Cafe-Hopping @ Flock Ghim Moh

Cafe-Hopping @ Flock Ghim Moh

Hello everyone! Sorry for the long hiatus, we are finally back with more food adventures!
We’re very honoured to be invited by Flock to visit their newly opened outlet at Ghim Moh!

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I am sure you guys have heard of the amazing food at Flock. They have recently opened a new outlet over at Ghim Moh & that’s definitely good news for foodies who are staying over at the west side! A quaint cafe situated at heart of Ghim Moh. For instagrammers who love a ‘white’ shot of your food photos, this is the place to go to.

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A huge variety of food choices with very affordable prices, the must-trys for us are the burgers and pasta dishes!

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Sautéed Prawn & dried linguine, with spring onion and chilli padi.
This was my personal favourite. I love added a little Singapore touch in this dish. Who ever thought that you’ll find dried shrimp (Hei Bi) in their Prawn Aglio Olio? A very local touch to this western dish!

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Pork Cheek Rigatoni with shaved parmesan & basil.
This is one very special dish I must say. I love how the pork cheeks are braised to perfection. The pork has been painstakingly braised for 3 hours till it’s juicy and tender ! It’s a must try! Very nice!

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Chicken katsu burger with lettuce, slaw, tomatoes and spicy coriander yoghurt.
Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside. Loving the coriander yoghurt pairing.
You just have got to give it a try!

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Homemade Nonya Prawn and Fish Patty Sandwich
Love to eat otah? This is the burger for you! The succulent home made fish patty sits between two crisp Foccacia buns.  Marinated in what seems to tastes like lemongrass with small chili slices within, with a slight Peranakan touch but not too spicy! Thumbs up!

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The very friendly staff!

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The 3 bosses (they are siblings) and me! 😀
So glad to be able to take a photo with them!

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I love how simple and classy Flock’s interior is and how simple and humble looking the cafe is.

It’s simply a place you should go to get your coffee fix after a day of work or school.

Flock
Blk 21 Ghim Moh Road
#01-213
Singapore 270021

Web Page: http://www.flock.sg/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/flocksg

Cafe-Hopping @ Bonheur Patisserie

Cafe-Hopping @ Bonheur Patisserie

Bonheur Patisserie, it means Happiness Confectionery in French. They also have a very sweet tagline which is “It’s the little things that make you smile” and we couldn’t agree more! Yes, the round sweet treat named macarons left us grinning from ear to ear. Read on to see more of these photogenic macarons that’s bound to gain you instant likes on your Instagram photo!

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Located in the west over at Pasar Bella, it’s the first shop you will see upon turning in. The ambience and decorations are homely and cosy; macarons of different flavours are placed in different vine baskets in the display cabinet.

Fresh macarons are made in batches throughout the day in the kitchen corner of the shop space. You don’t have to worry about not getting a certain flavour of your favorite macarons as new batches will be baked to replenish the shelves throughout the day.

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There are more than 25 flavors to pick from, ranging from Classical flavors to Asian as well as Fusion flavors! Always something for everyone! We were overwhelmed by the wide array of flavors to pick from. It was so hard to pick just a few sweet gems out of what was available.

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We went on a weekday and there were 4 cuties macarons available for sale. Just look at them! So cute right?! Heard from Chef Baker, Wei Lin, that there will be around 8 characters macarons available on weekends. Every macaron is definitely Instagram-worthy. New characters are attempted once in a while and you can expect new surprises!

Extremely creative and the most popular character macarons is said to be Hello Kitty and Cookie Monster.

In clockwise direction: Hello Kitty (Strawberry), An-pan Man (Bubblegum) , Panda (White Grape) & Alien (Orange). $4.50 each.

An-pan Man (Bubblegum) and Panda (White Grape) are worth a try.

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Bonheur Patisserie’s macarons are slightly bigger than the usual macarons out there, hence they are priced at $3 each. Special flavours such as Thai Iced Tea are $3.50 each.

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Definitely value for money. They are 100% handmade as well, giving each macaron a well defined taste.

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One macaron is definitely not enough given the extensive range of flavours offered, but fret not! A box of 10 macarons will get you a discount of 10%. Buy a box of 16 pieces and get 2 pcs free, so you just pay for 14 pcs! Much more wallet-friendly.

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Best -sellers:

– Milk Chocolate
– Salted Caramel
– Dark Chocolate
– Yuzu
– Seasalt Gula Melaka

Must try flavours:

– Bubble gum
– White Grape
– Matcha
– Nutella
– Thai Iced Tea
– Rose

If you ever need a sugar fix after a long week, Bonheur Patisserie is the place to visit! Grabbing a box of macarons is as good as having happiness in a box.

 

Bonheur Patisserie

200 Turf Club Road
#02-06 Pasarbella
The Grandstand
Tel: 64661498
Mon to Thu: 10am – 7pm
Fri to Sat: 10am – 9.30pm
Sun: 10am – 8.30pm

Nearest Station: Clementi/Botanic Gardens

Instagram: @bonheur_sg
Hashtag them at #bonheurpastisserie_sg to showcase your pretty box of macarons :)

Cafe-hopping @ SYNC Korean Tapas Bar

Cafe-hopping @ SYNC Korean Tapas Bar

Hi guys! I am back with more kick ass food for all of you! So get your stomach ready! First, let me ask you guys a question. Are you a fan of Hallyu? Recently, there has been a strong Korean influence on our sunny island, from the snaking queues of soft serve to our ever dying love for bibimbap, who doesn’t love Korean cuisine? Did someone said Kimchi?!!

So here I am today, to introduce you to a very unique cafe or rather, tapas bar, SYNC™.

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SYNC™ is the first ever Korean tapas Bar in Singapore. The first outlet is SYNC Korean Bistro at Westgate which has already gathered tons of good reviews. Following the success of the first outlet, SYNC Korean Tapas Bar has recently opened its doors in Serangoon Gardens. Serving Korean themed dishes with a refreshing, all-new tapas bar concept. Prices start from just $9.90!

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The Korean style Tapas bar is well decorated with adorable looking post boxes on the right which gives it a really Korean homely feel. A good place to chill out with friends over drinks and food.

We started the night with Soju Mojito ($9.90), which is soju with an added minty twist. It is served with a mint leaf for decoration and has a refreshing mint taste. It tastes like melted peppermint ice-cream and it smoothly glides down the throat.

 

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5Crackling ($9.90) made of Umani cod with seaweed sprinkles, making it the best snack to go with beers and drinks. The chips are crispy and addictive, you can never stop at one!

3 Sogogi Jowl ($10.90) char-grilled beef jowl in hoba and garlic confit is presented beautifully on a wooden board. It can be eaten in a single bite and the meat melts in your mouth. The mint leaf complemented the taste of the meat well.

2 Dak-Kangjung ($9.90) Deep- fried sweet and spicy chicken bites with ricotta chilli tempura as garnishing. Highly recommended as they are tender yet firm, Korean fried chicken well done well in terms of texture and taste!

11Samgyupsal ($10.90) is char-grilled pork belly with scallion salad and chill yuzu dressing. An exquisite blend between the greens, pork belly and yuzu.  Extremely appetizing!

 4Toppoki ($9.90) traditional Korean rice cakes that everyone loves! The rice cakes are chewy and comes drenched with a sweet and spicy sauce, topped off with three kinds of melted cheese. It’s a snack that’s quite commonly eaten among Koreans, and can be readily found in Singapore too. Toppoki is so delicious when topped off with melted cheese, a MUST TRY if you ever visit!

 

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7Dak Gar-Bi ($38.90) Spicy Chicken Paella with onions, mushrooms, cabbage, sausage and kimchi. Served straight from a pan, the dish comes in a generous portion, which can easily be shared among 2 to 3 people. The sticky short grain rice was perfectly complimented with the chicken and the sour kimchi. If you like your chicken paella with a hint of citrus, you can squeeze the lemon wedges over the dish. This was my personal favourite of the night, I couldn’t stop at the first serving and just had to go for another one!

6Ssam ($40.90) tender pork ribs with lettuce wrap. The meat was fall-off-the-bone tender and juicy. This dish is eaten with the meat wrapped with lettuce then slotted in between the bun.

 

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9Hotteok ($8.90) pan fried chewy sweet Korean pancake with banana foster. Really love how this dessert manages to have a twist on the much popular traditional Hotteok. Doesn’t this remind you of the cafe craze, waffles served with Vanilla ice-cream and caramelised bananas? Its love at first bite with this refreshing twist of Hotteok topped off with a scoop of Vanilla Ice-cream and caramelised bananas! It’s sweet and chewy, perfect for individuals with a sweet tooth. The ice cream melts really fast though, so any photos better be taken quick!

10Misugaru ($8.90) lava cake with a scoop of Vanilla Ice-cream, strawberries and lime compote. The lava oozes out as soon as you cut the cake, presenting a visually appealing dessert.

 8Ended the meal with Peach Soju Shot ($7.90), which was delightfully smooth with a peachy taste. Surprisingly good combination of fruity peach with soju! Oh boy, how I am missing this drink already ):

 

THOUGHTS

It’s interesting to see a twist on Korean food with a Tapas Bar concept. SYNC Tapas Bar has definitely done a good job in sharing the Korean culture through quality fusion cuisine. If you are a fan of Korean cuisine, this place will rank high on your list of places to visit! You definitely wouldn’t want to miss this, trust me!

The Chicken Paella is definitely worth a try if you make your way down, thumbs up for the dish!

SYNC Korean Tapas Bar does not charge service charge and also offers kid friendly options if you are dining here with your family.

 

PROMOTIONS

From now to end of December, 3pm to 6pm daily you get to enjoy FREE coffee or tea with the order of dessert, $5.90 beer or $9.90 beer with Tapas of the day!

On weekends 3pm onwards, a Family Set Meal goes at $63.90 with 4 Tapas and 1 Paella/ Budae Jigae. (U.P. $72.40)

 

SYNC Korean Tapas Bar

Address: 12 Maju Avenue, Serangoon Garden Estate
Tel: 6282-0612
Opening Hours: 3pm to 11pm (Sun to Thurs),
3pm to 12am (Fri, Sat, PH and eve of PH)

https://www.facebook.com/syncbistro

Nearest MRT Station: Serangoon

Cafe-hopping @ The Audacious Cakery

Cafe-hopping @ The Audacious Cakery

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Holla! We’re back! This time round, we’ve got deliciously, good-looking food for you guys! Take a breather with us from all the outfit posts & beauty tips and embark on our new journey of foooood!

So I’m sure most of you here have heard of The Audacious Cakery or probably seen all their pretty cakes on Instagram posted by the foodies! We were so honoured to be invited to The Audacious Cakery one morning for a tasting session! A very big thank you to Sharryl, Executive Chef & Owner for having us over for some yummy cakes! Read on to find out what are the cakes we tried!

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The Audacious Cakery (TAC for short) is a quaint cafe located in Everton Park, a quiet and peaceful neighborhood to spend an afternoon in. The dessert counter immediately caught our attention with its wide varieties of petite and delicate cakes. There are so many choices that I am sure many before us faced the same dilemma – “Oh goodness! I want this & that and oh that looks good too!”

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An amazing assortment of cakes, tarts & macarons are available at The Audacious Cakery. So many choices to pick from and boy, did we have a hard time choosing them! It is times like this that we wish that we had two stomachs!

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Though not a very big space, the interior of the cakery is clean and simple, sporting a cozy and warm ambiance.

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Love the quote on the wall, ” Live, Laugh and Eat Dessert first”. This is how exactly life should be!

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The first cake we tried is the Exotique ($7.80), made of mango and coconut mousse on a jaconde sponge with fresh mango & papaya bits. Extremely refreshing and light to kickstart the tasting session, its fruity after taste is just right and its addictive! Exotique is available for a limited time only, definitely worth a try if you are a fruit lover.

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Strawberry Shortcake ($6.80) Made with fluffy white sponge, layered with succulent strawberries and luscious vanilla cream. The sponge is fluffy and soft. The taste was quite light and not too sweet!

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Alexiss ($7.80) Salted caramel mousse with dark chocolate banana centre with crumble topping for the added crunch. One of the signature cakes, the salted caramel mousse complements the centre well.

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Zacharie ($7.80) Mango passionfruit cheese mousse with a mango passionfruit centre on a ginger biscuit base. One of the recommendations by the staff and a MUST TRY! The cheese mousse is light and fragrant , coupled with the crunchy digestive biscuit base, makes it a different cheesecake than what we usually have. Its so good that we polished it off within a few minutes!

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Lemon Meringue Tart ($5.80) is a hot favourite in many cafes nowadays. If you are a lover of lemon meringue tart, you shouldn’t miss this! Its sour and refreshing. The tartness of the lemon curd was perfectly balanced by sweetness of the meringue. The biscuit base was not too hard and it complemented the curd well.

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Raspberry & Devil’s Foodcake ($3.50) the chocolatey cake was moist and topped off with raspberry Italian Meringue buttercream made with raspberry puree and it gives a light tangy kick to the cake.

 

Matcha Cupcake ($3.50) is made with green tea specially imported from Japan and topped off with Matcha Italian meringue butter cream. The matcha taste is not overwhelming yet distinct, a must try for all matcha lovers!

 

Salted Egg Cupcake ($4.20) is inspired by the salted egg yolk bun, and our favourite cupcake out of the three! This recommended flavour is unique and deviate from the usual flavours. The salted egg yolk frosting is surprisingly good and coupled with the custard centre, it is a nice sweet and savory treat not to be missed!

 

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There’s also coffee and tea available at the cakery to go with your cakes, made with quality coffee beans & TWG Tea. Options offered include Latte, Expresso, Long Black, Cappuccino, Hazelnut, Mocha & Flat White. Starting from just $3!

 

 MUST TRY: Zacharie ($7.80), recommended by staff and it indeed lives up to our high hopes! Love the combination of cheese mousse & mango passionfruit!

 

THOUGHTS: The Audacious Cakery’s cakes were so pretty and Instagram worthy. Much effort has been put into ensuring quality of each cake and you can be assured that you are really paying for good cakes. Worth every cent and its offerings are really unique. Exactly like the name of the cakery, the cakes are bold and daring. Come by to pamper your adventurous taste-buds!

The Audacious Cakery is currently having a on-going promotion, buy any 4 cakes/ tarts & you get to enjoy 10% off! If you are looking for good cakes, drop by The Audacious Cakery for a visit!

If you can’t drop by, don’t fret! You can order online at http://audaciouscakery.oddle.me/ , pick up and delivery is available! Ultra convenient for days when you need some sugar perks.

Okay now, we have something exciting to announce! *drum rolls* An exclusive giveaway to all our readers! Are you excited to try out The Audacious Cakery’s cakes? Continue reading to find out how to enter the giveaway!

 

[GIVEAWAY] Join the TBM x The Audacious Cakery Instagram Contest!

Simply do the following:

1. Follow both @threeblindmiceflea & @theaudaciouscakery

2. Comment on the photo and tell us which is your favourite TAC creation you would like to try and why. (Be creative!)

3. Hashtag #oneaudacious  and #tbmblog

Winner will walk away with 1 x $50 voucher to be used at The Audacious cakery!
Winner will be announced one week after on the Instagram post.

 

 

The Audacious Cakery

Block 2 Everton Park #01-61
Singapore 081002
Tel: 6223 3047
enquiries@theaudaciouscakery.com
www.theaudaciouscakery.com

Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 7pm
Sunday 10am to 5pm

Nearest MRT Station:
Outram Park (10 mins walk away from MRT)