So Good Bakery & Cafe in 100AM Mall

So Good Bakery Bun

The Imperial Treasure Bakery & Cafe at the 100AM Mall in Tanjong Pagar (next to Amara Hotel) has become So Good. It is not a case of great improvement of an already nice bakery but a change of name. We do not know if it is a rebranding exercise or a new owner has taken over the premises together with all the fittings including the menu board. You can see the photos in our earlier post Imperial Treasure Bakery & Cafe and compare them with photos of So Good Bakery in this post and play spot the difference.

So Good Bakery 100AM
So Good Bakery
Imperial Treasure Bakery & Cafe
Imperial Treasure Bakery & Cafe

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Our Healthy Set Lunch at Grand Hyatt Singapore

There are many choices available for an Orchard Road set lunch on a weekday. One venue which is quite attractive is Mezza9, Grand Hyatt Singapore. The options include some healthy set lunch options starting from $32++ which are pretty good value for money. If there are available credit card promotions, then it gets even better. Recently we were there armed with a UOB Infinite VISA card which has a “one dines free” deal. This equates to a 50% discount for a party of two which means $16++ for lunch at a 5-star hotel at Orchard Road Singapore. Not bad right?   Do note that credit card promos often change from time to time so please check with them on the current offers at the time of reservation (which is something you need to do because it is often full at lunchtime).

 Orchard Road Set Lunch

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Bak Changs for The Dragon Boat Festival (端午节 “Duan Wu Jie” )

Hai Tien Lo - Traditional Nyonya Dumpling

The Dragon Boat Festival (端午节 “Duan Wu Jie” ), or Dumpling Festival, is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. This year the festival falls on 18 June 2018. For thousands of years, 端午节 “Duan Wu Jie” has been marked by eating “Zong Zi” (糯米) – bamboo leaf-wrapped steamed glutinous rice dumplings. In Singapore, we get a variety of delicious glutinous rice dumplings, which we also called “Bak Chang”, all year round. However, for the Dragon Boat Festival, restaurant and chefs create some extra special treats.

Hai Tien Lo - Classic Pork Knuckle Dumpling with Yam and Peanut
Hai Tien Lo – Classic Pork Knuckle Dumpling

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Five beautiful cafes in Singapore to escape from reality

Jubilee Coffeehouse

Life can be stressful at times and we need to have a change of environment to recharge, even for a couple of hours. Dining is one of the pleasures in life. It is a social activity which can serve as a method of de-stressing as well. Here are five beautiful cafes in Singapore which we like to go to escape from our normal routine. Whether because of its decor, its location or just its ambience,  these are restaurants which make us feel that we have stepped into a different space. The food at these beautiful cafes in Singapore are also pretty decent.  You can read more about our visits to each cafe by clicking on the links provided.

Hans im Glück Singapore - German Burgergrill
Hans im Glück

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Saboten Millenia Walk – Affordable Quality Tonkatsu

Sboten Japanese Restaurant Millenia Walk

Saboten Millenia Walk is one of those Japanese restaurants we can go to when we want affordable quality tonkatsu. Saboten has mastered the technique of consistently making very good deep-fried pork cutlet for the masses. Though the popular restaurant chain founded in the neighbourhood of Shinjuku in Tokyo is best known for their breaded and deep-fried pork cutlet, there are other delectable items on their menu too.

Saboten

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A nice cafe in Singapore with coffee that is (almost) too cute to drink

It was a dark and stormy day.   The weather in Singapore s so unpredictable these days. One minute the sun is blazing and the next minute it is storming.  Too lazy to brave the elements we decided to hang out at this nice cafe in Singapore – The Stamford Brasserie at Raffles City.   We had been to this place before and would normally prefer to try out a new place. But for this cosy quiet cafe in Singapore, we were happy to make an exception. Its ability to endear seems to grow on us.


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