Ice Cream Scoop Shop Dempsey Hill… Ben & Jerry’s Dessert Extravaganza!

Ben & Jerry's @ Dempsey Hill

Ben & Jerry’s @ Dempsey Hill

Very few restaurants / eating joints manage to create an awe in me because they offer something I have not imagined or experienced. Ben & Jerry at Dempsey Hill is one such restaurant that makes me think “Hmmm if I had an ice cream/dessert joint, I would want it to be something like this!”

Out Side seating @ Ben & Jerry's, Dempsey Hill

Out Side seating @ Ben & Jerry’s, Dempsey Hill

Situated in one of the picturesque houses at the ever so romantic Dempsey Hill, Ben & Jerry’s takes ice cream parlour concept to another level.

Ben & Jerry's @ Dempsey Hill

Ben & Jerry’s @ Dempsey Hill

Sprawled across a 1500+ sq feet area, this place gives an impression that you are sitting in an old-time roadside eatery in a village somewhere in Europe!

Ben & Jerry's @ Dempsey Hill

Ben & Jerry’s @ Dempsey Hill

The rustic and wooden interiors…

Ben & Jerry's @ Dempsey Hill

Ben & Jerry’s @ Dempsey Hill

Rare raw brick walls are really endearing.

Ben & Jerry's @ Dempsey Hill

Ben & Jerry’s @ Dempsey Hill

The fireplace (non-functional) charming. Especially when you have a live band playing right in front of it.

Ben & Jerry's @ Dempsey Hill

Ben & Jerry’s @ Dempsey Hill

It’s not a tidy seating, yet the overall setting is just something that makes you want to hang out there, enjoying delectable desserts / coffee / food or alcohol.

Moving to why we usually go there… for the desserts! Ben & Jerry’s offers some really interesting and delicious ice cream based desserts, drinks and sundaes. I will list out some of my favourites.

I will list out some of my favourites.

Double Brownie Special - Ben & Jerry's @ Dempsey Hill

Double Brownie Special – Ben & Jerry’s @ Dempsey Hill

[1] Double Brownie Special: Freshly baked brownie (yes, the brownie is fresh, you can tell) with your choice of ice cream. My favourite ice cream combination includes chocolate chip cookie dough, New York Super Fudge Chunk (chocolate ice cream with dark fudge chunk, pecans, walnuts and fudge covered almonds) and Vanilla!

Double Belgian Waffle - Ben & Jerry's @ Dempsey Hill

Double Belgian Waffle – Ben & Jerry’s @ Dempsey Hill

[2] Double Belgian Waffle: Freshly prepared Belgian Waffle with your choice of ice cream, with cream and chocolate sprinkles… Normal ice cream combination that works is any chocolate ice cream and vanilla.

[3] Some of my favourite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavours to try:

 

Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey

Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey

Chunky Monkey: The first time I heard about this ice cream, I rejected or almost rejected the idea of trying it… who has a banana ice cream! I ate my words along with a huge serving of the chunky monkey. If you like banana, you CANNOT miss this flavour! It’s ice cream carton is usually out of stock at quite a few places.

 

 

 

 

 

Ben & Jerry's Strawberry Cheesecake

Ben & Jerry’s Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberry Cheesecake: Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream – Strawberries & a Thick Graham Cracker Swirl is actually another rare flavour I really really enjoy! A caveat, if you decide to take a scoop straight out of a box, beware, its really difficult to keep it down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben & Jerry's New York Super Fudge Chunk

Ben & Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk

New York Super Fudge Chunk: Chocolate Ice Cream with White & Dark Fudge Chunks, Pecans, Walnuts & Fudge Covered Almonds, a chocolate lovers gourmet delight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How much will it cost me: Well a scoop of ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s is around S$ 10-12. Add another S$10 for waffle/brownie… however, the serving size for Sundaes is quite large and meant for sharing!

Verdict: Oh I find it a perfect place to have a date. Apart from the gourmet desserts, the place also has a well-stocked bar and some select food choices as well. Although I have never really tried food here (Dempsey has quite a few other restaurants I enjoy) I like their limited spread. They have Nacho’s, select pasta, salad, pizza and soup. The setting is perfect for quiet time with your partner as well as a dessert night out for families! Caveat, week days evening is nice and quiet. Weekends, quite a few children around… take your pick!

Location: 8 Dempsey Rd, 247696. Ph: 6473 3231
Timing: 10:30am to 11:00pm

* This review is the writer’s personal opinion and is NOT a paid review.

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A Chef, An Artist – Reena Pushkarna, the ‘Curry Queen of Israel’ now adding taste to Singapore

Reena Pushkarna

the ‘Curry Queen of Israel’ now adding taste to Singapore – Reena Pushkarna

“Chefs are like painters… the tools their paint brushes, the kitchen their canvas! And then you paint…” That’s how celebrity chef Reena Pushkarna, lovingly known as the ‘Curry Queen of Israel’ describes her art and love for cooking.

From restaurants to providing ready-to-eat recipes under the brand name ‘Reena’, to having celebrity cooking show, this stunning, dynamic, ever-smiling chef today is a household name in Israel. After successfully conquering and ruling the Israel food scene for Indian cuisine, she along with her son Kunal Pushkarna entered the Singapore market in late 2011 with a unique restaurant concept called Pita Pan – an all vegetarian Mediterranean affair!

Reena Pushkarna

Reena Pushkarna

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with her for a relaxed talk at Pita Pan, Marina Bay Sands where she discussed her love for cooking, (passion and excitement evident on her face like a little child),  her inspirational journey towards becoming the Curry Queen and her future plans in Asia.

Having successfully introduced and inculcated taste for Indian cuisine in the land of Israelis who are known for their specific food preferences, she admits the journey, of course, wasn’t easy. “More than 20 years ago, my husband (Vinod Pushkarna) and I started an all vegetarian restaurant at Tel Aviv. I looked after cooking, catering to preferences of the guests, designing my kitchen, training my chefs, restaurant décor and so on. But logistics and business I happily left it to him,” she says with a chuckle. “After about a year of struggle with our vegetarian offerings, we decided to introduce non-vegetarian food to the meat loving locals, in form of tandoori recipes… and the hard work seems to have paid off.” She finishes humbly.

Reena Pushkarna

Different moods of Celebrity Chef – Reena Pushkarna

And it was hard work indeed, for this stunning chef, hugely adorned for her tasty dishes, has in fact picked up cooking from chefs across the world. But hold on, this wasn’t in any renowned culinary school, but aboard ships! “My husband was a Captain in Indian Merchant Navy. On board the ships, we had a number of chefs from different countries… and I actually picked up culinary skills at the hands of trained chefs from across the world! I could not have asked for better learning atmosphere.” Having said that, she picked up and truly honed her passion toward Indian cuisine closer home… “My mother-in-law is an excellent cook and I truly gained a lot from her!”

So famous is her chain of restaurants in Israel that it is reported that the famous peace talks starring former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat were reported to have first started at her restaurant Tandoori at Tel Aviv, Israel.

Gourmet food and personal touch are the hallmarks of all her restaurants and that’s exactly what she brings to Singapore with Pita Pan. “For me food is a way to connect with people. I would never bring about anything into my restaurants that I do not personally enjoy having. I have worked with my chefs here, personally trained them, designed the menu and I love to keep innovating. For me teaching and learning in the kitchen never stops. In fact, before the launch of Pita Pan, I along with my chefs trained with the chef at famous Mediterranean restaurant back in Israel. It was a great experience learning the fine art of making Mediterranean basics like Hummus under a veteran who has done it for 35 long years! So everything we serve here has an authentic touch.”

Reena Pushkarna

Different moods of Celebrity Chef – Reena Pushkarna

Just as I was about to ask her about why the Curry Queen, who runs the most famous Tandoor restaurant in Israel decide to go vegetarian when entering Singapore, we were pleasantly interrupted by the arrival of Executive Chef of Marina Bay Sands, Christopher Christie. It is a humongous task to get this chatty, active chef alone for a tete-a-tete for long time-spans. For in-between celebrity chef visits and her visits to the kitchen, she even manages to keep an eye out for her guests. She quickly donned her chef’s avatar and even went behind the counter to serve customers, when she saw the ever-increasing queue during the lunch hour rush.

“I am thankful we are well-received here…” she smiles after returning to the table. Why vegetarian I prompt. “I personally think vegetarian food can offer a lot, especially in Mediterranean cuisine. And we are constantly working at bringing in a unique dining experience. I love to experiment. I always look out for what might suit a particular ingredient. Or can I make something special that might appeal to say, children or people with particular preferences. For example, we recently launched Pita Pizza, which is catching up with children quite a bit! Apart from that, we recently started offering Hummus without garlic, for those who ask for it! I try to bring in unique offering wherever I can. For example, all the condiments we have on offer here, our chutney’s are my own special creations and that’s how we add special touches to traditional food from the middle-east!” (Detailed review of Pita Pan follows this interview in next few days).

Pita Pan Singapore

Pita Pan Singapore

Today Pita Pan Outlets are available at 2 locations in Singapore. The first of which opened opposite Arts and Science Museum at Marina Bay Sands. “I wanted something that offered both open air and indoor seating. It offers a casual yet homey atmosphere. For me Pita Pan offers an opportunity to bring about something different after having worked for over two decades around Indian food.”

With inroads in Singapore & recently in Macau (Pita Pan has an outlet in the Venetian), is Pita Pan looking to open outlets elsewhere in Asia. “We definitely want to take this concept to more places… and we are exploring options. Hopefully we will be seen in a few more countries in days to come.”

Apart from food and restaurants, Reena Pushkarna has very hectic social life. She is an active member of various organizations including the Israel Chamber of Commerce, IWC (International Women’s Club), and Executive board member of Indo-Israel Friendship Association. She was also a part Israel Prime Minister Sharon’s Business Delegation to India in 2003. With an active business to run, now across geographies, how does she find time for her social commitments? “If my contributions can create a difference or even a slightest impact, I want to be a part of it!” she says simply, “And for that I will always make time.”

With both her children now settled in Singapore (daughter Sarina and son Kunal), does it seem more like home? “My visits have increased quite a bit. And I love spending time with my grandchildren… so yes given time I can happily claim I have three homes, Israel, Singapore and of course India!”

Reena Pushkarna

Different moods of Celebrity Chef – Reena Pushkarna

Talking about Singapore, I couldn’t resist asking her about her favourite local cuisines. “I turned vegetarian a few years ago… so I am always on a look out for vegetarian delights. I have tried the vegetarian Laksa which I enjoyed quite a bit. Apart from that I quite enjoy Thai food offerings here!”

We wish and hope to see this dynamic chef churn out more gourmet & delectable concepts in her culinary journey!

– Interview by Sonal Chinchwadkar

Paddington House of Pancakes – Discover the World in 100 Pancakes

Paddington House of Pancakes

Paddington House of Pancakes

I am very rarely impressed with menus… and by menu’s I do not just mean what is on offer in terms of variety of dishes, but also the way it is presented.

Menu @ Paddington House of Pancakes

Menu @ Paddington House of Pancakes

Paddington House of Pancakes offers one of the most impressive menu’s I have seen in the last few years. Located on the Level 2 at City Square Mall, Paddington House of Pancakes offers an extensive and innovative selection of pancakes & crepes, both sweet and savoury!

Menu @ Paddington House of Pancakes

Menu @ Paddington House of Pancakes

What’s more, you can actually see how most of the dishes would actually look like. There comes my second part of the menu – its presentation!

Menu @ Paddington House of Pancakes

Menu @ Paddington House of Pancakes

I love the way it is designed and I can go on and on about the thought process behind it! Most of us are not sure about how savoury pancakes would turn out, especially if the dish has too many elements like meat, sauces, veggies etc. The pictorial representation is a perfect way to tickle the imagination and the palate.

Paddington House of Pancakes

Paddington House of Pancakes

Moving on from the menu to the ambience, that too is extremely impressive. The walls are filled with posters – some stating history of pancakes, some just around to make you real hungry…

Paddington House of Pancakes

Paddington House of Pancakes

I loved the writings on the wall…

Paddington House of Pancakes

Paddington House of Pancakes

And the pillars…

Paddington House of Pancakes

Paddington House of Pancakes

The colour ambience is perfect for a nice informal meal, although I saw a few official meetings happening around me!

Now comes the actual food. Don’t be surprised if it takes you for ever to decide… after all it isn’t always a good thing to be spoilt for choice. Going through a 20 page menu, staring at the gourmet pictures of various dishes is quite time-consuming and honestly tiresome! Talk about first world problems! After scanning through so many pages and reading a ton of mouth-watering descriptions… this is what we ordered.

Classic Buckleberry @ Paddington House of Pancakes

Classic Buckleberry @ Paddington House of Pancakes

[1] Classic Buckleberry: Blueberry pancakes served with cream cheese scrambled eggs with mushrooms & crispy turkey bacon… served with generous quantities of maple syrup. What was interesting about the dish was that the slightly sweet pancakes complemented really well with the creamy perfectly made eggs. The turkey bacon on the side added a nice crunchy touch! Perfect dish to start your weekend…

Monaco @ Paddington House of Pancakes

Monaco @ Paddington House of Pancakes

[2] Monaco: Zucchini & onion pancakes served with grilled herbed lamb shoulder, yogurt mint sauce and mashed potatoes. This was a decently large portion… the pancakes were nice and soft, grilled lamb (250gms) was done just right. The mint sauce I thought was a little watery, but nicely flavoured! Overall a good large dish, great for sharing.

Honolulu @ Paddington House of Pancakes

Honolulu @ Paddington House of Pancakes

[3] Honolulu: This is a pannekoek – popular 12” pancake from Holland. Simply put, this type of pancakes / crepes is like a pizza… only the base is well, pancake-batter. Honolulu is almost similar to a Hawaiian Pizza… which includes pineapple cubes, tomatoes, chicken bacon stripes (baked), onions and loads of mozzarella on top. Nice simple dish with generous ingredients all across. The dish is sufficient for one person with a good appetite.  The sweetness of the pineapple and the meat and veggies made for a fulfilling dish. Just a caveat, if you prefer your pancakes to be thick and soft, this may not be for you.

Nice @ Paddington House of Pancakes

Nice @ Paddington House of Pancakes

[4] Nice: Host of food items like grilled chicken, grilled mozzarella, chicken bacon, mushrooms, prawns, pineapple and topped with mushroom creamy sauce are stuffed inside a freshly made soft crepe. That’s a whole lot of stuff if you ask me… and yes, it is a helluva heavy dish! But quite something… advised for those who are really hungry!

Classic Sweet Pancakes - Strawberry and Cream @ Paddington House of Pancakes

Classic Sweet Pancakes – Strawberry and Cream @ Paddington House of Pancakes

[5] Classic Sweet Pancake: So we ended our scrumptious meal with the classic sweet pancakes. Of a variety of options available, we went in for ‘Original Pancake’ with fresh strawberries, ice cream, and whipped cream. I could see the devil smiling when the beautiful looking dish was placed on the table. The classic pancakes were soft and warm… and the accompaniments were well just as fresh and perfect way to end our meal.

How much will it cost me: The meal cost us approximately S$ 75… between 4 people. It is not the most expensive of the places…

Verdict: Without a doubt, one of the most interesting places I have been… the sheer choice, the welcoming ambience and good quality of food makes it a perfect place, especially for brunch… The place provides both sweet and savoury choices, thus, providing vegetarians with some decent options. While I agree the savoury choices for vegetarians are not as many… their sweet pancakes and crepes section more than makes up for it! And their

offerings have flavours of the world… after all as their tagline says, Discover the World in 100 Pancakes. My verdict, a must try!

Address: 180 Kitchener Rd, Level 2, City Square Mall, Singapore 208539

Timing: 9am to 11pm

Phone: +65-6612 9029

Website: http://www.paddingtonpancakes.com/

Don Quijote – For those who crave a little Spanish Spread!

I am a huge fan of Spanish cuisine. The obvious reason for that is Spanish cuisine is full of a variety of spices, without necessarily being hot or chilli. The not so obvious reason is that it maintains a perfect balance for those whose palate craves for delicate yet spiced grub.

Don Quijote, Singapore

Don Quijote, Singapore

Recently, I visited one of my favourite Spanish restaurants in Singapore – Don Quijote. For those who wonder what the name is all about, Don Quijote is the chivalric primary character in a fictional Spanish novel titled “El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha”, roughly translated as “The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha”. It is recognised as one of the best works of Spanish fiction and the novel went on to inspire many artists in the musical, literary and filmmaking fields.

Coming back to Don Quijote the restaurant, it is one of the better Spanish foods I have tried in Singapore.

Don Quijote, Singapore

Don Quijote, Singapore

Located at the serene Dempsey Hill, the restaurant offers both outdoor and indoor seating. On a cool Singapore evening, it is an absolute pleasure to sit outdoors and enjoy the fresh crisp night air.

Don Quijote, Singapore

Don Quijote, Singapore

Their indoor seating is quite classily done.

Don Quijote, Singapore

Don Quijote, Singapore

Right from the bright yellow colour of the walls to the partial brick setting, the restaurant has a warm feel. The large bar takes a centre-stage in the restaurant.

Don Quijote, Singapore

Don Quijote, Singapore

The wooden décor at the bar and

Don Quijote, Singapore

Don Quijote, Singapore

the paintings on the wall make it a real homey yet swish place to be.

Don Quijote, Singapore

Don Quijote, Singapore

Now focusing on the main aspect… the food. Don Quijote offers some authentic Spanish gourmet including the variety of tapas and of course their traditionally made choices of Spanish Paella.

Here’s what we tried:

Starters:

Don Quijote, Singapore

Fresh Bread @ Don Quijote, Singapore

We started with the complementary bread and garlic butter…

Patatas Bravas @ Don Quijote, Singapore

Patatas Bravas @ Don Quijote, Singapore

[1] Patatas Bravas: This is my most sought after Spanish Tapas… soft boiled potatoes served in spicy tomato chilli sauce. My tapas selection is never complete without this dish. The Don Quijote tapas was nicely made with enough sauce to make a moist well garnished dish. It was just the right amount of tangy and spicy so that neither tastes were overwhelming.

Setas al Ajillo @ Don Quijote, Singapore

Setas al Ajillo @ Don Quijote, Singapore

[2] Setas al Ajillo: The Setas al Ajillo or Garlic Fried Mixed Mushroom was a new try. And we weren’t disappointed. A mixture of choice of mushrooms sautéed in garlic made for a great starter.  Just like the Patatas Bravas, the mushrooms were nicely flavoured and really well made.

Croquetas con Jamón @ Don Quijote, Singapore

Croquetas con Jamón @ Don Quijote, Singapore

[3] Croquetas con Jamón: The Croquettes with Cured Spanish Ham were the highlight of the evening. Beautifully fried crispy croquettes with a delightful mixture of cheese and ham left you wanting for a lot more than were actually served. The croquettes were served with a spicy tomato basil sauce that was a great accompaniment.

Main Course:

Vegetarian Paella @ Don Quijote, Singapore

Vegetarian Paella @ Don Quijote, Singapore

[1] Spanish Paella Vegetarian: I am a hard core non-vegetarian, but surprisingly, I have always preferred the vegetarian paella… I often find it to be more flavourful than the others I have tried. Or maybe it’s just a matter of taste. I think one of the reasons for that is that a vegetarian paella just like Paella Valenciana (chicken based) is made is saffron stock. You just cannot miss that flavour. Either ways, the paella at Don Quijote is really good. One of the things about Paella is that it takes a good 25-30 minutes to be made and hence, the best idea is to order your paella early… A small is good enough for 2 persons; a medium good enough for 3-4 and large is for a group of 4-5 at least.

Dessert:

Bomba de Chocolate @ Don Quijote, Singapore

Bomba de Chocolate @ Don Quijote, Singapore

[1] Bomba de Chocolate: The Don Quijote version of a freshly-made chocolate cake made with Spanish chocolates and served hot with vanilla ice-cream. The cake is one of the really good lava cakes I have had in a long time. Just like the paella, the cake is made fresh and take at least 30 minutes of preparation time. Furthermore, it is sold out quite often, so order early!

Almond Marquise @ Don Quijote, Singapore

Almond Marquise @ Don Quijote, Singapore

[2] Almond Marquise: Of all the dishes we tried, their Marquise was probably the most underwhelming. For one it looked like it had been frozen for too long that instead of being a slight bit mousse-like, it was actually hard, almost like a soft cake… If this is the quality they serve often, then this dessert is avoidable.

Dessert Wine @ Don Quijote, Singapore

Dessert Wine @ Don Quijote, Singapore

[3] Castillo de Maetierra (Dessert Wine): The dessert wine was really good – Sweet with a bit of spicy after taste, but not overwhelming. They have a decent wine collection, although like most other restaurants around Singapore, their better collection is served only by the bottle… and it is no secret that alcohol in Singapore can get quite pricey.

How much will it cost me: Here comes the sad part. The food is excellent, and it comes at a price. A rather high price. The dinner cost us approximately S$ 120 (minus the wine bottle), which I agree is rather steep. However, my experience with Spanish restaurant in Singapore overall has been that they are pricier than the normal restaurants… I have no idea why that is.

Verdict: I like the place. Of course it isn’t a place I would go all too often, but it is a place I have visited when I have guests who wish to try their hand at some Spanish spread. The ambience, the location and the selection of food available makes it a good bid. Apart from Spanish specials they have a large collection of Cold Tapas, Fideus, Ensaladas and Pastas. Their choice of meat and seafood dishes is great, but it also has a lot to offer for vegetarians which I always find comes in quite handy, especially when I perpetually have at least one vegetarian around… Overall, I would definitely give it a thumbs up.
Address: Dempsey Hill, Block 7 Dempsey Road, #01-02, Singapore 249671

For reservation: +65 6476 2811

http://www.don-quijote-restaurants.com/

Chinese New Year Reunion Meals – Some options

I have often had people around me complain that they do not know how to select a restaurant for a cuisine they are not very familiar with. A friend from Scandinavia asked me a couple of days back… “You know I would really love to try out the traditional reunion meal for the upcoming CNY celebrations… however, I have no idea what comprises of a reunion meal and where I can go for a simple affordable one.”

I was faced with similar issues the first time I was here during the CNY celebrations… for those adventurous and interested enough… here are few restaurants you can try and be a part of the CNY celebrations. And what better way to understand a celebration custom, than through traditional food.

 

Peony Jade @ Keppel Club

Peony Jade

I love Peony Jade… the location, the serene environment is captivating. However, that’s not all… they have some really delectable offerings in their menu. This Chinese New Year, Peony Jade offers a wide range of offerings, set menu and desserts.

Notable ones include: Abounding Riches Golden Suckling Pig Stuffed with Glutinous Rice. Boneless golden pig roasted slowly over charcoal fire… serves upto 12 people and requires 1 day advance order.  They also have a “Fa Cai” A-la-Carte Dim Sum and “Fa Cai” Buddha Jumps Over the Wall A La Carte Buffet lunch and dinner…

Prices: The Fa Cai range is available from S$ 38 to S$ 70. The prices for Prosperity Set Menus range from S$738 to S$1,688 for up to 10 guests where 1 day advance order is required.

Address: Bukit Chermin Road, Keppel Club, Singapore 109918

For more information contact: Phone: +6562769138 or pjk@quaysidedining.com

http://www.peonyjade.com/docs/Peony%20Jade%20CNY%20Brochure%202014_web.pdf

 

Street 50 Restaurant and Bar @ Bay Hotel

Street

Street 50 Restaurant and Bar is a great place to try out a reunion meal. This year, they have a set buffet menu and some of the specialities on offer are traditional dishes like smoked duck and salmon yu sheng, Lion Head Meatball with Truffle Oil, Prawn tartare with rock melon and nuts, curried chicken in lychee tempura to name a few.

This dinner option is available from 29th January to 2nd February, 2014 – 6pm onwards.

Address: Bay Hotel Singapore, Opp Vivocity, 50 Telok Blangah Road, Singapore

Prices: $58 (adult), $28 (children).

For reservations and more information:+65-68186681

 

Crystal Jade @ Various Locations

Crystal Jade 1

Crystal Jade, famous for some local delicacies including pao and dumplings, has quite an elaborate CNY menu choice. Some of the examples include, Golden Abalone Chicken Treasure Pot (served in Japanese style claypot). This includes Chicken, Fish Maw, Abalone, Black Moss, Pig’s Tongue, Pork Knuckles, Sea Cucumber to name a few. Some of the other specialities include Reunion Yu Sheng, Abalone thick soup with shark’s fin and barbeque meat.

What’s is heartening to see, is they also have a special vegetarian set meal option which includes, Vegetarian Abalones, Vegetarian mock meat, Yams, White cabbage, Bamboo Pith, Dried Soya Bean curd etc. They also have Vegetarian Treasure Pot for those vegetarians who feel left out of the celebrations!

The options are available from 20th to 30th January and 2nd to 14th February, 2014.

Address: http://www.crystaljade.com/find-a-store/?locale=en_US

Prices: Depending upon what you choose… range from S$ 50 to S$ 150 per person.

 

Plaza Brasserie @ PARKROYAL

plaza brasserie

The Prosperity Feast buffet at Plaza Brasserie is extremely popular and usually fully booked. This year their buffet options feature chef’s signature Fruitful Yusheng, topped with refreshing tropical fruits and drizzled with tangy fruity sauce.  They have a live station that offers unlimited servings of our Fortune Seafood Treasures Pot, filled with a variety of seafood broiled in a rich superior stock.

The buffet option is available from 17th January to 14th February 2014 (Excluding 30 January to 2 February 2014).
Price: Lunch: Adult S$48, Child S$29 Dinner: Adult S$62, Child S$38.

Location: PARKROYAL on Beach Road, 7500 Beach Road, Singapore 199591
For more information: Phone: +65-6505 5710 or email brasserie.prsin@parkroyalhotels.com

http://www.parkroyalhotels.com/en/hotels/singapore/beach_road/parkroyal_on_beach_road/specials/chinese_new_year_celebrations.html

 

Boathouse Restaurant @ Fullerton

Boathouse

For those not too fond of everything traditional, but would want to try out mellowed down versions of the same, here’s a good option for you. Boathouse restaurant offers a delectable 3 course set meal comprising of fish stew, salmon with creme fraiche, fish stew, and pan-seared Atlantic sea bass.

This three course meal option is available from 27th January to 1st February, 2014 from 6:30pm onward.

Location: Boathouse Restaurant, The Waterboat House, #03-01, 3 Fullerton Road
Prices: $78 + additional $32 for wine

For more information: Phone: +65-65389038.

 

The Terrace @ Sentosa Resort & Spa

The Terrace offers a fanciful buffet filled with Asian flavours associated with the festive environment. On offer is choices like prosperity yu sheng, drunken chicken, fresh seafood on ice, Roasted Pork with with Pommery Mustard, Sauce steamed snappers, roasted pork shoulder. Dessert lovers can rejoice with delights like the golden mandarin orange cake, and new year goodies like kueh bangkit, peanut cookies and pineapple cookies. Then there’s a pink chocolate fountain with the regular accompaniments.

This buffet option is available for three days from New Year’s eve to 2nd day of the new year…

Price: Adult: S$68++, Child (4 – 12 yr): $38++

Address: The Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore 099891

For more information contact: Phone: +65-6371 1414 or dining@thesentosa.com.

http://www.thesentosa.com/specialoffers/chinese-new-year-at-the-terrace-,default_viewItem_481-en.html

There are many more options available across the island… this is just a pick of few worth trying! Happy New Year!

 

* Photo courtesy, respective restaurants/websites/fbpages.

Jones The Grocer… A look…

I love unique concepts in food… so be it bakery, a restaurant or as is the case here, simply a grocery store… Sometime back, I had come across a grocery store (if you can call it that) that left me quite fascinated… thanks to some unique variety available there…

Jones The Grocer (26)

Jones The Grocer (26)

Jones The Grocer, is quite a gourmet delight. Stocked to the brim with well-laid out gourmet ingredients, right from everyday pastas to imported meat, to different types of teas to a delicious selection of cheese, this store is a delight to just walk around.

Here’s a look at what all is on offer.

– They have some unique Mayonnaise flavours with Rosemary, Garlic and even Bacon. Their collection of flavoured yogurt is also quite good.

Flavoured Mayonnaise & Yogurt @ Jones the Grocer

Flavoured Mayonnaise & Yogurt @ Jones the Grocer

– Jones the Grocer has some really wide range of cheese imported from various countries.

A huge collection of Cheese @ Jones the Grocer

A huge collection of Cheese @ Jones the Grocer

The freezer room is well-stocked and the temperature control allows for the cheese to remain fresh and palatable.

Collection of Blue Cheese @ Jones the Grocer

Collection of Blue Cheese @ Jones the Grocer

– They have a separate collection of Jams and Compotes that look fresh and not really factory produced. I got their strawberry jam which was quite nice and not sugary.

Jams @ Jones The Grocer

Jams @ Jones The Grocer

– They have wine and oak vinegars commonly used in a lot of European cuisines… these vinegars are lower in acidity than normal or cider vinegar.

Wine & Oak Vinegar @ Jones The Grocer

Wine & Oak Vinegar @ Jones The Grocer

– Wine cellar, they have a pretty extensive collection of wines… in case you are looking for anything in particular that you couldn’t find anywhere in the city, might be worth a shot…

Wines @ Jones The Grocer

Wines @ Jones The Grocer

– Moving on from Wines, they have an interesting collection of not easily available beers and ciders.

Cidar Collection @ Jones The Grocer

Beer & Cider Collection @ Jones The Grocer

– Jones the Grocer has a large collection of Tea…

Tea Collection @ Jones the Grocer

Tea Collection @ Jones the Grocer

Tea lovers its worth a visit for sure…

Tea Collection @ Jones the Grocer

Tea Collection @ Jones the Grocer

– For those looking for some baking ingredients, they have some chocolate chips, castor sugar, essence etc that baking enthusiasts might want to check out.

Baking Ingredients @ Jones The Grocer

Baking Ingredients @ Jones The Grocer

– I was quite impressed with their collection of Pastas as well… although here I definitely thought they were quite pricey.

Pasta @ Jones The Grocer

Pasta @ Jones The Grocer

– They also have cooking oils, some of them flavoured.

Cooking Oil @ Jones The Grocer

Cooking Oil @ Jones The Grocer

– As far as fresh produce is concerned, they have olives soaked in vinegar and oil. For those who love olives this is a must try…

Olives @ Jones the Grocer

Olives @ Jones the Grocer

– They have a huge collection and variety of beef and pork. I very rarely buy beef or pork myself, but I have had a few friends go gaga over the fact that they get some really good quality imported meat at Jones.

Meat Produce @ Jones The Grocer

Meat Produce @ Jones The Grocer

– Finally, they all have chocolates…

Chocolates @ Jones the Grocer

Chocolates @ Jones the Grocer

In all sizes and shapes…

Chocolates @ Jones The Grocer

Chocolates @ Jones The Grocer

– They also have some cooking books…

Cooking Books @ Jones The Grocer

Cooking Books @ Jones The Grocer

– And some really cute looking cooking utensils and other kitchen related things…

Cooking related Utensils etc...

Cooking related Utensils etc…

They also have a restaurant there… and their brunches are quite popular. I know of friends who love their Wagyu Beef Burger… Haven’t tried that yet… if and when I do… will put up the review…

A note, most of the products at this place are quite pricey… It’s not a normal grocery store… Most products are imported and they claim these products are not easily available in Singapore… Having said that… do take a look around this shop, even if you do not wish to buy anything… It’s a unique experience.

Jones The Grocer is available across 3 locations in Singapore:

– Dempsey Hill Block 9 #01-12 Dempsey Road, Dempsey Hill, Singapore, 247697 Tel: +65 6476 1512

– Mandarin Gallery, 333a Orchard Road, Level 4 #21-23, Singapore, 238897 Tel: +65 6836 6372

– ION Orchard, Orchard Turn, #04-14, Singapore, 238801 Tel: +65 6884 5597

Baja Fresh: For some Tex-Mex / Mexican Cuisine

One of the few cuisines that comes close to the chili Indian offerings is the Mexican spread… I am a huge fan of Mexican cuisine… Right from the assemble your self Fajita’s to the tex-mex favourite crispy tacos and the chili-tomato special enchilada’s Mexican cuisine offers an interesting variety of choice. What’s more, it is one of the few cuisines that does not treat vegetarians like an unwanted step-child… and offers equally tasty options to vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike…

Baja Fresh, Singapore

Baja Fresh, Singapore

One of my favourite mid-range Mexican restaurants in Singapore is Baja Fresh, Mexican Grill.

Baja Fresh

Baja Fresh

Located at Rendezvous Hotel opposite the Singapore Management University campus at Bras Basah, this lively Mexican eatery is a simple, no-nonsense joint where a family can go and enjoy a meal at a decently reasonable price considering their size of the portion.

Baja Fresh

Baja Fresh

There’s something for everyone here. Baja Fresh is a Mexican chain started in 1990 in the California, USA. Their usp in a country of Bell Tacos was fresh ingredients and a self-serve, unlimited salsa bar. A household name in the USA, Baja Fresh is present in Dubai and Singapore as well.

Here’s what we had during our last visit:

Nacho Chips & Salsa @ Baja Fresh, Singapore

Nacho Chips & Salsa @ Baja Fresh, Singapore

[1] Salsa Bar & Nachos: Almost all their meals come with a serving of crispy nachos chips which go extremely well with the choice of four salsa’s they offer, along with lemon and cilantro.

Salsa Bar @ Baja Fresh

Salsa Bar @ Baja Fresh

The four choice of salsa’s include (1) ‘Pico de Gallo’ the original tomato, onion salsa. (2) Salsa Hot… which is their spicy version of salsa, although it is not really as hot as I would personally like. (3) Salsa Baja, this used to be some sort of top Baja secret… the secret apparently lies in heavily roasted tomatoes mixed with coarsely chopped onions and jalapenos and lemon seasoning. (4) Last one is Salsa Molcajate supposedly made on traditional Mexican stone tool. This is chunkier version of the salsa with a rustic condiment’s look.

Lime Margarita @ Baja Fresh

Lime Margarita @ Baja Fresh

[2] Margarita’s: Fresh Margarita dispenser endows the counter… with two flavours lime and blue, their lime flavour is an out and out hit. It’s not as strong as one would expect, but all the same decently well made.It also has some beers on offer…

Chicken Fajita @ Baja Fresh

Chicken Fajita @ Baja Fresh

[3] Chicken Breast Fajita’s: The seasoned and grilled chicken breast is served with Mexican rice, guacamole (quite well made), sour cream and sauted onions. This is served with tortillas. At Baja Fresh, tortillas are served as corn or flour. Corn tortillas are the tortilla versions of tacos… personally, I like their flour tortillas. While there are quite a few positives of Baja Fresh, their rice is one of their problem points. It’s just not good. But the rest is quite well made and fresh, kind of compensating for the disappointing rice.

Veggie Tacos @ Baja Fresh

Veggie Tacos @ Baja Fresh

[4] Original Baja Tacos Vegetarian: I like their tacos… it’s crisp and well-made. The tacos are filled with Mexican beans, veggies and go very well with their unlimited salsa’s.

How much will it cost me: For some reason I have realized Mexican food around Singapore is slightly pricier than a lot of other cuisines. Having said that Baja Fresh is comparitively reasonable and a meal for two would cost around S$ 40 inclusive of a Margarita.

Verdict: It’s not the best Tex-Mex I have had… but it is good. Their ingredients are fresh, salsa’s are really good… and the portion size leaves nothing to complain about. It’s definitely worth a try in case you want to enjoy some Tex-Mex. I have seen some unflattering reviews about Baja Fresh on a few forums and I agree, as I initially mentioned, that they are not the best. Their rice servings are really dismal, but the quality of tacos, their meat and the veggie options too definitely pulls me back to visit the place often, not to mention the fact that it happens to be my veggie husband’s most sought after place. Spice and veggie options, what more can I ask for, he often quips.

Location: Rendezvous Hotel, 9 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore

Phone: +65-6337 7300

Marble Slab Creamery – For some well made Ice Cream Flavours and their Sundaes

You take so many things for granted around Singapore. A friend was visiting from India sometime back who commented… “I am amazed at the sheer variety in something as simple as ice creams you know… I have not seen such spread of flavours and mixes in ice creams ever!” It was only then I remember how fascinated I was at what Singapore offers… for something as work-a-day as ice creams as well.
This conversation happened outside one of my favourite ice cream chains in Singapore… Marble Slab Creamery.

Marble Slab Creamery, Singapore

Marble Slab Creamery, Singapore

Marble Slab Creamery, the concept was born in the United States in Houston 30 years ago. Today the franchaise has spread across 35 states in the USA and beyond to Canada, UAE and Singapore as well.

For those unaware of Hot Plate prepared Sundaes, the Creamery can be quite an experience.

Marble Slab Creamery, Singapore

Marble Slab Creamery, Singapore

Step 1: You pick an ice cream of your choice from the regular and unique flavours they offer. Some of favourite flavours are:
– Butter Peacan
– Coffee
– Lemon Custard
– Strawberry
– Red Velvet Cake

You can of course ask for a taste of the flavours that appeal to you from the beautifully colourful display.

Step 2: Either you can eat the ice cream as is, or create a Sundae out of it, on a hot plate…

Select your toppings for the sundae @ Marble Slab Creamery

Select your toppings for the sundae @ Marble Slab Creamery

Basically, you take the ice cream, select what type of Sundae you want.

Sundae @ Marble Slab Creamery

Sundae @ Marble Slab Creamery

They mix it for you on a hot plate thus blending the ingredients with each other to create a homogeneous Sundae.

Some of my favourite Sundaes are:

Caramel Peanut Butter Crisp @ Marble Slab Creamery

Caramel Peanut Butter Crisp @ Marble Slab Creamery

– Caramel Peanut Butter Crisp: Mixture of sweet Cream with Crushed Butterfinger (a Marble Slab creation) along with Chocolate Chips & Caramel.

Strawberries 'N Cream @ Marble Slab Creamery

Strawberries ‘N Cream @ Marble Slab Creamery

– Strawberries ‘N Cream: For the fruit lovrs, here’s a Sundae with Strawberry ice cream, sweet cream and fresh strawberries.

Smooth Mint Masterpiece @ Marble Slab Creamery

Smooth Mint Masterpiece @ Marble Slab Creamery

– Smooth Mint Masterpiece: Rare combination of Cool Mint with Chocolate Sprinkles, Mint Candy & Fudge… haven’t had such a Sundae before…

Marble Slabs Creamery also has a selection of Ice Cream Cakes… a concept fast catching up… replacing the traditional birthday cakes… You can either order the cakes (I have tasted them on a few occasions and they are pretty cool!) or pick up a cake off the shelf… What’s more? You can order the cakes online on their website and decide on a collection location as well…

How much will it cost me: A small Sundae (quite large for 1 and just about enough for 2 persons) will cost you around S$ 9 to S$ 12. Yes, it is decently pricey… but it does serve a variety and makes it perfect for once in a while visit. Cakes cost around S$ 60 per kg.

Verdict: I am a sucker for anything unique and/or different… and the fun of watching an ice-cream sundae made before your eyes is pretty exciting for me. (I know enough skeptics around me who often scoff at my enthusiasm and term it as lame… but hey! I enjoy it.) The quality of their ice creams is good… the fresh waffles option is quite good too. What I find most interesting is some of their unique flavours… and for that alone, I wouldn’t miss a chance to visit it!

Locations: The store is currently available at about 10 locations in Singapore. http://www.marbleslab.com.sg/store_locator_sg.html

Bombay Cafe: Specially go there for their range of Indian vegetarian snack options!

Having choice often spoils you… and that I believe is true about Singapore to the T. Whenever I am in a mood to dine out (which I must say is quite often), what annoys me is the sheer choice… for with choice comes decision making!

Bombay Cafe Singapore

Bombay Cafe Singapore

A week or so ago, I was shopping at Little India, when a friend from Mumbai called… and from his voice I knew he was munching on something. As expected he revealed he was having ‘Samosa’ at our favourite joint and he decided to call me, apparently to make me drool. So my mission for the day became, mission ‘Samosa’ and what better place to go than ‘Bombay Cafe’ on Syed Alwi Road.

Of the various Indian restaurants available in Singapore, Bombay Cafe holds a special spot for two reasons. It has the name Bombay in it… and it serves two of my favourite Indian snacks… Samosa’s and Wada Pav! So that night we decided to go Indian and dined at Bombay Cafe.

Bombay Cafe Singapore

Bombay Cafe Singapore

The Bombay Cafe décor often brings a smile. The shocking pink décor is to say the least unique. It isn’t my personal taste… but it does take some real conviction to create this sort of décor. And you know what… it works!

Bombay Cafe Singapore

Bombay Cafe Singapore

What works even better are the huge blow up posters of Indian Movies that adorn the walls and the ceilings.

Bombay Cafe Singapore (21)

Bombay Cafe Singapore

Overall the décor really grows on you and beyond a point, you think it is perfect for whatever it represents… the vibrancy of Bombay city!

If their décor is impressive, so is their food. And my husband seems to think so even more, because it is a pure vegetarian restaurant! Here’s what we tried…

Aam Panna @ Bombay Cafe Singapore

Aam Panna @ Bombay Cafe Singapore

[1] Aam Panna (Chilled raw mango drink): Aam in Hindi has two meanings… One is Commoner and other is Mango… Don’t ask me how same word means two different things! Having said that, this Aam means mango… it’s a traditional chilled raw mango drink which is extremely appetizing and makes for a perfect start for a Indian meal…

Samosa @ Aam Panna @ Bombay Cafe Singapore

Samosa @ Aam Panna @ Bombay Cafe Singapore

[2] Samosa: Since I actually went there for the Samosa’s that’s the first thing we ordered and we weren’t disappointed. Spicy potato vegetable (Indian style) wrapped in a crispy coating and fried to perfection. Pretty decent stuff.

Khaman Dhokla @ Bombay Cafe Singapore

Khaman Dhokla @ Bombay Cafe Singapore

[3] Khaman Dhokla: Simply put, it is a spiced spongy cake… made from chickpeas and rice flour… and later spiced with coriander and mustard seeds. Of the three starters we ordered, the Dhokla was actually not good. Rather than being spongy and light it was heavy and soggy… literally as if it was soaked in water… I do not know if it was a one off thing or that’s the way they serve it, but after this experience, I will shy away from trying to find out.

Malai Kofta @ Bombay Cafe, Singapore

Malai Kofta @ Bombay Cafe, Singapore

[4] Malai Kofta: Being a sweet tooth, I often include at least one vegetable that has a hint of sweetness to it. That’s Malai Kofta… Indian vegetarian Kofta is a great alternative to meatballs… and these veggie koftas are served in cashew paste mixed with the gravy, giving it a sweetish hint! And the one at Bombay Cafe is really well-made, Kofta’s soft and nicely soaked in the gravy.

Achari Paneer @ Bombay Cafe, Singapore

Achari Paneer @ Bombay Cafe, Singapore

[5] Achari Paneer: Achari Paneer… it’s basically Paneer (Indian tofu) marinated in pickle spices and served with tomato flavoured curry. The dish was good, nicely spiced and paneer was really soft… overall it was a great dish!

Rotis @ Bombay Cafe Singapore

Rotis @ Bombay Cafe Singapore

[6] Roti Basket: We took an assortment of Indian breads… Kashmiri Naan, Plain Tandoor Roti and Paratha. The breads were fresh and hot… so no real complains there.

How much will it cost me: The restaurant is quite up market but it is not exorbitantly priced… Most vegetables are priced around S$ 10 and most starters are priced around S$ 6 to S$ 10. Their portions are pretty decent too.

Verdict: They have a huge spread of Indian snacks which attracts me the most. Punjabi Indian main courses are available at a lot of places… but I often find myself thinking of some traditional Indian snacks… like Chaat, Crispy Samosas and Wada Pavs, Pakoras and yes… Cutlets! If you wish to try out different types of Indian Vegetarian Starters, this is a great option… It also proves that vegetarians have a large choice in starters as well. Having said that, it does not mean that main course in Bombay Cafe is bad… it’s just as good. Overall there food quality is good, some of their specific items really good and I recommend it highly, especially for their veggie snack options!

Address: Bombay Cafe, 79 Syed Alwi Road, Opp Mustafa New Building Singapore 207658

Tel: +65 6396 6452

http://www.bombaycafe.com.sg

Honeymoon Dessert – It’s local, it’s different & totally worth it!

I have a sweet tooth… I can survive on sweets and desserts happily, for days on end and not complain of lack of chili! And my sweet tooth thanks my lucky stars every single day, that I have had a chance and the good fortune of living in Singapore, for this place is a dessert heaven! Apart from your cakes, cookies and ice creams (which I must say this place has in abundant variety), Singapore offers a unique exposure to some desserts I would never have tried, had I been in the west.

Honeymoon Dessert, Singapore

Honeymoon Dessert, Singapore

One such dessert place I was introduced to a year ago was “Honeymoon Dessert”. Currently located across 8 outlets in Singapore, the dessert place has presence in Hong Kong, China and Indonesia as well. On occasion of the new year, we decided to visit my favourite dessert place at Bugis Junction.

Honeymoon Dessert, Bugis Junction, Singapore

Honeymoon Dessert, Bugis Junction, Singapore

I love the decor there… simple and quite welcoming.

Honeymoon Dessert, what it offers is as interesting as its name. The large variety of desserts available are, as the place claims, local flavour of desserts from China and Thailand (etc.) which use ingredients almost never used in our common desserts.

Tofu, Red and green beans, bean curd, sesame, egg white, Thai black rice to name a few. Other than the ingredients, they create some really interesting mixtures and desserts. They also have some desserts made out of bird’s nest. Other examples include walnut soup, Durian Pudding, Tody Palm with Sago etc. to name a few.

Honeymoon Dessert, Singapore

Honeymoon Dessert, Singapore

What’s more, their menu is so well made, it actually shows you the photographs of various desserts. This becomes really helpful for those who cannot visualize what a particular combination or dish would look like.

This visit, we had a mango special evening.

Mango in Vanilla Sauce with Thai Black Glutinous Rice @ Honeymoon Dessert, Singapore

Mango in Vanilla Sauce with Thai Black Glutinous Rice @ Honeymoon Dessert, Singapore

[1] Mango in Vanilla Sauce with Thai Black Glutinous Rice: I love Vanilla and it remains my favourite ice cream. I come from land of Alfonso mangoes, so Mango indeed is my favourite fruit and I love Thai sweet rice. The three make for a killer combination. And despite having three sweet ingredients, the dessert is not overly sugary… It is quite good.

Mango Pomelo Sago @ Honeymoon Dessert, Singapore

Mango Pomelo Sago @ Honeymoon Dessert, Singapore

[2] Mango Pomelo Sago: I first had mango pomelo sago in Hong Kong during my last visit… it is supposed to be a dessert invented in Honk Kong. It is a killer mixture of  sweet mango, tangy pomelo, soaked sago and coconut milk mixed with cream. It is an explosion of flavours and texture, sweet and sour, smooth and rough! It brought back some memories of having sago porridge as a kid!

Mango Pancake @ Honeymoon Dessert, Singapore

Mango Pancake @ Honeymoon Dessert, Singapore

[3] Mango Pancake: Of the three dishes we tried this time, I suppose the mango pancake was the most disappointing. Pancakes are available in 3 flavours… mango, banana and durian. It is unlike the pancakes we are usually used to.

Mango Pancake @ Honeymoon Dessert, Singapore

Mango Pancake @ Honeymoon Dessert, Singapore

Think sheet stuffed with mixture of the fruit and cream. It is not bad, just that it isn’t what I expected. Further, of the three, the pancake wasn’t sweet, it was sugary. The cream filling was overly sugar based, which I felt kind of spoilt the taste.

A few other desserts to definitely try, as they are my personal favourite:

Picture 097– Double Boiled Bird’s Nest with Almond Tea: Some find the idea of a bird’s nest repelling. I know of quite a few people personally who cannot get themselves to try it. Bird’s nest Edible bird’s nests are among the most expensive animal products consumed by humans, with an average nest selling for $2,500 per kilogramme for end-consumers in Asia. The nests have been used in Chinese cooking for over 400 years, most often as bird’s nest soup. For example, bird’s nest soup, delicacy made from the salivary excretions of the swiftlet. However, for the adventurous kinds, I would definitely advise a try… it’s well worth it and of course something different!

Honeymoon Dessert (13)– Durian Pudding: For those who cannot eat the durian fruit, but want to try it, this is probably the best way. Durian pudding, made out of durian puree is pretty well made… and worth a try. After all durian is the fruit for Singapore!

 

 

Picture 153– Walnut and Almond tea: The hot dessert available is pretty impressive and you can separately taste the flavours of both nuts!

 

 

 

 

How much will it cost me: This is the best part… for the volume, spread, quality and variety they offer, they are so reasonable. Their dishes cost around 4 to 7 dollars each and you can share…

Verdict: Oh, no question about it… visit and you won’t regret it. It can also act as a coffee shop meeting with friends. Try it for desserts that offer something different… in fact some of it is quite healthy as compared to heavy typical desserts… so some weight watchers can also go there ad indulge a little without guilt! Double thumbs up for something different.

Address: http://www.honeymoon-dessert.com/en_us/google.php?act=gobalMap

*Weekend evenings is usually quite crowded.

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