Singapore Eats: Wild Honey – Breakfast for Dinner

It’s like revelling in the beauty of Scotts Square because after the Coffee Academics, I found myself celebrating my 25th at Wild Honey, the restaurant right below the cafe in Scotts Square.

It was a perfect spot on a Tuesday night. Singapore is always hectic especially during dinner and lunch time but since this restaurant serves all-day breakfast, it was not a popular dinner choice which makes it a perfect place to chit chat and spend birthdays.

Started our dinner with Brazilian Bites, a warm cheesy deep fried cheese balls. The bites melt perfectly in my mouth. I usually get sick eating too much cheesy food – but not in this case – each bite tastes so delicious.



English

English is your hearty American breakfast. The breakfast plate comes with tasty baked beans, breakfast potatoes, bacon strips, sausage, omelette and your choice of bread.

Boulevard St Michel

The fancy name indeed hints its fancy fillings. Savoury french toast with poached egg covered with parmesan crumble and that green creamy looking sauce is actually spinach souffle which is a delight at every savour.

 

Norwegian

I chose this because it gives the least breakfast feel compared to the rest of the meal. Poached eggs are wrapped with smoked salmon and topped with roes. The cheese, roes, poached eggs, avocado and smoked salmon make a delightful combination. I love it!

Red Velvet Cake

Ended my birthday celebration with this red velvet cake. Their desserts are made fresh daily and albeit not a fan of raspberries, I actually enjoyed the cake. It wasn’t too sweet and the blend of cream cheese, chocolate and cake were a burst of sweet delights.

In Summary:

Total cost per person: $25 – $40

Wifi: Don’t think so.

Will I come here again? Yes

 

 

 

Cafe Hunt: The Coffee Academics

Funny how life works.

I used to hate coffee. Like.Seriously.hate.coffee. I couldn’t appreciate its icky bitter taste and never really experienced the aftermath – awakening sensation and alertness one claimed to experience.

I was a coffee avoider until I started working. When I started working, coffee suddenly became my best friend. I started enjoying its bitter sweet taste. Plus an espresso shot (ok maybe 3) tastes really good with piping hot steamed, foamy milk. Also, I was awake. Like literally awake at least for the first couple hours. I used to be a sleepy head with or without coffee! It’s like a miracle.

Now I enjoy the taste of well roasted coffee beans plus its smell… coffee smells so good…divine.

Ok, seriously. I didn’t know adult bad habits would come naturally and easily. It’s like envying those adults sitting in a cafe chit chatting or working when you were younger and wondering what was so enjoyable about that?! And then reaching adulthood and doing the friggin’ same thing without being taught…at.all. Great.

Anyhow, yesterday while hunting for a cafe to complete a few design projects that I’ve been neglecting because procrastination is my best friend tyvm, a friend introduced me to the Coffee Academics – a coffee place located in Scotts Square, Singapore. Oh yes. I am currently resting on the sunny island, basking under the sun, enjoying Singapore’s toasty 35-degree Celsius weather. Just kidding. It was actually raining cats and dogs when I touched down.


The Coffee Academics

The cafe is for the coffee enthusiast but also serves meals. It is beautifully adorned with modern ceiling lights and inviting with its spacious and cozy layout.

What I ordered:

Lavender Cake – $8 – $9

Strong taste of lavender combined with layers of chocolate cake and chocolate cream on a crispy and bittersweet chocolate crust. So chocolatey yet nowhere guilty because gulp, IT IS CHOCOLATE FOR GOODNESS SAKE.

Great Manuka Honey Latte – $7 

Extremely well-brewed espresso beans. I opted for soy milk (no charge) as I have strong aversion to milk. Sweetened with Manuka Honey the latte tasted purrfect. I initially thought the cup was pretty tiny but it turned out to be just nice. Well worth my 7 bucks.

 

Is there wifi: Yes.

Is this a good place to study/work? Yes unless it’s the weekend.

Are there power sockets? No.

Will you visit again? Yes

Price range: $15 – $30

My Top 10 Favourite Eats in Vancouver

Being a foodie who is always on the hunt for good food, I thought I’d share my top 10 favourite eats in Vancouver! This is also for a good friend of mine who is visiting real soon… 😉

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Sakura Days Japan Fair 2016

Out of curiosity and love for the Japanese culture (more like Japanese food), I dragged Mel to the Sakura Days Japan Fair held at VanDusen Botanical Garden. There were a lot of happenings at the fair but we were mostly interested in two things: food & beautiful flowers.

The entrance fee to the two-day fair was supposed to cost us about $12 each (early-bird fees) but there was a glitch with their system so they apologetically offered us free tickets. Yay!

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Food

It was definitely a waiting game for both of us. Almost every stall has a 20 to 30 minute waiting time and we lined up basically for everything from my matcha tea to 6 skewers.

Ichiyo Matcha Bar was the first stall we visited and I was excitedly looking forward to. The Matcha lover in me silently screamed in delight and couldn’t wait to see what the fuss was all about. The Singaporean instinct in me also thought the wait must be worth it since the line snaked from the counter to the sitting area.

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Decision is especially hard when you see everything Matcha. I really need. to. visit. Japan.

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Finally decided on half-sweet, iced matcha tea since I was still battling with cold.

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After, it was another 20 minute of wait for a Mogu burger but time passes so quickly when you have someone to chit-chat with!

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An upside down Ebi Burger.

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I simply cannot resist grilled skewers, no matter how sick I am…

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6 skewers for $5. Pricey but pretty filling.

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Hurricane Potato was next. Felt like one stick wasn’t enough.

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Other things. Besides. Food:

Curious human beings crowding vendors selling Japanese accessories.

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Oops. Sorry. I think it’s really hard to keep myself away from food. I spotted my favourite chocolate store, Coconama.

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Watched visitors playing Kendama.

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So attracted to these accessories but resisted from buying them as I’m trying to lead a very minimalistic lifestyle. These would probably be something I toss away in a couple of months…

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There were no cherry blossoms in sight. It’s probably isn’t the season yet. However, it was still satisfying to view a large selection of plants and capture them with my camera.

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We were being silly (my idea) and tried a few jump shots but all turned out pretty unglamorous.

Fortunately, this random, unintended shot turned out well and happy!

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Will I go again?

Right now, maybe not unless my friends really want to go (I’m really a pushover, sigh).

No because:

The fair was fairly crowded for someone who tries her best to avoid crowds.

It turned out Coconama was more expensive at the fair. I passed by a Japanese Store yesterday and the heavenly chocolates I bought at the fair was sooo much cheaper there. Quite disheartening!

I wasn’t interested in the tea ceremony, calligraphy, or wearing a yukata (Japanese Kimono) that day. The line was unbearably long, and with the sweltering weather and my lingering cold, we didn’t think they were worth the wait.

But again, maybe yes because:

They have a good selection of Matcha.

I seriously can’t resist Japanese food!

I didn’t get to attend the tea ceremony and play Kendama.

Someday, I might want to wear a yukata or even buy one.

My friends want to go.