Hey guys! So yes as the title says, this is my Gardens by the Bay post omg this was 16 December 2014, super duper late but nonetheless here it is. Had a good day with my photography pals and I got to visit both domes this time. They are beautiful even if you aren’t there to take photos, so if you ever get the chance to go with close friends or ahem bf/gf, it would be a nice and relaxing experience.
When you enter there’s a pretty weird smell hahah. Or is it just me?
Psssst, this is my favourite photo.
How it works is that you go to the counter and order your food then find a place to sit among the three levels of the cafe and yeah when it is your turn to collect the disc will vibrate.
We tried the prawn aglio olio and the carbonara. The prawn aglio olio is kinda spicy but a bit too dry 😦 Lots of fresh prawns though so I liked that. The carbonara on the other hand I felt was much nicer as the sauce itself had lots of flavour. More gravy would’ve been good too hahah! but overall a great meal, super filling.
Now on to dessert! For dessert we have maple sea salt cheesecake. With a good balance of sweet maple and well–salty salt, this cheesecake is pretty light and not too thick on the cream cheese. The maple leaf on top is also an edible piece of white chocolate!
NEXT STOP!: Bee’s Cake
Another thing on Sugar that we bought was a slice of carrot cake. By carrot cake I mean the real cake and not like the Chinese one that is fried with chili? Just to be clear.
Bee’s Cake is a humble shop not too far from Seragoon MRT (or NEX mall), you can just walk actually about 15 mins. Or you can take a bus too. Or a taxi. It specializes in mainly three flavours of cake and occasionally makes cookies for events/seasons. (e.g. Butter cookies for Christmas). Otherwise they do cater to customized orders as well.
The place is pretty cramp inside, with a small table to eat in but one would rather take-away and eat it in the comfort of your home.
520 Upper Serangoon Road
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9 Scotts Road Pacific Plaza
Sun to Thur: 10am – 10pm
Fri to Sat: 10am – 10:30pm
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Block 94 Toa Payoh Lorong 4
#01-32 Singapore 310094
Take a cab. That’s right. To all those who can afford it please please take a cab. It is so easy to get lost goin here if it is your first time. ……….-realizes there is a shorter way- okay let me be clear. Unless you know some way I didn’t go or you’re with someone who has been there before, don’t walk from Farrer Park MRT. My bro told me it’s within walking distance but holy bleep that was like a walkathon man. We got lost and misdirected countless times as well. However, it was totally worth every drop of sweat. (Only when we headed home did we realize it is soo much easier to come from Lavender MRT station. Why so dumb.)
I actually noticed this cafe but I let us walk right past it because I thought it was a place called “IN THE WOODS”. DUMB. I was even thinking to myself: maybe we can stop by here later it seems pretty cool! SUPER ULTRA DUMB. I made us walk around another 20 minutes.
LOOK AT THE DOOR. MEMORIZE THE DOOR. And you will definitely be able to find this place. It has by far the coolest and swankiest interior I’ve ever seen.
Follow the cafe on social media!
Cool ass ceiling.
Very classy and still a hint of rustic-ness goin on.
Of course we are here for the pies. Give US PIE.
I didn’t know I could love a banana pie until I ate Windowsill’s Banana Cognac (One of their best sellers, along with Strawberry Lemon pie and S’mores pie.)
On top is a light sweet banana mousse and the bottom layer is banana with crunchy nuts mixed with salty caramel. It isn’t excruciatingly sweet so it makes you want more. Though it still can please those with a sweet tooth. But my favourite part is really the crust. (I love my pastry.) Light, crispy and slightly sweet. I could eat it all day. Seriously.
Due to time constraints and still being full from the ramen at Santouka’s, we only ate one pie there and took the two other pies to-go. (the strawbery lemon and s’mores pies)
Packed in a very cute brown box it is placed in a brown bag for you to bring home the goodness to your family or just eat it alone in your car or something. Either way, Windowsill Pies is one of my favourite places to go for dessert now and coffee too. Not only is the food superb but the environment is very relaxing and it isn’t too packed either. The price is comparable to other pies/cakes out there in the mainstream market so I think it is more than worth it.
|Look at the friendly staff (and carrot dude)|
|Cool table number concept|
Other thing one can try is their wraps as well. I heard it’s pretty good. Their cafe has a rustic feel like all the wooden furniture inside and even using poker cards as table numbers. The guy cooking was wearing a carrot hat. What could be more mesmerizing than that, right?
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|Hokkien Mee @ Cuppage Fried Kuay Teow Hokkien Mee|
I DID STUDY. Yesterday. But today I had to wake up at 6++ to get myself all the way to Chinatown (Hong Lim Complex) for the Basic Food Hygiene Course at XpRience. The training was really BASIC. Though I fell asleep at one point, I was throughly entertained by our trainer.
Anyways onto lunch. You see this up here? It’s supposed to be a mouth-watering photo of my lunch. Sadly I devoured it before I realized I wanted to post about it. Looks aside, this was some pretty good Hokkien Mee. It had just enough gravy and the right amount of sweetness from the chilli. Not too oily either in my opinion. I always say that a good plate of Hokkien Mee is not complete without well cooked prawns and squid. This had both. Well cooked prawns slide effortlessly off their shells while squid is nice and tender and not really chewy (overcooked alert!)
After lunch was the assessment and I passed. (yay!)
|Cookies for Sid @ Citylink|
So on the way back, (after walking pretty far looking for Raffles Place HAHA) I went to City Hall’s Citylink and window shopped my life away.
Introducing Cookies for Sid!
|Wooh first time buying from here|
I bought 12 for $16 (cuz like if you’re gonna sin, why not sin hard?) Pretty okay price to pay per cookie. Now on to the taste:
|Twelve (-1) cookies of goodness|
I think I tried all of their everyday flavours (except ginger chewu and brown sugar) just not the green tea one and some other flavour next to it. Overall what I liked most about the cookies was that they were not very sweet. (Sorry Subway, I love my double choc there but your cookies are so sweet and in consistent that it’s hard to want to eat more.) For all the cookies I tried they all had a good balance of flavours and texture. My persobal favourites would be their mocha expresso and nutella ones! Mocha expresso, as you would expect, has the subtle but enjoyable taste of mocha in it such that it is not too bitter or too sweet that it is in recognizable as mocha-flavoured. Nutella on the other hand was not as sweet as the Triple Choc but at has a more homey and wholesome taste! Great buy 🙂
|Da truth. (Love their packaging!)|
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