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!
We came to this cafe not only due to their good reviews but also because we bought something on the Sugar app– Eggs Benedict ($14.90*) just for $8+++ such a great deal. I love that app.
It was a great breakfast because I am super fond of salads (yay) and liked the hollandaise sauce on the eggs. Although the toast was slightly too hard for my liking, difficult to cut through, I still liked the pairing of eggs toast and fresh salad with a good cup of coffee.
*Oh but the down side is that there service charge on top of the prices which are inclusive of GST.
160 Owen Rd
Mon to Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat to Sun, Public Holiday: 9am – 10pm
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Honestly, I find the food here a tad too expensive. But hey you never know if you don’t try.
Order up: One 3-Cheese Penne Gratin dine-in and one set of Donuts with Salted Egg Dip to-go! (no pictures of that unfortunately)
My friend thought that it would be smaller than what we got haha so that’s a good thing. $10 for this is quite worth it though it should probably be $8 instead. It is about 15cm in diameter and we shared it between the two of us. Yes the cheese is very nice and it even has mushrooms and some ham in it. You might need a drink to go with this if not you’ll find it too heaty but otherwise it’s pretty good– though I may not come back for it again. Maybe I’ll try the naanwich? For those who love their cheese, they’ll love this. Seems like a revamped mac & cheese dish.
31 Ah Hood Road
9:30am – 10:30pm daily
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Gyoza Curry Rice
Salmon Curry Rice
A great deal for your money i believe we only spent about $28-$30 total when it came to the bill (inclusive of service charge and GST). If you’re a fan of curry rice like I am you really have to try this out!
Hey there, so on to lunch:
We arrived around 12-1pm and didn’t have to wait long to be seated. If you intend to visit Santouka, come a little earlier maybe 11am-12pm in order to avoid waiting in line for a bowl of ramen. Trust me though, it’s worth the wait if you do get stuck in line.
I was quite surprised when we went in because the place was much smaller than expected. Explains the long queue because the service was pretty fast and there were waiters ready to take our orders.
I apologize to the great waiter we had for he patiently waited for us fickle-minded teens to order. In the end we settled with a small sized bowl of Shoyu (soy sauce) ramen and Chicken ramen. Shoyu ramen is one of their more popular flavours and they only serve 15 bowls of chicken ramen each day so I HAD TO try it. (Since I’m not really a beef person anyways– almost every other bowl comes with their signature Toroniku Cha-shu which is simmered pork cheek meat.)
Chicken Ramen: This dish taste totally different from the Shoyu one. I think it’s a bit saltier but also more wholesome. Truth be told they both have such unique tastes. Both are great to try. So here was where the problem stemmed: the chicken ramen only has one size which is equivalent to a medium bowl. BUT I am not a heavy eater so I was afraid of not being able to finish it. I’m glad I did try it though. It comes with a mollet egg (an egg which is more cooked than a soft boiled egg) bamboo shoots and spring onion garnishing. Although one of my pieces of chicken was pretty tough to bite into, the rest were tender and once you bite in you can taste the juice infused into the chicken. The taste was something like a teriyaki-ish taste but a wee bit saltier.
Surprisingly we managed to finish the two bowls and one more mollet egg. (it is nice so buy it if it’s not already in your soup for just another dollar)
We shared both bowls of noodles to get a taste of the two and yes I liked my chicken one more!!
I was realllly full afterwards. And it was so worth the money. The total bill was about $31+? with the GST and all. Not too bad for what you get. I’ve been to places charging you $16-$19 a bowl for some salty yuck asdfghjk.
So yeah head on down for you bowl of ramen today or if you’re in the Clarke Quay/Chinatown area, this is a place you ought to visit.
6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #02-76 The Central, Singapore 059817
Daily 11am-10pm (kitchen closes at 9:45pm)
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|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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