Ji De Chi Dessert 記得吃甜品 – Dessert in Singapore is hard to avoid

Ji De Chi Dessert

The Health Promotion Board (HPB) aims to get Singaporeans to cut their sugar intake by 25%. That will entail reducing consumption of sugar found in sauces, desserts and sweet drinks. However, we found that it is very hard to avoid being tempted by dessert in Singapore. In fact, we have cafes like Ji De Chi Dessert 記得吃甜品 which reminds us to enjoy dessert.

Ji De Chi Dessert
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Honolulu Cafe Singapore – more than egg tarts

Honolulu Café at The Centrepoint

Honolulu Cafe has nothing to do with Hawaii, as far as we know. Honolulu Coffee Shop of Hong Kong is well known for its flaky egg tarts. When Honolulu Cafe Singapore opened in The Centrepoint, there were long queues to get into the cafe as well as to buy the famous egg tarts for takeaway. It may now be a good time to go to Honolulu Cafe for a meal as it is no longer trendy for the die-hard foodies to stand in line for egg tarts (now they are queueing for brown sugar milk tea). It is not too difficult to get a table in Honolulu Cafe now and it has a fairly extensive menu of interesting affordably priced items. There is much more to Honolulu Cafe than just egg tarts.

Honolulu Cafe Singapore
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High Tea at Sofitel City Centre Singapore 1864 Bar with HSBC Card 1 for 1 deal


HSBC Card 1 for 1 deals for dining in Singapore are attractive propositions. Effectively a 50% discount, these are the dining promotions which are hard to resist. There is a high tea package at the 1864 Bar of Sofitel City Centre in Tanjong Pagar Centre. Its regular price is $88++ for two persons. We were planning a meet up with friends during the festive year end period, the HSBC Card 1 for 1 deal meant high tea for four pax at $88++. We thought it was a good deal as it effectively meant a cost of only $22++ per person.

High tea at Sofitel with HSBC Card 1 for 1 deal
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DC Super Heroes Cafe MBS

DC Super Heroes Cafe MBS

DC Super Heroes Cafe MBS is an interesting cafe located at one end of the Marina Bay Sands Shopping Mall (also known as The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands). In addition to being a restaurant, it is also a store which sells all kinds of DC Comics mechandise. Our deprived childhood made us make an unscheduled detour to admire the goods and to make a stop at the DC Super Heroes Cafe. This would be a perfect place to bring children, except for one thing.

 DC Super Heroes Cafe MBS
DC Super Heroes Cafe MBS
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Wacky desserts at The Benjamins Cafe – sweet dreams or diabetic nightmare?


The cafe formerly known as Benjamin Browns at the Forum The Shopping Mall is now known simply as The Benjamins.  Our last visit was in 2014 (read our post here).  It was a demure country style cafe at that time.  It is now sports a more edgy and industrial look. More importantly, they have come up with some creative dessert options.  There are many sweet temptations.  With the recent emphasis on reducing sugar (see ST article MOH wants public consultation on whether Singapore should ban or tax high-sugar drinks), we felt slightly guilt-ridden after trying their sweet creations. Sweet dreams are made of these or are they a diabetic nightmare?

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