essence’ (I hate fried rice which still has white rice in it) and they were generous with the ingredients. The prawns used were fresh too.

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This butter calamari dish is found on almost everyone’s table. It’s one of their signature dishes and a MUST TRY when you go to Ah Loy Thai. I’m glad we ordered it!

The butter sauce is not just butter that’s melted but they added some sort of sweet stuff to it. So it’s kinda savoury and sweet at the same time? Calamari was crispy and chewy inside. A really good combination and one of the best calamari dishes I have tasted :)
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The tom yum soup is pretty spicy but very addictive. The sour and spicy blends well together (not too over on either side). Again, the ingredients in the soup were generous and fresh, which makes it pretty worth the price!
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I’m definitely looking forward to visiting again soon! Do note their opening hours below if you’re visiting cause they close pretty early on weekdays & weekends :)

Ah Loy Thai
#01-39/40, Shaw Towers
100 Beach Road

Mon – Fri: 12:00 – 20:00
Sat – Sun: 13:00 – 19:00
Closed: PH