Marmalade is a classic slow-food experience. The experts say that making marmalade involves cooking the ingredients slowly over a very long period of time so as to draw out every last drop of flavour from the fruits. We had brunch recently at Marmalade Pantry ION Orchard. The food was good but it was certainly a slow dining experience.
Things from the past usually bring back fond memories. Which is why old songs still sound good and cars like the Beetle and the Mini are still well-loved. Food from a bygone era is no exception. Some kinds of food evoke nostalgic memories from our past. It was therefore a delight to run into a shop like Tan Hock Seng cake shop along Telok Ayer Street Singapore. It seems to continue live in a different time zone and still churns out cakes and other confectionery items from our childhood days.
Sin Hoi Sai Eating House is one of the few neighbourhood eateries in Singapore that offer curbside dining and curbside pickups. It has been around for years and is doing a thriving business catering to ordinary patrons who want to dine out or take prepared food home. For some reasons, it is especially popular among the expat community in the East. Perhaps it is because of the al fresco dining experience or maybe because Sin Hoi Sai Eating House is where you can get food and beer till 3.30 am in Katong.
Wimbly Lu is a cafe and chocolatier that has become well known for their chocolate truffles and waffles. Their popularity must be one of the reasons for the traffic woes in Jalan Riang off Upper Serangoon Road. Their new outlet, Wimbly Lu Tyrwhitt, is a cosy space in the hipster neighborhood of Jalan Besar-Lavender. Parking should be less of an issue at Tyrwhitt Road and, in any case, the location is more accessible by public transport
A gentle reminder to readers who have not used their “Redeem Free Treats” ESSO Vouchers, obtained from buying fuel from Esso Singapore. They expire on 30 April 2017 and so you have a few days left. They can be used to pay for free treats at Udders ice-cream, Soup Spoon and PastaMania. The best place I could think of that was convenient and had both Soup Spoon and Pasta Mania was JEM shopping mall in Jurong East. So that was where I headed with a bunch of vouchers in hand.
We stopped by at Kith’s Cafe Marina Square when they were celebrating their 8th birthday. They also gave us reasons to celebrate with them by offering a 20% discount (which we believe was for one day only) and some gifts – toys from the past. Since their first outlet in Park Mall, Kith’s had expanded briskly in recent times. Just as in Park Mall (which is now being rebuilt), Kith’s is located right next to designer furniture store, Xtra.