Oct 31, 2021

South Union Park @ Jalan Kembangan


Tucked awkwardly in the landed neighborhood of Kembangan, South Union Park remains an accessible bistro at an 8-minute walking distance from Kembangan MRT.

Thanks to the Joanne's brother-in-law-to-be's Burpple deal, we got to enjoy their pricey food at half price, starting with their signature pasta - Duck Confit Tagliatella.

The 50 seater casual dining bistro has been in business for more than 5 years. It was rather vacant at the time of our visit, perhaps due to COVID-19 or our visiting hours in the prevening. And what's the coincidence of Joanne bumping into her secondary school friend sitting at the table right next to us? But her friend probably didn't recognize her as she's slimmed down a lot.

The flavor and garnish (especially the Duck Confit Tagliatella) are quite unique, like we've never taste anything like this before. Overall, easy and simple environment, with remarkable and expensive food.





Duck Confit Tagliatella @ $24
Shreds of duck confit, hazelnuts, spinach, lemon zest, masala cream


Bouillon with Seared Seabass @ $25
Tomato broth, seasonal vegetables, risoni





101 Jln Kembangan
Singapore 419139
Tel: (65) 9061 8703

Opening hours:
11:30am - 10:00pm (Tue - Fri)
11:00am - 10:00pm (Sat)
11:00am - 9:00pm (Sun)
Closed on Mondays

Javin Tham A master's degree graduate in engineering, a musician at heart, loves playing with soft toys.

Oct 22, 2021

Power Coffeehouse 動力咖啡屋 @ Bedok North


It's not just A Friday but THE Friday after the PSLE Marking Exercise which was exceptionally declared as a school holiday for primary schools, and I took afternoon leave to spend time with Joanne.

Browsing through Burpple Beyond deals landed us on Power Coffeehouse, a neighborhood eatery located along Bedok North Street 4, just a 1-minute walk away from Bedok 85 Market.



For the best dining experience, I recommend indoor seating, mainly because the coffeehouse is situated within earshot of a bird shop.

Serving local fusion cuisine, Power Coffeehouse's menu has some of our favorite and familiar local dishes coupled with western delicacies. Having a cup of kopitiam coffee with milk foam in a traditional mug in an air conditioned environment is at the same time confusing and gratifying.

Menu


Image courtesy of Power Coffeehouse


Power Kopi Latte 傳統咖啡拿鐵 (Iced) @ $4 | Power Teh Latte 傳統紅茶拿鐵 (Iced) @ $4



Power Sambal Nasi Goreng 動力叁峇炒飯 @ $8
With stir-fried prawns & 63°C sous vide egg



Claypot Curry Chicken 砂鍋咖喱雞 @ $8.50
Served with rice (change to toast +$0.50)





Blk 84 Bedok North Street 4
#01-27, Singapore 460084
Tel: (65) 6445 1011

Opening hours:
9:00am - 9:00pm (Daily)

Javin Tham A master's degree graduate in engineering, a musician at heart, loves playing with soft toys.

Oct 17, 2021

Stella Seaside Lounge


We expected an extraordinary seaside dining experience on a Sunday evening, savoring each bite with our hair gently ruffled by the sea breeze - only to be ruined by the rainy weather.

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Image courtesy of Stella Seaside Lounge

We made a reservation for seaside dining at Stella Seaside Lounge a week ago. Little did we know that the weather would do the dining experience injustice, and we could only dine at the indoor area despite traveling all the way to the remote area along Changi Coast Walk.

Thank God that we managed to get a cab out of the restaurant because it is practically inaccessible by public transport.

Besides dining experience being contingent on the weather, prices on the menu are on the higher side. Unless you're accompanied by a gentleman like me, if you're seated on a high stool, make sure you're seated at an ergonomic distance from the table because I don't think the waiter pulls out your chair.

Interestingly, when it's closer to the evening, the waiters and waitresses bring out artificial candles (basically fairy lights in cylindrical containers) and place one on each table.

Menu




Grass-fed Striploin @ $38
Sliced grass-fed striploin, served with medium with asparagus and sautéed mushroom and beef jus


Roasted Spatchcock @ $32
Grilled corn-fed chicken, served with asparagus, fried and garlic cream sauce





11 Changi Coast Walk
Singapore 499740
Tel: (65) 6214 9168

Opening hours:
4:00pm - 10:30pm (Mon - Fri)
12:00pm - 10:30pm (Sat - Sun)

Javin Tham A master's degree graduate in engineering, a musician at heart, loves playing with soft toys.

Oct 2, 2021

2Six Cafe @ Tampines East


Five years after its first outlet opened in 2016 at Katong Square, 2Six Cafe celebrated the opening of its 2nd outlet in September 2021 at Tampines East CC.

Joanne and I were one of the early birds who visited the cafe located right opposite the McDonald's outlet at Tampines East CC. Looking at what the cafe has to offer, we're very excited to try out their mille crêpes.

The modern interior with some touches of artsy elements makes a favorable environment to savor the variety of cafe food options at 2Six. Owing to its squarish-rectangular layout, I felt less claustrophobic than at Refuel Cafe.

I enjoy any tranquil surroundings and the atmosphere at 2Six did work up our appetite to be pleased by their fancifully crafted Lychee Fiesta and goodness, their Ultimate Egg Benedict with impeccable blend of mouthwatering ingredients.






Included in the Burpple Beyond 1-for-1 deal are mains, drinks and mille crepe cakes, and our orders were:
  • Mains (Main and All Day Brunch menu)
    • Ultimate Egg Benedict @ $17.90
    • Lemon Butter Baked Salmon @ $17.90
  • Drinks
    • Iced Café Latte @ $6.90
    • Iced Lychee Fiesta @ $8.50
  • Mille Crêpes
    • French Vanilla Mille Crêpe @ $8.50
    • Matcha Mille Crêpe @ $8.50

Javin Tham A master's degree graduate in engineering, a musician at heart, loves playing with soft toys.