Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Christmas offerings at Clinton Street Baking Company

 
Many have gushed and raved about their pancakes and many have came and queued for it. Established in 2001 in New York,  Clinton Street is clearly a well loved café at has much to offer.
 
 Clinton Street Singapore has some special dishes rolled out just for this festive season. These are on a time limited basis so go try it before they stop serving it !
 
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{ Truffle Fried Eggs $23} - 2 Sunny Side-up Eggs, Asparagus,
Sauteed Mushrooms, Herb-roasted Potatoes, Arugula, Bacon Lardons & Truffle Vinaigrette
is one of their specials this festive season !! Doesn't this look like a face ?
This dish is great if you like potatoes, but I find it slightly pricy .


 
{ Apple and Cinnamon Pancakes } $19
One of the Best pancakes I have ever eaten ! Warm , fluffy stack topped with to die for chantilly cream paired with cinnamon apples and candied walnuts . What more can I ask for ? Oh boy ! Drizzle, ok pour all of the well loved maple butter over the pancakes !
Christmas only comes once a year ..diet can wait
 
 
So fluffy I can die !!

 
{ Lobster Mac and Cheese }$15
Elbow Pasta, Boston Lobster Nuggets/Chunks, Monterey Jack & Cheddar 
 
 
 
 


This totally got me sold ! The rich cheeses plus chucks of
lobsters and creamy pasta is very gratifying !
Best to share this with a friend or two..

 
 If you are slightly more health conscience,
perhaps this { Kale & Quinoa Salad }$19.00
(option of add-on Grilled Chicken +$3.00 ) will suit you much better
Dressed Kale with Quinoa, Red Onions, Avocados, Tomatoes & Spiced Pumpkin Seeds 
 
 
This warm salad is very well received . We cleaned out our plates .
The dressing is totally spot on and the pumpkin seeds added that extra crunch.
 
good effort to the team for coming up with this 4 special dishes !
I will come back for the pancakes !


31 Purvis Street
Singapore (188608)

Operating Hours
Mon-Thu: 9am-9pm
Fri-Sat: 8am-10pm
Sun: 8am-8pm
PH: 8am-10pm

You can now make reservations via Chope!

 


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Tong Le Private Dining -- Celebrating Mr Toh's Birthday



Most of the times it was me who decides where to go for Mr Toh's birthday. This year was however different ! He picked out a venue and told me that's where he wants to enjoy his birthday feast this year :)


We had an enjoyable lunch over at Tong Le Private Dining located at OUE Tower. It is a revolving tower, hence we had quite a view of the bay as well as parts of the CBD area during our 2 hours lunch there !
* Do note that they do not accept walk ins. Dining here is by reservations only. Service is awesome here 
and it starts the minute from our email reservations ! 



Here's the menu we have choose :)

Check out the view :)

Nice serving plate and chubby me :P

Quite a special drink ! 
Refreshing lemon and basil juice plus two 
spicy longan to go with it !
The slight hint of spiciness goes well with the drink 


First dish
Chilled abalone with tomato topped with Kaluga Queen 
Cavier accompanied by Pan fried Lobster with egg white
It came shouldered in a cloud !



light and easy on the palate
 

 Next up is the
{Braised Cave Bird's Nest with Crab Roe}
Love this shot taken by the birthday boy ! Presentation top marks for 
serving in a bowl meant for a king !


 

{ Steamed Japanese Wild Scallops with Roasted Garlic } .
Served in a shell with pretty sea blue bits under the shell🌊💦🌊💦💙.
To be eaten with the egg yolk beneath the scallop

Totally umami and such delightful burst of flavour



{ Wagyu Char Siew }
with veggie n mushrooms

we both found that it is quite a waste of
using the wagyu this way. The meat was nicely
caramelized however, too tough for our likening



This is a very comforting dish
Poached Geoduck Clam in Braised Rice
with Seafood Consomme
It is like an elevated porridge with all the seafood goodness in it. 

  {Special 8 treasure cheesecake}
Yes it is fusion cheesecake 😉😉
actually has wolf berries in it ✌🏼️ i was so full by dessert
so could only managed half of it but ate all of that mocha ice cream !




Here's the birthday boy
with the cake specially prepared
for him

 
Happy Birthday
Mr Toh!!

May all your future birthdays be 

as happy and fantastic as this

Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Tohs visited Ice Cream Skool

There are more and more cafes and dessert speciality stores that have taken up shop in the heartlands in recent years, and also equally many that only managed to stay for a short period of time due to competition , There has to be a special selling point for these cafes to remind in the game .

 One such café who managed to capture the taste buds of the heartlanders and foodies is located in Tampines.

 


With a cute wall filled with cut out of steps to making ice cream to a white brick wall plus a wall for phototaking , this dessert cafe in Tampines offers more than just freshly made gelato. Think pastas , chicken in a waffle, and waffles with gelato



 Ice Cream Skool is situated near to schools and the housing estate, serving affordable hot meals and homemade gelato . The friendly lady owners hope to share that joy of having desserts with everyone around them. Besides dishing out gelatos , they also conduct gelato making workshops and corporate events.


Thanks to Hazel, we visited the Ice Cream Skool few weeks ago and tried out some of their best sellers  and new items on the menu.

New item

The friendly owners recently introduced this DIY { Everydae Sundae ) $6.90 . You get to choose 3 ice cream flavors, 1 base ( ours is their special Earl Grey jelly ! ) and 3 mix in ( we chose nata de coco, granola and oreo ) . We certainly had a hard time choosing our ice cream choices ! After much deliberation , it was Salted egg , Pistachio and Dark Choc . Personally we felt that the visual look is good but it would be better if the Earl Grey jelly isn't stuck at the bottom . Try not to choose too strong a flavour for your ice cream or else you cannot really taste much of the jelly.




Best Sellers

We tried two of their savoury hot favorites.
 This is the Tom Yam Pasta. 
May not have that sour kick to it but overall
 generous portion for $8.90 and comes with several prawns
We love the spiciness of it :)

If pasta is not your thing, then how about { Chicken Waffles } $4.90
Crispy waffles with the chicken "kiap'' in between 
It's really one of a kind as we have never eaten something 
like this before ! Two skewers are there for ease of eating as 
you can have this take away too.



Here's how it looks like "inside" 



 Now it's time for the sweet dessert waffles !!Most places do their waffles with one texture. But at this cafe, different flavours of waffles also meant different texture ! Choose from 5 flavours - Matcha , Butter Chip, Buttermilk , Double Chocolate and Sweet Berries . Prices range from $3.50-4.20( without ice cream ) .
Top up your waffles with those delicious homemade gelato ! 




 We had the Matcha crispy waffles with  Yami Azuki geleto. Waffles remained its crispiness even after we had taken pics of it and the yam gelato with red beans goes well with the matcha waffles ~ 


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Generally we enjoyed the food served at this cute cafe. But there is room for improvmet.
For instance, some of the ice cream flavors need to be more intense as we felt that  the taste of some do not really hit a note with us.

 Kudos to the ladies for always having new ideas and coming up with fun flavours such as kopi, salted egg gelato and the blue bubblegum flavor which is a hit with children !


Ice Cream Skool
Address: Block 445, Tampines Street 42,
#01-10,
Singapore 520445
Opening Hours: 12:00PM – 9:30AM (Closed on Sunday)
Website: http://icecreamskool.com/



Thursday, October 06, 2016

Wicked the Musical is back with a vengence !

If there is a musical you have to catch for 2016 and you have not watched a single one yet, I would say that it will have to be nothing else but Wicked ! Returning to Singapore for the 2nd time after a wonderful 1st run few years back, this time they are featuring an international cast.





With a simple story line about good & evil plus a friendship of two unlikely friends, this musical has so much to offer in a short 2.5 hours.

Plagued by her green appearance was the not so welcoming Elphaba who's mother passed away since young, and detested by her own father. It certainty isn't' easy being the odd ball. In the twist of fate, she became good friends with her popular but somewhat airhead blonde classmate, Glinda . She even taught Elphaba the art of hair tossing !  Jacqueline Hughes who played Elphaba has such strong powerful voice and it was a delight hearing her sing !In fact, most of the cast gave a thumbs up performance and has crisp strong voices too. 

Lighting and costumes plus the staging of the whole musical is nothing but perfect and wickelly captivating. ! If you ask me, it is truly my most enjoyed musical for the year.

 Guess some of you could be very familiar with this song lyric ..Love this song Defying Gravity sand by Elphaba
 

 

 

"Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I'm through with playing by the rules
Of someone else's game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It's time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes and leap! "


 
 
I am sure children will also enjoy this production as
much as the adults ! It will end its run on 20 November 2016
 
 
 
Thu, 29 Sep - Sun, 20 Nov 2016
Tue - Fri: 8pm
Sat: 2pm & 8pm
 
Tickets starts from $55 

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Mrs Toh eats Cha Thai



Situated along the bustling Telok Ayer street is a restaurant that wants to bring to diners Thai food that is prepared with loads of passion, lots of pride and bolts of genuine quality. Cha Thai's founder, Leah, believes in using quality ingredients, together with traditional recipes cooked with modern techniques so as to present a different dimension of Thai cuisine. Let's see if they really do stand out this way !

I tried their food a few weeks back and let's take a look what they have to offer .


Appetizers to share


love how they use dropper bottles for the sauces



Crispy Prawn Cake $15
The portion of this serving of prawn cakes is very generous
Food at Cha Thai is meant for sharing !
Dip into the sweet chili sauce.

 

These are very addictive sticks !
Creamy Crab Roll $15
Love the crab curry dip :D
Personally I like it but price point is
slightly on the high side for this
 Their gravies, sauces and chili are all made from scratch
This is the Lemongrass prawn salad $28
Love that thick gravy..

 Saute Kai Lan with Roasted Pork $16
not the most healthy veggie dish ..
but surely one of the tastiest....with those roasted sio bak! 

This Simmered Pork $22
has been cooked for hours !
Tender and well braised , you need a bowl of rice to go with it 

Mains

Premium Giant Tiger Prawns Claypot Glass Noodles $159
this is great for sharing ! 
It may be slightly on the high end price wise, but you can 
be assured that it is quality food that you are getting 
* prawns were tad overcooked that evening thou but still 
they were crunchy and good *





Tom Yum Vegetarian Dumplings $18
Great if you are a spicy food lover :)


 

Dessert 

Most people just wanna eat the usual mango sticky rice as dessert, 
but really, there are more Thai desserts than just that.. 


One of the nicer toast I have tried !
Charcoal crispy toast with pandan dip. 
Very legit, very good. Love that crispy crunch of the toast
Comes in easy to eat cube sizes 

If cold dessert is your thing , then you gotta try the 
Emerald Jade (green ruby) $8
or if you like , the Red ruby
Top it up with those tiny mango cubes :) 


Milo Dinosaur $8
I personally wouldn't recom. this
It melts and kinda becomes like drinking
cold milo.. just doesn't do it for me. 

Overall, I think Cha Thai is a decent place for a get together
with friends, enjoy good quality Thai food. The accessibility is a plus point
being near to Chinatown as well as the CBD area.



CHA THAI
80 Telok Ayer Street
#01-01 
Singapore 048466

Tel: 6636 3696
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/chathaisg


Thursday, September 08, 2016

Mrs Toh Eats Peony Jade Snowskin Mooncakes

 
Thanks to Peony Jade for these lovely mooncakes !~ These fruity Heavenly 4 snowskin mooncakes are so pretty ! There is the 💙Wild blue berry yogurt , 💛Mango sago pomelo, 🔶Cempedak( jackfruit ) and lastly💚 Mao shan wang durian !


aren't they pretty ! and I hope you like my styling :D 

 
Another angle of the mooncake :) 





You can order online now at www.peonyjade.com . There is also a booth available at the Takashimaya mooncake festival as well ~ !

Here are two more flavours , but only comes in mini sizes

 Do u prefer snowskin or traditional mooncakes? 
The pink ones are { Rose lychee with jelly center }
and the brown ones are { Chocolate banana }